Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stanford looking for a BCS Bowl Game

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5861059

Stanford (11-1), fresh off a shutout against Oregon State, is No. 4 with one week to go in the season. Should Stanford finish at No. 5 or lower, it would be in danger of getting left out altogether because its fans generally don't flock to long distance bowl sites. As long as the Cardinal don't fall when the final standings are released next week -- and there's no good reason why they would -- one of the bowls will be forced to take them.

I love that last line: "forced to take them".  I guess that's the way East Coast writers think about Stanford.  Nobody wants them around, but you have to admit they're a good team.  The Cardinal may have problems filling their own stadium for home games (that's a long story), but I have no doubt that Stanford will be able to sell out their allotment of tickets to whatever bowl game takes them.  If you're running a bowl game, don't you want a team with a high-powered offense and a suspect defense?  I thought everyone liked high scoring games on TV.

If South Carolina somehow manages to defeat #1 Auburn, that moves TCU into the National Championship Game against Oregon, and opens up the Rose Bowl for Stanford.  It's more likely that TCU will end up in the Rose Bowl under the special non-automatic-qualifier preference that they're using for the first time this season.  Either the Orange Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl will then be forced to take Stanford.  Personally, I'm thinking Orange.  We'll find out on December 5.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

What the HTTP is CouchApp?

http://couchapp.org/page/what-is-couchapp

A CouchApp is just a JavaScript and HTML5 app that can be served directly to the browser from CouchDB, without any other software in the stack. 

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AppEngine-Magic 0.3.0

appengine-magic abstracts away nearly all the boilerplate necessary to
deploy an App Engine application. It also enables interactive
development through the REPL. The new version has full support for
many App Engine services: the datastore, memcache, user Google account
authentication, the blobstore, sending and receiving email, task
queues, and remote URL access.

http://github.com/gcv/appengine-magic

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What should a developer know before building a public web site?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ClojureQL - 1.0.0 now in beta

http://bestinclass.dk/index.clj/2010/11/clojureql--1.0.0-now-in-beta.html

ClojureQL 1.0 is has been a long time coming, but I feel confident that the interfaces and primitives of this implementation are whats needed to provide the ultimate SQL integration experience. ClojureQL is similar in intent to Rubys Arel. The current implementation is the refined experience of the previous 2.5 years boiled down into about 700 lines of pure Clojure.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

The new Plantilus.com website

Lisa is working on a new website: http://www.Plantilus.com

"A place for plants"

I will be doing some programming in Clojure to generate web pages from her database of plant information.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hacker News discussion on writing apps in HTML5

Interesting discussion.  Several developers are doing most of their work in HTML5, but writing a native wrapper for the web view so that can participate as a native app in the App Store.  Other people say that the web UI is too slow -- for example, it can't keep up with a pinch gesture like a native app.  PhoneGap is mentioned several times as a useful framework.

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1903074

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Stanford Cardinal Stats, Scores, and News

StatSheet.com follows college sports.  Their robots assembly the news for you.  For now, there's much less noise than on gostanford.com.

http://statsheet.com/cfb/teams/stanford

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Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X

Good news for Java and Clojure on the Mac:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/11/12openjdk.html

November 12, 2010—Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client. OpenJDK will make Apple’s Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.

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Oracle and Apple announce OpenJDK Project for Java on Mac OS X

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/12/oracle_and_apple_announce_openjdk_for_java_on_mac_os_x.html

Oracle and Apple on Friday announced a new partnership that will bring the Java SE 7 and future versions of Java for Mac OS X to users directly from Oracle.

With the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X, Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client. OpenJDK will make Apple's Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Google Web Toolkit

I haven't used these, but I've been meaning to look into them...

GWT lets you design AJAX apps in Java and compile to JavaScript for deployment

http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/download.html


WindowBuilder Pro is GUI designer for Java

http://code.google.com/javadevtools/wbpro/index.html

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Get Started with Git

Once you start using Git, you’ll want to throw everything into it, from full-blown apps to blog post drafts, because it’s so easy and versatile.

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/get-started-with-git/

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Ultimate Guide to Website Wireframing

This guide covers what you need to know about website wireframes to get started.

http://sixrevisions.com/user-interface/website-wireframing/

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