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Tag Archives: web

Python, XML, and databases

People who read this blog regularly (all two of you) might know that my day job involves lots of “enterprise” level technology such as Java, JEE, Spring, heavy duty messaging systems, and Webservices, both of the limber REST species as well as the well-lumbering SOAP type. Also the more attentive reader of the pair of […]

Fairfax media – incompetent boobs

Well I logged into the Fairfax site BrisbaneTimes.com.au this morning for my dose of occasional local newspaper media (the Brisbane Times is really a web-only copy of the SMH with some local content). Wanted to comment on an article; it seemed they changed their login system and my old login didn’t work. That’s OK, I […]

blog link: world–

world– by Robert Merkel at Larvatus Prodeo. Published October 14, 2011 at 09:02AM The technology world has just lost another giant, though one without the towering public persona of Steve Jobs. If you’re not actually a programmer, you’ve probably never heard of Dennis Ritchie. But the vast majority of software you use was built using […]

Dennis Ritchie: The Shoulders Steve Jobs Stood On | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

“Jobs’ genius is that he builds these products that people really like to use because he has taste and can build things that people really find compelling. Ritchie built things that technologists were able to use to build core infrastructure that people don’t necessarily see much anymore, but they use everyday.” via Dennis Ritchie: The […]

if this then that

I have recently been using “if this then that” to integrate my Google Reader with this blog and other places, like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and tumblr (I have a Classics-related tumblr). It’s a great way to do simple integration between these services but one annoyance is that it lacks any way to discriminate actions. For […]

Tapestry 5 web framework

Lately I’ve been writing a Tapestry 5 based web application. I’ve used it before for a smaller application but this is the first time I’ve used it on a larger project. In a number of ways it is a very powerful framework to write web applications. The basics of Tapestry is that it is a […]

Google Wave is coming …

I don’t normally just blog technologies, but this is so incredible you have to see it, if you haven’t already. If you want to see the future of both email and social networks, check out Google Wave. It’s described as: … a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A “wave” is […]