This is pretty cool, would be a nice addition for complicated web applications, especially if they break user conventions or expectations. Also useful if you have a site that has hidden (to reduce visual clutter) interface options.
Our buddies over at hivemind.co.uk have published another PHP article. This time, instead of decrying PHP, they show how to use the PHP-Java bridge. The article itself, titled How to Bridge PHP and Java for Powerful Web Solutions it technically solid for the most part. I wonder about the advice on creating an autoexec.bat file to set your PATH and Java’s CLASSPATH but it is technically accurate, you can do it this way.
Beyond that, there is a good primer for getting the JDK setup and operating on your machine in a minimum number of steps. (and since it’s Windows based, it’s important to know that no reboots are required for this installation.) Once you have the JDK installed, they walk you through a quick “hello world” of creating a Java class and using it in PHP.
Seems prety simple and if you have existing Java code it is cool to leverage that, I wonder how this relates to the java bridge in Zend Plateform.
So a year or so ago when I started road bike riding, I was inspired by Seth’s birthday century rides to try one last year, but I hadn’t been riding very long and 100 miles is a long way… This year I signed up for the Tour of Tucson, a 100+ mile perimeter ride around Tucson AZ (where I live). This is a pretty big event here, 8000+ riders, roads closed, two wash (dried river beds, think expanse of sand) crossings and great support, even one firehouse that makes pancakes for all comers… I had hoped to finish in under 6 hours, but due to some work issues and just life in general my training wasn’t quite where I had hoped it would be. So after 112 miles, 5 hours 54 min of riding time (as measured by the cycle computer) but with wash crossings and stopping to get some more water, oficial time was 6:18, still not too bad. And as Arnold would say…. I’ll be back!
Gradients: a nutritious part of your Web 2.0 breakfast. Wouldn’t it be swell if you could get all that goodness without opening Photoshop every time you needed a little gradient bliss? Matthew O’Neill explains how you can.
This is nice but to be honest I am waiting for part two when he plays with the technique for actual layouts