Monthly Archives: December 2011

Knockout JS 2.0.0 released – Dynamic JavaScript-UIs using Data Binding

The Knockout JS Team recently released version 2.0.0 of their JavaScript data binding framework. Knockout JS is a small Javascript library that offers declarative data binding for your HTML code. It enables you to separate you HTML code from your … Continue reading

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FF9 GWT DevMode Plugin

There is a preliminary ff9 developer mode plugin available for testing, get it here: Source:!msg/google-web-toolkit/wElYN-Thi2M/TCgLDSNRusEJ

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Spring Framework moves to GitHub

The spring framework moved to GitHub: Today we’re happy to announce that the Spring Framework has moved to GitHub! As you’ve probably noticed, nearly every other Spring project has already made the move, and those that haven’t will soon. In … Continue reading

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Project Jigsaw – jdk8? – big picture?!?

Mark Reinhold (Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle) just published a “document” titled “Project Jigsaw: The Big Picture — DRAFT 1“, his words: This document is an overview of the current state of Project Jigsaw, an exploratory … Continue reading

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Grails Database Queries – Criteria Builder vs. Where Queries [updated]

Before Grails 2.0 arrived, Grails offered 3 ways of doing a database query: dynamic finders HQL queries Hibernate Criteria Builder If the database query is very simple, dynamic finders are a good choice. But for everything else, I used Criteria … Continue reading

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Hibernate 4 – the next level

I am a little bit late, but Hibernate 4 has been released a few days ago: What’s new?    A lot of things; too many to list here. But here is a list of the major improvements done in 4.0: … Continue reading

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Fonts for programmers

I just came across this posting about top 10 fonts for programmers, and the follow-up posting about the new Anonimous Pro Font. Anonymous Pro is a family of four fixed-width fonts designed especially with coding in mind. Characters that could … Continue reading

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