Links for September 17th through September 25th

  • Does everyone hate MongoDB? – Server Density Blog – Both MongoDB and 10gen are incredibly successful with a huge number of deployments, large and small, so what we’re really seeing the hype cycle in action rather than everyone hating MongoDB.
  • I’ll Give MongoDB Another Try. In Ten Years. | Diego Basch’s Blog – This gave me a nasty feeling about MongoDB. If something so elementary can be so wrong, what other problems could be lurking in there? I immediately switched to CouchDB (once again because it was pretty trivial), but if this were a serious project I’d be using Postgres
  • What The Numbers Show About Taxes and Economic Growth | Here & Now – Do tax cuts lead to economic growth? David Leonhardt of the The New York Times says the data does not support the claim. Leonhardt charted the numbers on taxes and economic growth over the last 25 years and found that tax cuts were not followed by economic growth
  • HTML5 Storage Wars – localStorage vs. IndexedDB vs. Web SQL – If you're only deploying on mobile platforms, then Web SQL is a no-brainer. Or if you're running on desktops and can require Chrome or Safari as your browser, then Web SQL is also for you. I wouldn't use the other two standards in any heavy-duty app at the moment.
  • persistence.js is an asynchronous Javascript object-database mapper – persistence.js is an asynchronous Javascript object-database mapper. It has database-independent abstractions and can therefore easily be ported to new databases.
  • Connectify – Share, Save, Simplify – Connectify Hotspot is an easy to use software router for Windows computers that utilizes your PC’s built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices.
  • Benchmarking Parallels, Fusion, and VirtualBox Against Boot Camp – The Mac Observer – In light of our recent tests, there should be no surprises in today’s results. Users who need the absolute best performance should natively boot Windows using Boot Camp. Those who want a compromise between performance and convenience should consider Parallels 8 or Fusion 5, although Parallels 8 holds a performance advantage in most tests.

Links for September 12th through September 15th

  • Spring 3.1 Caching and @Cacheable | Javalobby – The Guys at Spring have now devised a simple to use caching system based around a couple of annotations: @Cacheable and @CacheEvict. The idea of the @Cacheable annotation is that you use it to mark the method return values that will be stored in the cache.
  • Java Tutorials: ‘At First Sight’ With Closures in Java – In this tutorial we have got familiar with the concept of Functional Interfaces and Java Closure; Understood the Java Lambda Expression syntax, the Method Reference and the Constructor Reference. Also, we wrote our First Lambda Expressions Program with other 'Hello World' examples.
  • Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist – Businessweek – Musk says he’s on target to get a spacecraft to the red planet in 10 to 15 years, perhaps with him on board. “I would like to die on Mars,” he says. “Just not on impact.”
  • Dropbox dives into CoffeeScript – Dropbox now writes all new browser-side code in CoffeeScript, and we’ve been loving it. We’ve already written several thousand new lines of coffee since launching in July.
  • Gallery of free HTML snippets for Twitter Bootstrap. | Bootsnipp.com – Bootsnipp is an element gallery for web designers and web developers, anybody who is using Twitter Bootstrap will find this website essential in their craft.
  • pdf.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that builds a PDF renderer without native code – pdf.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance.
  • Java: Spring Framework Round Table Discussion | Javalobby – This presentation and discussion is about Reducing XML problems when combining XML with Java; specifically with the Spring Framework.
  • j2objc – A Java to iOS Objective-C translation tool and runtime. – J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps.
  • Nootropics – The Facts About "Smart Drugs" – While the idea of enhancing ones intelligence through the equivalent of taking your daily vitamins seems shocking to some, it is a definite possibility for those inclined to try to reach their full potential.
  • Will Go be the new go-to programming language? — Cloud Computing News – The Go language is gaining momentum among PaaS and IaaS vendors, says Apcera founder and CEO Derek Collison. Research shows the language gaining ground, although it hasn’t cracked the top 20. JavaScript and Java remain top dogs among overall programing languages.
  • Taking a look at the new Sencha SOAP Data Proxy | Blog | Sencha – The addition of the SOAP proxy makes it easy to connect your data stores to a whole new set of data. All of the options are there, so you can connect to existing SOAP services or new ones being built.
  • The Rise of the Mobile Web (and Web Audio on iOS 6) – We need to ask two questions: how fast/rich do most apps need to be and how much does the web need to improve to support them. Moore’s law now applies to the web: between javascript performance breakthroughs, mobile hardware improvements, and new APIs, the types of apps the mobile web can support is increasing rapidly.

Links for September 2nd through September 12th

Links for August 30th through September 1st