Links for April 27th through April 29th

  • InfoQ: Decisions, Decisions – Dan North engages the audience into a discussion about the tradeoffs involved in making decisions regarding the team composition, development style, architecture, and deployment solutions.
  • Google has lost control of Android – Only a miraculous Google I/O developer conference can take back Android, but challenges remain. Big ones. Google's problem: Two partners are overwhelming successful, while the majority limp along, and one hurts the entire Android ecosystem. Apple is now the least of concerns. Putting Amazon and Samsung in their place is more important.
  • Touch4j – A simple to use Java API for Sencha Touch 2.0 now with PhoneGap, Charts and Map integration! – Touch4j – A simple to use Java API for Sencha Touch 2.0 now with PhoneGap, Charts and Map integration!
  • Tessell is a GWT application framework that follows a Model View Presenter architecture – Tessell is a GWT application framework that follows a Model View Presenter architecture & requires less boilerplate (10x less LOC than hand-coded MVP)
  • Developing a GWT TodoMVC application – It is worth noting that one of the greatest strengths of GWT is not that it means you don’t have to understand JavaScript. Rather, it is that you are developing using a strongly-typed language. As a result, when one of the TodoMVC project reviewers asked for name changes, and other refactoring tasks, I was able to make these changes with complete confidence via the Eclipse refactoring tools.
  • What is Model View Presenter (MVP) in GWT Application? – The MVP pattern is extremely useful when building large, web-based applications with GWT. Not only does it help make code more readable, and subsequently more maintainable, it also makes it much easier to implement new features, optimizations, and automated testing
  • Meteor – A new way to build apps. – Meteor is a set of new technologies for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you're an expert developer or just getting started.
  • Spring Data JPA Tutorial Part Seven: Pagination | Petri Kainulainen – The previous part of my Spring Data JPA tutorial described how you can sort query results with Spring Data JPA. This blog entry will describe how you can paginate the query results by using Spring Data JPA. In order to demonstrate the pagination support of Spring Data JPA, I will add two new requirements for my example application:
  • GWT Highcharts – A comprehensive API enabling the use of Highcharts within a GWT application. – GWT Highcharts is a freely available open source library that provides an elegant and feature complete approach for including Highcharts and Highstock visualizations within a GWT application using pure Java code (including GWT widget libraries, such as SmartGWT or Ext GWT.)

Links for April 21st through April 26th

Links for April 16th through April 21st

Links for April 10th through April 12th

  • Tuning JVM for a VM – Lessons Learned, Directly from VMware – This talk will present a lot of the innovation, practical insight, and lessons learned gained from the last year by a senior engineer from VMware who recently developed a Java "ballooning" solution called Elastic Memory for Java (EM4J)
  • SQL? NoSQL? NewSQL? What’s a Java developer to do? – YouTube – We will compare and contrast each database's data model and Java API using NoSQL and NewSQL versions of a use case from the book POJOs in Action. We will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using NoSQL and NewSQL databases.
  • Arquillian · No more mocks. No more container lifecycle and deployment hassles. Just real tests! – Mocks can be tactical, but more often than not, they are used to make code work outside of a real environment. Arquillian let's you ditch the mocks and write real tests. That's because Arquillian brings your test to the runtime, giving you access to container resources, meaningful feedback and insight about how the code really works.
  • A Baseline for Front-End Developers – Adventures in JavaScript Development – There’s a new set of baseline skills required in order to be successful as a front-end developer, and developers who don’t meet this baseline are going to start feeling more and more left behind as those who are sharing their knowledge start to assume that certain things go without saying.
  • Firebase – A scalable real-time backend for your website – Firebase is a cloud service that automatically synchronizes data between clients and with our cloud servers. It frees developers from worrying about how their data will be communicated and stored, and allows them to focus on their own application logic
  • WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs – We just completed a study and found that WordPress is in use by 49% of the top 100 blogs in the world. This is an increase from the 32% we recorded three years ago.
  • Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Linux – Amazon CloudWatch – The Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Linux are sample Perl scripts that demonstrate how to produce and consume Amazon CloudWatch custom metrics. The scripts comprise a fully functional example that reports memory, swap, and disk space utilization metrics for an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Linux instance
  • MongoDB Hadoop Connector Announced – The core feature of the Connector is to provide the ability to read MongoDB data into Hadoop MapReduce jobs, as well as writing the results of MapReduce jobs out to MongoDB

Links for April 8th through April 10th

Links for April 5th through April 7th

Links for March 30th through April 4th