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Webservice Session Maintenance – Apache CXF, Blaze DS, Spring and Flex

If Flex is dominting RIA world, CXF is dominating SOA world with its feature rich framework. CXF not only makes developers life easy by abstracting many complex task through a set of APIs but also adheres to WS-* standards without a need to having dependency on other frameworks.

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XUL, SVG, SMIL, AML everything under one roof – AMPLE

You must have heard of XUL, language to define user interfaces using XML. Till now, XUL has been a properitory kind of implementation supported by Mozila browser. The advantage of using XUL is feature rich controls, which are not available in HTML. While Mozilla claims that it can be easily ported across various platforms but the fact is, it can run only on Mozila browser.

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Mozilla Raindrop – Open Messaging

Over past few years, information sharing has grown by leaps and bounds. There are various means of communication and Internet has just added options to effectively transmit data over the wires. While sharing of information has become much easier, the fact that remain painful is “The Information is cluttered” across various sites. Be it email, RSS feeds, twitter messages or even social networking sites, users are required to login to various sites to get the data.
Mozilla has taken one step towards bringing all these stuffs under one umbrella and making the important information available to you from one window.
Fore more details visit http://labs.mozilla.com/raindrop/

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Something about Oracle Application Server

Just recently, I came across a weird issue while running application on Oracle Application Server. The problem was faced by one of the projects in our department and was quite irritating one.

To tell you more about it, one of our application which quite huge and consists of many forms (entire application developed using Servlets, yes I said entire application) has given us worst nightmare. One of the form in the application has a provision to enter big text data in TextArea. The business user’s tried to copy text from a word document and pasted into the TextArea. This text was having one special character (copyright) which was copied as it is. When user submits data of the form and tries to retrieve it again, the copyright symbol was not displayed properly in TextArea. It was actually showing two weird characters instead of copyright symbol.

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Curl – Yet Another RIA kid

Just recently came across one more RIA tool – Curl (sounds familiar, there is library in PHP with same name but it is used for different purpose). It seems it is competing with Flex – an already established brand in RIA world. A thought just came in my mind, can it really compete with tool like Flex. It is now common that Flash is available in maximum platforms and the player plugin is almost available in every machine.

Why people would explicitly download Curl to use application developed in it? Well my initial impression after looking at demo is that I am not impressed with UI.

For more details visit, http://www.curl.com/products/feature/