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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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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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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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Java HttpClient and Load Balancer bad interactions

Working for a very big customer, I found a very nasty interaction between Sun HttpClient (JDK 1.4) and Http  Load Balancers. In a complex network environment, sometimes you can experience low level TCP/IP comunication errors, because sometimes HttpClient get confused and hangs. The bad behavior of Sun HttpClient is well known: some guys suggested me …

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Producing Open Source Software

Some times ago I have the lucky to read  “Producing Open Source Software“: […] a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. The book is released under an open copyright: it is available in bookstores …

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April 0.2 Application Performance Framework

April (Application Performance Framework) is a super-light application framework based on Spring, featuring: An Aspect Oriennted Programing Performance Monitor, which try to increase performance on the fly A super-light XML-RPC communication framework April first commitment is “be lite, be pluggable” and do not re-invent the wheel. I am happy to describe here how it works …

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jrecordbind: fixed length file parser

=== JRecordBind === A tiny and super fast library that aims to * map fixed-length lines to bean instances, ready to be chewed by an import procedure (Unmarshaller) * and export record beans into a fixed-length file (Marshaller). take al look to it at jrecordbind: Home. It is a very good library, I will suggest …

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About the Gioorgi KnowledgeBase

The Gioorgi.com’s Knowledge Base is a new service provided to readers. The Knowledge base arranges tips & tricks scattered on the web, and based on the Giovanni Giorgi’s  IT consulting experience. The information are mostly based on open source technology, but also commercial products are described. Albeit knowledge base born as a small random “basket …

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Portal Software: LifeRay

I am not a big fan of portal software, because it is not cheap to delivery. Portal specification is heavy to use and implement, and can have a reason only in very big corporate company. SingleSignOn can be delivered in different and simpler way. The big advanteg of the Portal is the ability to “deactivate” …

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