The link popularity of OpenSSO, WebSeal, and web tools

I've been working on a single sign-on project lately, evaluating both OpenSSO and IBM's trio of TIM, TAM, and WebSeal, and I noticed that Google has only 32,000 links to real WebSeal resources. By contrast, even as a young open source project, OpenSSO already has over 100,000 links.

Out of curiosity, I decided to google a variety of web languages and tools, and here are my search results:

Ruby directory list - How to use Ruby to list files in a directory

It's so easy with Ruby to get a list of files in the current directory that I hesitate to write this, but hey, this blog is for me and my bad memory, so here's a quick note on how to use Ruby to get a list of files of a certain type in a directory.

To have a little fun with this, I'll use irb (the interactive Ruby shell environment) to show how to do this.

Ruby glob - how to process each file in a directory that matches a certain pattern

Here's some sample Ruby source code that shows how to do something with every file in a directory, where you only work on filenames that match a pattern you're interested in. For example, in my case I'm only interested in processing files that end with the filename extension WMA, so this first snippet of Ruby code shows how to print out the name of each file in a directory with the WMA extension:

Ruby FTP - A free Ruby script to throttle the FTP file upload speed

An interesting thing about developing software to work with an FTP server is that for some tests you need files to be uploaded to the FTP server very slowly. Usually you want software to run as fast as possible, but in my case I needed to be able to throttle the FTP upload speed to test portions of my code. (Specifically, I'm writing code to listen to Proftpd FTP server events, and I needed this to make sure all the STOR, DELE, RNFR, and RNTO events work as advertised (making sure the event notifications aren't sent until the event is complete.)

A Ruby web service client

In previous blog posts I showed how I created a Java web service and client using Apache Axis2. In those examples I showed how to read from web service methods that return a single object, and also an array or list of objects. In this post I'll show several sample Ruby programs that also read from those same Java web services.

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