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8
Jul
2007

Well, first I must apologize for not updating my blog in some time. Loads of interesting (and time consuming) things have been happening recently, specifically related to my employment as well as a rather jam-packed holiday week in the US. On a slightly different (but related) note, I resigned from my full time [...]

JRuby: The Future of Scalable Rails?

14
Jun
2007

So I was talking earlier today with my good friend, Lowell Heddings, regarding certain annoyances we had with web frameworks. The conversation started talking about the difficulties of developing PHP applications due to the lack of a debugger, but (as conversations on web frameworks are wont to do) eventually the migrated to Rails.
I mentioned [...]

Fuse 0.4 Release

2
Jun
2007

Some of you may know that I worked (and have been working) on a little open source project with Romain Guy called Fuse, hosted under SwingLabs at java.net. (not related to the Filesystem in Userspace project) It’s a pretty neat project that was actually started by Romain to assist in the development of [...]

Does Swing Need Saving?

21
Feb
2007

There’s been some discussion lately regarding various scripting languages and if they are (or aren’t) the salvation for the “dying” Swing API (here, here and here). However, all of these blog entries assume one critical fact: Swing is dead or at least dying. I call that assumption into question.
Actually, I was kind of [...]

Rapid Prototyping with JRuby

16
Feb
2007

For this entry, let’s consider a situation which arises fairly frequently in real world development: the need to quickly prototype something. Now, when I say prototype, I mean something even more atomic than building a demo of an application or feature. What I’m talking about is trying out a certain aspect of an [...]