I have added a link to an article under the ‘Pages’ link on the top left hand side of the main NetThreads page (GWT: XML with JSON). This details the steps required to load existing xml data into a GWT (Google Web Toolkit) application, convert it to JSON format and then process it using the JSON classes supplied as part of Googles toolkit samples.

This should prove useful to anyone who wants to pull in their XML data to a GWT client application. It also provides an simple illustration of extracting data from a JSON structure.

Working again

Okay gTraffic.info site is now working again. I had backed up the site but there are a few different setting to switch over from the development image so this took a while to get right.

I am a bit pissed off at Plusnet ISP because of this but I will refrain from threatening to ‘take my business elsewhere’ since they clearly don’t care one whit whether I stick around or not.

Data outage

There was another outage of my ISP service this morning which meant this blog was down.

I have restored the gTraffic site as you may have noticed but the scripts to update the data are not being run as periodic tasks anymore. This seems to be something to do with with the ‘crontab’ functionality available to the webspace provided to me by Plusnet ISP. I cannot examine this when I am working as I have no access to the space outwith my broadband connection.

Please bear with me whilst I try and sort this mess out.

A curse on Plusnet

Hello everyone. I apologise for the outage of the gTraffic site. I have been on holiday and I came home on the Mon (14 Aug 2006) to discover my webspace files had been scrubbed completely. Everything..including the python scripts, blog, gtraffic..the lot. Some fishing around on the forums of my ISP ‘plusnet’ reveals that I am one of only 10 unlucky users to have had their file deleted with no chance of a recovery. I can’t fault plusnet in any other way other than to say this is the second time this has happened. Just as well I am one of those boring people who take backups of their files.

Lots of developements going on but I have no time to detail anything as I have to restore my webspace.