Sketchup – 3d drawing tool (for buildings , integrates with Google Earth)
Good overview article on the Common features of Web 2.0 Applications (and what Web 2.0 is and isnt)
Key features of Web 2.0 , as descibed in Web Monkey Article
First week of masters course in software engineering.
This weeks training was on refactoring – Notes to follow , but broadly using Martin Fowlers book on refactoring . Fairly industry standard stuff , but might give you pause for thought before diving in and copying/pasting left right and centre.
On a practical side , the course uses a lot of Java / J2EE , Eclipse and Tomcat, with quite a high level expected in these (e.g. the refactoring group assignment expected these to be built on a bare machine before the refactoring proper could begin – easy enough if you’ve done it before , but not really the object of the course!!)
The course itself is on UCD’s Belfield campus , and is run for 3 weeks a year (part time) with exams in June.