Floyd Marinescu interviewed
JAOO in Aarhus, Denmark
last fall and
the video of this interview is now online on InfoQ
, which provides an API for the simulation of web browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, modeling HTML pages on the server-side, even with quite complex AJAX functionality (He says "HttpUnit" instead of "HtmlUnit", but I always get those mixed up, too).
Of course, he also gets asked about
Rhino on Rails
and points out that Rhino is used in several projects within Google and that many of the currently most active Rhino contributors are now Google employees. By the way, since this interview was made,
, who is now one of these Google employees, has again taken over as maintainer of the Rhino Project.
This new version adds req.uri and req.actionHandler to better support continuation and callback functionality. It contains a new Rhino snapshot from 2008-02-05 with the default JS language version now set to 1.7 and added
support for JSAdapter
. Several bugs were fixed, including some related to starting and stopping applications, one that kept repositories from working when deploying Helma through Tomcat, and some related to debugging Helma applications:
Added req.uri and req.actionHandler to better support continuation and callback functionality.
Replaced Transactor thread with a ThreadLocal variable.
Fixed wrong classloader/rhino context when Application.init() was called from another app.
When prototypes use multiple parent mappings, the hopobject.href() method didn't work properly in 1.6.1.
Fixed manage app to show stopped apps that even if they are not using their default repository.
The onInit method of the root object was not called except when helma was first started.
Fixed a problem that kept repositories from working when deploying Helma through Tomcat.
Changed the way hopobject.getById is defined, so that its value is accessible when it is references without invoking the method.
Fixed a bug that prevented debugger windows from properly closing when an app was stopped from the manage app.
With sqlLog enabled, the logging code in helma.Database threw an exception.
Fixed a problem where the Debugger didn't display properties of current context on Mac OS X.
Leading/trailing whitespace in object names is now allowed.
In 1.6.1, there was a problem casting string values to OR-mapped tinyint(1) DB fields.
Changed the way "=" signs in request parameter values are handled.
for more details and - most importantly -
go download Helma 1.6.2
Public Service Announcement Number Three:
Public Service Announcement Number Two:
Public Service Announcement Number One:
Panagiotis Astithas is setting out to give people a tour of Helma, starting with a quick start guide to
the very first steps of getting up and running
presentation he gave last fall at JAOO
in Aarhus, Denmark.
Larsen Hansen and Jeff Dyer have issued a position statement outlining Adobe's point of view on
how the ECMA TG1 should proceed towards ES4
. Looks reasonable to me.
Plus the Flex 3 SDK
source code is now available under the MPL
and includes tools to
Flash files. It also contains the code for the actionscript compiler. Note that they messed up, however, and the compiler modules are missing in the released download package. They have since added the missing files to
the subversion repository
. So, you'll need to check it out
> Openmocha and Jhino updated to 0.8
> Additional Filename Conventions
> Update to Helma 1.6.1
> Netscape, the browser, to live one more month
> Heavyweight Champion of the World by Reverend and the Makers
> SimpleDB vs CouchDB
> Nuclear plants in Switzerland are modern Orgetorixism
> Helma powered AppJet - Takeoff!
> CouchDB for Helma
> Bubble bursting friendship bracelets
> Evolving ES4 as the universal scripting language
> Helmablog and an article in Linux Pro Magazine
> More praise for Helma
> So, what's up with World Radio Switzerland?
> Helma Conspiracy Theory
> JSONPath and CouchDB
> Hold the whole program in your head, and you can manipulate it at will
> Keeping track of localhost:8080
> Rhino 1.6R6 with E4X fix and patches for Helma
> Helma 1.6 is ready!
