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The site of Jasha Joachimsthal, a web developer. Most articles are about technology I (used to) work with.

Articles written in 2012

  1. WidgetGap: a Wookie & Cordova (PhoneGap) mashup widget

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    I knew PhoneGap as a tool to make native mobile apps from HTML, CSS and JavaScript, but had never used it myself. When I had to debug a PhoneGap application I read that the project you’re uploading is basically a W3C widget. I should have known fr...

  2. Fronteers 2012

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    Even though most of the web development I do now is in the backend, I started with HTML in 1995 before I learned programming Java. In 2010 I attended the Fronteers conference and came back excited about the new CSS and Javascript tricks. This is w...

  3. Apache Rave Hackathon

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    Last Wednesday was the first Apache Rave Hackathon in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We started with a little exercise because the fire alarm went off. There was a small accident in the railway station, so we had to leave the adjacent office building. ...

  4. Automated testing with JBehave

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    What do developers like most? Build new software! What do developers hate most? Testing and writing documentation! Why would you write tests? It slows down your process of making new software. If you can write that new feature in an hour, why spen...

  5. What is bundled with Apache Rave?

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    When you download and run the demo binaries of Apache Rave you see the demo portal in your browser on http://localhost:8080. The demo portal is built using Spring MVC for the request handling, Spring Security to manage access to the portal and Ope...

  6. Apache Rave (Incubating) demo: add user and widget

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    Apache Rave is rapidly evolving to a production ready web and social mashup engine. This demo video shows you how a user can sign up, add existing widgets to his pages and add a completely new widget. reCAPTCHA and fetching the widget metadata wer...