Category Archives: Computing

Apple i Google: I això que no eren amics…

Els de Gizmodo ens han regalat una xafarderia un xic inusual… L’Eric Schmidt de Google i el Steve Jobs d’Apple prenent un café en un bar de Palo Alto. I això que teòricament estaven en “peu de guerra“. Serà que … Continue reading

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Firefox for N900 with Flash disabled. Ah, the irony…

From the Firefox for Nokia N900 1.0 release notes themselves, stumbled upon this little gem: Initially, Firefox for N900 does not support browser plug-ins. Due to performance problems using Adobe Flash within Firefox on many websites, especially those with multiple … Continue reading

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El disseny d’interfícies no és cosa de molts

Article boníssim sobre el disseny d’interfícies i l’impacte de qualsevol decisió de disseny sobre l’usabilitat. Ens parla dels compromisos inherents en qualsevol decisió de disseny. També del mal que pot fer el disseny d’aplicacions en un comité on tothom hi … Continue reading

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Components on the server (5): better Unit Testing

In this installment of the OSGi series, we add more complete Unit Testing support in the project. We also establish that some behaviour of the Servlet Bridge may not be what we want and then provide a way to customize … Continue reading

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Components on the server (4): adding Tomcat support

In this post, we examine what is needed to deploy OSGi in a regular Servlet Container using the Equinox Servlet Bridge. We also use the Servlet Bridge to deploy our OSGi cache using Tomcat and wrap it up all together … Continue reading

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Components on the server (3): adding a HTTP frontend

Welcome to the third instalment of our OSGi ABC tutorial. Please make sure you check both the 1st installment and the 2nd. In this post, we will add another cache provider implementation to the mix as well as provide an … Continue reading

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Components on the server (2): creating the first bundles

Hopefully you enjoyed the OSGi journey in its first installment. Though simple and easy to understand, the first example does nothing out of the ordinary. It is far more interesting to start exploiting some of the basic features OSGi gets … Continue reading

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Com passa el temps en el món de la indústria informàtica

Estava llegint l’article curtet de la BusinessWeek que comenta breument l’evolució de la situació d’Apple a nivell de borsa. M’ha cridat l’atenció la següent llista del valor total de l’empresa (market cap): Microsoft — $236 billion Apple — $183 billion … Continue reading

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Flash: the Wider Picture of an identy crisis

In this post I try to paint a bigger picture on the sneaky attack directed by major industry players to Adobe. Namely Apple, Google and Microsoft. There have been a number of seemingly unrelated news that will affect the status … Continue reading

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Components on the server: an OSGi mini-project

The best way to start with OSGi on the server side is with a mini-project to help clarify concepts and workout the mechanics. I have chosen a simple idea: build a volatile cache that stores objects. The interface with it … Continue reading

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