Archive for March, 2007

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Development and Deployment Structures – the perfect way to build a web application

Posted on March 31st, 2007 in Concepts, Java EE | 10 Comments »

It is always beneficial to have a development and a deployment structure when building an application. It is a perfect way to build a web application. First of all let’s see what is the difference between them.

Development Structure
It is the structure or hierarchy of files that you make in order to make a separation of content based on factors like

  • project modules – every module has its own folder structure
  • repository policy – your company might follow some standardized hiearchical pattern for versioning
  • separation of source code from compiled one – they must not be mixed anytime
  • separation of tiers in the application – each tier might use different components so they better remain separated

An example for the development structure might be as follows:

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LinkedIn – start your own network today

Posted on March 29th, 2007 in Social Networks, Wordpress | 2 Comments »

LinkedIn is a a new growing community which I came across a few days ago. Quickly I got registered in it and since then it is a fun routine and enlightening one to visit my LinkedIn  account and getting linked to people across the globe sharing the same interests as mine or working in the same field.

Once you open an account with LinkedIn you have to fill in proper details about yourself since without the details nobody would be interested to be linked to you. Once you are done with it you have the option of going inviting your colleagues to join the network or just go  or just wait and watch until somebody eagerly invites you to join his network.

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Convert Date to String and String to Date in Java

Posted on March 28th, 2007 in Java | 12 Comments »

This is quite a common query which is faced by a Java Programmer while dealing with dates. The problem is when a form value returns back the date value input by the user in the form of a string. The application might be using a Date object to hold the date values in the application.

So in order to convert the String date value to Date object you might be tempted to use the simplified conversion format which is,

String str = "26/08/1994";
Date date = new Date(str);

But the problem with the above step is that the Date() constructor is now deprecated in JDK1.5 onwards and hence won’t be a good practice to use the deprecated ones.

So the solution for this is to use the SimpleDateFormat object is,

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Ajax Frameworks – Server side versus Client side

Posted on March 27th, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 5 Comments »

The advent of Ajax has brought about a lot of frameworks to the bill board, all boasting about their inept qualities in providing you the best from the rest. But how would you go about choosing a right kind of framework for your application.

In order to make things simple, the overall horde of Ajax frameworks can be classified into two major leagues:

  1. Server Side Framework
  2. Client Side Frameworks

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First step in Ajax – Choosing the right framework

Posted on March 26th, 2007 in Ajax | 3 Comments »

If you are going for a framework or a commercial AJAX IDE then first of all you should compare the different frameworks and IDE’s to make sure the availability of all the necessary widgets and functionality which would form a part of your application. There are a lot of frameworks which can help in your frequently used functionalities. For a start, you can choose from the immensely popular ones like DOJO, Prototype, Rico (which is based on Protoype), Script.aculo.us, etc

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TechTracer goes Live from today!

Posted on March 25th, 2007 in News | 4 Comments »

I am very happy and the all the more excited to announce that today my dream of having a personal portal of information has seen its day finally. I am glad to tell that all the required setups for TechTracer have been completed and now the time has come when I will concentrating on the content and presentation rather than doing the configurations for the site.

TechTracer was not active as it should have been after its launch since I wanted to optimize it in all ways possible and at the same time make it look attractive enough to make you come to it once again. I had been searching for the right templates, the right cosmetics and the right theme mainly for a long time.

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5 tips to use Ajax in the proper way

Posted on March 21st, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 1 Comment »

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript with XML) is used to provide a rich user interface, which allows the users to browse through a second component of a web page while the page fetches some data from some server for the first component. This type of request is called as an asynchronous request and it makes a web application more user-friendly since the request made does not block the user from doing other activities in the page. Read the rest of this entry »

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