May 25 2011

Web Client-Server Developments

Category: Internet,Security,Software Development,Standards,TelecomsTeknovis @ 21:11

I have been made aware (thanks) of some interesting web client-server developments recently, so I will group them all together in this post!

There are a lot of exciting developments there!

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Jan 21 2011

Irishman’s ‘Black Ops’

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 14:12

Interesting article about an Irish software developer leading the development of the online version of Call of Duty: Black Ops: Irishman’s ‘Black Ops’.

Perhaps there should be greater awareness and exploitation of the potential of the software games industry here in Ireland!

Jan 10 2011


Category: Humour,Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 10:16

One of my ongoing hobbies is trying to understand if RESTful APIs really are better than SOAP APIs, or are they just the latest fad :)

So I found this imaginary dialogue very humorous: The S stands for Simple!

Enjoy ;)

Apr 06 2010


Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 18:23

Somebody passed a comment today on a piece of CamelCase in some code that we were looking at today.

I never heard of that name before, even though I use CamelCase a lot!

Mar 22 2010

Occam’s Razor

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 19:05

I spent hours today trying to determine why a system was not logging certain critical application events! It was very frustrating!

Ultimately, it transpired that the system was logging the events, and that I was looking in the wrong log! This mistake was not really my fault, so at least I did not feel like an idiot :)

A colleague noted that this was a typical example of Occam’s Razor. At least I learned something from this experience!

Dec 03 2009

Law of Demeter

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 18:21

I heard about the Law of Demeter today! Actually, somebody told me about when he saw a piece of code that I had written!

Nov 25 2009

Google Go

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 19:14

I just heard that Google has released a new programming language called Go! More information is available at The Go Programming Language.

My initial reaction is that I do not see the advantage of this new programming language.


Oct 10 2009

New Unit of Reviewed Code Quality

Category: Humour,Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 10:13

New Unit of Reviewed Code Quality

Very funny :D

Aug 25 2009

Java Service Wrapper

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 14:10

I used this Java Service Wrapper this morning to load a Java Application (in the form of a JAR) as a Windows XP service!

The process was very straightforward, and it worked perfectly first time!

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Aug 20 2009

Quartz Exceptions

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 20:44

I have been doing some work with Quartz this week to develop an application that needs to schedule tasks. Quartz provides a very nice way of doing this that is independent of the operating system.

Unfortunately, I had some difficulty getting the example applications to run because I kept getting some general exceptions (that I cannot remember now).

The problem was that I had not included either commons-collections-3.2.jar or commons-logging-1.1.jar in my classpath!

It took me quite a while to discover that :(

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