- javagems – Gems for Java programmers; those code fragments copied again and again from one project to another – Java Gems are general purpose utilities for Java. Yes, Java Gems are those simple code snippets copied again and again from one project to another, often from your private project to several work projects, those small things you cannot find in java.util and its subpackages, but you cannot live without them.
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- Electronista | Vista security gutted by new web exploit – IBM Information Security Systems' Mark Dowd and VMware's Alexander Sotirov have found a method that uses scripting systems such as Java and elements of the .NET framework in Windows-based web browsers to arbitrarily run code on Vista systems. Internet Explorer is particularly vulnerable due to its use of ActiveX.
- The Deep End | Paul Venezia | InfoWorld | Some advice for Microsoft: Dump Windows | August 8, 2008 12:15 PM | Paul Venezia – In light of the new Windows flaws announced yesterday, I think it's time to reiterate a point I made a long time ago: It's time for Microsoft to dump Windows.
- Apache News Online: 18 July 2008 – Apache POI 3.5.1 beta Now Available – The Apache POI team is pleased to announce the availability of Apache POI 3.5.1 beta 1, our first release including OOXML (Office Open XML) support. Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing OLE2 office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word. With POI 3.5, it also support the new OOXML formats introduced in Office 2007.
- SpringSource Team Blog » Optimising and Tuning Apache Tomcat – On Wednesday I gave a webinar on Optimising and Tuning Apache Tomcat. A recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides can be obtained from the webinars section of the SpringSource website.
- Tech IPOs Return With Rackspace – GigaOM – After a long dry spell, technology initial public offerings took a small step towards a comeback as Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio, Texas-based company, announced its IPO
- Alfresco opens up SharePoint to Java, Linux, Oracle, and more | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET News.com – .Microsoft requires that you use SharePoint with a 100 percent Microsoft stack. Alfresco allows you to use SharePoint functionality on Java, MySQL, Oracle, BEA, Linux, etc. etc. etc.
- Artima Developer Spotlight Forum – JetBrains Releases First Beta of IDEA 8 – IntelliJ's IDEA has been steadily adding support for working with languages other than Java. The latest release, a beta version of which was posted last week in the company's Early Access Program, is a result of a major refactoring of the IDE's internals
- Google pushing software to low-cost Linux PCs | InfoWorld | News | 2008-08-06 | By Agam Shah, IDG News Service – With an eye for larger adoption of Linux, Google is actively working with open-source developers to integrate its applications in the OS, a Linux developer said on Tuesday.
Just downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Office 2007 and am testing out the blog posting feature. Microsoft Word has added functionality that allows you to create blog post and post them directly to your blog. They support most of the blog platform out of the box including MSN Spaces, Blogger, SharePoint, Community Server and Other, which includes any blog platform that supports the MetaWebLog and the Atom API.
The HTML created by Word 2007 is also pretty clean and I think I can really get used to this as my primary blogging interface. I still need to play around with some of the settings to customize the layout. I am hoping I can import or point to a CSS document and have it allow me to format the contents of the blog post. Haven’t found the option yet but I am hoping it’s here somewhere. If not, be a great feature for the final GA release.
Some of the bugs I’ve discovered so far are:
- Posting doesn’t work – Pretty critical bug I would think. 🙂 I need to reverify my setting but I am able to post a blog entry as a draft but not publish it directly
- The post date is set to December 31, 1969
- Images included from Flickr (or anything off the Internet addressable by a url) show in the Word interface but the blog entry doesn’t include the img tag reference.
I’m sure that’s not a complete list of bugs but Word does show promise as a decent WYSIWYG blog editor.
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