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Blog Archive for arungupta during August 2008

Rails 2.2 is slated to become multi-threaded. What does it mean for JRuby users ? Charles Nutter explains it: Q/A: What Thread-Safe Rails Means One of the key points from the blog is: Rails deployments on JRuby will use 1/Nth the amount of memory they use now, where N is the number of thread-unsafe Rails instances currently required to handle concurrent requests. Even compared to green-...
I followed the original instructions with Gimp 2.4.5. Open up the original image in Gimp. The original image has an embedded color profile and needs to be converted to RGB. Opening the original image shows the following message: Click on "Convert". Select "Tools", "Selection Tools", "Fuzzy Select" as shown: and click anywhere on the white background. There are...
Sun Microsystems is a diamond sponsor of Rails Conf Europe 2008 and we'll be there! Here is the list of Sun sessions: Tuesday, 9/2/2008 Take the JRuby Challenge: Deploy Your Rails Application with JRuby and Taste the Difference, 13:30, Saul Maritim A Wednesday, 9/3/2008 JRuby: The Other Red Meat, 10:45 - 11:30, Saal 2 Achieving High Throughput and Scalability with JRuby on Rails, 13:40...
Would you like to influence the quality of GlassFish ? The GlassFish Quality Group is starting Community Acceptance Testing - a community based testing of upcoming GlassFish v3. This is your chance to provide an early feedback on stability and usability of GlassFish v3. GlassFish v3 is modular (OSGi-compliant), embeddable (runs in-VM) and extensible (hosts non-Java apps)...
Following TOTD (Tip Of The Day) pattern, I'm starting LOTD (Link Of The Day) series today. These are light-weight entries with generally a single line description and links to other blogs/articles/tips/whitepapers/screencasts/etc. Let's start with three recent entries on MSDN that describe how to invoke Metro and JAX-WS Web service endpoints from Microsoft Silverlight and .NET: Call a Java EE...
GlassFish and MySQL bundle was released a while ago and I finally got a chance to try it out. Here are simple instructions to get you started: Download GlassFish and MySQL co-bundle zip from here. Install the bundle (detailed docs) Create a temp directory and unzip the contents of bundle there. The contents are: -rw-r--r--   1 arungupta  arungupta   239703...
Zembly is a browser-based social application development environment that allows you to create and host social applications targeted at Facebook, meebo, OpenSocial, iPhone and many others. Zembly is powered by Solaris, GlassFish and MySQL and running on Network.com's next-generation cloud-computing platform. Keeping in spirit of the Beijing Olympics 2008...
TOTD #39 explained how to create an Autocomplete widget (server-powered autocompleting of text fields, similar to Google Suggest) using Prototype/Script.aculo.us libraries with NetBeans, GlassFish and MySQL. This Tip Of The Day (TOTD) builds upon that project and shows how same functionality can be achieved using jQuery Library. Use the NetBeans project created in TOTD #39. Right-clicking...
TOTD #39 explained how to create an Autocomplete widget (server-powered autocompleting of text fields, similar to Google Suggest) using Prototype/Script.aculo.us libraries with NetBeans, GlassFish and MySQL. This Tip Of The Day (TOTD) builds upon that project and shows how same functionality can be achieved using jQuery Library. Use the NetBeans project created in TOTD #39. Right-clicking...
Here is a (year old) community contributed video showing how to deploy a Ruby-on-Rails application on GlassFish v2 application server: The presenter is not speaking and typing really fast, I wish there was a slower playback available :) Anyway, thanks to Angsuman for the tip! Screencast #Web9 shows how to deploy a Rails application as WAR in GlassFish v2. Some other relevant entries are:...