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.

New York City Food and Drink write up

Reviews of the food and drink venues we enjoyed in Manhattan, New York City during our November 2012 trip to the Big Apple.

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