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May 25, 2009

This post is inspired by my co-intern’s (Leslie Ng) drawing.

Our demo was supposed to be Monday last week. It was moved to Wednesday, then to Friday. When the demo didn’t push through last Friday, it was agreed upon that the demo would be today, Monday of our last week as interns. Read the rest of this entry »


May 23, 2009

After weeks of research, coding, scrapping and coding again, our part in the project is finished!

I hope that the testing goes well. We’ll be doing the documentation this coming week.

Making Rules

May 17, 2009

Wouldn’t it be great if you can make your own rules?

Wouldn’t it be greater if there’s a program that could make rules for you depending on your own decisions?

Okay, that sounds a bit power hungry-ish (Gloria anyone?) but that captures the idea of what I am currently doing in my Internship. Read the rest of this entry »


May 13, 2009

I have mentioned in my previous blog entry that I was reviewing the code made by my partner in making the Rule Generator part of the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheesy title much!

Anyway, I have been studying the Rule Generator code that was started by my partner, Liyah. I need to understand each and every bit of it so I can implement a Database version of it. Goodness, there were so many classes! I got dizzy trying to connect and comprehend each and every one of them.


May 8, 2009

Okay, so the title is a bit pilit, but I’ll stick with it.

After weeks of learning, coding, scrapping, relearning, coding, polishing and all that jazz, we finally had our first demo! Friday morning was filled with an aura of nervousness (if such a word exists) that emanates from each and every one of us. Come on, it was our first program in the “corporate world”! Read the rest of this entry »

Hello HSQL!

May 6, 2009

I guess most of you are familiar with databases such as Oracle Express, MySQL, and PostgresSQL… But have you guys heard of HSQL? Read the rest of this entry »


May 5, 2009

Well, crash course-ing.

My internship experience so far has been filled with a lot of crash courses: from cool java import-ables (Digester, Velocity, et al.) to amazing Eclipse plug-ins (Jupiter). The latest addition to the list of technologies that I have crash coursed on is JSP.

JSP, or JavaServer Pages, is a Java technology that allows programmers to create dynamically generated websites  in response to a Web Client request. I have been reading O’Reilly Media’s Head First Servelets and JSP — a must read if you’re starting on JSP! Read the rest of this entry »

The Tables have Turned!

April 30, 2009

Finally! I have finished the HTML Parsing part of the Rule Adviser. The week-long headache that is table handling has been.. well.. handled! I have checked the program a gazillion times and it seems to work well. Yay! Enter an HTML File and get a VM Template! Read the rest of this entry »

Parsing Problem

April 27, 2009

Well, I have been working on the HTML Parser for quite some time and I’ve been encountering oodles (badoodles?) of problems. One thing is that I can’t seem to handle the conversion of lists and tables into loops in a Velocity Template. Read the rest of this entry »