Jeroen Reijn


on Tech, Open Source and software development

Internet Explorer on Ubuntu

The other day I discovered IEs 4 Linux - Internet Explorers for Linux. This great tool gives me another reason to start developing my web applications in my Ubuntu development environment. IEs 4 Linux gives you the full power of IE 5.0-6.0 inside linux in combination with Wine. The installation was very easy. No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you'll get three IE versions. What else could you wish for right?After having used FireFox, Thunderbird and Eclipse for many years, I can not see why I would not be able to do my daily work in a linux environment these days. Now I just need to convince my boss ;-)

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Cocoon GT edition 5 is coming up

Year in year out people travel around the world to spread the word about this great product called Apache Cocoon. From ApacheCon’s to OSCON’s you will find people doing talks about Cocoon. The best place for talking about Cocoon is the annual Cocoon GetTogether where people from around the world meet and share knowledge about Cocoon.

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Google launches Subversion driven open source project hosting service

At OSCON, the O’Reilly open source conference, Google announced an open source project hosting site called: Google Code Project Hosting. Greg Stein, an open source engineer with Google and chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, says in an interview with NewsForge that it’s not supposed to rival SourceForge.net, but I guess that SF will of course suffer from Google’s new service.

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Javascript debugging in Internet Explorer

I guess most web developers feel the same about Javascript debugging in IE. I think it’s really hard and it sucks bigtime. I just did not want to start placing alert’s all over the place again, to see what was going on. There is just not enough information comming from the browser (by default), about what’s really going wrong compared with how Firefox handles Javascript errors. The best Firefox script debugger in my opinion is Venkman of course. You should really give it a try.

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Debugging the Hippo CMS GUI framework

All user interface components within Hippo CMS 6 are handled by a javascript framework, which regulates the interaction between the different views and perspectives within the user interface. This framework will also handle the AJAX requests to the server for updating all perspectives and views.

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