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Monday, August 30, 2004

The economics of Software

Found this blog entry on the Economics of Software.

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Deferred loading in tabs in Firefox

Submitted this request for Deferred Tab loading to the FireFox bugzilla.

The problem essentially is that when you do "Open in Tabs" from a bookmark folder or have multiple pages ('|' delimited) in your home page; the urls are loaded simultaneously. Woudn't it be better if the first site loaded and then after some time (say a second) the second site loads in the second tab. So while you read the first site, the next couple of sites load. This would especially be helpful if you load a lot of sites, like I do, using the "Open in Tabs" option.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Effective Java

An excelled book by Joshua Bloch. I found it very informative ... if you've worked with C++ - its like the Annotated C++ Reference (which is the best C++ book I've read) - jam packed with information.

Some of the chapters of Effective Java are online - and are a must read:

1. Chapter 5, "Substitutes for Missing C Constructs" which talks about typesafe enums. [pdf version]

2. Chapter 3, "Methods Common to All Objects" [PDF]

3. Chapter 6, "Methods" [PDF]

4. Chapter 7, "General Programming" [PDF]

Monday, August 02, 2004

DOAP: Description of a Project.

First we had the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) and now we have DOAP!

Edd Dumbill has written a series of articles (part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4) at developerWorks in which we develops an RDF vocabulary for describing open source software projects.

Here's how the DOAP project is described in DOAP -

<Project xmlns=""

<homepage rdf:resource="" />

<shortdesc xml:lang="en">
Tools and vocabulary for describing community-based
software projects.
<description xml:lang="en">
DOAP (Description of a Project) is an RDF vocabulary and
associated set of tools for describing community-based software
projects. It is intended to be an interchange vocabulary for
software directory sites, and to allow the decentralized
expression of involvement in a project.

<foaf:name>Edd Dumbill</foaf:name>
<foaf:homepage rdf:resource="" />