Daily del.icio.us for April 26th through April 27th

Daily del.icio.us for April 22nd through April 25th

  • Bonus Quote of the Day — Political Wire – "The Clintons know that she can?t win this. But they?'re hell-bound to make it impossible for Obama to win."
  • Thank you, Javascript – The Daily WTF – Javascript supports octal numbers. Any number starting with a zero is octal, even if it can't be an actual octal number. In certain languages, like Perl, trying to use a non-octal number as an octal number results in an error. In other languages, like Jav
  • Screencast #1 – Amazon EC2 plugin for IntelliJ | Elastic Grid Blog – Here is a screencast demonstration the use of the Amazon EC2 plugin for IntelliJ IDEA
  • a little madness » Ext Discovers Step 2 of the Slashdot Business Model? – The saddest part about this is that the Ext team really have built a fantastic library, and a vibrant community around it. The library had all the hallmarks of an open source success story. Now, however, Ext have committed the cardinal sin of an open sour
  • Application Development Trends – SpringSource Enterprise Edition Now Live – The new SpringSource Enterprise Edition product is specifically designed to support large organizations, providing enterprise-class tools and features. The product aims to meet enterprise requirements by being "certified, warranted and indemnified,".
  • Sun looks to free up the rest of Java | The Industry Standard – By freeing these up, Java can be fully open-source and thus be packaged more easily with Linux distributions. In conjunction with this activity, Sun is talking with Linux distributors, including OpenSuse, Ubuntu and Fedora to have them offer an updated ve
  • Windows Server 2008 Now ‘PHP Ready’ – Microsoft and Zend have worked together on Zend Core, Zend's tested, certified and supported version of PHP. Zend Core and PHP are now certified for Windows Server 2008.
  • InfoQ: Comparing JEE Servers – When picking which JEE server to use for your application, you have a number of choices to select from. Knowing which application server is the best is key. Jonathan Campbell took a handful of JEE application servers, and came up with surprising results
  • Ext JS – Blog – Ext JS is pleased to announce the latest release of the Ext JS toolkit and the introduction of a new product, Ext GWT 1.0 (beta 1). The Ext JS version has been updated to 2.1 and includes new components, performance improvements, bug fixes and more.
  • Ajaxian » Ext JS 2.1 Released – Ext JS 2.1 has been released. In this point release the featured changes are: Full REST support, Added Ext.StatusBar Component and Samples, Ext.Slider Component and Samples, Example to demonstrate Remote Loading of Component Configs, Grid Filtering Sample

Daily del.icio.us for April 20th through April 22nd

Daily del.icio.us for April 17th through April 19th

Daily del.icio.us for April 14th through April 16th

  • Searchable javadocs – Javadocs are good but not great as they miss a key feature of being able to do a full text search. Enter Documancer – It allows you to point to the index.html Javadoc file of a given library and one can then run full text searches through the Javadocs
  • DataCleaner – eobjects – DataCleaner is an open source project concerned with creating a data quality solutions for business and organizations wishing to measure and increase the quality of their data. DataCleaner includes functionality to profile and compare data, to validate da
  • IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » Announcing New Release of JetGroovy Plugin – We’re glad to announce the general availability of the new release of JetGroovy Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. Version 1.5 brings yet more of IntelliJ IDEA´s smart, advanced features to Groovy and Grails developers
  • HtmlUnit 2.1 Released « A Public Scratchpad – The HtmlUnit team is pleased to announce a new release of HtmlUnit. This latest version includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, and sports excellent support for GWT, jQuery and Sarissa, decent support for Prototype and Dojo, and basic
  • Enterprise 2.0: A Computer Security Nightmare? – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog – One conclusion, the report notes, is that users are routinely, and fairly easily, circumventing corporate security controls. And that is because traditional firewall technology was not meant to grapple with the diversity of Internet applications of recent
  • Amazon’s cloud computing will surpass its retailing business | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Everyone else–Google and Microsoft–are working on their cloud computing services, but they are really in the first revision of their respective offerings. Amazon is ahead and tweaking
  • It’s Only Software » 5 Minute Guide to Spring and Simple[r!] JDBC – I recently worked on a personal project to learn how one can write dead-simple plain old JDBC applications using only Spring Framework 2.5 without an ORM layer. Spring 2.5 has many features that provide some of the convenience of ORM libraries
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Road Runner vs. U-verse

