Friday, December 18, 2009

Some new browser-based smartphone tooling

Project Ares is a new browser-based development tool for Palm/WebOS

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Cloud + OSGi + GWT + ECF Rest + Twitter API = Modular web services

Using several technologies, I've recently created a Twitter user status service...i.e. a web service that retrieves the latest user status for a given user.

Click here to use/try it

You will need a Twitter username and password to get that user's status.

Here's what was used

Web Server: EclipseRT, p2, Equinox servletbridge
Ajax Web UI: Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
REST API: ECF REST/remote services API, Twitter REST API/service
Cloud provider: Amazon Cloud/Web Services (AWS)

The use of OSGi modularity makes this not only possible, but lightweight...as this server/service consists only of the bundles necessary to actually provide this service...and each of those used are small.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

why we cooperate

It's a little hard for me to believe these days, but cooperation seems to be built in http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/science/01human.html

Perhaps it's time to behave more like children.