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Blog Archive for arungupta during May 2008

Project SocialSite makes it easy to add social networking features to your existing web applications or community sites (running on Java, PHP or Ruby) and turn it into an OpenSocial container. It comes with a comprehensive and highly scalable implementation of social graph, integrates seamlessly with existing identity and authentication mechanism, make it easy to plug into existing...
JRuby 1.1.2 is now released - download here! The highlights are: Startup time drastically reduced YAML symbol parsing >100x faster Performance, threading, and stack depth improvements for method calls Fixed several nested backref problems Fixed bad data race (JRUBY-2483) Gazillions of bigdecimal issues fixed 95 issues resolved since JRuby 1.1.1 Getting started is really simple, just...
Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. The feature list is pretty comprehensive from the usual suspects like multiple projects, role-based control, forums/wikis/SCM for each project to enterprise level features such as LDAP-authentication and multiple languages. It is cross-platform and cross-database and deploys very nicely on GlassFish...
Sun Microsytems is a sponsor of Enterprise 2.0 Conference (Jul 9-12, 2008, Boston). The conference has regular tutorials, keynotes and general sessions, multiple tracks and pavilion (even a free pavilion pass). They also have Launch Pad that allow companies developing new social networking products to compete for the chance to present them in front of the largest audience in the...
Kohsuke announced the embedability of GlassFish v3 - this is really cool! Now you can run GlassFish inside an existing JVM, without the need to start it externally. The API javadocs are available here. This blog explains how to host a Servlet using these APIs and write a simple Maven test to invoke the Servlet - all within the same VM. The blog creates a Maven project using NetBeans but Maven...
Sang Shin and Brian Leonard are starting a new free online course of "Ruby, JRuby and Rails Application Development (with Passion!)". The course is taken online and will start from Jul 15, 2008. The objective of this course are "This course will go through briefly the basics of Ruby (and JRuby) programming language first.  The rest of the course will be devoted to learning Rails...
One of the main advantages of using JRuby-on-Rails instead of Ruby-on-Rails is to harness the power of Java libraries available in the Java platform. The Java 2D API is a set of classes for advanced 2D graphics and imaging, and provides extensive support for image compositing and alpha channel images, a set of classes to provide accurate color space definition and conversion, and a rich set of...
NetBeans and GlassFish have changed the landscape of Ruby, JRuby and Rails development and deployment. Code completion, debugging, similar development and deployment environment and many other features (NetBeans, GlassFish) together make it a compelling offering. Tor Norbye, Brian Leonard and Charles Nutter are fielding questions on Ruby/JRuby/Rails support in...
Screencast #WS6 showed how to configure GlassFish in Eclipse IDE. With GlassFish v3 TP2, the plug-in is also updated. Here are snapshots showing how easy it is to install GlassFish in Eclipse. The snapshots follow the steps outlined in screencast #ws6 anyway. Download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers and install. Check the version ... ... add a new server (in order to install GlassFish...
WAR-based packaging and dispatching of Rails application on Java Application Servers is going through third iteration based what is used for packaging and dispatching: Goldspike + RailsServlet: The first iteration was WAR-packaging of Rails app as defined by Goldspike plugin (nee Rails-integration) and using RailsServlet (part of Goldspike) for dispatching. Warbler + RailsServlet: The...