- Graeme Rocher’s Blog: Grails Making Java Developers Forget about Rails – Another 10 reasons to switch from Rails to Grails from Graeme Rocher.
- rain city digest: 10 Reasons to Switch from Rails to Grails – After spending a few years really enjoying Rails it was difficult to bring myself to even try groovy and grails. But my latest contract forced me to look for alternatives, and I’m glad I did. Here are some reasons that you may want to switch
- google-feedserver – Google Code – Google FeedServer is an open-source Atom Publishing provider based on the Abdera Framework. Google FeedServer has chosen to implement simple backend data adapters that allow the developer to quickly deploy a feed for an existing data source such as a db
- XML.com: XML Parser Benchmarks: Part 1 – Javolution and Woodstox are the winners of the StAX parsers. Woodstox has the advantage of being JSR 173 conforming StAX parser, which makes it usable for more applications.
- Google AJAX Search API Blog: Introducing the AJAX Feed API FeedControl – This morning we added a new class to the Google AJAX Feed API designed to allow you to more easily add a collection of feeds to your pages. The FeedControl is pretty simple:
- Java FX – O’Reilly ONJava Blog – Java FX is a new extension to Java that gives developers a consistent experience for building rich web/desktop apps all the way down to to handheld device applications with Interactivity, animation and ease of use that rivals Ajax, Flash and Silverlight
- JavaOne 2007, Day One: Making Web Apps Easy – Today, JavaOne 2007 showcased a complete open source technology stack that lets you develop and deploy web applications quickly and easily, including JRuby, Rails, NetBeans, and Glassfish.
- Sun tries again with consumer-flavored Java | CNET News.com – "Javafx should be the sweet spot for Java. It’s kind of tragic that Sun screwed up so badly with the applet performance and browser incompatibility in the late 1990s," said Richard Monson-Haefel, an analyst at the Burton Group. "JavaFX Script has an oppor
- Sun’s JavaFX to take on AJAX, Silverlight | InfoWorld | News | 2007-05-07 | By Paul Krill – JavaFX Script is a scripting language focused on the content-authoring and content creation crowd. It is a means of creating visually impactful, high-performance, dramatic Web and network-facing artifacts or experiences that run all the way from the deskt
I can’t believe we are arguing about a syndication protocol that’s not even supposed to be human readable but we are and it seems like the whole RSS vs ATOM debate is going to continue.
Dave Winer just launched a new website called Really Simple Syndication, a site devoted to helping non-tech users learn about RSS. While I hope the rational behind the site is to help purveyors of RSS, I can’t help but think if this isn’t another salvo across ATOM’s bow. As you probably know, Dave Winer is credited for shepherding RSS to its current format. Dave has done a lot for RSS and the whole idea of syndication in general, but the current state of RSS is completely fractured. With 7 different versions of RSS that are incompatible along with ownership issues, a group of people launched ATOM as a new, open format to replace all the flavors of RSS.
I blogged about Bill Gates’s comments on RSS earlier in the week and I wonder if people are just making a big deal out of nothing. I guess maybe I am contributing to it by blogging about it – More fuel to the fire. Sam Ruby has an entry entitled Détente that includes some great discussion points in the whole ATOM and RSS debate. Joshua Allen has a nice blog entry entitled RSS Politics on the whole matter. My hope is that W3C accepts ATOM as a candidate recommendation and Dave Winer and Sam Ruby work together to create ATOM 1.0 that includes the best of RSS and ATOM, without RDF.