Daily del.icio.us for July 26th through July 31st

  • I Quit The iPhone – Apple and AT&T are now blocking the iPhone version of the Google Voice app. Why? Because they absolutely don’t want people doing exactly what I’m doing – moving their phone number to Google and using the carrier as a dumb pipe
  • Lennon Vs. McCartney: Who Wrote Each Of Their 27 #1 Hits? | Features – Another way to look at the John Vs. Paul battle that has been my muse this week: Who wrote more of their #1 hits? I’m going to focus on the 27 Beatles songs that reached #1 in either the US or the UK
  • Apache CXF- An ultimate web service open source framework : Lets start learning… | Mind Diary – Apache CXF is an open source services framework which is a result of the merge between the XFire and Celtix projects. CXF helps us build and develop services using JAX-WS.
  • BMW Quits F1 to Go Green, Hints at a Hybrid | Autopia | Wired.com – BMW is joining Honda and pulling out of Formula One at the end of the season. Is it another victim of the financial apocalypse within the auto industry, or are the boys from Bavaria bailing because their results this season have been dreadful?
  • Hawaii Asserts Obama’s U.S. Citizenship – State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president
  • Three tips for choosing an ESB – Deciding whether your organization will implement an ESB is an important decision. Choosing the right kind of ESB—whether heavyweight or lightweight, open source or closed—is equally important and often more difficult
  • BPEL tutorial – Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), short for Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL), is an executable dialect of XML that allows for the modeling of interactions between Web services on the cloud. Such modeling is valuable for successful business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation. BPEL was standardized by OASIS in 2004, after collaborative efforts to create the language by Microsoft, IBM, and other companies.
  • Open source and ESBs – The Enterprise Service Bus [ESB] has been intrinsic to many SOA programs in recent years. You can say you are doing SOA and not have done an ESB. But there is a high likelihood a successful SOA program includes successful ESBs
  • InfoQ: Book Excerpt and Interview: Open Source SOA – A new "Open Source SOA" book by Jeff Davis provides a wealth of invaluable information on selection and usage of the open source products for SOA implementation.
  • EasyWeb4J – Overview – EasyWeb4J is an open-source web application stack for Java. Its design is greatly inspired by Ruby on Rails. It significantly reduces time to market and development cost for Java web applications.
  • Ed’s Elite blog: Printing grids with Ext JS – Grids are one of the most widely used components in Ext JS, and often represent data that the user would like to print. As the grid is usually part of a wider application, simply printing the page isn't often a good solution.

Sunday Evening Bike Ride

Just took a nice and short bike ride the Greenway Trail that connects Beverly Hills park by my house to Mitchell Park and eventually Fox Brook park. Nice trip that’s about 8 miles through Brookfield neighborhoods and parks.

I recorded this trip using the Trails iPhone app that record maps while hiking, on bike trips or while jogging directly on your iPhone.

