Last month I finally found some time to play around with a NoSQL database. Getting hands on experience with a NoSQL database has been on my list for quite some time, but due to busy times at work I was unable to find the energy to get things going.
A while ago I thought it would be nice to give my MacBook Pro (MBP) a performance upgrade by putting in a Solid State Drive (SSD). I had pretty high expectations, since I was under the impression that Apple delivers computers with a really high quality factor. Unfortunately it turned out that the mid 2009 model range (which I have) appeared to be a range that has a lot of problems with third party drives. To be more precise I’m currently running a MacBookPro5,4 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz.
It’s been a while since I’ve last used Apache Cocoon. I can still remember the day that I was using Cocoon for doing all my web development projects. My first introduction with Cocoon was when I started at Hippo about 8 years ago. In comparison to other frameworks, I sometimes miss the simplicity of the Cocoon pipeline concept when I have to work with XML. Especially processing larger XML files is pain in most IDE’s.
The new Hippo CMS 7.5 release brings some quite interesting features. The most interesting new feature for me was support for RESTful components within the Hippo Site Toolkit (HST-2 v2.20.01). Being able to expose data in a RESTful manner opens up a whole new set of possibilities for external application developers.
I’ve been the owner of an Android phone for about 5 months now. The thought of creating an application for the Android platform has appealed to me ever since. That’s why I recently started with Android development as a learning project for the next couple of weeks. In this post I will start sharing my experience with developing Android applications.