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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during November 2009

As I previously said, one of the advantage of using an RDF store is that you're offered with a bunch of standard “ontologies”, that are standard ways to do some common things (sounds nice, doesn't it?). Those things are related to managing relationships among things. A common need that clearly emerges when you extensively use the as(...) pattern that I've explained in my previous blog is how to...
The scoop of these days is the “climagate” - a hacker stole and then published on the web a bunch of e-mail messages and documents from a British university and those documents allegedly affirm, among other things, that some data sets used to proof the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) have been “massaged” way beyond the legit terms. Depending on the country you live in, you'll find a widely...
My latest example of an API that would benefit from support by a RDF store was the “Observation API” and focused on modeling a set of observations made by some subjects and related to some places (I'm keeping birds and birdwatchers in mind, but it's only a special case): I recall you that a typical example of use is: ObservationManager observationManager = ObservationManager.Locator....
... what about JSR 310 (Date & Time API)? It was excluded since it was not stable enough for the deadline, but maybe now it could make for it?
It seems that at Devoxx it has been announced that closures will make their way in Java 7, after all. I don't want to discuss whether it's a good or a bad thing (you know I think it's bad I suspend any judgment as I understand that the proposal is neither BGGA nor CICE, but something new). I'm only appalled that after a few weeks that the final word of Java 7 had been said with Project Coin (the...
While SwingX is going on steadily (1.6 has been recently released), things are pretty quiet for SwingX-WS. I've just recently patched it in order to make it compatible with the latest 1.6 and I'm fine with it, but I think that it's important that it is taken care consistently. From what I can understand, the SwingLabs guys are focusing on SwingX and little time remains for SwingX-WS. Also,...
forceTen has gotten the first public release and it's now possible to download it both as a binary application and as a project to compile from sources (in addition to the cloning of the source repository). Also, I've set up the mailing lists, a user's forum and the issue tracker. I don't like the graphics of the new web site (it seems I'm suffering from a lack of fantasy for the clip art), but...
In the past weekend I've been able to improve the settings for automated Maven releases that I've blogged about about ten days ago. Peter Mount complemented the information with some practical examples on how to use that stuff invoking Maven with the proper parameters. I've been able to significantly clean up and improve the Maven configuration, so now a staged release can be performed...
After the latest upgrade of my Hudson instance, I noticed that a new option in the security matrix appeared: it allows anonymous visitors to have a (read only) look at a job configuration, if the administrator allows it. I think it's a great feature (that I was asking for some months ago), as it allows to share our knowledge about our favourite CI tool. So I've opened most of my jobs and you can...