2020-07-04: Vaghareli Khichdi Another recipe! When I get asked for recipes I write them up here so that I can remember them too. …

2020-06-09: Recipe for Naan Bread This recipe comes from a Punjabi woman living in Dublin, Ireland. In her household, naan bread was a …

2019-09-02: Our Fuzzy Six-Legged Friends Need You Last weekend, I got an invite to visit a new Bee Sanctuary with a group on wildlife enthusiasts. …

2019-03-27: And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for one hundred and sixteen months, this following …

2019-03-07: Recipe Time! Well-tested Vegan Curry This is a two-pot stovetop affair. Veg and gravy are cooked separately and then combined. Tempering …

2019-01-05: Blinkenlights Are Go! Procrastination-breaking is the order of the month here at Lab 47b as I finally managed to finish up …

2019-01-02: Own Goals Welcome to 2019 – an opportunity to change the way things happen compared to the year gone by. …

2018-11-20: Welcome to the Printer Great excitement in 47b this evening as a new member of the family arrives, in the shape of an …

2018-11-16: Give Me (Cheap) Convenience, Or Give Me Death Several years ago I catalogued all my paper books using the barcode scanning capabilities of the …

2013-09-14: Installing the DataMapper gem with Postgres.app Another install-related entry. This time, I’m attempting to install the Ruby Gem, DataMapper, …

2013-08-25: Installing Erlang and Elixir on OS X Mavericks Homebrew is my go-to tool for non-App Store or prebuilt app installs on Mac, and has been for ages, …

2013-05-22: Trying my hand at podcasting The closing stages of úll earlier this year featured two podcast recordings, live with the …

2012-12-15: Hobbit IMAX The Hobbit, in IMAX, was fantastic. Drain all bladders before taking your seat: there is something …

2012-02-03: Dear @monkchips Dear @monkchips Thank you for a exemplary conference experience at Monki Gras during a chilly and …

2012-01-22: CoderDojo Dublin There’s been some buzz about CoderDojo in the news recently. The CoderDojo was founded by …

2011-10-21: ESB Spark O' Genius I don't write much about the Company, what with me being a self-effacing developer type with a …

2011-08-26: Bog Body: Committing to Open Source Backstory: I’m spending some time trying to find 10 spare gigs on my laptop to house the …

2011-07-15: Office Move! The good news today is that it looks like we’ve settled on an office in Capel St. as the place …

2011-06-03: -0 for +1 Google has come up with some kind of a like-a-like called +1. For those who may have not been part …

2011-05-11: Constructing Web APIs with Rack, Sinatra and mongoDB Update: Ok, speaker notes have turned up at this point! Also, @matthutchin did a bang-up job of …

2011-05-03: Enforce Web API version compatibility with Sinatra filters Versioning in APIs is vital if you want to control the lifecycle, rather than it controlling you. If …

2011-04-29: Ruby Ireland Talk 10 May 11 On May 10, I’ll be giving a talk on Constructing Web APIs with Rack, Sinatra and MongoDB at …

2011-03-22: Missing in Action from EclipseCon 2011 EclipseCon 2011 started today, with an awesome program of events going on over the week. I’ve …

2011-03-12: Twitter Shuts It Down - but they ain't got me yet. From Twitter’s new close-down terms of service for their API: 5. (e) You may not use Twitter …

2011-02-10: Xcake - Web Services with Sinatra and Heroku On Feb 8, I gave a talk at the local Xcake monthly meetup at the Science Gallery in Dublin. These …

2010-11-02: Eclipse ESE 2010 and STP News Eclipse ESE 2010 w00t! Eclipse ESE 2010 starts tomorrow, and I'm going to be there - well, I'll be …

2010-10-06: Sparrow - a new Mac Mail Application I really try to steer clear of blogging about individual pieces of non-developer-oriented software, …

2010-09-07: OSGi Training in Dublin The ISA-Skillnet folks have set up a rare local opportunity for people to get some insights into the …

2010-06-16: Eclipse Quickie: Changing Buckminster Build To Use Git Question: So, you are building a gaggle of projects that use Subversion, and one of them pops up and …

2010-05-06: Oisín's Precepts Version 1.0.qualifier I'm making a set of precepts that I'm going to try and stick to from a professional engagements …

2010-04-30: Epicenter 2010 Dublin - register now! At last, after a belated spring has sprung, and the local flora are finally catching up with their …

2010-04-19: Ignite #4 Dublin In the aftermath of EclipseCon 2010, when the Program Committee got together to talk about the state …

2010-03-31: EclipseCon 2010 Retrospective It’s nearly time to return to our scheduled programming, but first a quick retrospective of …

2010-03-25: MyEclipseCon Thursday Late again. I think I'm losing my motivation to write these blog entries :) But, better late than …

2010-03-24: MyEclipseCon Wednesday I’m getting some good feedback on EclipseCon 2010 :) This is great news and has has buoyed up …

