Productivity Boosting features in Windows 10

Lucas Jellema

I ran into a valuable 17 minute YouTube movie with tips over some useful Windows 10 features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do06MPWf9E4 I created this short list as a personal reminder: Virtual Desktop – multiple desktop pages for different circumstances (per customer, technology, work and private, for specific demos or recording webinars) (Windows + […]

Quickest way to get going with Node.js and MongoDB – using the mongodb Node driver and a free MongoDB instance in the cloud with mLab

Lucas Jellema

While preparing for a workshop on Node.js, I ran into the by far quickest way to get some a simple Node.js application  running against a  MongoDB database. I stumbled into mLab (https://mlab.com/) for database hosting. This company offers various plans for cloud based MongoDB environments – including a free plan […]

Declarative Web User Interface Development by the Citizen Developer – Introducing the Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service

Lucas Jellema

The Citizen Developer – also known as the Line of Business user – is the non-technical but still somewhat IT-savvy member of a business department. She may configure web surveys, create macros in Excel spreadsheets, perform complex data analysis or maintain a departmental web site. She does things that touch […]

Google goes into browsers too – challenging Internet Explorer and Firefox and launching the SaaS VM to really challenge the fat client

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Normally important news on IT subjects comes to me via IT media – blogs, discussion forums, newsletters and rumors & gossip. This morning, my newspaper carried the story on Google’s browser initiative: Google Chrome. A web-browser – “that aims to push forward Internet innovation and elevate user expectations”. Just what […]

Getting started with the OpenOffice.org API part III : starting OpenOffice.org with jars not in the OOo install dir

One of the first things OOo developers learn is to make sure the juh.jar, jurt.jar, ridl.jar, sandbox.jar and unoil.jar files should be on the classpath and should be in the original directory they were installed in while installing OOo. On a Windows machine, this directory is C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.0\program and […]