WAQL-PP: Preprocessor for a Data Aggregation Query Language

This week I started to design and implement a preprocessor for the Web-service Aggregation Query Language (WAQL) which is an extension of XQuery. This language is used as part of the WS-Aggregation framework developed at the Distributed Systems Group of the Vienna University of Technology. With this text I want to explain the motivation behind [...]

Implementing a QR Code Reader as Firefox Extension Part 2

Hi, it’s me again with an update of my work. In my last entry I forgot to mention that I am using Spket IDE http://www.spket.com/ to edit my Mozilla Firefox Plugin files. Furthermore, I use flashdevelop http://www.flashdevelop.org/wikidocs/index.php?title=Main_Page and the free Flex 4.1 SDK http://www.adobe.com/de/products/flex/ for editing the Actionscript3 files. My next step is to make [...]

PR QR Barcode Extension for Google Chrome #3

On Saturday I sent a first usable version of my Chrome extension to my supervisor for reviewing. The feedback included some hints for usability improvements and how to deal with q.:-Code in the extension. Now, after creating a QR code, a little popup window appears containing the QR code and two radio buttons allowing the [...]

Twitter Client with Filter and Parser Functionality – Part 1

Von A wie AJAX bis X wie XPath. 2 Wochen sind bereits vergangen seit dem ersten Treffen bezüglich des Praktikums. Neben lernen für die DST Prüfung, Job und diversen Freizeitaktivitäten habe ich es mir nicht nehmen lassen in diverse Technologien (erneut/erstmals) reinzuschnuppern. Nach über 2 Jahren als Java Entwickler hatte ich fast vergessen wieviel Spaß [...]


Academic titles for the rest of us – Austria pales in comparison with India

ASE (Project Tokyo) – First steps

Project Tokyo has begun. Porting q·.:Launcher and q·.:Card to Android. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ikangai/ase

PR QR Barcode Extension for Google Chrome #2

After playing around with JavaScript and the API’s Chrome provides it became clear to me that I have to rethink the extension’s UI. Initially I wanted an extension icon in the browser tab, giving the user the ability to change QR code’s properties, to save the QR code image to local disk etc (see screenshot in [...]

Friendslist Msg Facebook

Nach der letzten Besprechung soll noch eine “Massennachricht-Funktion” in die Facebook Applikation hinzufügt werden. Neben dem Nachrichtenaustausch zwischen zwei Usern, soll dies auch zwischen mehreren ausgewählten Personen funktionieren. Über eine eigene Schnittstelle von Facebook kann man die Friendslist jeden Users abfragen. http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/fql/friendlist Auf der Webseite findet man auch seitlich die anderen Tables, falls man noch [...]

Testbed for Web Service Data Aggregation in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Description This project gives you the opportunity both to deepen your knowledge of Web service technology as well as to get in touch with Cloud Computing, a topic which is currently hyped in both industry and research. The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a service which offers “computing power”, i.e., allows users to remotely [...]

Implementing a QR Code Reader as Firefox Extension Part 1

Hey there, finally I started to work on my Bachelor Thesis and this is my first blog entry. First, I’d like to introduce myself. My Name is Kung Yiu Wong, student at Vienna University of Technology, right now working on my bachelor thesis. The subject of my thesis is to implement a QR-Code reader as [...]