2010-03-23: MyEclipseCon Tuesday Talk about a late blog entry. I’m just enjoying this EclipseCon too much. Here’s my plan …

2010-03-20: MyEclipseCon Unconference Before getting onto my Tuesday session favourites, I thought I'd do a short piece on a new creature …

2010-03-16: MyEclipseCon Monday It's been a nervous couple of weeks here in Dublin - US passport restrictions require a six month …

2010-02-26: Sic transit gloria mundi Dear Diary, Got laid off today, sausages for tea. Even when you’re an old hand, there’s …

2010-02-24: Advice for Industry from Colm Tóibín The Guardian online edition recently published a two-part article called “Ten Rules for …

2010-01-14: EclipseCon 2010 Program In The Bag If you have been tracking the EclipseCon submission system, or tweets from @eclipsecon, or blog …

2010-01-11: Blog Administrivia for 2010 New year, new blog theme, new content. This year I’m going to add more non-career-related …

2010-01-05: Welcome to 2010! I predict this will be the year of the Most Number of Disappointed EclipseCon Submitters Ever. …

2009-12-18: EclipseCon Submissions - pendant le déluge This time of the year is holiday season around where I live and it can get pretty quiet during the …

2009-12-10: Reminder! Submit your EclipseCon Talks Now! For extra-special goodness, and to get all you potential presenters off your collective keister, we …

2009-11-06: A short post on EclipseCon 2010 [Update - once you read this, go check out this entry in Don’s blog for some extra goodies!] …

2009-07-17: ...then *four* come at once Arg - I haven’t had a blog entry in a month! I’m sure at this point that the Marketing …

2009-06-09: Insert Lightsabre Noise Here Just a quick announcement this time around - the guys at the FUSE Forge have just started up Project …

2009-05-19: Announcing: FUSE Integration Designer 1.2 Phew. It’s out the door. FUSE Integration Designer 1.2 is now available for download. This …

2009-04-03: Intermittent Bug in Eclipse Community This bug has been cropping up on and off since Eclipse 3.2. The usual pattern is that it becomes …

2009-04-03: Eclipse 2009 Thursday Nearly there. This is the final article in a tetralogy of tardy tales from EclipseCon 2009. I don't …

2009-04-02: EclipseCon 2009 - Wednesday Today I continue my week-in-arrears retrospective of the EclipseCon 2009. Authors often mumble into …

2009-03-31: EclipseCon Thru The Lens [caption id=“attachment_86” align=“alignnone” width=“500” …

2009-03-31: EclipseCon 2009 - Tuesday As usual, day one back from a conference has disappeared in a miasma of hurried catchups, email …

2009-03-25: Some Opinions About EclipseCon Talks That Will No Doubt Be Unpopular In watching the presentations this year, it has come to my attention that some of them are boring. …

2009-03-25: EclipseCon 2009 - Monday It’s 7am Wednesday morning in Santa Clara, CA. Breakfast is on its way and I’m trying to …

2009-02-18: BPMN Modeler Demo Last week, Antoine Toulmé hosted a live action demo of the BPMN Modeler Project. It’s been …

2009-02-09: Developing Silverlight clients for CXF using JAX-WS Tools I just found out that the eclipse4SL, a development environment for creating RIAs with Microsoft …

2009-02-09: CXF Tools in WTP 3.1M5 The JAXWS project in the WebTools incubator has made its way into the light of day on the latest and …

2009-01-13: Sometimes, it's just about the waiting. Well. It looks like I won’t be using Spotlight for a while.  [caption …

2009-01-13: Developing with Eclipse and ServiceMix Update :  There’s some issues with this right now - see ESB-531. My pal Ade has produced a …

2009-01-07: IJTC Conference Two months since the last blog entry! It’s usually the case that blog drought occurs when …

2008-11-06: Open Source not proof against EOL [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“198” …

2008-11-04: Camel Spit Isn’t it great when you get an excuse to learn something? Even though you have a to-do list …

2008-10-07: Working With Enterprise Integration Patterns Thanks to Enterprise Integration Patterns, architects have a clear and succinct way to describe …

2008-09-26: Blog move... This blog is moving to http://oisinh.wordpress.com and will resume with a slightly different focus. …

2008-09-26: Developing Web Services with Eclipse and CXF Update:This is the most searched-for entry on my blog, and I have to warn you it is WAY OUT OF DATE! …

2008-04-29: Web 2.0 == (Web 1.0 + Pies) It’s official. Web 1.0 has grown up, become more attractive, but behind the scenes has been …

2008-02-04: WSDL Revisited Waay back in May last year, I wrote a little blog entry taking WSDL and associated tools to task. …

2007-12-20: Awesome Regex Ninja ^(0*|-?0*[1-9]\d{0,8}|-?0*1\d{9}|-?0*20\d{8}|-?0*21[0-3]\d{7}|-?0*214[0-6]\d …

