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Dominic Da Silva

Dominic Da Silva is the President of SilvaSoft, Inc., a Professional Software Development Solutions and IT Consulting Services company. He specializes in Web, Web Services and Enterprise application development utilizing Java, J2EE/EE and Open Source technologies. He has developed numerous applications with Struts, Spring, Seam, JSF and other Open Source Java frameworks. He is also enjoys working in the Ruby/JRuby/Rails world and has written articles for Amazon Web Services and on the subjects. Born on the beautiful caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, he now makes his home in sunny Orlando, Florida.


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JavaFX finally peaks my interest

Posted by dsuspense on April 23, 2009 at 9:09 PM PDT

So I headed to the Orlando JUG meeting tonight for a talk by Jim Clarke on JavaFX. Needless to say I was impressed with not only the JavaFX language and what Jim was able to do in the short space of time of 2 hours.

Unemployed? Get Flex Builder Pro for Free

Posted by dsuspense on April 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM PDT

Times are tough and a lot of talented Java developers are out of work. Flex is hot on many Java developers list of skills to learn and this makes it that much easier to get into Flex. Adobe is offering Flex Builder 3 Professional free to unemployed developers. is gone?

Posted by dsuspense on April 2, 2009 at 4:37 PM PDT

I was looking for some new Java tech books and my favorite site I did some quick Googling for it and found this post. I guess I will have to go with Amazon or one of the other online bookstores.

From JSF to Struts to SEAM to Spring

Posted by dsuspense on March 28, 2009 at 4:42 PM PDT

Wow, its been a looooooong time coming for me to get back to blogging. When I last hit blogs I was finishing up a year of working on a JSF project using Apache MyFaces. I then went on to work on a project with Struts 1.2 for about 2 years. I just recently finished up a 3 month project working with JBoss Seam last year.

StrutsME - J2ME client support for Struts applications

Posted by dsuspense on August 27, 2006 at 7:39 AM PDT

As we all know, J2ME has a HUGE market share in the mobile phone market. I am sure most J2ME interfaces to web applications are built using custom web framework extensions, or specialized content emitters for mobile content.

StrutsME uses a lightweight serialization protocol to allow J2ME clients to invoke Struts web application actions.

Coming home to Struts (after life in the land of JSF)

Posted by dsuspense on August 20, 2006 at 6:48 AM PDT

I am currently on a Struts contract, after working on a JSF (MyFaces) project for the past year. So what is it like moving back?

The first hurdle is coming up to speed with the changes since Struts 1.0, which was the last Struts version I used almost 3 years ago.

Trinidad: ADF Faces reborn

Posted by dsuspense on June 12, 2006 at 7:33 AM PDT

As announced by Jonas Jacobi, the Oracle ADF Faces component library project now has a new name, Trinidad.

Trinidad now joins Tobago as sister projects providing opensource JSF component libraries, just as

jSh3ll: The Amazon S3 command shell for Java

Posted by dsuspense on June 6, 2006 at 4:19 PM PDT

Are you familiar with the Amazon S3 service? S3, which stands for Simple Storage Service, offers a web service interface to the storage and bandwidth that Amazon uses for its own websites. All at a low cost of $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used and $0.20 per GB of data transferred. You pay only for what you use and there is no minimum fee or start-up cost.