Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” by Eric Bidelman

Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” is a good read. It’s small, but concise, and the perfect size (for me). The book covers the evolving specification that is the HTML5 FileSystem API. It isn’t implemented in every browser but does … Continue reading

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Configuring the MyEclipse DB Browser to View the Liferay Portal Database

Assumption: Liferay 5.1.2 on tomcat using default HSQLDB, which comes pre-configured with the download Steps: Switch to the MyEclipse Database Explorer perspective In the DB Browser window, right click, and choose New… Fill in the fields with the values shown … Continue reading

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Liferay 5.1.2 Web Services with a .Net Consumer

This is a simple step-by-step list of how to access the Liferay UserService from a C#.Net client, using Visual Studio 2010 to generate the proxy classes. I’m including this here because I ran into a number of issues while doing … Continue reading

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Vermont Hackathon aka VTHackathon

I’ve been attending a lot of free developer events over the last few years. I’ve been incredibly impressed at the generosity of speakers to give their time and of sponsors and hosts to donate space, food, swag, and even significant … Continue reading

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Is JavaScript eval really evil?

You may have heard this before: “eval is evil”. But is it really? And if so, why is it? I’ll start with a quote: “The eval function and its relatives (Function, setTimeout, and setInterval) provide access to the JavaScript compiler. … Continue reading

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