Links for August 23rd through August 29th

  • VMware Horizon Suite is ThinApp, AppBlast, Octopus and Horizon all put together – VMware Horizon Suite brings together many of the technologies here at VMware – Project Octopus, Project AppBlast, ThinApp, VMware Horizon Application Manager and VMware Horizon Mobile, as well as the management of VMware View
  • MongoDB 2.2 Delivers Improved Analytics and Faster Performance | 10gen – 10gen Announces New Features Including Real-Time Aggregation Framework and Multi-Data Center Deployment for Easier Development and Operating at Scale with MongoDB
  • Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML, JavaScript and PhoneGap – Christophe Coenraets discusses strategies for creating large JavaScript MVC apps, and using PhoneGap for accessing native device capabilities and for packaging HTML apps.
  • Concordion is an open source tool for writing automated acceptance tests in Java @mvorpagel – Concordion is an open source tool for writing automated acceptance tests in Java
  • GWT to Dart Code Migration – This video presents Dart equivalents for various GWT libraries and idioms, techniques for interoperating with existing GWT server backends, and tricks to allow Dart code to talk to existing GWT and Javascript code.
  • Learnng C with GDB – Blog – Hacker School – Hopefully I've convinced you that gdb a neat exploratory environment for learning C. You can print the evaluation of expressions, examine raw bytes in memory, and tinker with the type system using ptype.
  • Check lambda support in IntelliJ IDEA 12 EAP build 122.202 @mvorpagel – A new EAP build 122.202 of IntelliJ IDEA 12 has been released. The build contains improved JDK8 lambda inference and initial code insight features:
  • A Blow To HTML5 – Branch – What we’re seeing with Facebook’s iOS app is not a sign that Facebook is turning against HTML5, but rather a shift in their priorities for a native app — that the optimal mix for their app is more native, less HTML5.
  • The Pragmatic Architect – To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before – It’s the architect’s job to uncover the things "in between" as early as possible, make them explicit, and decide about them. This, paired with sound knowledge in relevant architecture methods and technologies, as well as their deliberate practice, is architecture mastery: thoughtful design at a software system’s pain points that ultimately decide its success or failure.
  • Under the hood: Rebuilding Facebook for iOS – Today we released a new version of Facebook for iOS that's faster, more reliable, and easier to use than ever before. The development of this new app signals a shift in how Facebook is building mobile products, with a focus on digging deep into individual platforms. To understand how we approached this shift, let's take a look at how Facebook has evolved on mobile.
  • Facebook Speeds Up iPhone and iPad Apps – NYTimes.com – The focus on native code in apps raises questions about whether Facebook is getting ready to abandon its roots as an open Web platform. Mr. Ondrejka says that’s not the case. He explained that Facebook’s mobile Web site is still where it gets the most activity. But for apps, the company found that wrapping native code around Web technology was not ideal. Many users have complained about the performance of the apps.

Links for August 19th through August 23rd

Links for August 14th through August 17th

  • Hibernate 4.1.4: Envers tests run & pass on multiple DBs – Envers is an entity auditing framework, making it possible to store and query for historical data.
  • Integration At Scale: Lessons Learned From The New Enterprise Web – David Laing, Neels Burger, Neil Pellinacci, Parand Tony Darugar, and Scott Morrison (moderator) discuss the impact of integration of various interconnected devices, web technologies, and cultures.
  • OAuth – Everything You Want to Know (Hopefully) – Pratap Chilukuri explains what OAuth is and how it works, exemplifying using the protocol with an example.
  • Choose the "Right" Database and NewSQL: NoSQL Under Attack – Talk #1: Stefan Edlich suggests choosing a NoSQL DB after answering about 70 questions in 6 categories, and building a prototype. Talk #2: Edlich presents NewSQL solutions counteracting NoSQL.
  • Eli Collins on Hadoop – Eli Collins discusses Cloudera's CDH4 release, which tasks are well suited for Hadoop, Hadoop and MapReduce vs SQL, the state of Hadoop, and much more.
  • Sears Competes On Big Data and Loyalty Programs – Forbes – Sears has a very intensive big data program to drive customer loyalty; the sophistication surprised me and should interest investors.
  • Where Does Big Data Meet Big Database? – Ben Stopford takes a look at the Big Data movement, its development and implications, reflecting on a future where NoSQL solutions and traditional ones coexist.
  • Panel: How Banks Are Managing Their Data – Frank Tarsillo , John Davies, Jon Vernon and Ari Zilka (moderator) discuss the technologies and architectures used these days to manage large amounts of sensitive data in top financial institutions.
  • Video: Spring Roo—Not Just another RAD Tool! | SpringSource.org – In this presentation, SpringSource's Josh Long and Spring Roo in Action authors Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala introduce Spring Roo 1.2, and then go further, exposing Roo's powerful addon-based underbelly. They introduce Roo's OSGi bundle support, and introduce how add-ons can be used to generate code, install templates, respond to addition / removal of annotations, and expose both open-source and internal-company libraries for use by your developers
  • Spring Data – One API To Rule Them All? – Spring Data is a high level SpringSource project whose purpose is to unify and ease the access to different kinds of persistence stores, both relational database systems and NoSQL data stores.
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Clojure & JRuby) – Allen Rohner discusses the benefits and the problems of mixing Clojure and JRuby running them in the same process, making some recommendations at the end.
  • Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT Support for Mobile App Development – If you’re interested in using GWT to build mobile apps and mobile web apps from a single codebase, then you’ll want to take a good look at mgwt. The following is a guest blog post from Daniel Kurka, the creator of the mgwt library.
  • anic – Faster than C, Safer than Java, Simpler than *sh – anic is the reference implementation compiler for the experimental, high-performance, implicitly parallel, deadlock-free general-purpose dataflow programming language ANI
  • Sencha Architect 2.1 Now Available | Blog | Sencha – Sencha Architect is now even better! Release 2.1 is finally here and the team is excited to share what we've been working on for the past three months. The goal for the first minor release was to improve performance and stability while continuing to add functionality that helps developers do even more.

