August 2007

Java Kernel In Java 1.6 Update 4. When Can I Try It?

A recent blog post let’s the world know that the Java Kernel will be a part of JDK 6 Update 4.  There is not a lot of information around what this means outside of Ethan Nicholas’s blog entry in May and some of his earlier posts describing the intent project and the official announcement about the project.  Seems like… Read more Java Kernel In Java 1.6 Update 4. When Can I Try It?

Debugging JavaScript Executing in Java with HtmlUnit

For the past few days, I have been doing a little work with embedded JavaScript within the HtmlUnit project.  HtmlUnit is a really cool project that is a headless web browser written in Java that is really useful if you are trying to do automated testing or web scraping and want to simulate how a real… Read more Debugging JavaScript Executing in Java with HtmlUnit

Exercise Helps

See, I’m on to something with this Innovation on the Run.  Just ran across a New York Times article on how exercise helps your brain. Scientists have suspected for decades that exercise, particularly regular aerobic exercise, can affect the brain. But they could only speculate as to how. Now an expanding body of research shows… Read more Exercise Helps

Compilation Struggles with Java 6 ScriptEngine, JavaScript, and Maven

One of the projects I am currently on is to create a Java based headless browser that I can easily control programmatically.  I have wanted this for a couple of reasons over the years, one for navigating websites when trying to scrape information and secondly for use in automated functional testing.  I love the Selenium… Read more Compilation Struggles with Java 6 ScriptEngine, JavaScript, and Maven