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March 31st, 2006

w00t! JavaPolis has published its podcast feed. Finally an opportunity to catch up with all the talks and interviews you had to miss, and all that in the coziness of your very own traffic jam! Thanks to the JavaPolis crew for their great work!
Nice pictures (and thoughts) at » MVC in Ruby on Rails : Pensieri di un lunatico minore. In my experience, it's even worse: you're bound to end up with several controllers that access the same view. Say, for example, a search: you have a "search" view (with the fields you want to search on), then you have "list" view (containing all found matches), and after selecting one, you have the "edit" view (showing the object you just selected). Each transition is handled by a controller. Now comes (warning: flandrism) the cat on the cord: when you have exactly one search result, you want to go to the edit view for that object immediately. So the edit view is accessed by two different controllers: the one handling the "search" view, and the one handling the "list" view. The spaghetti in the pictures only becomes worse. Or differenlty said: even minor lunatics can be optimist :-) (This scenario, by the way, was one of our reasons to start with Spring Web Flow. Highly recommended.)

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March 28th, 2006

Nees

March 27th, 2006

Ik wist niet dat Peter de analyst zelfstandig geworden was. Eén van de weinige analysten waar ik mee gewerkt heb, die écht wist waar ie mee bezig was.

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March 17th, 2006

Ruby: Do a small thing good

March 17th, 2006

Un lunatico minore triggered an insight. Ruby is more like the unix world: make little tools, make them do one thing, and make them do it good. Then leave it to others to chain those tools together. Very much like the Linux-world, where you have one program (eg. wget) that can talk HTTP. Then, you have another thingy that can do encryption (ssh). When you want to talk encrypted HTTP, you take wget, put ssh after it, and tadaa! Compare this with the Java-world. There are Java programs that can talk HTTP. If you want to talk encrypted HTTP, though, you have to be lucky that the original programmer thought of that, otherwise you're out of luck. Said in a different way: all Java programmers have to invent the world for you, and they all have to solve all problems. The way Ruby handles things is different: take one problem, solve it, and let other people glue all solutions together. The term "modular" almost comes to mind. (That said, I'm just getting my feet wet with Rails. Am I the only one that is having hallucinations of being back in the JSP era?) Do you agree, or am I way off here?

thirtysomething: respect

March 16th, 2006

De koebus over dit klein KMOotje. Mocht het u een troost zijn: ik doe wel "van computers", maar ik zit met net dezelfde vragen als u. En 't is niet dat ze er geheimzinnig over doen, maar het is toch moeilijk te vatten. 't Heeft waarschijnlijk te maken met "u smijten". Uw kleren op de oever van de vijver leggen, en gewoon in het ijskoude water duiken. En hopen dat je even later blijft drijven. Waarom moet ik nu ineens aan Ward Beysen denken? Alleszins. De durf om de kleren uit te trekken. En dan de moed om te duiken - of iemand te hebben die gewoon een duw geeft? Jaloers? Niet echt. Ook daar willen zijn? 't Zal wel zijn.

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March 13th, 2006

Very useful for everyone who (has to) use Windows' "roaming profile": how you can change the location of your profile in Mozilla FireFox. Update: fixed link

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