Sunday Evening Bike Ride at EveryTrail

Map created by EveryTrail: Share GPS Tracks

Daily del.icio.us for July 22nd through July 26th

  • PCQuest : Developer : Auto Tweet on Twitter Using Java – Twitter4J is a Java library for Twitter API, using which you can communicate with Twitter directly through your Java application
  • Principles for Implementing a Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture | SOA Zone – Implementation of this SOEA is likely to be, and probably should be, incremental. More progress needs to be made at the development level. Organizations need to develop the implementation, governance and configuration management aspects of an SOEA methodolog
  • Ibatis Tutorial: Inheritance Strategies ~ C for Coding – I believe that Ibatis really is on the "sweet spot" of complexity vs capability for persistence frameworks, offering most of the (useful) features of JPA with significantly less complexity. This tutorial is another in the series that I hope will demonstrate that.
  • Justin Gardner – Political Pulse – The Legalized Theft That Is High Frequency Trading – True/Slant – Nearly everyone on Wall Street is wondering how hedge funds and large banks like Goldman Sachs are making so much money so soon after the financial system nearly collapsed. High-frequency trading is one answer.
  • Adam Bien – press.adam-bien.com – This pragmatic book offers the real world knowledge and code you need to develop lean but still maintainable Java EE 5 / 6 applications. Real World Java EE Patterns – Rethinking Best Practices guides you to efficient patterns and best practices in a structured way, with real world code
  • JPA Implementation Patterns: Saving (Detached) Entities | Javalobby – When switching from Hibernate to JPA a lot of people are dismayed to find that method missing. The closest alternative seems to be the EntityManager.merge method, but there is a big difference that has important implications. The Session.saveOrUpdate method, and its cousin Session.update, attach the passed entity to the persistence context while EntityManager.merge method copies the state of the passed object to the persistent entity with the same identifier and then return a reference to that persistent entity.
  • Making the Good Programmer … Better | Javalobby – If there's one point that you can take away and implement from this article it's this one. Take pride in what you do. Everything else falls into place, and you will become a great programmer if you take this advice
  • Apple has 91% of market for $1,000+ PCs, says NPD | Betanews – Move over Microsoft. Apple can claim big, big market share numbers, too. According to NPD, in June, nine out of 10 dollars spent on computers costing $1,000 or more went to Apple. Mac revenue market share in the "premium" price segment was 91 percent, up from 88 percent in May
  • Ted Husted – Embrace Your Inner Google – A few years back, when I first tried IntelliJ IDEA's refactoring tools, I felt like I was pair programming with Commander Data. In the background, IDEA would compile my code, correct my syntax, and suggest fixes when my programming got sloppy. IDEA helped me write better code in less time.
  • JPA Implementation Patterns: Data Access Objects | Javalobby – The abstraction provided by JPA is pretty leaky and has ramifications for larger parts of your application than just your Data Access Objects (DAO's) and your domain objects. You need to make decisions on how to handle transactions, lazy loading, detached object (think web frameworks), inheritance, and more. And it turns out that the books and the articles don't really help you here.

Daily del.icio.us for July 15th through July 22nd

Daily del.icio.us for July 7th through July 14th

Daily del.icio.us for July 6th

  • jQuery Visualize Plugin: Accessible Charts & Graphs from Table Elements using HTML 5 Canvas | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA – A while back, we wrote an article describing a technique we came up with to use JavaScript to scrape data from an HTML table and generate charts using the HTML 5 Canvas element. The technique is particularly useful because the data for the visualization already exists in the page in structured tabular format, making it accessible to people who browse the web with a screen reader or other assistive technology.
  • InfoQ: Merapi Project Utilizes Java to Expand the Desktop Capabilities of Adobe Air – Merapi is a technology that can be used as a messaging bridge between applications that run in the Adobe Flash player or Adobe AIR and applications written in Java
  • InfoQ: Introduction to Data Services – Data services are software services that encapsulate operations on key data entities of relevance to the enterprise
  • InfoQ: Born To Cycle – Agile development is not about doing a set of practices, it's about a way of "being," it's about learning. How is this learning accomplished? By taking brief pauses after small experiments, even large problems can be solved. In a recent Harvard Business Review interview of Toyota's president, he observed, "…when 70 years of very small improvements accumulate, they become a revolution."
  • InfoQ: Measuring Agility, Craftsmanship, and Success – David Starr has looked at how and why an organization might want to measure things like: agility, craftsmanship, and organizational success. He found craftsmanship relatively easy to measure, while agility was the most difficult to measure in a useful way.
  • InfoQ: Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids – Virtual service-oriented grids have the capacity to fundamentally change the way business is conducted in much the same way that the Internet did by reinserting a middleman in the form of software, rather than human. The key to this paradigm shift lies in services, the abstraction of interoperability and reuse.
  • SOA and TOGAF: A Good Fit? – Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a style of architecture and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an architecture framework. The combination sounds promising, but do they play well together
  • Cay Horstmann’s Blog: Upgrading to Eclipse Galileo – I just installed Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo)—it seemed a more attractive thing to do than actually getting my work done. Fortunately, I only need three Eclipse plugins right now. Here is how they fared with Galileo
  • Clojure: Challenge your Java assumptions – JavaWorld – Clojure is a dynamic functional language for the JVM, recently released in version 1.0. Clojure offers a new set of programming techniques for robust code and rapid development. In particular, it has new solutions for multicore computing. Whether you make the shift to Clojure or stick to Java, learning about this new language will challenge your assumptions about the best way to design software.
  • Why Microsoft is Losing Browser Share | Zoho Blogs – Why is Microsoft losing share? I would submit that it ultimately had to do with their fateful decision to tightly weld together the browser and the operating system. That must be the most bone-headed business decision in Microsoft's history