Conny Lundgren

On Agile, Development, Mac, Technology and life in general.

Free Book on Maven

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Andrew Williams posts about the release of his free book on Maven.

Thats right, there is a new guide out there to help all those interested in Maven (or already using it) to get the most out of their build lifecycle. It is indeed the definitive guide and will be regularly updated so it stays that way. This book is produced by my colleges at Sonatype and is a free gift to the Maven community - no registration, no catches. From the front of our site:

Sure, there has been articles around for maven previous, but not as “complete” as this. It made it to my bookmarks anyway.

Weblogic 10 on OS X..

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Weblogic, being one of the major player in the Java EE app server space relea sed the first fully certified final release last week (although a fully certified tech preview has been available for a while now.).

Being a longtime Weblogic user (my current project using Weblogic 9.2 to name just one) I decided to give it a spin. Since BEA doesn’t support OS X I start out by making the beast run on my preferred platform, fortunately its quite easy, and I have previously blogged about it. So here is a quick recap for WLS10.

Firstly download the HP-UX Itanium release (server100_generic.jar)

Start the graphical installer by running

java -Dos.name=unix -jar server100_generic.jar

One installed, go ahead and create a new domain (or upgrade an existing if thats your game), use the wlserver_10.0/common/bin/config.sh to start the wizard.

Voila, your ready to go. Start the new domain and start playing around with WLS10.

And of course, running Weblogic on OSX is not supported by BEA in any way.

My next step is to evaluate the WLS10, to get to know it a bit better. Ill take a existing Java EE app and make it run on WLS 10 (The app is currently in production on JBoss AS, and I’ve previously “ported” it to Glassfish). So hand around for my observations. _ Note, by using this approach you will miss out on the platform dependent optimization (namely using native libraries, but this method has served me good in the past)._

to be continued…

Update: It has come to my attention that the console may freeze (and the CPU jumps to 100%) when trying to login to the console (I didn’t run into it since I had made theese changes anyway). Change/add the following to _bin/setDomainEnv.sh _

USER_MEM_ARGS=”-Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m”

Switched Feeds to FeedBurner

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I’ve switched my feeds at this blog to be published via FeedBurner. There should be no disruption to your normal reading, although some aggregators might show some non-new items as new.

The WP plugin really made it a breeze.

Mobile JSF Library

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Ericsson (yes, not Sony Ericsson) surely surprised me with the release of a framework called Mobile JSF Kit , the kit comes complete with documentation.

Quote from the site

The Mobile JSF (JavaServer Faces) Kit consists of the MobileFaces core library, a developer’s guide and sample applications to help Java EE developers to rapidly develop internet mobile applications.

Skimming through the doc it seems to contain quite allot of nice features, like detecting devices although it especially states that detecting screen size are not possible.

So is the time right to face your enterprise app to the mobile platform? This certainly could make things easier.

Clean Looking Bag for MacBook

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It seams that I forgot to mention I picked up a ”BlackBook” when I were on vacation to Florida recently, I can’t believe how much cheaper the hardware is”over there”. This far I am really impressed, it is plenty fast (upgraded to 2gigs of RAM) and perfect size. Finally I can use a laptop on the weekly flights.

But one thing is missing, I picked up a Incase Neoprene case at the same time I bought the computer (only thing available at the Apple Store, and only in not so nice ugly Red). But I really want a clean looking bag to go with it (no crumpler) preferably in black leather. I can’t seam to find a decent looking shoulder bag; the ACME made is pretty nice but not what I’m looking for.

Any tips on a good looking bag/case?

JSR299 Session at JavaOne

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Gavin & Bob will be holding a JSR299 Session at JavaOne-2007. Don´t miss it!

Session details (as found on JavaOne site).

JSR 299, Web Beans, aims to unify the JavaServer Faces technology-based managed bean component model with the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) component model, resulting in a significantly simplified programming model for web-based applications. This session covers

• The background of the Web Beans effort • Expert group membership • The purpose and scope of the Web Beans specification • The Web Beans programming model • The impact on other JSRs: EJB 3 architecture; JavaServer Faces platform; Java EE • The current status of JSR 299 • Open issues • Q&A

Moved the Blog, or Atleast Tried To..

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I started to move my blog yesterday, from my own hosting to a shared hosting on Dreamhost (heard allot of good things about them, and as a bonus the have hosted SVN servers). I can´t remember the last time I used a provider to host things, but i guess it were 10 years ago :).

Well things could have been going smoother, I changed the DNS at my registrar last night before hitting the sack and expected to be up and running when i woke up this morning. Guess what, my Dreamhost experience started out pretty rough (to say the least), they have had some serious downtimes all day. Well I guess these things happens, I will give them a spin and evaluate their services.

Next JavaForum in Malmö

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The schedule for the Malmö edition of JavaForum has been posted, it takes place on 2007-03-15 at 17.00. And the topics are Opening the DDDoor with Value Objects, Neo, Java Generics and of course the mandatory beer & peanuts.

More details available (in Swedish) here

Swedish Spring Usergroup

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Good to see things are moving here in Sweden aswell. (snipet from http://www. springframework.org/node/408)

The Sweden Spring User Group has been founded. The group will be backed by Jayway, the leading Java house in Sweden. The goal is to arrange activities and seminars, and exchange information, experiences and opinions about the Spring framework and other related technologies. The User Group is available at http://groups.google.com/group/swedenspring. The communication in the group is in Swedish. We are looking forward to meet you there and have a lot of interesting discussions!