Thursday, February 27, 2003
Saturday, February 22, 2003
Thursday, February 13, 2003
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Papers from the XML 2002 conference.
One of the more common disappointments reported about the Linux GUI is clunky fonts under X. While it's true that they can look pretty rough out of the box, it's also true that sharpening them up is easy and well worth the effort, thanks to MS TrueType fonts and the open-source FreeType project which makes them useable on Linux.
The approach an organization takes to Software Configuration Management (SCM) can significantly affect the quality and timeliness with which a software product is developed. By SCM, we essentially mean the process of identifying, organizing, controlling, and tracking both the decomposition and recomposition of: software system structure, functionality, evolution, and teamwork.
Monday, February 10, 2003
Samizdat is a generic RDF-based engine for building collaboration and open publishing web sites. Samizdat builds its underlying data model on RDF (Resource Description Framework), and defines a schema of resource classes and properties for core concepts of a Samizdat site: member, message, thread, tag, proposition, vote, version, part, and so on (see Concepts document).
Thursday, February 6, 2003
Become your own Certificate Authority, and sign your own - or others' - SSL certificates.
The Open Web Application Security Project, a collaborative security education site, has released a list of the top 10 vulnerabilities in Web applications. The list, at www.owasp.org, is clearly written and full of real problems
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Some rules to consider when handling exceptions in Java.
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
Short little explanation w/ Java example code. Plop RDF on top and we're rolling.
Great quote from homepage: "Semantic differences, remain the primary roadblock to smooth application integration, one which Web Services alone won't overcome. Until someone finds a way for applications to understand each other, the effect of Web services technology will be fairly limited. When I pass customer data across [the Web] in a certain format using a Web Services interface, the receiving program has to know what that format is. You have to agree on what the business objects look like. And no one has come up with a feasible way to work that out yet -- not Oracle, and not its competitors..." -- Larry Ellison
PDF giving overview of different RDF query solutions. From April 2002.
Lots of use cases and examples of their solution in many different RDF query languages.
So the question now becomes should we spend the rest of the time setting this up or finishing the code we wrote?
J2EE Certificate Authority.
Monday, February 3, 2003
The bible for data structures an Algs.