If you are using Mac OSX (i am on Lion) and you just installed Oracle JDK / JRE 7 your Java applets in Chrome will stop working. You will basically be told Chrome does not support Java 7 on the Mac platform. A 64-bit browser (Safari or Firefox, for example) is required to run Java 7 on Mac OS X. 32-bit browsers such as Chrome do not support Java 7 on the Mac platform. Continue reading
Since the use of multi-core computers / PCs is common these days, there are more and more parallel programming frameworks coming up. If you use Scala (or Java) you might have used the AKA framework which is based on Actors. In java 7 there are the Fork/ join APIs. However you might ask why do we need these , since multithreaded apps are already quite common. If you use Servlets and so on you are automatically using multiple threads and JVM is a beast when it comes to scaling up using threads and utilising multiple cores. Continue reading
i just created a simple Library which provides some commonly used helper String functions which you will find useful when working with XML documents
You can check it out on my gitHub profile here
I recently had to implement my own version of RFC 2617 which addresses the digest authentication in http protocol. This RFC is an improvement over RFC 2069 which was the previous version of Digest Access authentication. However RFC 2617 adds some additional security features such as quality of protection (qop) to try to counter re-play attacks. Continue reading
i believe in honesty, not advocacy, and the honest answer is that there is no single answer. What is the organization’s policy regarding languages? Must there be one and only one official language? What is the skill level of the staff?