Tag Archives: software licensing

Software licensing: Wicket pages and panels

My initial perception of wicket panels was that they were like includes. This naturally lends itself to header, footer and style content that will be the same throughout a web application and avoids duplicating code. It seems wicket panels are more widely used than I first expected. For example, I keep seeing examples of a […]

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Software licensing: Authentication and authorization for admin pages

For simplicity and security I’ve decided to integrate with the Google Account authentication mechanism that’s built into Google App Engine. This allows anyone with a Google account to login to my application without the need to setup another account. This also gives me access to the user’s valid email in order to send messages and […]

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Software licensing: User interface design (with video)

User interface design is every bit as important as the core software that runs on the server. A poorly designed user interface can significantly impact the end result of a web development project. Here are a few ways poor design can hurt a web project. Reduced adoption rate due to confusion about accessing features Underutilization […]

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Software licensing: The value of good books

I have a large budget for books (but thanks to Amazon it doesn’t have to be as big as it could be). Sure it’s true that most of the information in programming books is online and available for free. There may even be substance to the argument that most books are out of date as […]

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Software licensing: Jersey framework for REST

I did some investigation into building the RESTful API for the software licensing system using wicket. At first I was encouraged that URL management was so easy (nevermind that really old article I just linked to). Wicket Not Ideal for RESTful APIs In the end I decided that wicket was not a good choice for […]

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Software licensing: RESTful API, resources vs. parameters

I’m starting to build out the RESTful API for the software licensing system. The first api call to implement is this http://mysite/api/sitelicenses/?apikey=KEYVAL That came from the initial design documents and implicitly suggests that there is a difference between the resource and parameters passed in when asking for the resource. This distinction is important and came […]

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Software licensing: A slight change in scope

In the current series of articles I’ve been talking about development of a system to enable premium wordpress plugins to be protected by licenses. While working on the design and going through a brain storming session yesterday with a colleague I had two small realizations. The first is that from the beginning I have planned […]

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