Upgrading to Sencha Touch 2 PR2 | Learn | Sencha – This has been a brief introduction to some of the updates you should be aware of when using Sencha Touch 2 PR2, and hopefully you enjoy working with it and benefiting from the major enhancements these small changes on your part can bring.
Following Digital Breadcrumbs To ‘Big Data’ Gold : NPR – What do Facebook, Groupon and biotech firm Human Genome Sciences have in common? They all rely on massive amounts of data to design their products. Terabytes and even zettabytes of information about consumers or about genetic sequences can be harnessed and crunched.
The Twelve-Factor App – In the modern era, software is commonly delivered as a service: called web apps, or software-as-a-service. The twelve-factor app is a methodology for building software-as-a-service apps that
Learn, build, and deploy Ruby web apps using Rails and Sinatra – We're going to teach you how to build your first Ruby web application in 3 minutes and deploy it live to the internet. Don't worry, you won't have to install or setup anything. We'll take care of all those pesky little details: Ruby, Rails, Git, Gems, configuring SSH keys, and deploying your application to a server
I Write Like – Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.
Inside McKinsey – FT.com – The world’s most prestigious consultancy prides itself on its intellectual prowess and ethical standards. But this year, an insider trading scandal surrounding former McKinsey luminaries has left staff and alumni reeling
Errai is a framework for building GWT applications – JBoss Community – Errai offers a set of components that simplify building rich web applications using The Google Web Toolkit. The framework provides a concise programming model for powerful client-server communication and extension points that bring Java Enterprise standards to GWT clients.
Canonical dropping CouchDB from Ubuntu One – The H Open Source: News and Features – Canonical is discontinuing its use of CouchDB as part of its Ubuntu One data synchronisation service. The announcement was made by John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager at Canonical. CouchDB has been used in Ubuntu One to provide a synchronisable way of storing and distributing arbitrary structured data which included contacts, notes and playlists.
Apache considered harmful – People have a great capacity for change. Those people can and will continue to lead us as our institutions fail and eventually harm us.
Video: Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j | SpringSource.org – The Spring Data Neo4j project has evolved to support the Neo4j graph data store within the Spring paradigm. Neo4j expert, Michael Hunger, provides a guided tour of the technology and provides details on how to get started in this Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j.
Google Just Snuck Most of Chrome OS Onto the iPad – The Next Web – With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple’s ecosystem.
Bezos Gone Wild! Amazon Selling Every Non-iPhone Smartphone for One Penny – LAUNCH – – Through next Monday, Amazon is selling all non-iPhones for one penny with a new two-year contract. Smartphones on sale for $0.01 include the Motorola Droid Razr, which Verizon sells for $299 with a two-year contract, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch, which Spring sells for $199 with a two-year contract, and the BlackBerry Torch 4G, which AT&T sells for $99 with a two-year contract.
Java Concurrent Animated – This presentation consists of a series of animations that visualize the functionality of the components in the java.util.concurrent library. Each animation features buttons that correspond to the method calls in that component. Each click of a button shows how the threads interact in real time. The animations are controlled by the actual Java concurrent component they are illustrating, so the animation is not only a visual demonstration, it’s also a code sample.
A human review of the Kindle Fire – Marco.org – The Fire is an Android version, sort of, of the iPod Touch. It’s the first device available that’s inexpensive and offers Android in a somewhat reasonable package without a cellular contract.
Google Guava – Synchronization with Monitor – The Google Guava project is a collection of libraries that every Java developer should become familiar with. The Guava libraries cover I/O, collections, string manipulation, and concurrency just to name a few
Martin Fowler on Polyglot Persistence | Architects Zone – What all of this means is that if you're working in the enterprise application world, now is the time to start familiarizing yourself with alternative data storage options. This won't be a fast revolution, but I do believe the next decade will see the database thaw progress rapidly.
InfoQ: The Kotlin Programming Language – Andrey Breslav introduces the upcoming Kotlin language created by JetBrains, a general purpose JVM-based language, statically typed, object-oriented, and meant to be more concise than Java.
