My colleague Tim Davies and I assessed the web sites that form a key part of the UWS Micromouse project that is part of EG-252 Group Design Project. Some really good sites but my favourites were Group B which scored highest for style and Group E which scored highest for content and UML designs. Some bad apples too: Group D doesn’t have a site and Group F doesn’t have much content!
Committed myself to contributing to Headstart and EESW (two summer schools that we run in the School of Engineering) … again! Subject of my bit this year will be Blogging (or more formally Using the Internet as a Research and Collaboration Tool. The idea is that I’ll give the students a potted introduction to the Internet, www, semantic web, rss, blogging etc and then get them to create group blogs focussed on high-performance ballooning (our Summer School topic). The beauty is that Blogger’s new features (including email submission of articles) provide a great way for the students to keep in touch with each other (and UWS of course) when they all disperse to their homes.
Also, as a side issue, I’m hoping that it’ll do a little bit to promote Blogging as a useful school activity.
Something to look into:
“JAM leverages the new import and target override features of Ant 1.6 to create a reusable, consistent Java build framework. JAM modules support JBoss, XDoclet, JUnit, Cactus, Struts, Castor, Resin and MDA/UML code generation. Maven’s POM and repository features are supported via a Maven-to-Ant bridge.”
p>Thanks to New Build Tool: J2EE + Ant = JAM on theServerSide.
Nice blog article about Java’s pass-by-reference semantics. I still think Kathy Sierra’s Campfire Story Pass-by-Value Please is a good an explanation of this difficult concept as you’ll find. And it’s nice and memorable. Kathy and Bert Bates make good use of the analogy in Head First Java too.
p>Thanks to Val’s Blog.
I need to develop a web application to allow student upload of Java programs for testing. A Jython servlet with some form of template engine for presentation may be part of the solution (full framework J2EE application seems overkill!). I came across several interesting articles after a simple Google search for Velocity and Jython. This one is definitely worth another look later: Pythlet.
So you can blog by email … does it work?
Yes it does!