Monthly Archives: January 2006

IndicThreads: Interview with Rails creator

IndicThreads.com have an interesting interview with Ruby on Rails creator, David Heinemeier Hansson. One of the most frequent questions regarding Rails is “is it ready/suitable for Enterprise Applications?”. Hansson replies: “we have a conscious mission to avoid things with enterprise … Continue reading

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1 Terrabyte of storage possible with just 2 HDs

Western Digitial have launched their 500GB Caviar SE 16 Hard Drive. With 2 of these in your desktop you can have 1 Terrabyte of hard drive space…

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IBM announce free version of DB2

In an attempt to attract developers to the DB2 database, IBM have announced a free version of their flagship database engine, DB2. The free offering, ‘DB Express-c’ has the same features as the commercial version, but is limited by the … Continue reading

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OnJava.com: Interview with Java Podcasters

OnJava.com have 2 interviews on their site this week with two people who regularly publish a Java/programming related podcast. The first is with Dick Wall who co-hosts the Java Posse podcast, and the second is with Michael Levin who hosts … Continue reading

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History of the Hard Drive – in pictures

News.com have a neat gallery of pictures showing the evolution of the hard drive. The gallery has pictures ranging from the first hard drive, a 24″, 50 platter monster, which had a capacity of, wait for it, … 5MB, through … Continue reading

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AJAX: another wax and polish for your browser?

Sun released Java Studio 2 yesterday, their Java IDE based on Netbeans 4.1. As well as the usual Java editors, wizards, GUI builders, they added support for building AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) type web applications. News.com has an article … Continue reading

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MP3 with your Latte?

Starbucks is rumoured to be planning on offering a MP3 download facility in it’s stores. The facility will allow you to purchase and download MP3s onto your MP3 player in the store.

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IE7 screenshots and code find way onto Blog site

eWeek.com reported yesterday that screenshots of IE7 have been posted on the web, and also for a limited time a download of beta code (although this was later removed). Major changes in the browser are security enhancements and the addition … Continue reading

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Using Lucene to index Code

This is an interesting project if you have some spare time to play with this – Lucene is a facinating open source project from the Apache stable that builds and searches full text indexes. OnJava.com have an article showing how … Continue reading

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Intro to StAX XML API

DevX.com have an introductory article to using the StAX XML API. Whereas the DOM API loads the entire document into memory and treats it as a tree structure and SAX parses the document one-time on the fly, pushing events to … Continue reading

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