Saturday, September 24, 2005

A series of tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification

Getting Started With JasperReports

JasperReports is a very popular open source (LGPL) reporting library written in Java. Unfortunately it is not very well documented and I had a hard time coming up with a simple report. After some research, I was able to generate a simple report. This article summarizes what I found needed to be done to get started with JasperReports

David Heffelfinger

Java Examples -

Analyzes the source code of production Java open source projects such as Ant, Tomcat and Batik and load that analysis into a java examples database designed for easy searching. You enter the name of a Java API Class you want to see example invocations of and click Search

How to Decide What Bugs to Fix When, Part 1

Here is the golden rule of organizing bugs: fix bugs in the order most likely to result in success. Sounds obvious, right? Wrong. I'd bet that more than half of the buggy and unreliable software you've ever used was that way not because the developers didn't have time to make it better; they simply fixed the wrong bugs. Wanting to fix the right bugs and knowing how to do it are two different things

Jreepad allows you to store and edit all your little nuggets of text in an incredibly intuitive tree structure

Jreepad allows you to store and edit all your little nuggets of text in an incredibly intuitive tree structure. Each 'node' on the tree has a plain-text 'article' associated with it, meaning that a Jreepad file becomes almost a freeform database, storing all kinds of information. Jreepad is inspired by, and compatible with, the Windows program 'Treepad Lite'

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index

Executives at Google, the rapidly growing online-search company that promises to 'organize the world's information,' announced Monday the latest step in their expansion effort: a far-reaching plan to destroy all the information it is unable to index.

CEO Eric Schmidt speaks at Google's California headquarters (below).'Our users want the world to be as simple, clean, and accessible as the Google home page itself,' said Google CEO Eric Schmidt at a press conference held in their corporate offices. 'Soon, it will be.'
The new project, dubbed Google Purge, will join such popular services as Google Images, Google News, and Google Maps, which catalogs the entire surface of the Earth using high-resolution satellites.
As a part of Purge's first phase, executives will destroy all copyrighted materials that cannot be searched by Google

World's First Built-In Wi-Fi -Enabled Digital Cameras

Nikon is redefining the digital camera shooting experience with the announcement of two new revolutionary Wi-Fi enabled models. The Coolpix P1 and P2 are the world's first built-in Wi-Fi-enabled (IEEE802.11b/g) digital cameras to hit the marketplace. These groundbreaking cameras allow consumers to immediately transmit images wirelessly directly to a computer or to any PictBridge-enabled printer equipped with the optional Nikon Wireless Printer Adapter (PD-10), for wireless printing

Friday, September 02, 2005

iReport - OpenSource Java Reporting Tool

iReport - OpenSource Java Reporting Tool: "iReport is a powerful, intuitive and easy to use visual report builder/designer for JasperReports written in 100% pure java. This tool allows users to visually edit complex reports with charts, images, subreports,.... iReport is integrated with JFreeChart, one of the most diffused OpenSource chart library for java. The data to print can be retrieved through several ways including multiple JDBC connections, TableModels, JavaBeans, XML, etc...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

"Cell" Processor Chip

Consider that Intel delivered the first teraflops (one thousand gigaflops) supercomputer to the U.S. Department of Energy in December 1996. That supercomputer had 9,216 Pentium Pro processors packaged in 85 cabinets. It occupied 1,600 square feet of floor space and required 800 kilowatts (kW) of power. Today, just four tiny Cell chips produce the same performance as the world's fastest supercomputer did less than 10 years ago. That's impressive for a chip in your TV set