February 5, 2014
February 5, 2014
Pressing CTRL + SHIFT + F in the Eclipse editor will automatically format source code according to the default or specific formatter preference settings. However, if team members do not format consistently before committing code, relevant changes can become difficult to identify amongst code style changes. One way to alleviate this problem is to force Eclipse (or any Eclipse-based IDE) to format source code automatically on Save. Here’s how…
In this very short video, I demonstrate how to abbreviate Java package names in Eclipse or any Eclipse-based IDE such as Rational or the Spring Tool Suite. This removes unnecessary visual noise and helps you focus on what’s important in your package hierarchy. Shout out to Miguel Aragón of Base22 for this little gem!
Recently I wrote an article for SemanticWeb.com, Introduction to: Linked Data Platform. If you haven’t read the article, I hope you will, but I hope you’ll also begin or follow with this excellent webinar, Getting Started with the Linked Data Platform. It’s about an hour long and features Arnaud Le Hors, the Linked Data Standards Lead at IBM and chair of the W3C’s Linked Data Platform Working Group. Having worked on open standards for over 15 years, Arnaud has made an honorable contribution to the evolution of the Web. If you’re interested in Linked Data and the emerging Semantic Web, you’ll get a lot of value from his presentation.
Portal 8.Next contains significant improvements for the administration of syndication. In this video, Lee Berry, Systems Architect from the ADL Sydney Lab demonstrates that:
Now, I’m not sure if this is a particularly Southern thing, but where I was raised, shaking hands was kind of a big deal. So, I have to admit that I’m often surprised (and sometimes a little disconcerted) when people seem to lack the knowledge of “a proper” handshake. I am guessing that it must be irrelevant in some cultures. Heck, maybe it’s even an insult in others. But here in the U.S., and especially down South, there’s a lot meaning conveyed in this simple act. So, for those who care to know, I’m going to tell as it was taught to me…