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  • Main Page - Lift
    Lift is an expressive and elegant framework for writing web applications. Lift stresses the importance of security, maintainability, scalability and performance, while allowing for high levels of developer productivity. The next generation framework ?


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  • Blogbody: Project Able: a complete Java web stack
    Project Able is a full Java-based web development stack designed to make web development painless. In a sense, it is an attempt to bring together quality opensource tools in one cohesive stack, similar to what Rails has done for Ruby, while also encouraging common practices I've used in software engineering for a long time.
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  • Dev2Dev Online: WebLogic Server Test Client
    Developed and tested directly by BEA engineers, the WebLogic Test Client allows for convenient testing of WebLogic Web Services through a Web user interface without writing code.

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  • Weblinks: Example | High Scalability
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  • Dr. Dobb's | Agile on a Fixed Budget | August 3, 2007
    The article was originally motivated by the "How do I do Agile on a fixed price/estimate project" questions that I invariably get when working with clients or internal development teams. So I decided to take it one step further and address the question.
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  • VirtualBox
    innotek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.
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    News and documentation for the JChav project — JMeter Chart History And Visualisation
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    Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
  • Badboy - Web Testing for the Masses
    Badboy makes web testing and development easier with dozens of features including a simple yet comprehensive capture/replay interface, powerful load testing support, detailed reports, graphs and much more!
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Blogger JavaScript Library Release and Blog.gears Offline

A new Blogger JavaScript Client Library has been released by Google a few days ago. I'm just quoting the announcement below:

The Blogger GData JS Client library enables developers to read and write blog posts using calls to our JavaScript library. This is a full client library, with support for authenticated access to private data and read-write capabilities. Now you can create Blogger applications and mashups that can read and write data from your Blogger blogs. No server-side programming is required. Your application can run on any domain, too. No proxying is required.

Sounds nice. Some samples are available here. One of them is blog.press, a sample Blogger app that allows you to create, edit and delete blog posts while online, using only client-side code and the JavaScript client library. Another more elaborated sample, blog.gears, adds offline capabilities to the Blogger app by combining the Gdata JavaScript Client Library with Google Gears. Even more nice.

I'm writing this post using blog.gears and I'm currently offline. Let's save it now and see how blog.gears handles this... - Saving post and putting network back - Ok, I'm online again. I've just reopened this post, everything looks in place. Good. I'm going ahead.

This was a really quick and simple test but still very interesting. Think about Google Docs. We know Google will continue to roll out the JavaScript client libraries to other services as soon as they can. We know offline mode is a requirement for Google Docs for real world usage (and competition with Microsoft). So, how far from this feature do you think Google is now ? Import/export would require Gears to support a more high level language than JavaScript so I'm not expecting it soon but what about a "basic" offline mode ?

Enough for now, let's post this.