Monthly Archives: June 2006

Apache Derby to be bundled in 6.0 SDK

There has been a lot of noise about this recent announcement – Sun have decided, apparently of their own accord without any buy-in from the JCP committee for Java the 6.0 JSR, that they will bundle the Apache Derby database … Continue reading

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First reviews of Blu-ray DVDs released

Fosfor Gadgets has a link to a site that has the first reviews of the first movies released on the new Blu-ray DVD hidef format. The conclusions so far by this one reviewer is that there is room for improvement. … Continue reading

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PSone back-catalog coming to PSP soon with PSone emulation and online downloads

Now this is cool. Sony is planning on releasing PSone emulation for their PSP handheld, with the PSone back-catalog of games available for online download. Also, expect a firmware release for the PSP when the PS3 ships in November which … Continue reading

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Google launch online payment service

In a steady march across internet territory, Google are slowly introducing competing services to take on anybody and everybody. First came the Yahoo! Mail and Microsoft Hotmail killer GMail, with unheard of online storage capacity. Google then bought out Blogger, … Continue reading

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The confusion surrounding Struts and it’s subprojects

Struts 1.x as we know it is pretty much at the end of the road. Since JSF was introduced and now standardized as the web framework of choice in Java EE 5.0, as tool support increases for many there will … Continue reading

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Kickstartging Google Web Toolkit – java.net

java.net have a good article with code examples showing how to get started with the much talked about Google Web Toolkit, which allows you to build AJAX web applications entirely in Java and then generate the HTML and Javascript for … Continue reading

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Why neither DVD HD format will win – Audioholics.com

Audioholics.com have an interesting article ’10 Reasons why HD DVD Formats have Already Failed’, listing reasons why neither of the HD-DVD or BluRay DVD formats will succeed, and why the author thinks they are already dead in the water, making … Continue reading

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Live Linux distro for getting started with Rails

Want to take a look at Ruby on Rails but don’t want to spend the time downloading and installing softwware to get started? Then check out the RailsLiveCD – it’s a Linux distro bootable from the CD that includes everything … Continue reading

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DB2 database adapter for Ruby on Rails

Not to be left out, IBM are providing a database adapter for DB2 to allow you to build Ruby on Rails applications using DB2 as your database. Read the article here for more info.

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End of the road for WinFS – revolutionary new file system will not ship as a Windows component

One of the most exciting and interesting new features to be included in Longhorn/Windows Vista, but removed from the list of new features some time back, was the planned inclusion of a new file system, named WinFS, that was to … Continue reading

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