72 hours in London

A visit to London was long overdue - so we headed for 72 hours of sightseeing, tourist attractions and to stuff our faces full of food!

Internationalization on the Web - an often inconsistent and frustrating experience

Many websites / internet services are now offering their content in local languages - but the way this internationalization is implemented can cause frustration and annoyance to those whose only language is English.

Introducing JSR-352 - Batch Applications for the Java Platform

Java EE 7 includes many new features - one of which is JSR-352, which brings Batch Applications to the Java platform. Here I define a ludicrously simple batch job and execute it on the Glassfish 4 nightly build.

Google App Engine Endpoints (REST services), with Java, Maven & Intellij (Part 1)

Google's App Engine now provides Endpoints, which offer a simple way to create RESTful services for clients. Here a simple Endpoint is created using the Java API, Maven and Intellij.

Taking the WebSphere Liberty Profile for a spin, using Intellij on the iMac

The WebSphere Liberty Profile is built for developers - here I take the beta of the Next profile for a spin - using Intellij on the iMac, a new set-up for me.

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