Mittwoch, 29. August 2012

Replacing OpenJDK with Oracle/Sun Java on Ubuntu and Mint

Ever wanted "the real thing" on your lovely Ubuntu or Mint installation when it comes to Java? Search no more, here's the solution: Duinsoft developed a very nice script / installer which does all the installation of the most recent Java Runtime from Oracle (formerly Sun) for you:

So in order to replace the pre-installed OpenJDK on your box you essentially need to follow the quick instructions ("Repository") on the site mentioned above plus purging the OpenJDK stuff afterwards with:

sudo apt-get purge openjdk-\* icedtea-\* icedtea6-\*

After all the voodoo is over you should get the following prompt when doing a

java -version

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_06-b24)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.2-b09, mixed mode)

(Note: Exact build numbers may vary, depending on when you installed the stuff.)

Best thing is: You don't need to all that installation mess again, the script from Duinsoft will take care of it in the future from now on.

Dienstag, 14. August 2012

Rethinking the shell pipeline

Nice article about rethinking the (ancient) shell pipeline by Alexander

For which who don't like the Windows Powershell (me, for example) this
seems to be nice approach! Give this a read.

Freitag, 3. August 2012

Create an API for a webpage that doesn't have one

Ever wondered why your favourite website doesn't have a nice API to
retrieve some JSON data out of it? Then you probably want to build your
own API for free using APIfy:
This basically is a playground for hacking up a (simple) API to extract
information out of some website. Works pretty well, even if it's still a
bit simple-minded. Let's see what time will tell ...

Nice comparison of responsive JS frameworks

Just stumbled over a nice site which has a pretty nice and deep
comparison of the latest and most popular responsive JS frameworks:

So if you're into Javascript, be sure to check this out!