Category Archives: Java

JRuby, LWJGL & OpenGL – Getting Started with Shaders

In Part 2 we drew a triangle using a Vertex Buffer, and some basic shaders. While on the surface this can seem overtly complicated, it actually becomes the basis of a powerful OpenGL achitecture to enable you to leverage the GPU is a variety of very interesting ways without having to rely on the CPU. […]

JRuby, LWJGL & OpenGL – Drawing a Triangle

In Part 1 we created a window, nothing too fancy. Now we get to actually display a triangle. Just to follow along as well, I’m moving through the Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming online book to learn OpenGL (again), so the OpenGL examples I will be displaying will be ports from the code that that […]

Simplify Threaded Processing with FutureThreadedWorker

Having worked with both Groovy, (J)Ruby and, Java and (to a much smaller degree) Clojure, I can pretty easily claim that ColdFusion's threading and distributed processing capabilities.. leave a little to be desired. (Okay, actually a whole lot). There are solutions though – using a job queuing system like Amazon SQS, IronMQ, or if you […]

JavaLoader 1.1, and a Move to GitHub

A couple of new items in this release of JavaLoader: A few bug fixes in the NetworkClassLoader that allowed the Tika library to work. A new function for switching out the ThreadContextClassLoader. The new function, swithThreadContextClassLoader() is useful as it is often required when dealing with libraries, such as dom4j, that use the ClassLoader to […]

Dzone RefCard – Leveraging ColdFusion 9 Exposed Services from Java

In ColdFusion 9, several Web Services come pre-built with the product, allowing greater interoperability between different technologies and ColdFusion. The other day saw the release of my Dzone RefCard outlining how you could take advantage of these Web Services from Java, and use ColdFusion's If you are doing Java development, and are looking to integrate […]

JavaLoader 1.0 Beta 2 Released

This release of JavaLoader 1.0 includes the following fixes and enhancements: Performance improvements in loading classes Fix syntax so that JavaLoader 1.0 can be loaded on ColdFusion 7 Extend the documentation If you aren't aware of the new functionality in JavaLoader 1.0, you can have a look at my previous blog post , the documentation […]