Archive for August, 2006

Is Mac OS is not Java-friendly?

Mac OS is not Java-friendly. It doesn’t support any wireless toolkits, so no Java ME development is possible, and the recent decision to drop the Cocoa bindings sends the clear message that Apple doesn’t care about Java. I want to work on a Java-friendly operating system.

I’m still reluctant to [...]

What defines a test suite in your organization?

I’m interested in how your organization defines “test suite”. Please leave a comment and let me know.

Here are some google definitions to get you thinking.

A collection of tests used to validate the behavior of a product. The scope of a Test Suite varies from organization to organization. There may be several Test [...]

HowTo: Create an RSS/Atom Feed for any website.

Ever run into a website that doesn’t offer any feeds, RSS/Atom/RDf/Etc? Now with sites like Feed43, FeedTier or Feeds2B you can! quickly and easily create a feed for any site. Let’s see what each of these sites has to offer.


Feed43 is great for anyone that understands regular expressions. Building a feed took [...]

Real-Time Seattle 911 Information

The view out my office is pretty boring… I get to stare out at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, but I enjoy watching all the fire trucks and emergency vehicles scream down Western Avenue the most. I always wondered where are they going and now that I’ve found Seattle Fire Department’s [...]

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) - Limited Beta

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

EC2 let’s you load an arbitrary number of OS images known as AMI’s (Amazon Machine Image is a configured Linux distro ready to [...]