Month: June 2009

Web2Py: a python web framework we like

At Gioorgi.com we have used plenty of web frameworks. Giovanni Giorgi used Seaside,  a lot of PHP frameworks, Java Struts, RubyOnRails, and Python Django. We have started to look for Web2Py, a compact,  easy to learn  python web framework. From the most notable feature, it runs also on Google App Engine. Written by an Italian …

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Le Squillo, mister B e l’ombra della defenestrazione

Non siamo mai stati dei simpatizzanti di Mr Berlusconi Silvio, sulle pagine di Gioorgi. Non ci è mai piaciuta la sua politica, nessuna sua proposta o tentazione anti-legale, anche se ogni tanto il suo humor da barzellettiere ci ha fatto ridere. La vita personale del signor B. non è per noi significativa: sono i fatti …

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iOpus | Web Browser Scripting, Web Testing, Web Scraping and Website Monitoring

iMacros – Web Automation, Web Testing and Web Scraping Record & replay all web surfing activities Automatically fill out web forms from a database Automate uploads, downloads, and data extraction iMacros is the only solution that works with websites that use Flash, Flex, Java and Silverlight via iOpus | Web Browser Scripting, Web Testing, Web …

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C– for cross compiler

In late 1994, when I need to write a programming language it was a pain. You must start with flex, lex and so on, and the way will be very long. Then I found GCC was able to compile in a pseudo-machine language, already optimized. Then a set of backend was able to emit mc68000, …

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Geocities will die

Bupmed from ArchiveTeam, we have a shocked news: Geocities was a once very popular web hosting service founded in 1994 and purchased by Yahoo in 1999. On April 2009, Yahoo announced they would be closing Geocities “later this year”. Apparently, Yahoo will offer a means to export user data sometime this summer. The news is …

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Slashdot | Yahoo Releases Open Source Hadoop Distribution

Yahoo has been a vociferous Apache Hadoop user and supporter for several years now, and uses it extensively within its Search technologies. Hadoop has been gaining popularity in the Cloud Computing space, with companies like the NYTimes converting 4TB and 11 million articles to PDFs in under 24 hours using Hadoop and EC2 in late …

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Evolving concurrency, like memory management did

As processors become faster and multiprocessor systems become cheaper, the need to take advantage of multithreading in order to achieve full hardware resource utilization only increases the importance of being able to incorporate concurrency in a wide variety of application categories. In this article we are evaluting a new approach to the concurrency. In the …

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WinRun4J

WinRun4j is a java launcher for windows. It is an alternative to javaw.exe and provides the following benefits: * Uses an INI file for specifying classpath, main class, vm args, program args. * Custom executable name that appears in task manager. * Additional JVM args for more flexible memory use. * Built-in icon replacer for …

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WolframAlpha A new type of search engine

Hi World. I didn’t lost a bit of  grip on edge news, altrought now I am married! In the first days of May we read about a new serach engine, called WolframAlpha. The idea behind WolframAlpha are interesting, so we will take a close look to it. Slashdot is following the engine very tightly (“Wolfram Alpha Launches …

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