Monday, July 12, 2010

Google App Inventor for Android

Checkout this new WYSIWYG tool from Google to develop apps for Android! I've requested access, so maybe I'll be able to post more details in a followup post....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Using Bean Validation with WAS v7

Great article from Jeremy on how to use Apache Bean Validation on the IBM WebSphere Application Server v7 with the OSGi/JPA 2.0 Feature Pack installed.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Keep your Windows machines updated

For all of you Windows users out there (and yes I still occasionally use Windows) if you think Windows Update and self updating programs like Firefox, Adobe Reader and Sun JRE are enough to keep your machine safe, think again. You should try out the browser based "The H" Update Check which uses Secunia's Online Software Inspector or download and install the Secunia Personal Software Inspector application.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Create your own calendar images

Stumbled across this great entry on the dryicons blog which shows how to create calendar images in Photoshop.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Parted Magic 4.11

Parted Magic is a free disk partitioning tool based on Linux which can be booted as a LiveCD or LiveUSB image and can handle FAT32, NTFS, or normal Linux filesystems.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Membase - Interesting hybrid for NoSQL? is an interesting new project which claims to be an elastic key-value database based on memcached to provide quasi-deterministic latency and throughput to "NoSQL" users. The site is still a work in-progress and no prebuilt binaries for Linux have been posted yet, but this might be a good fit for OpenJPA users in the future....