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Creating PDF documentation with Apache ANT and XHTMLRenderer

Published on December 5, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Generally I believe that telling developers to write documentation as part of a project requirements is not always the right approach. If a developer is convinced that nobody will actually ever take the effort to read the documentation anyhow, why even bother to tell them otherwise. I think there is a certain pride element that […]

JanRain Engage in an AJAX environment

Published on November 22, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

We where looking to embed Janrain in a somewhat complex AJAX driven single page interface flow. The default behavior of the JanRain Engage part of the flow is to redirect the top window to the token_url. As you can imagine this messes up your SPI state.

Content as a service.

Published on November 5, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

While having discussions with some colleagues, I find it amazing how otherwise very knowledgeable content management specialist find it very complex to see that the next generation for web content delivery should be content as a service. Talking endlessly on terms like pre-publishing, caching, creating complex webservices, reverting back to JSP’s, PHP’s or servlets, it’s […]

JSONP-DOM, JSONP without callback querystring.

Published on October 31, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

While working on centrally hosted Backbase widgets we needed a JSONP solution that is cachable by proxies (Squid, akamai) as well for browsers. Where regular JSONP requires the response to wrap the response using a callback. As we have full control on the response, the solution we came up with (and dubbed “JSONP-DOM”) is to […]

Approach towards Lazy Loading and booting Backbase

Published on September 2, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Introduction I am not under the impression that what we are doing here is rocket science, but might be nice to share anyway. Lets first elaborate a bit on the situation at hand. At my current client Backbase is used in a progressive enhancement kind of way: <!– Backbase Library –> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”core/4_3_1/engine/backbase.js”></script> <!– […]

Reflection 2

Published on August 6, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Currently I have the luxury to be back with my roots and do some full-time software developer, rather than work on three projects at once spending more time on managing, discussing and commuting. As there seems to be a tendency in developers careers to shift out technology at some time and become project manager or […]