Imgshow Platform Discuz English Version Published

Have published Imgshow Platform Discuz English Version at thebbs.net. Anyone can download from here: http://www.thebbs.net/thread/imgshow-platform-175-1-1.html.

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Jrules

JRules is a “Business Rule Management System” from ILOG. That means it is an environment for managing and deploying business rules. JRules supports the development of rule-based applications and allows business users to contribute their knowledge through rule management. For example, business policy can be separated from application logic and therefore updated independently, without the need to look deep into the application logic (Catalystsoft.com).

URL: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/business-rule-management/jrules/

Variable access using JavaScript OO

Based on Java coding:

public Class Dog {
    int a = 1;;
    int b = this.a;
    public int c() {
        return a+b;
    }
}

Corresponding with JavaScript, we have:

function Dog() {
    d = new Object();
    d.a = 1;
    d.b = d.a;
    d.c = function() {
        return this.a+this.b;
    }
    return d;
}

Remember in JavaScript, if variable b want to get variable a, should use d.a but not this.a, however inside method, want to get variable a, should use this.a instead of d.a.

This is a kind of JavaScript Object-oriented reliazation method.

What is Usability?

Usability translates as the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction with which specified users achieve specified goals in particular environments.

What is Usability?
5 Key Quality Components
A Good User Experience

What is Usability?

“Usability is an approach to product development that incorporates direct user feedback throughout the development cycle in order to reduce costs and create products and tools that meet user needs.” Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA)

5 Key Quality Components of Usability

Usability is defined by five quality components:

  • Learnability: How easy is it for users to accomplish basic tasks the first time they encounter the design?
  • Efficiency: Once users have learned the design, how quickly can they perform tasks?
  • Memorability: When users return to the design after a period of not using it, how easily can they reestablish proficiency?
  • Errors: How many errors do users make, how severe are these errors, and how easily can they recover from the errors?
  • Satisfaction: How pleasant is it to use the design?

There are many other important quality attributes. A key one is utility, which refers to the design’s functionality: Does it do what users need? Usability and utility are equally important: It matters little that something is easy if it’s not what you want. It’s also no good if the system can hypothetically do what you want, but you can’t make it happen because the user interface is too difficult. To study a design’s utility, you can use the same user research methods that improve usability.

What is the ROI of usability?

A Good User Experience is Invisible

Usability is a critical element of user experience. While usability relates to the ease of use of a product, the user experience reflects the overall satisfaction of the user while using the product. The least the user thinks about what he is doing, the better the experience.

Study Business Test and Read some UCenter

Next day 4pm to 6pm we got Business Test 2. The topic covered all aspect of marketing, production, accounting & finance, and Human Resource Management. Whole topics covered something like magic, so much to know, but actually it is very simple, if you know the key.

So I study and study, study till 9pm. In between the time I had slept. Actually I had decided to wash clothes at 4pm, but I not. While I had set the alarm on my handphone but I not take it seriously. I just continued to sleep and sleep.

So until one hours ago, I feel very boring by continuing study the Business, so I proceed to learn something about UCenter.

I want to investigate what beauty behind UCenter, how it works, how it fulfill the SSO (Single Sign On) mechanisms. I learnt from some articles online I knew that a little bit knowledge about UCenter. Suddenly, I also seen one called Loong SSO, it proposed other mechanisms to fulfill SSO, it utilized C to install that program in Linux server. The specialty of that is that provide high speed caching system, because using C. But if not install that particular thing, the techniques that fulfilled in UCenter is enough. However, in theoretically, in comparison between these two, UCenter will has lower efficiency since when your application is up more over than 10, you will experienced low speed when you try to login one of the applications. It is because in the realization of UCenter, when you try to login, it will use something seem like AJAX, but called it AJAJ more suitable, use for each to iterate all applications and sent the login request and P3P to fulfill single sign on.

Yes, since I haven’t very understand the actually mechanisms behind that, but maybe got a very little knowledge about that.

Since that is a plan for us to explore the new UCenter-liked mechanisms to achieve a high SNS world. How to do that? Currently in this situation UCenter which acts liked a Window system can install as many as possible of software, or called application, like forum, ecshop, uchome and such kind of thing. However somehow the current mechanism only support one UCHOME, that meant one SNS platform which utilized the UCenter. How about if we combine the different organization, different forum, ecshop, specialized in uchome, but not strongly affected them, to link them to our new UCenter mechanisms, for example, we called, XCenter. In XCenter, the application may can be the common one, for example, forum, ecshop, and also the UCHOME, and also one thing, UCenter. Every UCenter can link to our XCenter. But I want to say, if the UCenter login mechanism continued using in the XCenter, yes, it is very possible the efficiency and the speed will lost. So, actually I still be in thinking how to solve this problem. I had doubt that why all login cookies domain must be achieved in order to fulfill single sign on. Is it any other possible road to achieve, but not strongly affected them and not affected the efficiency of the system? How about using Unified Cookie Domain secques to fulfill it. That meant that any member related is only in XCenter. Besides achieve that, one thing must be known that, the database server will be suffered. How about the way of using C to achieve high quality of caching. But how instead of using C we can also achieve high quality of caching? How to solve this problem? It seem that not keeping speaking to the air here but not going to solve that problem. But however it giving the thinking road how to leak into the problem and find the solution. Anything is under brainstorming.

Besides learning UCenter, I also experienced that I need to learn more about RESTful style, how about the POST,GET,DELETE,PUT. The more popular open API such as Google API and Yahoo API is the most standard conformance RESTful style. I want to know about is it UCenter is a kind of RESTful style? I have doubted because I seen its code definition is nearly same… Sure, I need to make a deeper understanding to solve my doubt.

Last paragraph talked about my current study. Since this week I think is the last week for this semester for us to rush our projects. Since this week I got three presentation, and then need t submit three projects or group assignments. So it is very stressful but after that it will be some time not very stress. I meant that because later will be the final exam, we only wait for final exam, and after that that is the time I go back to our hometown.