Thursday, September 16, 2010

Testing GWT Designer

Google announced today on the GWT blog the availability of GWT Designer among other things coming from the Instantiations acquisition. I couldn't help trying it, of course, so I installed the Eclipse plugin and tried to add a DialogBox into an existing project of mine. The plugin created the skeleton code for the new class but when I clicked on the design tab to see the graphical editor, Eclipse crashed miserably. It just disappeared from my screen with nothing written in the log (how typical). I tried updating everything related to Eclipse and test again with no luck. I then tried to create a new project from the beginning with the same results. Google search didn't help either. Tomorrow I 'll try it on the office computer and see what happens.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Nodify made it to No 5 in the utility category!

Nodify is our entry in the Node Knockout coding contest. It is a Web-based IDE for writing nodeJS applications in Javascript. Initialy, it was meant to be only for server-side apps that implemented a REST-like API but during the 48-hour contest, we decided that it is better for now to have a more general approach.
The results came out yesterday and we are No 5 in the utility category!!! Apart from that, we had some very encouraging comments from the voters and that is even more satisfying than the ranking alone. Anyway, Panagiotis says it all in the video, you can check the project itself or download the code to play with. It is open-sourced under the MIT Lincence.

...and thanks to all that voted for us.