Category Archives: Misc

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Live-blogging from minnēbar

Post by Ben Edwards

In a rare moment of downtime, I am able to live blog from this session about WordPress as a CMS. I was very happy with the panel discussion (that could have rune for 4 hours) about the State of the … Continue reading

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Refactr at minnēbar

Post by Ben Edwards

The Refactr offices are humming as of late with activity on several fronts. In addition to our client-based software development work, we have been toiling away, putting the last few touches on our first product*, an agile project tracking app … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Groovy Users of Minnesota meeting hosted by Refactr

Post by Ben Edwards

If you are interested in learning about Groovy and Grails and would like to see the new Refactr offices, tonight at 6pm is your opportunity to do both. Robert Fischer has offered to present on Spring Builder and Hamlet D’Arcy … Continue reading

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DHS and Open Source

Post by Scott Vlaminck

This is a great idea: DHS is paying to scan open source software for security bugs and then fix the bugs.

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Subversion for source control

Post by Scott Vlaminck

I’ve used CVS for source control for quite a while. We started off using Subversion at Refactr because we keep hearing good things about it and – among other things – I like the idea of keeping version history for … Continue reading

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What can a day of Groovy and Grails get you? As it turns out a lot.

Post by Ben Edwards

A day can get you a pretty nice RSS blog aggregator. It takes into account post content and only aggregates posts about Groovy or Grails. It has a nice Ajax front-end and to top it off, it was designed and … Continue reading

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MinneDemo – Holiday Edition

Post by Ben Edwards

Join me and the rest of the Refactr gang for the holiday edition of MinneDemo on Monday, December 11th at the Acadia Cafe near downtown Minneapolis. It should be a great time with a great lineup of demos and and … Continue reading

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Midwest Blog Aggregator

Post by Casey

Luke Francl over at http://centralstandardtech.com has started a pretty sweet Midwest blog aggregator. You will notice family favorites like Alttext.com (Ben Edwards), Scratch Mount (McClain Looney), Unpossible (Dan Grigsby), Garrickvanburen.com (Garrick Van Buren) and your very own Refactr (The Refactr … Continue reading

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When plumbing outweighs business logic 10:1

Post by Casey

This full Java call stack between the HTTP and DB layer gives a visual representation of the problem with most “Enterprise” Java Web Applications today. And the problem really isn’t the number of layers (this one shows 97); most of … Continue reading

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First post

Post by Ben Edwards

Ok, we are to a point where we want to get the posts flowing here on the spiffy new refactr site. There are still a lot of things left to add (like everything besides this blog) but that will have … Continue reading

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