Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Project presentation

Just for you! :D


video

The project right now has been able to connect to the globus server, capture the information and parse it into useful data.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Android and Java

First a note about the project:
I set up some test web services on my server for some early testing targets. There is a simple echo service and a command line service running on the server. Both will respond to generic POST arguments ("data"). The first obviously echoes the data sent, and the second runs it as a command line, and returns the standard output of the application.

Random Rant:
Android originally struck me as being a very well organized and thought out system, and it still does. Unfortunately I'm rather unfamiliar with Java, having only used it in an AI course awhile back. When I used it back then its horrible performance, even under optimal conditions, got me to quickly hate it. I still hate it just as much now for the same reason, though magnified many times over for a mobile device. (I do realize there was probably much I could have done to further optimize it).
However this leaves an interesting opening for a form of cloud computing (in this case referring to farming out processing to servers to save CPU). I recently envisioned an adaptation to my stock market analysis tools I created awhile back to allow a server to analyze a given stock and return the results to the phone. (Buy/Sell recommendations, a graph, and a short stock history) I figure this might make an interesting side project for me though it has no correlation to the class. (Unless you guys are interested? jk)

-Richard Kaufman

Sunday, February 14, 2010