23 Nov 2005

Adding trackback feature

I recently discovered that blogger now support trackbacks.
So I turn on the "links to this post" aka trackback feature on all my posts.

22 Nov 2005

Transient in java

I also mix transient with lenient (because I don't use them often), so since we are in the "definition zone" today, here's the java definition of transient:
Transient instance fields are neither saved nor restored by the standard serialisation mechanism. You have to handle restoring them yourself.

and the english (not technical) definition:
  • one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
  • transeunt: of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
  • ephemeral: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"...

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Lenient in java

I never remember what does lenient mean? Hopefully google has the lenient definition ;)
You can find it in java with DateFormat, JXPath for example.

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How To Write Unmaintainable Code

18 Nov 2005

Catch by Flickr!

Since my last post about technorati, I've been playing around with it.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that flickr made a link beetween francisoud tag and an old flickr photo (on the right part of the screenshot)!

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I did it! I started to use Technorati tags system (at last) :)
Thanks to thomas for explaning me how to integrate them with blogger ;)

Some screenshots:

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9 Nov 2005

Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs presentations

Interesting comparison between bill Gates heavy loaded powerpoint presentations and steve Jobs "zen" presentations.
The Zen aesthetic values include (but are not limited to):
  • Simplicity
  • Subtlety
  • Elegance
  • Suggestive rather than the descriptive or obvious
  • Naturalness (i.e., nothing artificial or forced),
  • Empty space (or negative space)
  • Stillness, Tranquility
  • Eliminating the non-essential

Apple history

Sylvain showed us this funny apple history site yesterday.
I'm not a Mac addict but that's funny to see old computer and what today's computers can do!

8 Nov 2005

Rails and JSF - JSF creator discuss rails and technologies'mavens

David Geary, who worked on core JSF, explains why he is looking at Ruby on Rails even if it seems to be one of JSF competitor.

I'm learning Rails and I feel the same way as David Geary about learning new tools:
I am a Rails convert, because first and foremost, I am a maven. I love to learn, and even more, I love to teach. And I absolutely love to learn new technologies.
I believe that both JSF and Rails have their place. JSF is better suited to conservative organizations with complex needs and Rails is better suited to folks who are willing to take some risk and whose needs are not as complex.
For me, Rails is currently shifting to mainstream, it will (or is already) a bigger success than Zope and may replace Php for rapid web development.
But I will not junk Java, I do love this language too.

I'll just use the one who suits for the context where I'm using it.

7 Nov 2005

Updated my blogger profile

Because of useit weblog usablity alertbox, I updated my blogger profile and added a photo (humm... may be not the prettiest...)