Came across your work after picking up a nearly like-new copy of your 2006 book "RSS and Atom in Action", (for $2) from the Goodwill in Redlands, CA (home of ESRI, a GIS company you surely heard of back in the day, since I also see your Flckr). Anyway, being somewhat adverse to PHP from several years back, Roller's Java might be intriguing. But I work mostly in C# for past few years. What's a busy developer to do? Is anyone using Roller with Esperanto?
Thanks, that's valuable information in helping me judge what I'll probably need.
Hi Glen, I'm still happy with DO and still using the $10 plan and just one Droplet, which seems to work fine for my (extremely low :-) level of traffic. I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu. - Dave
Hi Dave, I'm thinking of switching my blog's hosting provider and have a few questions about Digital Ocean: (1) are you still happy with DO, (2) was it just one droplet necessary to host both the database and ubuntu/Tomcat? (3) through one year, has the $10 plan held up or you found you needed to upgrade to the $20 plan for performance to be acceptable? (4) What server did you choose -- 32bit or 64bit ubuntu or? Thanks! Glen
Interesting post - I was fascinated by the information , Does anyone know where my assistant can get access to a fillable a form copy to work with ?
It does not have compile time checking, so some idiot error is not caught until runtime. Sure they added a static compile annotation, but at that point why not just use Java. Groovy programmers are not disciplined, so they write sloppy code that looks like VB 6, and Groovy lets them get away from it. It is 2016, and Groovy is still dog slow when compared to Java. Pivotal dropped Groovy, so who is their sponsor now? Not going to bank a corporate information system on some toy project with no corporate sponsors and then find out the devs have given up to focus on "Real Life (TM)" -> which happens to be the lamest excuse to stop supporting a project.
Thanks Amit, that's nice tip. I don't think manual installation will cause any performance problems.
There is also one click install app for roller weblog
(just sign in to bitnami, go to launchpad, and install the roller weblog on digital ocean droplet.)
It is easy then manually installation of roller blog on digital ocean,specially new bee like me.
However I don't know , whether it will make performance issue over manual installation or not?
Here is some example code for displaying the tags of an entry:
Could you please let me know the code to get tags under each entry like you have it
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Thanks for the feedback. I just tried to run the VagrantFile on a different computer and it failed to install.
I'll update this issue once I figure out what is wrong:
Thank you for the work you have done. I followed the mentioned steps and bring up the application but the authentication fails for superuser and password test.
Hi Ron, this is a custom theme and I haven't (yet) made it available outside of my blog site.
I like your theme! Is this theme available to anyone, or is it your own custom theme?
I just added some more detail to the README.md page. Hope it helps.
Hello, I'm trying to install roller-jspwiki-plugin to latest Roller, but not yet succeeded. do you have any plan to add some notes or instruction for README.md in the repository?
Thanks Pat. I'll trim down that header images because you're right, nobody is going to see the whole thing. That Expires:0 thing must be a Roller bug.
It appears all your images are coming down with Expires: 0 on them, so they will always be reloaded. In addition, the banner image is 2483x420 and 1.7MB. Should resize that to 1000px wide, and you can prolly apply some JPEG compression. Also, it appears the image is clipped anyway, so almost no one is going to see those red leaves on the far right.
This posting is really helpful for who are new to Cassandra.
Thank you for your posting :-D
Hello! What about other WIP chapters:
Advanced Patterns, Authentication Patterns,
Are the articles estimated?
I agree Roy Fielding seems to need to work on his communication ( people ) skills
Thanks for your help...
i'm have problem with link download plugin memcached roller, Are you have other link download ??..
The code from the old Java.net "Roller Support" project is now part of the "Roller Extras" project on Google Code. That's where you can find the source for the Roller Memcache plugin there: http://bit.ly/WFO46q
What happened to the install guide you wrote? I can't seem to get roller running on JBoss 6.0.0 or 6.1.0.
2012-08-02T18:09:00-04:00[Trackback] Wouldn't you know it, I missed my 10-year blogiversary. 10 years ago yesterday, I wrote my first blog post . This was shortly after reading Dave Johnson's article about Roller . I originally started this blog to share a bunch of tips and tricks I'd...
In my knowledge roller is best blogware. I had used roller 3.1 with struts 1.x and roller 4.x with struts 2.x in 2007-2008. I have learned a lot from this blogware.
A 10 year long Time well spent I must say. This kind of product matters larger than any tangible benefit you could get.
