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IPATO

UPDATE (September 2009): During the past 4 years, this post has managed to be the no. 1 hit for people looking for IPATO exam samples. It was a hope for some and desperation for others. To my kn...

Google Reader

Thanks to that someone/thing who came to my blog from Google Reader, I wouldn’t have known that the labs has came up with such a nice service. It’s your favourite feed reader (except of course bei...

Freemarker vs. JSP (JSTL EL)

I’m starting to wonder what more can Freemarker offer than JSP 2.0 (or even 1.2) with JSTL EL (Taglibs)? Still it isn’t clear separation (as claimed by FM folks) between the Ms and Vs. Moreover (...

Rails ActiveRecord StatementInvalid Invalid Argument

I was getting ActiveRecord::StatementInvalid in <controller#method>. The error was a bit weird, since I was getting it after a period of inactivity (overnight). The server was using a connec...

HTML in Reports

FCKEditor is so powerful, but, when weighed against the fact that CrystalReports understands only a limited set of HTML tags (crHTMLText text interpretation), the benifits diminish. I’ve been tryi...

RPG IV Training

I’m off to Cairo for some RPG training. Although, I’m not quite convinced with the language, but it is always nice to see how things perform. Besides… it’s kind of a company training policy.

Rails Likes and Dislikes

This is my impressions about Rails after rolling out an Issue Tracking system in 1 week (I might put it on tamersalama.com for a taste of what can be accomplised in 1 week). Likes: Ease of use....

Qooxdoo

Came across qooXdoo and I love it. Hard to choose a favorite widget as they’re all quite nice (Tree, Menu, Color Picker, Overlapping Window, Gallery, …). It also seems that integrating them into a...

Rails many-to-many associations

The tables: developer (...) functional_system (...) developers_function_systems (developer_id, functional_system_id) I used “functional_system” instead of simply “system”, because it was gi...

Recent Visitors

I added Recent Visitor Geographical Info to the list of sidebar links: First registered for a free account with GVisit and added their script to the blog. Got hold of GVisit RSS feed for rece...

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