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Another Blast from the Past: Mobile Web Services

I’m continually amazed at how long ‘old’ internet posts and articles stick around.  While doing some digging into into a Java AJAX library for work, I ran across an article I had written for Java Developer’s Journal in 2003 titled “Mobile Webservices with kSOAP.”

Granted, this is a archived soft-copy of the print magazine article I’d written, so one might expect it to have a bit of longevity.  That said, it’s interesting to look back 14 years at the state-of-the-art Internet and mobile technologies and compare them to where we are today.

As for me, I now have a teenage daughter and my most recent print article isn’t about Java or web services, but Canadian Destroyers–“The ‘Rolls Royce Destroyers’: Canada’s First Made-to-Order Warships” is now available for download at Canadian Naval Review.  No need to hurry though–you might still be able to get it sometime in the next 14 years.

Cheers,

Sean

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  1. jeremy foreman

    this is a hit or miss blog. I am a scale warship modeller in the uk and I enjoyed your book tin can sailots.during my service in the rn I had the good fortune to meet up with one of the rcn ships the qu,appelle {11} ithinf this was way back when the rn actualy went to sea.the long shot of this all is that I have been wanting to build a modell of this ship but am unable to find a good source of plans suitable.i know it is abit of a cheek but any assistance would be gratefully accepted,many thanks ,jeremy

    • Jeremy,

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Tin-Can Canucks, thank you very much for your purchase. You’re correct in terms of how hit-and-miss the blog is; the downside of being a professional “something else” from 9-5 rather than a writer 🙂 As for plans for HMCS Qu’Appelle, the CFB Esquimalt Naval Museum has a full set of plans for the Mackenzie-class which they can provide on CD for a nominal fee. You can find details on their plans service here: http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/archives/projects/ship-plans. I hope this helps.

      Cheers,

      Sean

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