> Junction brings Rhino on Rails to Helma
> The server-side advantage
> Rhino on Rails
> Release Candidate 3 of Helma 1.6.0
> ECMAScript 4 Reference Implementation
> Antville Summer Of Code 2007
> Helma 1.6.0-rc2
> Using H2 with Helma
> Helma warped around existing db schemas
> Rocket the Super Rabbit
> Bootstrap is out of the bag
> The last mention of Microsoft
> Helma 1.6.0-rc1
> Introducing Planet Helma
> Helma ante portas
> Shutdown-Day the Helma way
> Upcoming Helma 1.6, new reference docs and IRC channel
> Making Higgs where the Web was born
> Jala for Helma
> See you at Lift'07
> Mocha Inheritance
> Helma 1.5.3
> Fresh Rhino on Safari
> Truly Hooverphonic!
> Helma 1.5.2
> RFC 4329 application-ecmascript
> Helma 1.5.1 ready to download
> Building the Conversational Web
> Drosera steps in to debug Safari
> Helma 1.5.0 has been released!
> Helma 1.5 RC2 is ready
> Helma 1.5.0 Release Candidate 1 available for download
> FreeBSD Jails the brand new easy way
> Frodo takes on chapter 3
> No Rough Cut :-(
> Welcome to Helma!
> 40th Montreux Jazz Festival
> Rails' greatest contribution
> Consensus vs Direct Democracy
> A candidate for CSCSJS or a Mocha Fetchlet
> coComment Roundup
> Track your comments
> Sketching image queries and reinventing email
> ECMAScript - The Switzerland of development environments
> I love E4X
> Tutorial D, Industrial D and the relational model
> Stop bashing Java
> E4X Mocha Objects
> Logging and other antimatters
> Homo Oxymora
> Moving beyond Java
> Helma Trivia
> Finding Java Packages
> Catching up to Continuations
> Mighty and Beastie Licenses
> Tasting the OpenMocha Console
> "Who am I?", asks Helma
> Savety vs Freedom and other recent ramblings
> Mont-Soleil Open Air Lineup
> Rhinola - Mocha reduced to the minimum
> OpenMocha 0.6 available for download
> E4X presentation by Brendan Eich
> What is Mocha?
> Do you remember Gopher?
> The current.tv disappointment
> OpenMocha Project Roadmap
> Getting your feet wet with OpenMocha
> People flocking to see global warming
> Rails vs Struts vs Mocha
> OpenMocha is ready for a spin
> The limits of harmonization
> Le Conseil fédéral au Mont-Soleil
> Amiga History Guide
> The people must lead the executive, control the legislature and be the military
> Copyback License
> Looking at FreeBSD 6 and Beyond
> Qualified Minority Veto
> The Doom of Representative Democracy
> Violence in a real democracy
> Concordance and Subsidiarity
> Wrapping Aspects around Mocha Objects?
> Mac OS X spreading like wildfire
> Trois petits filous à Faoug
> Jackrabbit JSR 170
> Rich components for HTML 5
> More Java Harmony
> Mac goes Intel
> Google goes Rumantsch
> Oxymoronic Swiss-EU relations
> Paul Klee - An intangible man and artist
> Incrementalism in the Mozilla roadmap
> Mocha multi-threading
> Moving towards OpenMocha
> Google goes Portal
> What Bush doesn't get
> Unique and limited window of opportunity
> Persisting Client-side Errors to your Server
> Dive Into Greasemonkey
> Brown bears knock on Switzerland's door
> The experience to make what people want
> "Just" use HTTP
> Yes, what is gather?
> A Free Song for Every Swiss Citizen
> Java in Harmony
> Jan getting carried away
> Evil Google Web Accelerator?
> JSON.stringify and JSON.parse
> Ajax for Java
> The launching of launchd
> Timeless RSS
> SNIFE goes Victorinox
> AJAX is everywhere
> Papa Ratzi
> How Software Patents Work
> Free-trade accord with japan edges closer
> Mocha at a glance
> Adobe acquires Macromedia
> Safari 1.3
> View complexity is usually higher than model complexity
> Free Trade Neutrality
> SQL for Java Objects
> Security Bypass
> Exactly 1111111111 seconds
> Kurt goes Chopper
> Choosing a Java scripting language
> Spamalot's will get spammed a lot
> The visual Rhino debugger
> The Unix wars
> EU-Council adopts software patent directive
> FreeBSD baby step "1j"
> Never trust a man who can count to 1024 on his fingers
> Visiting the world's smallest city
> Finally some non-MS, non-nonsense SPF news
> Swiss cows banned from eating grass
> Ludivines, the "Green Fairy" of absinthe
> First Look At Solaris 10
> EU Commission Declines Patent Debate Restart
> Alan Kay's wisdom guiding the OpenLaszlo roadmap towards Mocha?
