Rainy days and Java always get me down


I've Moved My Blog

It's currently located at http://www.urlinone.com/blog

I should say "I'm moving my blog." It's a pretty painful process.

Pebble has blown up on me, and it's been many months since I've been able to blog reliably. I've lost posts. And now I've got to figure out how to migrate my past blog posts from Pebble to my new destination without all the URLs changing, lest external links become 404 Not Founds.

Why does everything in the 21st century have to be a three-day project???

This is a really well done, albeit long, screencast comparing JSP, Rails, Zope (Plone), Turbo Gears, Django, and J2EE. It is entertaining, smart, and fun. It's also a great example of quality presentation techniques. And the final score is almost definitely going to surprise you.

It took me over five months to get around to watching this presentation. I recommend you not wait that long. Now, please excuse me while I go take a good look at...

I've been playing with Streamlined today, and, despite the never-restart-the-server impression you get from the movie, there are times when you get errors as you add belongs_to, has_many, and relationships to your model and streamlined files.

I pulled my hair out for far too long and was ready to chalk it up to buggy, prerelease code, when I just figured I'd try restarting WEBrick. Sure enough, that was all that was needed.

*sigh*

Streamlined is quite awesome, by the way. It's the missing piece that makes Rails absolutely fantastic. Now, it's a real turn-key application generation platform.

I've always been a big fan of Jon Udell's InfoWorld column, but now I have an even bigger reason to appreciate Jon! :-)

It's also amazing to see what influence some people have. This small mention from Jon has brought me a significant stream of visitors!

Thanks, Jon! Hopefully I can return the favor with this mention in my blog. Maybe you'll finally get some readers to your blog. ;-P