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
much more content related to Web will be covered in 6 parallel tracks in 50
sessions by over 35 speakers.
on Sep 5, 2007
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
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...
on Sep 4, 2007
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...
on Sep 1, 2007
tutorial from SWDP explained the different approaches to load your own data
into a jMaki widget. The jMaki widget models have
formalized since then and so the code there no longer works. This TOTD
explains how a combo box widget in a JSP page gets it data from a bean.
This TOTD uses NetBeans IDE configured with
jMaki plugin and
Create a new Web application project using...
on Aug 30, 2007
Doris pointed out that one of my
earlier post is not working any more. That entry explained the steps to
create a Web application, deployed on
GlassFish V2, and contained a jMaki-wrapped
Yahoo Data Table widget pulling data from
JavaDB using the
The main reason for this is because
models have evolved since I wrote the original entry and are now
formalized. Here is the delta...
on Aug 27, 2007
ActiveRecord-JDBC 0.5 is
now available. As mentioned
earlier, one of the main features in this release is simplified database
configuration for JRuby-on-Rails applications. From the
It is no longer necessary to specify :driver and :url configuration
parameters for the mysql, postgresql, oracle, derby, hsqldb, and h2
This means that if you deploy a Rails...
on Aug 27, 2007
is a light-weight framework for build Web 2.0 applications. It provides support
for multiple languages - Java (1,
6) , PHP, Ruby (1,
The numbers in parentheses indicate the entries that I've created showing jMaki
support for that language. As evident, I've not created a single entry for PHP
yet. This entry is going to change that :)
This entry shows how to...
on Aug 24, 2007
Caucho Technology's 100% Java implementation of
PHP 5. Ludo
described the steps to deploy PHP web applications on
GlassFish. Caucho has released a new
version of Quercus since then. This blog
entry is an update to the
steps described earlier.
First, PHP-enable GlassFish.
quercus-3.1.1.war and copy the JAR files in "WEB-INF/lib"
directory to "GLASSFISH_HOME...
on Aug 24, 2007
previous screencast, I showed how to develop a Rails application fetching
data from the MySQL database and deploy it in
GlassFish. GlassFish comes pre-bundled with
JavaDB. Based upon a
user request, this TOTD shows to use JavaDB database instead of MySQL.
Here are the steps required to replace MySQL database
configuration with JavaDB. You can either mix these steps with the existing...
on Aug 20, 2007
Here are few pointers to get you started on
Ruby-on-Rails in GlassFish and
NetBeans Ruby wiki
Demos and Tutorials
JRuby posts from
Planet NetBeans (aggregated
feed for everything related to NetBeans)
on Aug 17, 2007
previous screencast, I showed how a Rails application can be deployed as WAR
file on GlassFish V2. In
GlassFish V3, the Grizzly connector
by-passes the need to bundle a Rails application as WAR. Instead it directly
invokes JRuby interpreter and deploys a Rails application without any
This blog entry describes the exact steps to deploy your first JRuby
on Aug 13, 2007
Sun Microsystems and
Joyent co-sponsored a free
JRuby on Rails: Power
plus simplicity Hackday. This event happened yesterday at Axis Cafe, San
Francisco and the room was completely sold out. I reached the venue around
2:30pm and was pleasantly surprised to see an almost full room.
Stephen (from Sun) kick started the event by introducing the speakers. The
event started with a...
on Aug 9, 2007
UPDATE: Simplified steps for
GlassFish V2 are available
and for V3
Earlier in a three-part series (part1,
I showed how a JRuby application can be
deployed on GlassFish. This screencast
consolidates all the entries together and shows how such an application can be
developed and deployed using
Enjoy it here!
The screencast is divided in...
on Aug 8, 2007
Get ready for an interactive afternoon of coding and discussion on
GlassFish on Aug 8th in San
Francisco, CA. In this free event,
JRuby on Rails:
Power plus simplicity, learn how to code and deploy a JRuby on Rails
application that harnesses the expansive collection of first-rate Java
The complete agenda is available
here. Here are the pre-requisites...
on Aug 7, 2007
This second screencast of the
Creating Mashups with jMaki Series show how
jMaki allows to embed and
interact with map widgets in your application.
This screencast shows
how to creates two mashups - the first one is where a city location is
keyed from name and displayed in map widgets from two different
toolkits, and the second one shows how to extract data from Craig's
on Aug 6, 2007
SAVE THE DATE: Aug 23, 2007, 9:00am to 12:00pm
This event is the first ever
public jMaki User Group meeting at
Santa Clara Campus. This is your chance to hear the latest and greatest in
jMaki. The talks will have a variety of demos from drag/drop in
Eclipse IDE and deployment on GlassFish
to complex mashups. A quick introduction to jMaki is
This is a FREE...
on Aug 3, 2007
GlassFish, along with a host of
other Sun-led open source technologies (NetBeans,
etc.), were present at
OSCON 2007 last week. I spent my entire 2 days at the jMaki booth which
had a consistent stream of visitors on both the days. In case you are
interested, here is what I presented:
is jMaki ?
on Jul 31, 2007
A jMaki widget in a page can
Other widgets on the same page using
Services in the application domain using service="data.jsp".
Services outside the application domain using proxy (xhp).
This blog entry explains how external services can be accessed by jMaki
This image shows a Web application with multiple pages (Page1...
on Jul 27, 2007
What is jMaki ?
If you have been following
my blog, then you know
it already. But a picture is worth a thousand words so here it is.
One-liner: jMaki is a light-weight framework for building Web 2.0
is a Kanji symbol that means to wrap.
Three key points about jMaki:
Toolkits - It allows...
on Jul 26, 2007
I updated the
running log filter to the one given below. This allows me to generate the
total running mileage of all the weeks. The changes are
highlighted in this color:
on Jul 25, 2007