Author Archives: Oliver Wolff

ICEpdf provides hassle free PDF presentation within Java

For many Java-Applications there is the need for displaying PDF files, as defacto standard for document presentation. Beneath jPDFViewer (Commercial) and pdf-renderer (LGPL, for Swing or other Graphics2D implementations) there is ICEpdf available. It is dual licensed: Commercial and Mozilla … Continue reading

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Simple time-formatting with PrettyTime

Did you ever tried to create human readable time output like “in 2 minutes” or “moments ago”? A nice library therefore is PrettyTime.

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Adventures with HTML5, Part 1

One of the hotter topics in Web-Development today is the rise of HTML 5. Like many others I’ve had only vague ideas, of what it is: Something with directly embedding videos with the tag without the need for funny object-embed … Continue reading

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Douglas Crockford on JavaScript

While searching for information about YUI I stumbled about a series of excellent video presentations about JavaScript. The First Episode is about the history of programming, in an entertaining and quite epic way. It is as well interesting for people, … Continue reading

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Although not always a top priority for developers / project managers it is good practice to create web applications, which are accessible for people with visual, auditory or physical limitations. This becomes more and more important, because many customers are … Continue reading

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Liferay 6 kommt … bald

Ohne großes Brimborium hat Liferay einen Release Candidate des kommenden Liferay 6 (Bunyan) bereitgestellt: Liferay Downloads. Eine Beschreibung der Änderungen findet sich in den Blogs. Eine Übersicht der Neuerungen: Inhalte Page/Site Templates: Templates für befüllte Seiten / Seitenbäume Structures können … Continue reading

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Gavin King on Contexts, Dependency Injection, EE 6 and Weld

Nice chat about Dependency Injection, Contexts and more on Dzone, with transcription. http://java.dzone.com/videos/gavin-king-jsr299

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