web development

Amazon Web Services SQS in Grails with Spring JMS

I recently needed a quick and simple queue implementation for a Grails project but didn’t want the hassle of maintaining an extra application like ApacheMQ or RabbitMQ. Since this Grails project was already to be housed in Amazon EC2 I decided to pursue the use of AWS’s SQS (Simple Queue Service). Although some Grails SQS

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Use Grails Services from PHP with PHP/Java Bridge

I was investigating the alternatives to exposing Grails services to PHP. Of course we could just expose the services at web services, but where’s the fun in that.

I was interested in the PHP’s Java connectivity, specifically through the PHP/Java Bridge.

Ant Groovy target to create Hudson compatible PHPUnit XML report

While setting up a Hudson CI and deployment solution for some PHP projects I ran into a problem getting the PHPUnit reports to integrate properly into the builds. I kept getting the error: Recording test results None of the test reports contained any result It seems that the report XML that PHPunit creates with the

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general

Frontline Explores How Digital Technology Shapes Our Lives and Thinking

Last night PBS’s Frontline aired a great piece on technology and the internet and how its starting to shape our minds; how we learn, process and regurgitate information.

web development

Amazon Web Services SQS in Grails with Spring JMS

I recently needed a quick and simple queue implementation for a Grails project but didn’t want the hassle of maintaining an extra application like ApacheMQ or RabbitMQ. Since this Grails project was already to be housed in Amazon EC2 I decided to pursue the use of AWS’s SQS (Simple Queue Service). Although some Grails SQS

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mobile

Grails Mobile Browser Detection with WURFL

Here’s a quick and cheap solution for detecting and redirecting clients on mobile browsers to mobile versions of your Grails application using WURFL .

graphic design

Perpetually Trapped in Design Hell

I came across this humorous but oh-so-true post on TheOatmeal.com about working with client on projects and wanted to share.