Apr 19, 2012

Slow CATiledLayer on New iPad 3 Retina display

Posted Apr 19, 2012
Noticed the poor performance of PDF rendering using CATiledLayer on the iPad 3. You can see the tiles loading one by one; it's terrible.

We tried increasing the tile size, we also tried the workaround found in Stackoverflow of setting the contentScaleFactor to no avail. Hope Apple release an update to address this issue. 

Apr 11, 2012

Desktop Clients for Alfresco: Fred vs FlexSpaces

Posted Apr 11, 2012
Why do we need a desktop client when we already have the browser application? Convenience, speed and added productivity.

So far I've seen two mention-worthy desktop clients for Alfresco:
  1. Fred by XeniT (Commercial)

    I've tried it and was extremely pleased with the interface; it's very clean and highly functional. It just works. Sure you can use IMAP, CIFS and Alfresco Office Extension / Addon to get the same features but I especially like the idea of putting those essential features conveniently into one user-friendly application.

    The only downside of this is it's a paid subscription, but for large organizations I believe this is worth it.
  2. FlexSpaces (Free, Open Source)

    What's great about FlexSpaces is that it's a cross-platform software. It can run on Windows, Mac, Linux and even on mobile devices: iPad, Android devices, and BB Playbook. It's free and the license is LGPL.

    A bit of a letdown is the interface, it's not yet polished. Functionality is excellent, but it can get quite confusing at times.

Apr 10, 2012

Switching from Development to Production mode STS + Grails + CloudFoundry

Posted Apr 10, 2012
STS (as of version 2.8), by default, uses development environment when deploying a Grails application to server. Usually you would want to deploy your application in production mode instead to get the best performance.

To do this in STS, go to your project properties and navigate to Grails > Run On Server. Change the value from "dev" to "prod".

Hope this helps. My website has been deployed in Cloud Foundry for more more than a year and only now I've discovered that it's running in development mode!