Monthly Archives: May 2006

First solid state notebook – Samsung Q30

The Samsung Q30 is the first solid-state notebook, using flash memory in place of a harddrive. The initial model has a 32GB solid state drive, which allows Windows to boot in half the time of traditional moving part harddrives. I’m … Continue reading

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Reg Developer: Interview with Jim Gray

Reg Developer have an iinterview with Jim Gray on their site, well known for his work on database theory in the 1970s, and currently working with Microsoft as manager of Microsoft Research’s eSciences group at the Bay Area Research Center … Continue reading

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Continuing adventures with Grails – now we’re getting Groovy

I had a few hours this weekend to continue investigating the possibility of using of using Grails and Groovy to implement a solution for a client, and I’ve learnt enough at this point so say for this project I am … Continue reading

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TheServerSide.com – Comparing EJB2 to JPA – Why? I’ll tell you why.

TheServerSide.com have a question posted on their site this morning asking ‘Comparing EJB2 and JPA – why?’. Ok so the technologies are now radically different and improved, and of course once you have seen the JPA api, there is obviously … Continue reading

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Creating a deployable WAR file

When running ‘grails’ from the command line, the list of available targets does not list the target for creating a deployable WAR file. ‘grails war’ creates a packaged WAR file that can be deployed to a servlet container.

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NoSuchMethodErrror StringUtils.isBlank() when deploying Grails WAR to JBoss 4.0.1

Deploying a Grails 0.1 WAR to JBoss 4.0.1 I get this exception:

This seems to be a Commons Lang jar issue, and does not occur if deploying Grails web apps to JBoss 4.0.4+ Update: This is an issue with … Continue reading

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New Hibernate book on the way from the Hibernate team

Christian Bauer has an update on the Hibernate blog about the status on the second edition of the Hibernate in Action book. Apparently there has been so much additional material added to the book that they’re changing the name to … Continue reading

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OnJava.com: Telling Stories at JavaOne

Daniel Steinberg has an interesing account of the Key Notes from JavaOne this year – he mentions in his article that they were lacking the ‘rally the troups’ enthusiasm from prior years. Was it that they were missing the McNealy-style … Continue reading

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Side by side comparison of level of animation details possible in PS3 vs PS2

This is a video on the Fosfor Gadgets website of a Sony/EA presentation showing the level of detail possible in animating game characters on the PS3. What is amazing is whereas before to get an ingame character on the PS2 … Continue reading

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Securing a Grails web-app using Spring Acegi Security

There’s no mention of Security on the Grails website, however, since the framework and the generated applications are using Spring under the covers, I wondered if you could use the Acegi Security System to secure URLs. From some experiementing with … Continue reading

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