2007-12-17: Javapolis 2007 - The Techie Bits I’m just back from Javapolis in Antwerp. Javapolis is a conference put together by the BEJUG, …

2007-11-29: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again Heard of Thrift? It's a Facebook-developed system that allows services to be defined in a …

2007-10-12: Eclipse Provisioning Platform At the Eclipse Summit 2007, Jeff McAffer gave a presentation [link to slides not available yet] on …

2007-10-11: Some things I learned at the Eclipse Summit Europe 2007 Eclipse users and developers know that the Eclipse platform is a bit of beast - there is just so …

2007-10-09: Is your code C.R.A.P.? Just got a link this morning to the C.R.A.P. metric and the crap4j Eclipse plugin. This …

2007-10-09: RESTafarianism and EMF I had the pleasure to share a drink and a chat last night with Ed Merks, the EMF Project lead. One …

2007-10-08: Off to Eclipse Summit Europe I'm waiting for my flight to Frankfurt to attend the Eclipse Summit Europe that is being held in …

2007-09-19: An Infestation of Snails (was: Java Annotation Madness) I was just reading an article on JPA, posted on TheServerSide. In it we see a simple 'real-world' …

2007-07-12: TSS Java Symposium Barcelona & I got a chance to attend, and speak</a;, at The ServerSide Java Symposium in Barcelona at …

2007-07-12: Eclipse Europa has Shipped Well, it shipped nearly a couple of weeks now, and I've been taking a bit of breather and getting …

2007-06-27: Eclipse nears Europa release It's getting near now - end of this week we are good to go for the Eclipse Europa release. I'm …

2007-06-26: At the TSS Java Symposium Europe This week I'm attending the TSS Java Symposium, which is taking place in Barcelona. I have a talk to …

2007-05-02: This is not WSDL Recently in IONA, in an informal moment in the coffee area, a number of us sat down with sore heads …

2007-04-20: Service Pattern Approach to SOA I just read Beth Gold-Bernstein's blog entry entitled Categorizing Web Services in which she …

2007-03-11: EclipseCon Day 4 The last day of EclipseCon was SOA Tools talk day. I spent the early part of the day working on the …

2007-03-10: EclipseCon Day 3 Day 3, Wednesday, and at this stage in the conference I feel as if I have been dragged through a …

2007-03-10: EclipseCon Day 2 These entries are being posted ex post facto to the conference - I just haven't yet got the hang of …

2007-03-10: EclipseCon Day 1 - The Tutorials Last year I regretted not attending more of the tutorials, so this year I kept the schedule clear to …

2007-03-05: EclipseCon Day 0 Sunday is Day Zero of EclipseCon - traditionally a day for some introductory meetings and beers with …

2007-02-22: Flashback to the PDE Build I just got a comment on the blog recently updating me on an initiative which supports the build …

2007-02-07: What does an SCA Assembly look like? Here's a picture of an SCA composite, as found in the SCA Assembly specification. What do you …

2007-01-05: Welcome to 2007 What a start to a new year - finding ones phyzz adorning the front page of The Server Side! Steve …

2006-12-04: Celtix Enterprise IONA, the company I work for, has just released an Open Source bundle called Celtix Enterprise. …

2006-12-04: Release the Hounds! Or, in this case, the incubating projects. Apache Yoko incubator has published an M1 release. Yoko …

2006-11-14: WSDL to * It's expected that once you have an interface language, like WSDL or CORBA IDL, that you will have a …

2006-10-11: Eclipse Summit Europe Barely has my backside hit the office seat when I am off on a plane again, this time to the Eclipse …

2006-10-03: Mixed Experiences with OSS Ok, this is the last entry on the Gartner OSS Summit, I promise. And, rather a regurgitation of the …

2006-10-03: Gartner OSS Summit Roundup - Mastermind Panel An open source ‘mastermind’ panel was held at the Gartner conference last week. Mike …

2006-10-03: Gartner OSS Summit Roundup - Tapscott Keynote The opening keynote of the conference was given by Don Tapscott, co-author of the well-known …

2006-09-27: The Other Third I’ve just arrived in Phoenix for the Gartner Open Source Summit and to get a chance to see how …

2006-09-19: Eclipse COSMOS In a previous entry I mentioned SML and the fact that I got a chance to speak with one of the …

2006-09-14: Service Modeling Language Recently I received a couple of emails linking to the SML specification. I read it a couple of …

2006-09-12: Eclipse 2006 - Meetin' and Greetin'

Working in OSS projects means that much of the time the only chance you get to meet co-developers …

2006-09-11: SOA Tools Press Cuttings I got the chance to talk to a number of interested tech journalists and analysts during EclipseWorld …

2006-09-08: EclipseWorld 2006 - SOA Tools I’m in Logan Airport, on my way back to Dublin after a hectic few days in Cambridge at the …