> 1 Kilo
> Re: FreeBSD logo design competition
> Schweizer Sagen
> Europas Eidgenossen
> Art Nouveau La Chaux-de-Fonds 2005-2006
> XMLHttpRequest glory
> The Beastie Silhouette
> The Number One Nightmare
> Safe and Idempotent Methods such as HEAD and TRACE
> Sorry, you have been verizoned.
> Daemons and Pixies and Fairies, Oh My!
> Sentient life forms as MIME-attachments: RFC 1437
> Anno 2004: CZV
> Web Developer Extension for Firefox
> Refactoring until nothing is left
> Catching XP in just 20 Minutes
> Designing the Star User Interface
> Re: SCO
> Convergence on abstraction and on browser-based Console evaluation
> Today found out that inifinite uptimes are still an oxymoron
> New aspects of woven apps
> Original Contribution License (OCL) 1.0
> Unified SPF: a grand unified theory of MARID
> BSD is designed. Linux is grown.
> 5 vor 12 bei 10 vor 10
> Mocha vs Helma?
> Schattenwahrheit: Coup d'etat underway against the Cheney Circle?
> Abschluss Bilaterale II Schweiz-EU
> From Adam Smith to Open Source
> Linux - the desktop for the rest of them
> Big Bang
> Leaky Hop Objects
> Return Path Rewriting (RPR) - Mail Forwarding in the Spam Age
> Microsoft Discloses Huge Number Of Windows Vulnerabilties
> Steuerungsabgabe statt Steuern
> Anno 2003: deployZone
> The war against terror
> The war against terror (continued)
> The relativity of Apple's market share
> Are humans animals?
> Democracy Now!
> The Cluetrain Manifesto
> Anno 1999: Der Oberhasler
> Anno 1998: volksrat.ch
> Fan traces "lost" singer Rodriguez
> Anno 1998: crossnet
> Think different
> The right time to buy Apple stock
> Geschwindigkeit vs Umdrehungszahl
> Anno 1997: Xmedia
> "The meaning of life is to improve the quality of all life"
> Cute Barristas at Peet's Coffee
> Anno 1996: CZV
> Alternative 1995
> BZ Internet Cafe
> How do I set a DEFAULT HTML-DOCUMENT?
> Searching Gopherspace
> Crossnet - der kollektive Intellekt der Schweiz
> Global Screen Design Services
> NEW-LIST digests
> ACTIV-L Digest
> Eternal September
> AOL expanding Internet services
> Anno 1993: Macro-micro navigator
> Freude herrscht!
> Anno 1992: Intouch i-station
> You register me in 50 states
> Anno 1991: mediacube
> Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Die Schweiz als Gefängnis
> Anno 1990: RasterOps
> Enable the Creative
> Photoshop Startup Memories and First Demo
> Anno 1989: Lambada by Kaoma
> Anno 1988: Perfect by Fairground Attraction
> Morgana - Selling Digital-Font based Sign-writing
> Macworld Expo 1988 Amsterdam
> Acorn Archimedes RISC Technology
> Anno 1987: Knowledge Navigator
> Anno 1986: Max Headroom in the News
> Anno 1985: Amiga 1000
> Hello World on C128 in CP/M Mode
> Analog Desktop Publishing in 1984
> Anno 1982: Vic-20
> Postel's Law
> The Future Is Unwritten
> Earth Mother and Fortieth Floor by Lesley Duncan
> La Linea by Osvaldo Cavandoli
> California by Joni Mitchell
> Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog
> Neil Young
> Whole Earth Catalog
> Anno 1968: Mony Mony and People Got to Be Free
> August 28th 1968: William Buckley Vs Gore Vidal