Daily del.icio.us for March 4th through March 7th

  • Software bugtraps | Software that makes software better | Economist.com – Jonathan Pincus, an expert on software reliability who recently left Microsoft Research to become an independent consultant, has observed that “the key issues [in programming] relate to people and the way they communicate and organise themselves.”
  • FAQ – Grid – Ext JS Forums – Here is some lessons learned / compiled questions from some of the repetitive questions posted in the forums about grids. Typically people ask the same line of questions (I guess they don't search the forums) and the responses are typically fairly similar
  • Google Calendar Sync: Getting Started – Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You'll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlo
  • Data Warehousing – I'm going to explain OLTP, data warehousing, and OLAP. Kiss that ghetto post-doc goodbye and watch big companies line up to pay you $300/hour to romance their most critical data.
  • Optimize A Fresh Ubuntu Installation – Wired How-To Wiki – You've just download the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux and it didn't cost you a thing. You breezed through the installation and a brand new desktop is staring you in the face — now what?
  • Adobe Floating on AIR – eWeek – At the Adobe Engage 08 event in San Francisco Feb. 25, eWEEK Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft spoke with Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch about AIR and a host of other issues.
  • Google Gears on Mobile Devices – Google Gears API – Google Code – Google Gears is now available on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices. Google Gears works in exactly the same way on a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device as it does on a desktop PC. If you've already written an application that uses Google Gears, your application wil

IE8 on Acid

Just downloaded and installed the IE 8 beta and guess what – it really passes the ACID2 CSS tests. This is great news for developers everywhere. This is another piece of good news after the latest decision by the IE team to have IE 8 interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can, by default instead of some Quirks mode. By the way, the Acid2 Browser Test is a test page, written to help browser vendors ensure proper support for web standards in their products. Kudos to the IE team.

IE 8 (BETA) on ACID

More about the IE8 announcements from the MIX conference in Las Vegas is on the IE Blog.

Daily del.icio.us for February 27th through March 3rd

  • Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs – Yahoo! News – Microsoft has opened up its hosted version of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs as it tries to take advantage of the demand for software as a service.
  • Feeling tired? Exercise a little – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution — a little light exercise. Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by…
  • Flex 3:Feature Introductions: OLAPDataGrid – Adobe Labs – Leveraging the capabilities of AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid provides a customizable and configurable UI which is capable of consuming the result set of a multidimensional query and displaying it in a cross-tab fashion.
  • BlazeDS – BlazeDS – Confluence – BlazeDS is an open source set of libraries which can be added to Java-based web applications to enable a more simple and efficient means of communicating between Flex and Java. BlazeDS includes an RPC style remoting library and a realtime messaging system
  • InfoQ: Flex 3.0: Update From Adobe’s James Ward – With the production release of Flex 3, InfoQ sat down with Adobe’s James Ward to find out more about Flex 3. Last year, Ward gave InfoQ readers an overview of Flex 3 and discounted a number of Flex misconceptions.
  • Flex cookbook beta – Building Flex Applications with JSPs – Flex can make requests to your existing JSPs using the HTTPService object. These requests can work with any JSPs. A Flex application contains all of the view logic so the JSPs should not return HTML but rather just serialized data
  • Flex cookbook beta – Multiple Column Sorting using the AdvancedDataGrid control – AdvancedDataGrid supports multiple column sorting and the sort indicators and interaction can vary based on the value of the sortExpertMode property.
  • Gears and AIR: The Open Source Difference on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Gears and AIR are very different, and although there is an overlap, they are complementary too. I would love to see some convergence in the future where Gears and AIR APIs join together. That would be a win win for everyone in my opinion. I would also lov
  • WWTelescope – The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telesco
  • Vijay Mandava’s Blog: WLS 10.3 Tech Preview supports SCA – Since WebLogic 10.3 Tech Preview includes an SCA runtime customers now have multiple technology choices to build their business logic — POJO, EJB, Spring or SCA. By including the SCA runtime on WLS, customers can take advantage of the RASP functionality