Monthly Archives: October 2004

Cesky hiphop zije

V posledni dobe si do mych usi nasly cestu nasledujici 2 ceska hiphopova cd. Prvni z nich je pocin dj Wiche s nazvem Time Is Now, na kterem dal dohromady ruznorode flaky, natocene s jeho hosty. Jednoznacnymi favority v mem playlistu jsou tracky 2, 6 a 7.

2 je spravne depresivni Continue reading

Invex ’04

Vcera jsem si udelal vylet do Brna. Asi nejvic jsem se tesil na vlastni cestu, protoze ridim malo a tudiz rad. :) No co rici k vlastnimu Invexu ? Jsem rad ze tu je, ale moc toho specialne pro me nenabidl.

Jediny pavilon, kde to skutecne zilo byl game hall Z. V mnoha clancich ci diskuzich na internetu jsem se docetl, ze je to pavilon plny pubosu-sberacu. No a co? Ty lidi byli jediny schopny vytvorit na Invexu komunitu, kterou jsem v jinem pavilonu nevidel. Bylo zajimave sledovat sevelici dav, napjate prihlizejic republikovemu finale ve Warcraftu nebo houfu “typku” chytajici cd-cka a jine vylomeniny, prsici jim na hlavy z podia. Tahle komunita si primo rika o ceskou mutaci popularniho a siroce sledovaneho poradu televizni stanice NBC – Giga Games.

Celkove jsem spokojeny. Jako sberatel, fanousek a hrac FPS her jsem si za velmi vyhodnou cenu koupil ceskou klasiku Operation FlashPoint – Platinum edition a pak nakoukl do trucku Sony a poradne si prohledl nadherne notebooky Vaio, pro ktere mam skutecnou slabost.
Uplne jsem na nich videl nabehnutou Ideu. :)

Naslapla wiki jmenem JotSpot

Tak tahle wiki implementace vypada fakt pekne. Jmenuje se JotSpot a muzete si ji stahnout ze stranek Jot. Me osobne se moc libi napojeni na email – kazda stranka ma vlastni mailbox a dynamicke formulare, ktere vam umozni kategorizaci dat, a tak se nestane z vasi mile wiki-krasky WikiSmetiste.

No a kdyz si JotSpotu demo da na sve stranky Jon Udell, tak uz nema smysl nic dodavat.

Zdravim Tarzana – Systinetiho wiki gurua, ktery ma mozna uz vsechny tyhle featury davno implementovany. ;)

(via Stefan)

Zajimave jython tutorialy

Pokud take radi unikate z typove svazaneho java sveta k javascriptu ci jeste lepe jythonu, tato stranka Seana McGratha vam v budoucnu postupne poskytne par zajimavych jython tutorialu, zacina se servlety ;) . (via Bill deHára)

Byti SAPistou

Co si predstavite, kdyz se rekne SAP?

Na me pada posvatna ucta, asi takova, jako kdyz mi v roce 1999 jeden pan z Oracle pri rozhovoru o J2EE rikal: “Nauc se to, tady v republice to nikdo poradne neumi.” Tak jsem sedl Continue reading

Budte extremni

Predem bych rad podotknul, ze o extremnim programovani (XP) toho bylo napsano na internetu pomerne dost (jako ostatne o vsem),
a tak nechci chodit s drivim do lesa. Co bych zde rad postupne zverejnil jsou me osobni zkusenosti, napady a vychytavky, ktere jsem nasbiral pri svem ucinkovani Continue reading

Extreme programming – question about automated testing

I lead small team of system programmers, we have developed the core of a mid-sized system,
but our system become suffer from “butterfly” effect (sometime small program change at left corner, totally smash functionality at right corner).
I see opportunity in extreme programming technique and I would like to exchange experience each other.
Principles of this technique are easy: fast loopback, simplicity, small changes, quality, I understand benefits
and some bottlenecks, but still I don’t understand some practises like how to write automated tests.
Has anybody experience with such testing infrastructure (ex. Nunit) ?
thanx maf

Why Firefox sucks at the moment

First of all, Firefox is a very sympatic and lightweight browser and I simply enjoy creating new tabs instead of creating new windows, intelligent search inside a page etc. However, the following behaviour makes it an unusable browser for me and for other web developers as well:

When you open a new browser windows (not new tab) session is still shared among all currently opened windows. Simple case, you log in as a user “kerry” to the portal. Later on you open the new window and log in as a user “bush” and what do you see? You are logged in as a “kerry”. or “kerry” is now logged in as a “bush” depending on the logic behind. I think those two users would mind really to share their data. ;)

Luckily, Firefox developers are aware of this nasty behaviour – bug report and hopefully come over with solution soon.

Instant Messaging in Java

This theme has been constantly coming back to me over and over again. First time, it was just a challenge to create an ICQ client, while I was learning java net API. Well, the result wasn’t that satisfying :) .
When I purchased my first MIDP 1.0 enabled Nokia two years ago, I returned back to my ICQ work and finally developed a tiny library able to connect, download contacts and send a message. Suddenly, what worked well in Nokia emulator, didn’t do well inside the real phone. The reason was Nokia implementation of MIDP 1.0 doesn’t contain implementation of java sockets, which are essential during the initial handshake.
Recently I was searching for Jabber libraries to create a very simple Ariba Buyer client. This type of client will be called from two places – from within the Buyer itself, while the purchase order has to be approved by given person as so as from Tibco to notify admin, when something really screws up.
I came across to the Jive XMPP/jabber library (Jive is known thanks to their great forums soft) called Smack API, which looks very promising. Besides that, Jive is going to release their own open source XMPP server – press release, which can be interesting for automated quick messaging within the companies, where email is sometime too slow. :)