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JIRA firefox plugin

For all the JIRA users out there. I just created a very simple JIRA plugin that allows you to add your JIRA instance as a search site in the Search Bar in the upper-right corner of Firefox. Who knows you may find it useful. You can find out more about it here

XGL and java

A couple of months back I tried out a very nice opengl based x server called XGL. I followed the instructions outlined at http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=131267 and had it working in record time. However there was one catch. Java applications would not render properly. For instance when I would start intelliJ Idea all the dialogs , menu […]

Crashing notepad

Crashing notepad

Even though it’s kind of cheap to point and laugh at Microsoft’s “industrial strength” products I didn’t want to deny anyone this screenshot. I created a shortcut that automatically opens my hostfile using notepad by specifying the following target : %windir%\system32\notepad.exe %windir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts and then tried to save my hostfile under a different name using save […]

Integrating Spring and GWT

I just completed my first shot at integrating Spring with GWT. You can check it out here Here’s what you do to expose a simple service. 1) Write the remote service, note that the service no longer extends RemoteServiceServlet however HelloService should still implement RemoteService public class HelloServiceImpl implements HelloService { public String sayHello(String name) […]

Google WebToolkit remoting

Last week I started playing around with the google webtoolkit an Ajax framework that allows software engineers to develop complex ajax web interfaces in java rather than javascript. I found the google webtoolkit not without it’s limitations, most noteably it is very hard to style / layout pages compared to jsp templates etc. But I […]

EasyMock2 in a Nutshell

The essential tool for unit testing, EasyMock, has come to a new level. This blog entry introduces the new EasyMock2 release. While it is still in pre-release stage, I do recommend using EasyMock2 for all your Java 5 projects. To quote Tammo Freese (Project Founder) from the EasyMock project: ‘I plan no modifications other than […]

Your first cup of DWR…

Important: this post is fairly outdated. Take a look at my more recent blog post on DWR and Spring integration. Ok, so you want to create a more intuitive and responsive web application? And you’ve decided to give AJAX, HttpXmlRequest, DWR or any other buzzword of the last few months, a try? Now, if you’re […]