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It's been a while and all has been quiet on my front - I've been buried with day-job work, and enjoying not having to update a book in a while :)
A quick note on Spring Roo - looks like there are plans for a 1.2.4 release sometime in the summer. Alan Stewart tweeted this earlier in the week. Also, the Roobot, which accepts new OSGi bundles and also provides for downloading of existing ones, went down for a while, but due to some work recently by Alan it's up and running for internal bundles as of today.
If you're using Roo and need some basic Roo-provided bundles, they are now online.
Alan is working on getting the Roobot stabilized (some project descriptor might be causing trouble, we'll have to see which one - at one point it was...
One common misconception about mobile application development is that it's much easier and less expensive than traditional software creation. We've all heard stories about an app that was developed overnight, released in the app store, with the app quickly becoming a big success. This is usually not the case. In reality, developing a mobile solution is sometimes more costly and difficult to implement for most businesses.
Since mobile applications are delivered on smaller screens and tend to have a more focused purpose, the thought is that they should be less expensive to develop than traditional applications. So why isn't that the c...
EMC and VMware have poured their open source software development workforce into a new wholly-owned subsidiary, dubbed "The Pivotal Initiative". This organization will focus on data science consulting and tooling from GreenPlum, including SpringSource/vFabric development teams.
It is being girded by a team of forward-looking developers at Pivotal, a recent EMC purchase and well known for their work with Ruby tools and testing software.
Until now, Pivotal has not yet discussed their strategy for the SpringSource teams. Adrian Colyer, one of SpringSource's spiritual leaders, here outlays what the future will hold, including support for Java 8 Lambdas (closures) in Spring 4, Groovy, Grails, and Cloud Foundry....
We have some exciting additions to our courses this quarter, including a guest course by Neosoft, our usual Spring training courses, a Groovy and Grails offering, and more. Here's our lineup:
- March 26-28 - Comprehensive Maven 3 and Nexus training - We are running a 3 day maven intro, intermediate and advanced course starting on March 26. You'll learn how to build Java application with Maven, including JARs, WARs, and multi-module projects.
- April 9-12 -
Earlier this month, on a Saturday, we had two rooms going from 9-5PM, each with 45-minute sessions on subjects such as:
- Becoming a better programmer, Mythbusters Style
- Async networking for Android w/Robospice
- A great session on zsh
- Data Mining - it's not just for kids
- Universal EventBus with Vert.x
- Functional programming with Scala
- Billions of Things (you c...
Sadly, there is still inconsistent support for these features across browsers (both desktop and mobile). So in practice, the best approach may be to target the APIs supported by iOS 6, which is more or less the minimal feature set across browsers that support any of this at all.
The three pieces we'll need are:
- The Canvas
- File I/O
- Changes to the File Upload input and Media Capture
- Note that Media Capture has been superceded by
One solution is importing data via custom file types. Files can be sent to a device numerous ways (e.g. email, drop box, etc.), but for this post we will assume email. iOS makes it very simple to define a custom file type that your app can handle. This way, when the device receives an email with that type as an attac...
They are working on the project in the open at GitHub, and will be using technologies such as AngularJS, Yeoman, Spring MVC, and Spring Data. Follow Ken's blog entries about the project at http://www.rimple.com/tech/tag/quizzo-ete-2013.