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Blog Archive for arungupta during September 2007

Sun Microsystems kicks off 2007-2008 Tech Days and marks the 10th anniversary of the developer event. This blog celebrates the decade by announcing "Sun Tech Days Event Map" - a real-life RIA created using jMaki. It allows you to choose the date on a web page using a rich calendar widget, shows the city where Sun Tech Days event is happening during that month and then shows that city...
Jersey provides a pluggable type system for the encoding/decoding of a Java type to/from an entity of an HTTP response/request. JSON support was added in Jersey using the BadgerFish convention for encoding/decoding JAXB beans to/from JSON. A new sample was also added in the recently released 0.2.1 that demonstrates this concept. This TOTD provides provides a trivial sample (using the snippets...
The first ever The Rich Web Experience 2007 just got over and I enjoyed participating in the conference. This conference is part of No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium series and truly lived up to it's name and these are some of my reasons: There indeed was no "fluff", just real meaty talks full of "stuff". This indeed was an "experience" - not just a...
The NetBeans 6 IDE comes pre-configured with JRuby interpreter. This TOTD explains how the JRuby interpreter can be swapped with a C-based Ruby interpreter and vice versa. Verify the JRuby interpreter Create a Rails Hello World using NetBeans 6 IDE. Expand "Views", "say", and open "hello.rhtml". Right-click in the "hello.rhtml" window and select...
The NetBeans IDE has simplified the steps to deploy JRuby on Rails application on GlassFish. This blog explains the steps and is an update to screencast #web6. Download the install the latest NetBeans 6 Nightly. I downloaded the Ruby pack by clicking on the "Download" button in the Ruby column. Create a new Rails Application Right-click in the Project window and select "New...
Jersey is the open source JAX-RS (JSR 311) Reference Implementation for building RESTful Web services. Paul announced the availability of 0.2.1. This blog entry describe the steps to get started with Jersey and provide useful pointers for further exploration. Download a stable build from here or the latest binary from here. jersey-xxx-ea.zip is the binary distribution and jersey-...
Sun Microsystems is a silver sponsor of The 2007 Rich Web Experience. This conference is targeted for web designers, software architects, programmers, developers, and technical managers interested in learning about the hot areas in Web. JavaScript, Ajax, CSS, RIA, Design and much more content related to Web will be covered in 6 parallel tracks in 50 sessions by over 35 speakers. Venue:...
As a newbie to Rails, "Gem" and "Plugin" terminology was slightly confusing to me. Specifically I saw the terms being used interchangeably sometimes. This TOTD highlights the difference between Ruby Gem and Rails Plugin. Ruby Gem and Plugin are both packaging systems - the main difference is the scope in which they are effective. The common differences are highlighted in...
In a recent interview, David Heinemeier Hansson (creator of Rails) talks about the upcoming Rails Conf Europe, future of Rails, JRuby and other things. Here are some quotes ... On JRuby and Rails JRuby is a great way to open the conversation with enterprises by saying, You don't have to throw out all this "junk" you've accumulated over the years, Ruby is just an incremental...