I am one of those people who hate Time Warner (because of the crappy and recently unreliable service) that can’t wait for Verizon FOIS or AT&T U-verse or anything faster to show up in my neighborhood. My dream Internet provider for home would be what people in Europe have – 50Mbps connections but I’ll settle for Verizon’s Faster Plus services that claims to provide 15 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload. But Verizon is slowly rolling this out and I am not going to get this for a couple of years. AT&T U-verse is my only salvation as they are slowly offering service in my neighborhood and their Max plan would work for me. U-verse Max offers 10 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload and that would just rock but Time Warner has been upping their game in terms of broadband speed (not service or reliability, mind you) and I am currently getting 15Mbsp download and 1Mbps upload.

Bandwidth Test

I just did a bandwidth test and discovered that I am truly getting close to 1 Mbps upstream and that’s pretty awesome as I use Mozy for my remote backup and I also use Rsync and Subversion to backup my code and other essentials files to my remote (Linux) server. My current thought is to get the AT&T U-verse service and run it side-by-side with my Road Runner connection for a while and see which one is consistently reliable and faster. I sure hope its AT&T as I would like nothing better than to dump Time Warner.

If you’re not using Mozy (or another online backup provider), you should consider getting one!

Daily del.icio.us for April 12th through April 13th

  • Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Rsync – This document describes a method for generating automatic rotating "snapshot"-style backups on a Unix-based system, with specific examples drawn from the author's GNU/Linux experience. Snapshot backups are a feature of some high-end industrial file server
  • Flex, Spring and BlazeDS: the full stack! (Part 1) – In this article series, I’ll try to give you a step-by-step process to create an application with Flex/BlazeDS/Spring/Hibernate/MySQL architecture, all of that built with Maven.
  • Saki’s Blog » Blog Archive » Simplest 3 Columns Layout with CSS – After experimenting with Designing a 3 columns web page using TableLayout
    I have came with the solution that is, IMO, simplest possible:

  • Saki’s Ext Examples Page – I have been actively helping on Ext Forums for some time and during this period I have found out that most effective help for members is to give them a well written running example that they can either modify for their purposes or it just gives them an an
  • Saki’s Blog » Blog Archive » Writing a Big Application in Ext – I have decided to write this article for those users of Ext 2.x that have already grown up from having one HTML page with embedded script that creates one simple window or form, for those who are already decided that Ext is the way and for those who are f
  • behind the times: 10 Best IDEA Inspections You’re Not Using – Let's clarify. By "Best" I mean the ones I like. By "You're Not Using" I mean they aren't enabled by default. By "Inspections" I mean those little code warnings that IDEA gives you which can be configured under Settings (Ctrl+Alt+S) Errors (6).
  • A List Apart: Articles: Accessible Data Visualization with Web Standards – There are plenty of options out there for data visualization, too. Google’s recently-announced Charts API is a great example, but there are a number of tools and services for creating charts and graphs as images and for making interactive visualizations
  • Introducing Java 6 update 10 – Don't be fooled by its unassuming name: the upcoming Java 6 update 10 is a very different animal than the updates that preceded it. Java 6u10 pushes the envelope by adding more new features and functionality than in any previous Java programming language
  • InfoQ: Spring Web Services 1.5 Released – After 6 months of work, Spring Web Services 1.5.0 has been release. Based off contract-first development using SOAP service development, Spring-WS can be manipulated through XML to create document-driven Web services
  • Sun Claims Big Leap with MySQL Upgrade Next Week – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership – Among the advances in 5.1 are partitioning, events scheduling, row-based replication and disk-based clustering. They are fairly standard features already offered by rivals IBM, Oracle and Microsoft, but they should help MySQL compete in environments where