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Tutorial: How to Create an AJAX-based file upload progress bar

Helge Tesgaard has written a nice tutorial on How to Create an AJAX-based file upload progress bar with AppFuse 1.9.3. Check it out if you have a need for such a thing. I especially like Helge's comment on productivity towards the end. ;-)

Posted in Java at Aug 10 2006, 04:11:39 PM MDT Add a Comment

How accurate are's top project statistics?

Yesterday, updated their Top Ranked Projects page to reflect the top projects for July 2006. I've always thought these were fairly accurate. However, a couple of weeks ago, I did a bit of investigating (since GlassFish always seems to top all categories) and I found some interesting information. First of all, when last month's stats were first published, I noticed that DWR was on top of the "mailing list traffic" category. I did some investigating, and found the following:

DWR: 62 + 522 + 1 + 3 + 1 = 589
AppFuse: 65 + 134 + 542 + 21 = 762

So I thought, am I missing something? Why does AppFuse rank lower. I posted a question to the forums, and got the following response:

I have a typo in my spreadsheet where I ran the numbers. Let me recheck and fix.

Thanks to Helen for her honesty, but isn't this something that could easily be automated? This would eliminate any calculation errors? Especially since there seems to be issues with the previous month's statistics.

For June 2006 (excluding AppFuse's issues and cvs lists):

GlassFish: 184 + 204 + 28 + 80 + 2 + 36 + 4 + 11 + 17 = 566
AppFuse: 684 + 19 = 703

AppFuse had more mailing list traffic, yet GlassFish is #1 and AppFuse is #3. Is trying to make GlassFish look more popular than it is?

Posted in Java at Aug 10 2006, 01:48:00 PM MDT 7 Comments