Sunday, July 31, 2011

Java 7 is released

Oh, finally! After almost 5 years, a new Java version has been released.

There are some language enhancements, my preferred ones are "Strings in switch Statements" and "try-with-resources Statement".

Next time, i hope we have a much shorter release time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Remote System Explorer in Eclipse

I wonder when I will stop being impressed by Eclipse, today I just found out a plugin that allows remote connections to various systems (Unix/Linux/Windows/SSH/FTP/Telnet).

It is called Target Management (Remote System Explorer), and is part of Device Software Development Platform.

From my Windows machine, I used to have three different tools: one for remote shell, another for remote SFTP, and a third for remote file editing (without local download, edit and remote upload). All are now available inside your favourite IDE.

Eclipse, you simply rock!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Google Arabia Jobs!

Without question, Google is one of the most attractive companies to work for, enough to say you would interact with very brilliant brains, and 20 percent of work time is allocated to investigate your brightest idea!

Google seems to be always searching, and Google Arabia is also hiring.

Friday, August 6, 2010

HtmlUnit 2.8 is finally released

A new version of the GUI-less browser with significant enhancements is now available.

The most important features are:

  • Single thread for background JavaScript execution

  • Large (binary) download

  • Can be used on Google App Engine

  • Support for SOCKS proxy (even at request-level)

  • Migration to HttpClient 4

  • And as usual, various bug fixes

You can download it here, enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Facebook and Zynga!

It is interesting to see how the relation of two giants can reach to.

The biggest social network, and its largest gaming company are not agreeing, with aggressive actions from Facebook, which I think didn't consider millions of users who login to Facebook just for gaming.

Have a look at this article.

Friday, September 4, 2009

HtmlUnit 2.6 is out

It is always a pleasure to announce a new release of HtmlUnit.

The main enhancements of this release:

  • Use cache for all kinds of (cacheable) content

  • Fix many issues with (de)serialization

  • Add a mechanism to save complete page along with images

  • Add support for Proxy Auto-Config

  • Better support for XHTML pages

  • And as usual, various bug fixes

You can download it here, enjoy!