Monitoring Website Page Changes For Competitors or Yours

PCVITA announces the launch of their first SaaS model application Page Monitor for monitoring web pages. The application makes it very simple for IT Administrator or any other IT users to monitor the web pages individually for any types of changes.

The application comes with the following salient features- Monitors Static/Dynamic web page for availability.
– Regularly monitor the pages at configured interval.
– Rich dashboard providing daily/weekly summary.
– Monitor change of script within the page.
– Monitor change of content within the page.
– Notifies about any script or page changes through email.

One of the best feature about the application is its rich dashboard. The dashboard provides the entire summarized information at a glance. It can quickly provide an idea to the user how each of the pages are behaving properly.

Whenever their is change the application send an email to the user indicating the change details. The user can quickly update the changes to application if its done by the user through email. This way he authorizes the changes else if its not a change that is planned then it can be script attack which can bring the business down. The alert can really save the life of the user and in turn maintain the revenue of the organisation.

Check the Page Monitor at http://www.page-monitor.com/

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Hello World using Apollo/Adobe AIR

Its been days that I was trying to write a simple app using AIR, the buzz word these days, so downloaded the following

  1. Adobe AIR SDK.
  2. Adobe AIR SDK documentation.

Extract these above stuff after downloading. The documentation is quite good for a HTML /Javascript developer like me. Here I write a Hello World html file using AIR framework.

There are three things to be done

  1. Application XML file.
  2. HTML File.
  3. Executing the application.
Application XML File
  1. Create a XML file named <AppName>-app.xml, here appname can be HelloAIR.
  2. The structure of XML is

xml.gif

The text of rootContent element represents the name of the html file that is associated with the xml.

HTML File

The following the html code

HTML Code

The appLoad is invoked when the page is loaded. As shown above we are including the standard AIRAliases.js file in the HTML file, so AIR runtime will be initialized. If its initialized the Air.Trace statement is used to print on AIR console “Hello Air”. Then XMLHTTP request is made for getting request.txt file and dumping the content of that file onto the AIR console.

Executing the Application

When the AIR sdk is extracted there are two programs that come

  1. ADL: To execute the AIR application
  2. ADT: to package the AIR application

Use the adl command to execute the AIR application.

The ADL command

When you execute the command with XML as parameter then the following is displayed

commandline.gif

execute.gif

As shown above the Hello.AIR is the Air.Trace output and the white console displays thee content of the request.txt file.