Yet another web application framework: Play!

Several years ago (when I started learning Java (not that I ha finished since)), we had only just a handful of web application frameworks to choose from (like Struts, Spring, JSF), and these were used by most of the web developers.
These days, we see a new web application framework appearing each month, claiming that this is that easiest framework you can find, and is way shinier than the others…This is a bit frightening.
Yes I have to agree that diversity is nice but what about the developers? How can you be good in such number of frameworks? How can you pass a job interview with all these technologies available? Hmm…

Today I ran into a new one called Play!, thanks to the following article on Javalobby: http://java.dzone.com/news/web-services-using-play

At first look this seems impressive (too), and I have to say that it caught my eye…maybe I will give it a try someday. It would be nice to see how it performs in a production application.

I have some questions to you:
Do we need so many application frameworks, doing almost the same thing?
How easy is for you to decide which one to use from all these shiny ones? (I personally am totally quite confused)

Do you have any taught on this? Please share them with me.

Until next time,

Happy Coding,
N

WordPress in Java = nWP

Hi all

Log time no…write ;-).

Well i’ve been kind of busy (ad maybe too lazy) lately, to write something, but today I have found a nice piece of software presented in a short article on the JavaLobby portal. The article presents a nice idea:  let’s have a WordPress blogging engine written in Java?

HOW can this be done?: by migrating the code from PHP to Java…simple as that…

and here it is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nwordpress, the foks from http://numiton.org/ have done it. My congrats….

I can’t wait to try it out…and mostly to have a look at the code… ;-)…. maybe I’ll try to migrate my WordPress again…hopefully with more success than last time.

Have nice day, and happy coding

N

19 Strategies for Finding Blog Readers

I found a nice article about some strategies of finding and attracticg readers to your blog.

19 strategies:

1. It takes time
2. Content Content Content
3. Link to others
4. Get Links from other Bloggers
5. Participate in other people’s conversations
6. Interact with Readers
7. Update frequently
8. Add a signature to your outgoing email
9. Promote your RSS Feed
10. List your site on Portals, Blog Indexes, Directories and Search Engines
11. Search Engine Optimization
12. Participate in others Blogger’s Projects

13. Participate in other web forums
14. Explore other formats of communication
15. Offline Techniques
16. Make it viral
17. Advertise
18. Link baiting
19. Take all advice with a grain of salt – Be yourself and have fun!

 

Read the whole article here