Archive | April, 2009

Welcome to QTIEngine

QTIEngine is a new open source engine for playing IMS QTI v2.0 and 2.1 content. QTIEngine utilises JQTI 2 to handle QTI xml, and uses a completely customisable XSLT-based rendering solution to generate the rendered questions and tests. To find out more about how QTIEngine works click here.
(Link: Welcome to QTIEngine)

Dimension M – Where there's power in numbers

DimensionMâ„¢is an immersive video game world that engages students in the instruction and learning of mathematics. Pre-algebra and algebra objectives are covered through a series of missions that bring math into a world that today’s students understand. Students become so captivated in solving problems that they forget they’re learning but they don’t forget what they’ve learned.
(Link: Dimension M – Where there’s power in numbers)

MySQL And Search At Craigslist

MySQL And Search At Craigslist

Talk as given at the 2009 MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, CA


Advantages & Limitations of Seam, Grails & Rails

Seam is based on JEE and supports all those high productivity features required for a full stack framework its future is bright for enterprise grade applications. Grails is good for small to medium applications where high productivity and time to market is very important. Rails was already enjoying the place where Grails was trying to place itself and in fact Grails was able to prove itself as an alternative to Rails. If community of Grails as well as Seam will grow in near future an people behind them will try to fix issues in these frameworks (at the same time if they will not try to make them complex and heavy weight) then you will see only two names in the Java/JVM related full stack framework market and they may be Grails and Seam. It is more important for Seam how they make it more perfect and working, simple to use, developer friendly. Seam has potential to beat Grails, Rails and any other full stack framework.
(Link: Advantages & Limitations of Seam, Grails & Rails)


Twubs are hubs around metahashtags – bringing together Twitpics, RSS Feeds, videos, Photos…

Join the user generated community of your favorite events, places, movies, and more!
(Link: Twubs)

The Master List of Free Online College Courses | Universities and Colleges

The Master List of Free Online College Courses

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of free online college classes available to the general public.
(Link: The Master List of Free Online College Courses | Universities and Colleges)

DITA – Darwin Information Typing Architecture

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an XML-based, end-to-end architecture for authoring, producing, and delivering technical information. This architecture consists of a set of design principles for creating “information-typed” modules at a topic level and for using that content in delivery modes such as online help and product support portals on the Web.

At the heart of DITA, representing the generic building block of a topic-oriented information architecture, is an XML document type definition (DTD) called “the topic DTD.” The extensible architecture, however, is the defining part of this design for technical information; the topic DTD, or any schema based on it, is just an instantiation of the design principles of the architecture.
(Link: DITA – Darwin Information Typing Architecture)

Creating desktop applications for the cloud with Adobe Flex, AIR, and Amazon S3

build useful desktop applications with Flex and AIR that employ the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) in place of a multi-tiered server infrastructure.
(Link: Creating desktop applications for the cloud with Adobe Flex, AIR, and Amazon S3)