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ESB platforms

The recent news out of Red Hat/JBoss is the acquisition of Rosetta which means that a new developer project on top of JEMS has delivered a core architecture to the burgeoning OSS-based platform. This brings a new chapter to the SOA market, as previously only BEA has had the full program for web services. Of course, Sun is also out there with JBI, and IBM is dancing with Apache. There are plenty of smaller vendors in the form of Cape...

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Insta-block with Symbol#to_proc

Something that might have slipped your radar in your Ruby readings is Symbol#to_proc, something that’s been in Rails since 0.14.4. Using this nice little tidbit of Ruby tricky you can simplify code such as: articles.collect { |a| a.title } articles.sort { |a| a.created_at } to articles.collect(&:title) articles.sort(&:created_at) …and just in case you’re wondering why &:ruby_is_the_new_black doesn’t work in...

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Google Finally Indexed the Site

Google finally indexed my site. It was really interesting in terms of the effect on search engine optimization. I finally have confirmation that the Google bot will index my 404-catching type pages (ex. ../porfolio/client-lsit/), which is great because I was afraid my manual setting of 200 status wasn't taking hold.What I did notice is that of all the pages that were indexed, none of the pages that use the DAX string (ex....

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Search Engine Optimization... Another Go Round

After talking to Michael Dinowitz at last week's NYCFUG meeting, I have moved my site over to use more search engine optimized links. Instead of going to directories, such as "blog/", all my site links go to "actual" pages, such as "blog/blog-entries.htm". All the pages go to ".htm" files so that the ColdFusion error handler doesn't get called. I want IIS to throw the 404 error to my 404 error handler so that I can then catch it and...

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What Search Engine Spiders See

I was just posting a Search Engine Optimization question on the House of Fusion CF-Talk list when Nick Tong posted a link to "What Search Engine Spiders See". This page blows my mind. It allows you to enter in a url and get a report back regarding the page content based on how the search engine web spiders/crawlers see your content. It is fantastic for seeing exactly what your page has and perhaps more importantly, what your page is...

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Search Engine Optimization... Continued

In attempt to try an optimize my search engine indexability, I have added a "Complete Web Log Entry List" link as the first item on my homepage content. This way, there will be a page that will have every web log entry's detail page listed for indexing. One of the problems that I have found with search engines is that they will index my "recent" entries page (which only has the top 10 most recent entries) more readily than my entry...

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Revisiting

I have been playing around with the Urls that I use internally to the site. Some links have been using search engine optimized links (like ./snippets/) and some use the DAX (Divide and Conquer, like "?dax=blog.search"). At first it seemed that Google was not indexing the dynamic DAX pages (while Jeeves, Yahoo, and other search engines where); however, in the past few weeks, I have noticed that, while not often, Google does in fact make...