Archive for August, 2011

JAVA 7 Features

Posted: 31st August 2011 by rbaban in Java

JAVA 7 is available

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/jdk7-relnotes-418459.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html… Continue reading

SPIRAL MODEL as Agile Alternative

Posted: 31st August 2011 by rbaban in Project Management

Hooray for yet another software development methodology

http://www.devx.com/enterprise/Article/47248?trk=DXRSS_… Continue reading

I would like to introduce two very useful tools that greatly improve the performance of any ASP.NET MVC web application: Cassete – asset management for .net web apps and Image Optimizer Extension for Visual Studio 2010.

Cassette – Asset management for .NET web apps

Dumping your scripts into a folder is no way to manage… Continue reading

10 HTML5 coding tools

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by Bogdan Galiceanu in Web
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The list along with screenshots and short descriptions is available here: http://smashinghub.com/excellent-html5-coding-tools.htm

Don’t fear the internet

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by Iulian Margarintescu in Web
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A great series of tutorial videos about the web, web development and web design. I personally recommend this to  anyone using, working with or developing for the web.

Direct links to the videos:

  1. Fear Not (introduction)
  2. Not a series of tubes
  3. HTML – Hamburger

Behavior Driven Development

Posted: 18th August 2011 by rbaban in Java

I have found this cool library that make unit testing more fun. Great video tutorial:

http://www.easyb.org/

Similar libraries:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1068785/which-bdd-framework-for-java-do-you-use… Continue reading

Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers

Posted: 18th August 2011 by Iulian Margarintescu in Web
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A very interesting read for everyone developing software that interacts in any way with a web browser:
Web browsers are probably the most widely used software. In this primer, I will explain how they work behind the scenes. We will see what happens when you type google.com in the address bar until you see the Google page… Continue reading

Compact equals method

Posted: 17th August 2011 by Bogdan Galiceanu in Java
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One way to write a nice, readable equals method in Java: http://www.obix-labs.com/blogs/highOctaneJava/entry/compact_equals

And a blog post in response to that, showing some alternatives and also a Java 7 version: http://www.javaworld.com/community/node/8014

Water simulation in WebGL

Posted: 16th August 2011 by Iulian Margarintescu in Web
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Incredible water simulation done in WebGL: http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

The Most Important Parts of HTML5

Posted: 10th August 2011 by Iulian Margarintescu in Web
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A great post about the history of the WEB, the present and the future. Read the article here