Category Archives: General

Converting Maven APT docs to Markdown

In a project I worked on many moons ago we were writing documentation in the APT format, and publishing to HTML and PDF using a Maven-based toolchain. APT served us well, but it hasn’t been supported or improved by the … Continue reading

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Encanto Squared

I’ve been working with Encanto Squared lately, and will be posting on the Encanto Squared Engineering site, with more of a focus on Node.js, Polymer, AngularJS, and other technologies we’re using. Speaking of which, Encanto Squared is hiring. If you’re … Continue reading

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Working with Geospatial support in MongoDB: the basics

A project I’m working on requires storage of and queries on Geospatial data. I’m using MongoDB, which has good support for Geospatial data, at least good enough for my needs. This post walks through the basics of inserting and querying … Continue reading

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Web and mobile UI wireframes

People think visually. A picture is worth a thousand words as the saying goes. We’ve recently been using Balsamiq to put together wireframes we use to work out user experience concepts, and to work with stakeholders. Balsamiq is an Adobe … Continue reading

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Idea 8.1 & Grails 1.1

I’ve been working with Grails again lately after not using it for a while. Last time I was using Grails was a pre-1.0 release about a year ago. Even then it was an extremely productive framework, but it was rough … Continue reading

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iPhone hacks

Well, it looks like hackers have been hard at work on the iPhone since it came out and have managed to hack the iPhone to gain access to the filesystem, alter the iPhone’s internals, and to launch custom programs. This … Continue reading

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Web development for iPhone

Apple has posted guidelines for developing web applications for the iPhone. Apple has not provided an SDK for developing applications, so for now this is the only way to create applications for the iPhone. The guidelines tell us how to … Continue reading

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