Author Archives: Jay


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grails – I get it…

A couple of years back, I was a longtime and loyal, WebWork (1 and 2), Struts (1 and 2) user. I was very reluctant to even try newfangled frameworks like GWT, or Grails. I thought that using Hibernate, Spring, I … Continue reading

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Best jQuery plugin explanantion I’ve read…

OK, so I’m trying too use jQuery, and I wanted to read up on it. After some searching on the well documented jQuery site, I found this post. No hyperbole. This is one of the best tutorials I’ve read in … Continue reading

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Finally, I’ve been working on this, off and on, for a little while now. I primarily made this to promote the awesome Kiva. Kiva helps a ton of people every day! Here’s some thing wrap your mind around – In … Continue reading

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Colbert’s take on the Forever Lazy…

Am I missing something, or is this a ‘Onesie’ for useless people? This is genius… Colbert quote: Finally, a warm cozy way to renounce your ties to humanity! The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Coma Cozy … Continue reading

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Using JSON for GWT

If you’re going to use JSON for a GWT application, truly, you should truly RTFM… JavaScript overlay types are to the rescue. Especially if your data source is on server remote to your module(s). I’d start here Coding Basics – … Continue reading

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So, being famous consumes many of us, to some extent. Some, more deeply than others. Adrian Grenier (He plays Vince on HBO’s Entourage) has a documentary film, in which he follows a teenager who happens to be a member of … Continue reading

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simple v better…

Assume you have a system in which a patient can schedule appointments with a given doctor. In this system, aside from being able to create an appointment, the both the doctor and the patient should be able to modify a … Continue reading

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twig is awesome…

Brian M. introduced me to Twig about a week ago, and it’s awesome! I’m a long time Hibernate user. Over the years, like everyone else, I come to really appreciate the 80-90% that Hibernate does for you. Basically, the things … Continue reading

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HTML Color Hex Shorthand…

OK, for you CSS wizards, and people who can generally read and comprehend things, this will be old news. For the rest of us, in the past years you must have seen color hex shorthand like this “#FED”. Until today, … Continue reading

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