Links for August 10th through August 13th

Links for August 5th through August 9th

  • U.S. Should Adopt Higher Standards for Science Education: Scientific American – Teachers, scientists and policymakers have drafted ambitious new education standards. All 50 states should adopt them
  • Testing SQL Server Code with TST – Enter TST. TST is an Open source Unit Testing framework specifically meant for testing SQL Server Database Code.
  • Fr. Naus retires after 50 years at Marquette – Rev. John Naus, S.J., has retired after serving Marquette for nearly five decades. From his days as Tumbleweed the Clown, his famous Christmas cards and long tradition of celebrating 10 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel, he has touched many lives.
  • Watch High-Speed Trading Bots Go Berserk – Technology Review – The stock market today is a war zone, where algobots fight each other over pennies, millions of times a second. Sometimes, the casualties are merely companies like Knight, and few people have much sympathy for them. But inevitably, at some point in the future, significant losses will end up being borne by investors with no direct connection to the HFT [high-frequency trading] world, which is so complex that its potential systemic repercussions are literally unknowable.
  • Long live SOA in the cloud era – SOA’s dictum that ‘everything is a service’ is more relevant than ever – A few years back, SOA (service-oriented architecture) was all the rage. Vendors rushed to remarket everything as SOA, and SOA-washing was the new greenwashing. But in today'srush to the cloud, have we abandoned SOA? If so, we're in trouble.
  • A Brave New World of Testing? An Interview with Google’s James Whittaker – To get an answer, I turned to James Whittaker, an engineering director at Google, which has been at the forefront of leveraging the cloud. James is a noted expert and author on software testing, whose team has been managing Google’s cloud computing testing.
  • MongoMapper – A Mongo ORM for Ruby – Built from the ground up to be simple and extendable, MongoMapper is a lovely way to model your applications and persist your data in MongoDB. It has all the bells and whistles you need to get the job done and have fun along the way.
  • Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system – Kafka provides a publish-subscribe solution that can handle all activity stream data and processing on a consumer-scale web site. This kind of activity (page views, searches, and other user actions) are a key ingredient in many of the social feature on the modern web
  • Brian ONeill’s Blog: A Big Data Trifecta: Storm, Kafka and Cassandra – We're big fans of Cassandra. We also use Storm as our distributed processing engine. We've had a lot of success using our Cassandra Bolt to create a successful marriage between the two. To date, we've been using Storm to integrate with our legacy technologies via our JMS Spout. Now we're looking to expand its role beyond legacy system integration.
  • 9 Reasons Why Your Company Needs A Mobile Strategist – Forbes – As their name implies, these mobile strategists play a critical role in gathering business requirements, building a ‘mobile center of excellence,’ creating a mobile strategy that aligns to the key business drivers, and selecting the right technology and platform to support both short- and long-term needs. At this point, a business without a mobile strategy is a business without a strategy at all.
  • Principles of User Interface Design – Principles of User Interface Design

Links for August 1st through August 5th