Just stopped by to say thanks for all your work you have done so far to make this great.
Simer, I've given up on trying to get Oracle to donate SocialSite as they promised. If you're interested in OpenSocial-based infrastructure, checkout Apache Rave and Apache Shindig. - Dave
Hey Dave, how is the progress now ?
That's great Dave. So what's happening with SocialSite now after 3 years ? Is it still in progress ?
Roy Fielding's post is a dictatorial rant showing himself to be petty and egotistical. REST is a great idea, but he should not at all be surprised that many would prefer to cherry pick on his enshrined constraints than wade through pedantic white papers.
There are a lot of broken manuals out there, by his own admission, and he's going to have to accept that his academic dissertation has turned into a buzz word. Just call your API Rest-like, and ignore Fielding.
After 2000+ entries on Roller I think I can claim that this is one of the very rare software that has never let me down.
Kudos Dave for all the work and energy you've put into this!
the best blogger ever
I am using a web server and have DNS restrictions for context mapping.
Can we modify
what I need is:
I tried doing this and it shows me Js Uri path invalid, expected prefix: /gadgets/js, is: /app/gadgets/js/shindig-container:rpc
Any help on this? With this I can call the shindig js.
Thanks in advance
It might be possible to integrate Roller with 5.0, but I have never tested it. Your best change of getting an answer is on the Roller mailing lists.
Hi Dave, I was trying to figure out how to integrate LDAP with roller 5.0. There's almost no documentation on this. Can you please throw some light on this? I am planning to propose roller as a blogger in our IT organization over here. Thanks for your help.
Hello, I just installed Roller 5.0 and I'm having an issue with the Fauxcoly Theme. Basically in this theme, if I enable comments for an entry, I get the "Comments are closed for this entry." message. If I switch to the "Brushed metal" theme, the comments are enabled for that entrie. Is this a known issue or do you know how I can fix this?
This is just terrible....SOPA is the equivalent of curing a headache with a guillotine. It may stop piracy, but it would shut down our economy and unconstitutionally erode our most basic freedoms in the process.
I just hope that everyone realizes how important this is and does their part to save the internet & our economy! ...here is another good video that explains the consequences of SOPA pretty well:
1,000s of more websites have joined the force and went dark today, we need EVERYONES help!!!!
Thanks Bill. I'll try not to get any stranger. And hey, we need to catch-up on our Trali meetup plan.
It's wonderful to hear that things are going so well Dave. Please don't be a stranger.
That is one of my goals, but I don't like the idea of targeting one cloud provider. For now I just want to simplify Roller and drastically reduce the number of modules, dependencies and old legacy stuff that is not fun to work with like Struts and Spring.
So I guess you plan to make cloud-ready version for Roller ;-) Which cloud provider will you target?
sorry, i just testing blogger.com. now i'm remove the post. sorry :)
Looks like another great addition.
Kattare have hosted my website for nearly three years in a mixed php/java environment. We have had only two significant outages in the 3 years, and in both cases I was able to reach support quickly and find out what the issue was, and it was quickly resolved. When I cannot reach someone when their offices are closed, I will call the emergency number (when truly needed). In every case someone either answers, or gets back to me within an hour or two (yes, they do not have true 24x7 phone support, but they are on a Linux platform - things seldom go wrong!). Once you reach someone, their service is truly incredible. I am not a programmer, nor do I have a website administrator on staff. Kattare will go out of their way to work through issues with me, including changing my code to close security vulnerabilities when needed. They are never condescending, and will take the time to answer questions when clarification is needed. Having been responsible for several web sites before, their service is the best I have ever experienced. As the COO, it is the best spent $39 a month I have ever authorized. I highly recommend Kattare.
Sounds like a fantastic addition to Roller - great work!
I was lucky to be mentored by Dave.I learned a lot and without his kind guidance it would have been much difficult to me achieve this far.I am really happy that i could contribute to Roller which i am willing to do in the future too.
Thanks a lot.
I apologize in advance for using this form for a contact method in reaching out to you. I couldn't find a way to contact you on this site. I am new to Roller and have been able to find my way around pretty easy. The one thing that has given me a lot of trouble is figuring out how to remove the brackets from around the read more links.
I tried to edit them out of the weblog.vm file located inside the 'deprecated' folder, however this is not reflected in the system.
Could you please point me in the right direction.
I really appreciate any feedback you may provide.