InfoQ: Does TDD Really Ensure Quality? – Our main result is that Test-First programmers write more tests per unit of programming effort. In turn, a higher number of tests lead to proportionally higher levels of productivity. Thus through a chain effect, Test-First appears to improve productivity
InfoQ: Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns – Kent Beck is interviewed about his new book, "Implementation patterns", the relationship between these patterns and XP, problems when adopting agile and the current status of design patterns.
Enterprise Java Community: Introducing Apache Wicket – When you’re learning a new framework, it’s helpful to gain an understanding of the terms concepts, then move on to how the pieces come together. Wicket has a few core concepts to master, but once you understand them, you’ll find Wicket much more accessibl
Peter Ent: DataCalendar – The DataCalendar is a combination of DateChooser and DataGrid. Like the DateChooser, the DataCalendar displays a standard calendar with controls to navigate to another month and year. And like the DataGrid, the cells of the DataCalendar display data.
Khomsan Ph. – VisualWget – Home – VisualWget is a download manager that use Wget as a core retriever to retrieve files from the web. You can think of VisualWget as a GUI front-end for Wget that give you all of Wget functionalities plus little management features such as download queue
CSS Reference – Welcome to the SitePoint CSS Reference! We?ve worked hard to make this the most detailed and up-to-date reference on the subject available. To get started, try our handy search box, or click on one of the headings to browse that section of the reference
InfoQ: Amazon EC2 Gains Favor with JEE and Groovy Developers – Using the EC2 API is straightforward, but to make life even simpler Chris Richardson has posted a Groovy framework that can launch MySQL, Apache HTTP Server, a set of Tomcat instances and JMeter, as well as deploying web applications to Amazon’s EC2.
Seth’s Blog: Nickel and diming – Offering low marginal cost items for free is a shortcut to generating word of mouth, which is a lot cheaper than buying ads.
» Terracotta Server as a Message Bus – But I?m a guy that really likes simple. TC lets us make an entirely POJO system that runs beautifully in IntelliJ. A single ?container? type main program can run all our components in a single JVM simply by loading all our various Spring configs.
What is Visual VM? – Visual VM is a new project whose goal is to provide monitoring and profiling tools for the JVM with a GUI. Visual VM is a standalone application (based on NetBeans platform :).
Dr. Dobb’s | NetBeans 6.0: A First Look | January 24, 2008 – Sun Microsystems recently released NetBeans 6.0 which came with significant improvements, almost all in direct response to user requests. Even the developers who like NetBeans have posted complaints about its editor, especially when compared with Eclipse.
Ext JS Blog – » Ext 2.0.1 Released – The Ext team is happy to announce the release of version 2.0.1 of Ext JS. This is a maintenance release that fixes several issues with the 2.0 release
An Introduction to OSGi on the Server Side – This article addresses the reasons OSGi has stepped into Java/SOA server-side initiatives, including its main benefits and constraints as Java vendors shift their SOA focus to OSGi.
Ajax and XML: Ajax for forms – You can do so much with Ajax to enable HTML forms, and this article just scratches the surface. However, it should give you some ideas and practical examples of what you can do in your own applications with relatively easy modifications to your page code.
ScalaTest 0.9 Released – Today I released a testing tool written in Scala, which can be used to test Scala/Java code. It is a tool for testing Scala code, but can also be used to get started programming in Scala, by writing tests in Scala for production code written in Java.
Ext JS Blog – » Ext Growth and Server-Side Community Projects – An excellent barometer of a project?s growth and acceptance is the creation of community extensions that compliment the project. It?s demonstrative of how users are embracing Ext and in some cases, need to go past what the core framework provides
Java on Grails – What would happen if the special Objects within Grails could not only teleport across Classloaders and past the Java-Groovy boundary, as many Groovy Objects have done in the past, but also teleport across that boundary with their powers intact? …
John Resig – Programming Book Profits – As I begin working on my second book I’ve gone back and realized that there’s a lot of things that I wish I knew before I started writing my first book way back in March of 2006
Java Thoughts: A Year of Wicket – I’ve been working with Wicket for almost a year. We’ve just released our first product that uses Wicket for the user interface, and so it seems like a good time to take stock. Here’s the executive summary: Wicket rocks!
JBoss Matrix – A BEA-utiful Week – JBoss launched an innovators dilemma attack against BEA, not with a revolutionary product, but with a revolutionary business model, one that BEA couldn?t hope to copy without cannibalizing its existing revenue stream. BEA fell right into the trap.
LatencyTOP – Measuring and fixing Linux latency – LatencyTOP is a Linux* tool for software developers (both kernel and userspace), aimed at identifying where in the system latency is happening, and what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen so that the code can be changed to avoid the
Mastering Grails: Build your first Grails application – Grails gives you the development experience of Rails while being firmly grounded in proven Java technologies. But Grails isn’t just a simple “me too” port of Rails to the Java. Grails takes the lessons learned from Rails and mixes them with Java.
Firefox DataAnalytics Help center – DataAnalytics is a Firefox extension that enables importation, manipulation, analysis and graphing of data. Often websites lock their information in static tables. Have you ever wanted to sort or manipulate a product list sorted by name by price?
Anyterm – SSH via web – Have you ever wanted SSH or telnet access to your system from an internet desert – from behind a strict firewall, from an internet cafe, or even from a mobile phone? Anyterm is a combination of a web page and a web server module that provides this access