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Blog Archive for arungupta during February 2008

The highlight of Day 2 of Sun Tech Days Hyderabad for me was the keynote session by David Axmark - MySQL co-founder. In his presentation, he explained how Storage Engine Innovation (Falcon, InnoDB, PBXT & others), "Free" Time Innovation (MySQL proxy, Language Connector), Buying Innovation (MySQL Cluster from Ericsson), Business Innovation (open source in 1996, work...
30% of the approximately 5000 attendees at Sun Tech Days Hyderabad were a repeat audience. It is the biggest developer Tech Days of all - both in terms of the number of attendees and tracks/sessions. This is my first Tech Days in India and found the show to be quite impressive so far. Once you enter the main conference hall, it's hard to differentiate between Moscone Center (location for JavaOne...
Here are some pictures of the food I've eaten so far: Here are some of the characteristics of Thali (first 3 pictures): Banana leaf is used as the base for serving the food - clean and green A large variety of items are served, including the traditional sambar/rasam/rice/yogurt Modular - Items are served in a pre-defined order. Over the lunch table, we were...
I'll be spending some time with partners in Bangalore office next week (Feb 25, 26). Then I'll be speaking at Sun Tech Days Hyderabad (Feb 27, 28) and finally coordinating GlassFish Day (Feb 29). Of course, my overarching theme is to talk about GlassFish. But these two cities are also known for their local cuisines. For those who don't know, Hyderabad and Bangalore are metropolitan cities in two...
Rails 2.0 changes the way Scaffold works. This blog walks you through the steps to create a simple CRUD application using Scaffold in Rails 2.0. Download & Install JRuby 1.1 RC2. Install Rails using the following command: jruby -S gem install rails Create a new Rails app using the following command: cd samples; mkdir rails; cd rails<br>jruby -S rails books -d mysql...
Social Software for GlassFish provides an integrated suite of Blogging, Tagging and Content Rating on GlassFish. More details about this suite are available here. This screencast explains how this integrated suite of software can be easily downloaded using GlassFish Update Center, how different components are seamlessly integrated and can be used. Enjoy...
JRuby 1.1 RC2 was released earlier today an GlassFish v3 gem works like a charm on it :) Read the complete announcement here. The key features of RC2 are: 260 issues resolved Large IO refactoring Less memory than previous release Control total number of JIT'd methods Support a JIT cache between runtimes to return permgen 50-70% reduction in generated methods Here are the steps for quick...
There are 3 simple steps for a successful GlassFish enterprise deployment - Download, Register, Subscribe. This blog describes what and why of each step. It particularly highlights the several unique benefits available to you in each step. Download - The first step for any successful enterprise deployment is to download GlassFish - the best open source Application Server (see What's the...
A Rails 2.0.2 application configures SQLite3 database by default. This requires you to have SQLlite3 database running and also have the corresponding database adapter installed. Even this is part of the Leopard (Mac OS 10.5+) development kit but this needs extra configuration on non-Leopard machines. One of the guiding principles of Rails is Convention-over-Configuration. So there are couple of...
NetBeans 6.1 M1 is now available. Download here! There are several features in M1. But the feature I liked the most is storing multiple Ruby/JRuby runtime configurations in the IDE. In NetBeans 6.0 only one Ruby platform could be configured and stored. So if you have to change to another Ruby environment then you have to edit the values in the IDE. 6.1 M1 allows to configure and store multiple...