I have been playing around with MongoDb, thanks to the M101J Course offered by Mongodb University. These NoSQL datastores are gaining popularity due to a number of reasons and one among them being the ease with which they can be… Read More ›
There was a query on Javaranch regarding participating in Open Source projects and I made an attempt to provide somewhat elaborate reply to it. I thought of putting up the reply on my blog as well and may be update… Read More ›
So I have finally decided to start using Ubuntu once again. Its been 7 months since I stopped using Ubuntu and switched to Windows and its since I left college. One of the reasons I started using Windows was that… Read More ›
Executing external command from within JVM often causes problems- be it in terms of the code to write and manage or in the ease of implementation. I had similar requirement in my Major project for my Under Graduate Degree, where in I had to launch a C program from the Java code. I ran into different issues like- the Main thread getting blocked, the GUI freezing, or reading the output streams and so on. Finally I had to give up the idea and stick with launching the external command externally 😛 Had I found the Exec library from Apache Commons then, my work would have been lot easier. Anyways better late then never. I will quickly go through how one can use Exec library to launch external programs from JVM- Its a wrapper over Java’s ProcessBuilder, Runtime.getRuntime().exe().
Canonical Ltd. announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu® 8.10 Desktop Edition for free download on 30 October. In related news, Canonical also announced the simultaneous release of Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition. Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition is designed for the pervasively… Read More ›