Monday, January 22, 2007


Felt totally vindicated today, when my choice of XML as a config language paid off, as people wanted to be able to view the config on-line.

So sprinkle a quick bit of xslt goodness and there you go!


Friday, January 19, 2007


There should be more of a buzz about this. OpenLaszlo (4) fscking rocks.

AJAX or Flash? How cool is that?

Plus you don't develop in language X (apart from the back-end, and then you can choose whichever you like).


Monday, January 08, 2007

Windsor, Bugzilla, WebWork

Special Souvenir 500th Blog post! (Actually, there would be more but some were deleted for reasons I don't want to go into).

We went to Windsor at the weekend. Even in the rain it's a lovely place (and I'm not a monarchist). Lovely historic buildings, the railway station that's been turned into a posh shopping precinct, swans on the river. Very nice. We didn't go into the castle this time as it is £34.50 for a family. (Yow! I pay my taxes, etc.) We'll go another day.

Started porting Bugzilla to Oracle, and found out that Oracle themselves have nearly finished doing it anyway, after months of radio silence. Dear Oracle, next time, try "release early", so people might not think that you've given up... Oh well.

Played a bit with WebWork (and SiteMesh) and it's a hell of a lot nicer than Struts 1.x was. Still weird in some ways (Java frameworks are often too elegant for my meagre brain) but good.