Raible Designs | Play 2.0, A web framework for a new era – This was a great talk on what's new in Play 2.0. I especially like the native support for LESS and CoffeeScript and the emphasis on trying to keep developers using two tools: their editor and the browser. The sample apps look great, but the documentation look sparse. I doubt I'll get a chance to migrate my Play 1.2.3 app to 2.0 this month, but I hope to try migrating sometime before the end of the year.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT and Dart – We view Dart as an ambitious evolution of GWT’s mission to make web apps better for end users … we anticipate working closely with the GWT developer community to explore Dart.
Got big data? Crunch it with Google’s BigQuery | VentureBeat – Google wants to help you crunch big data like cornflakes. To that end, it is opening up BigQuery, the service is designed for large-scale internal data analytics, to companies of all sizes, and it’s adding a web interface so you can do it all in the cloud.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT and Dart – Meanwhile, rest assured that GWT will continue to be a productive and reliable way to build the most ambitious web apps — and even games like Angry Birds. Key projects within Google rely on GWT every day, and we plan to continue improving (and open-sourcing) GWT based on their real-world needs
What the end of Flash means for Adobe – SplatF – Adobes specific phrase in its release was: "Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences, including gaming and premium video, as well as mobile apps." But the reality is that the mobile browser is the future of the web. So anyone who is using Flash today for anything should start working on a plan to eventually stop using it.
JPMorgan Chase makes a case for the big data platform (and career track) of the future. – Five of JP Morgan Chase's seven lines of business now use a Hadoop shared service. They use it for extract, transform, and load (ETL) processing; high-scale Basel III regulatory liquidity analyses and reporting; data mining; transaction analysis; fraud investigation; and social media sentiment analysis. It's also a low-cost storage option for all types of data, including structured financial records, semi-structured clickstreams and Web logs, and unstructured text and social comment feeds.
Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? – Several of my customer and partner contacts have told me they have heard from their own Microsoft sources over the past couple of weeks that Silverlight 5 is the last version of Silverlight that Microsoft will release
Why Flash didn’t work out on mobile devices – Apple leaving mobile Flash off their mobile devices for the last four years, has shown that the web has adapted, with more sites embracing HTML5 for websites, games and apps.
Redis: Zero to Master in 30 minutes – Part 1 – More than once, I've said that learning Redis is the most efficient way a programmer can spend 30 minutes. This is a testament to both how useful Redis is and how easy it is to learn. But, is it true, can you really learn, and even master, Redis in 30 minutes?
Google Web Toolkit and Web Services: The XML Way | Wazi – In this two-part series, we’ll build a project to show how to get and process XML and JSON data, and deal with sundry matters such as security restrictions and server-side proxies. What you’ll learn here should help you deal with all kinds of services and enhance your GWT applications.
Why The MongoDB Hate? – 10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.
Ektorp – Java API for CouchDB – Ektorp is a persistence API that uses CouchDB as storage engine. The goal of Ektorp is to combine JPA like functionality with the simplicity and flexibility that CouchDB provides.
Eclipse Xtend – A language made for Java developers. – Java is a great platform and also the language has some nice features. Xtend is not meant to replace Java all together but to be a convenient alternative in situations where Java doesn't shine. Therefore Xtend
Gates, Zuckerberg, Page and Brin make Forbes’ most powerful list – Forbes has put together its list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’, including 70 individuals that it believes really “matter”. The list, published yesterday, puts politicians, religious leaders and tech founders together, ranking them in terms of how much influence they have over people.
Hibernate Should be to Programmers what Cake Mixes are to Bakers – Cake mixes consist of a mix of things you already have in your cupboard plus a load of unnecessary, potentially harmful preservatives. They cost more than making cake from scratch, the resulting cake tastes worse, they take away people’s confidence in their ability to make their own cakes, and they don’t even save you any time. Hibernate has the same misperceived benefits and the same draw-backs. Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t be caught dead using any cake mix. As professional programmers, we should be more skeptical of generic frameworks like Hibernate.
dzone.com – Using MongoDB with Morphia – Morphia is a Java library which acts sort of like an ORM for MongoDB – it allows us to seamlessly map Java objects to the MongoDB datastore. It uses annotations to indicate which collection a class is stored in, and even supports polymorphic collections