Open Source

Presentation on Using the Embedded JBoss Container

Gave a presentation tonight to the Philly JBoss Users Group about using Embedded JBoss. For the unaware, Embedded JBoss allows a developer to embed much of the functionality of the JBoss application server (EJB, Messaging, JNDI, Security, Transactions) in another application.  A great use for the technology is in the creation of unit tests that… Read more Presentation on Using the Embedded JBoss Container

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

Distributed Data Processing: The next opportunity Open Source needs to conquer?

Just ran across a couple of articles on distributed data processing.  InfoQ is discussing the need for a new paradigm for scaling processing at the same time development on an open source solution is progressing as Yahoo! seems to be gearing up development on Hadoop (Tim O’Reilly’s take).  When you get to a certain size of data,… Read more Distributed Data Processing: The next opportunity Open Source needs to conquer?

Open Source Software as a Marketing Platform for Hiring

Was just reading an article at cio.com that talks about How to Recruit in a Hot Market.  One of the points they talk about is marketing your IT organization, mentioning that some large corporation employ full time marketers for their IT team.  But how is a smaller team to compete?  One overlooked method is how… Read more Open Source Software as a Marketing Platform for Hiring