Random bits of information by a developer

23 October 2008

Seam generates IDEA IntelliJ project files

For those using Seam, you've probably seen the announcement that Seam 2.1.0.GA has been released. Work continues at a fast pace for Seam 2.1.1. Dan Allen (Seam in Action author) and I have been working on generating the IDEA IntelliJ module and project files for IntelliJ 8 aka Diana, which has Seam support (check out their screen cast detailing the support, I think you'll be impressed). The initial versions were just checked in yesterday. The next time you run seam create-project you will have Eclipse, Netbeans and IntelliJ project files. For those that wish to tweak the iml and ipr file they're in the seam-gen/ide-project-files/idea directory. Dan continues to work on seam-gen so stay tuned for more announcements. There are a couple of minor issues with it, but nothing an experienced IntelliJ user can't deal with (like XSDs for the namespaces in the XHTML pages, setting up the correct JDK, tying together the JPA files with a Datasource, etc). Please download trunk and let us know! Feel free to leave comments on the JIRA issue.

19 October 2008

UPDATE: Current Rogue Build

Build up to 70 on Official World of Warcraft page. As I move closer to 80 my other talent points will go into Close Quarters Combat and Relentless Strikes (or maybe three into CQC and two into Opportunity, not quite sure yet)

07 October 2008

Wrath of the Lich King Rogue build

Here's what I'm thinking of for my rogue on WoW: http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?rogue=00500500300000000000000000000053230053501005201033310515020000000000000000000000000 It's a raiding build as that's what I'd like to focus on in this expansion. I'm also hoping that my guild will focus on raiding as well. I struggle for a while on whether or not to get Relentless Strikes or the Close Quarter Combat talent. I think in the long run this will probably work out better, that way I know I won't hit energy starvation (which was the main thing I wanted to avoid). If someone has a better idea for a deep assassination build I'm all for hearing it.

06 October 2008

What to do with a blog?

I signed up for this blog mostly for the OpenID, but now I'm being told this could be a spam blog, so I guess I need to post something up here :) This is actually my first blog posting! I have interests in web development in nearly all of it's forms (I don't do Photoshop or Flash). I'm thinking I'll use this for posting my thoughts about web development. At the current time I'm a Java developer, but I also have seven years of experience with PHP so I may do posts about PHP. I am interested in Ruby and Groovy, so there may be posts about those two languages as well, I hope you enjoy. There may also be random tidbits about World of Warcraft as I am a pretty avid WoW player.