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Patrick Chanezon about Platforms and Software Development


Entries from October 2006

“Write Once, Run Anywhere”: the devil is in the details

October 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Logging this weird platform specific inconsistency in java jar tool as an example of why the java mantra “Write Once, Run Anywhere” is difficult to achieve. Recently I received a code drop from a third party, a java application that they developed on Linux. When I built it I received an IO Exception in jar. […]

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Tags: Google · Uncategorized

Ruby SIG Meeting tonight at Google: “How to design a Domain Specific Language (DSL)” by David Pollak

October 5th, 2006 · No Comments

See the talk details on the SIG site: How to design a Domain Specific Language (DSL)” by David Pollak “Domain Specific Languages allow a domain expert to describe computational behavior using high level semantics and simple syntax. Designing a DSL requires learning the “words” used in the domain, choosing appropriate expressive tools, and “crawling into […]

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Tags: Google · ruby

Trying a Google Checkout Button

October 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Google Checkout has an API and I start playing with it. Today I registered for a merchant account, in 30 minute (15 of them eaten in creating store.chanezon.com in my dns, then creating a virtual host, then creating a directory for it), then asked for a custom Checkout button to sell dummy emails: you can […]

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Tags: Google · Uncategorized