21 June 2010

MVC communication diagram

Communition diagram for the InfoTool MVC example in SL-285

18 June 2010

Google to introduce micropayment links

According to La Repubblica Google is developing a pay-per-click system, for visiting indexed links, called Newspass. Content propviders will be able to offer text, images and video that is found and payed through Google.

12 June 2010

Applying UML and patterns: Quotes

Le temps est un gran professeur,
mais malheureusement il tue tous ses élèves.
Hector Berlioz

You should use iterative development only on projects you want to succeed.
Martin Fowler

Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.

Fast, cheap, good: choose any two.

In theory, there’s no difference between practice and theory.
But, in practice, there is.
Jan van de Snepscheut

Hardware, n: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.

0x2B | ~0x2B

Je n’aime pas ce mot bombe.
Ce n’est pas une bombe mais simplement un appareil qui explose.
Jacques Le Blanc, French ambassador to New Zealand, on France's nuclear testing

Cats are smarter than dogs.
You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Jeff Valdez

To iterare is human,
to recurse divine.

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
Rich Kulawiec

Luck is the residue of design.
Branch Rickey

Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw

Error, no keyboard – Press F1 to continue
early PC BIOS message

If you were plowing a field,
which would you rather use?
Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
Seymour Cray

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, us by accident.
That’s where we come in;
we’re computer professionals.
We cause accidents.
Nathaniel Borenstein

10 June 2010

internet liability

  • A German court ruled someone can be liable if his WIFI connection is unprotected and that connection is used for illegal acts.

    • Many end users do not understand a thing about internet security, it seams a bit harsh to punish them for that.
    • It is like jailing someone because he left his car open and it was stolen to rob a bank.
  • A US court ruled that if you are mailing a link to a website, you are liable for the contents of the page it links to.

    • This is similar to an earlier ruling on links to illegal downloads.
    • Liability for actual text is a different case all together. 

4 June 2010

standalone tomcat?

A returning topic here is wether you should always run apache httpd as a front end to tomcat for a website.
While apache is more feature rich (non-JVM technologies, URL rewriting, authentication features...) performance is fine on a standalone tomcat: