Links for March 21st through March 23rd

Links for January 4th through January 8th

Links for July 23rd through July 27th

Links for June 15th through June 18th

Links for November 6th through November 9th

  • 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.
  • iBackupBot – iTunes Backup Manager for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad – iBackupBot for iTunes is a tool that helps you browse, view, export and even EDIT files backed up to iTunes.
  • 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
  • Google Launches OAuth 2.0 Playground @ API Evangelist – Google announced the OAuth 2.0 Playground which allows developers to experiment with APIs using the OAuth 2.0 protocol, and understand how the protocol functions and will make your life easier.
  • Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5 (Adobe Flash Platform Blog) – We will design new features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5 as the standards evolve so developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged.
  • 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.
  • 10 Challenges That Will Shape Wall Street in 2012 – Wall Street & Technology – Battered and bruised by a difficult 2011, Wall Street faces another challenging year. We examine 10 critical issues that will set the agenda at capital markets firms in 2012.
  • 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.
  • From the Mule’s Mouth » AMQP and the future of web messaging – The real potential for AMQP is queuing on the web, there hasn’t been a strong play for this yet but I believe queuing will become a fundamental part of orchestrating services on the web as applications start to leverage APIs more.
  • 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.

Links for October 2nd through October 8th

Links for August 15th through August 16th

  • How You Should Go About Learning NoSQL – NoSQL is a big world, and solutions vary in complexity and differentness. That's why I think MongoDB, which isn't very different, and Redis, which is different but very simple, are a great place to start.
  • Warrick – Recover Your Lost Website – Warrick is a free utility for reconstructing (or recovering) a website when a back-up is not available. Warrick will search the following web repositories for missing resources: Internet Archive, Google, Bing (formerly Live Search), and Yahoo.
  • Addressing Misconceptions about Google Web Toolkit – It appears that many people, including decision makers, are not fully aware of important GWT abilities and limitations. Many features in recent releases of GWT and related projects can be real game changers for the developers and for the end users. Here I am going to address common misconceptions and provide solutions to common issues.
  • How Linux mastered Wall Street | ITworld – Linux has become a dominant player in finance due to the OS kernel's ability to pass messages very quickly
  • Suck on it, AppleSoft — Google pulls a rope-a-dope | Real Dan Lyons Web Site – Does anyone really believe this $12.5 billion acquisition just got thrown together in the last few weeks as a response to the AppleSoft patent grabs? Doesn’t it seem likely that Google and Motorola started talking long before the Nortel auction?
  • mike.mainguy: Heroku is a bus, Engineyard is a car – Overall, I'd say Heroku is like taking the bus: if enough people want to go the same place at the same time, it's more economical. Engineyard is like buying a car: it's going to be a bit more expensive and you're going to need to know how to drive, but it is a much more flexible solution.
  • Stop Coddling the Super-Rich – NYTimes.com – While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks
  • Steven Poole: Goodbye, cruel Word – I weep at all the innocent electrons I wastefully killed over the years, sending those massive, lumbering Word documents through the internet. I apologise for my particle profligacy. I have learned my lesson. Goodbye, cruel Word.
  • Create unique websites without writing code | Muse (code name) – Create websites as easily as you create layouts for print. You can design and publish original HTML pages to the latest web standards without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional websites.

Links for July 29th through August 1st

Links for June 2nd through June 6th

Links for April 24th through April 27th

  • Google Chrome Can Now Clean Up Flash’s Cookie Mess – The newest builds of Chrome now bring this Flash cookie clearing right within the browser settings.
  • How to beat Apple – Apple also has some weak spots which a canny competitor should be able to exploit to make compelling products that Apple won't be able to duplicate or directly compete with.
  • The Cloud is not a Silver Bullet – stu.mp – The cloud isn’t a silver bullet. You still have to build proper redundancy into your systems and applications. And, most importantly, you, not Amazon, is ultimately responsible for your system’s uptime.
  • Stashboard: The open source status dashboard – Stashboard is a status dashboard for APIs and software services. It's similar to the Amazon AWS Status Page or the Google Apps Status Page.
  • How SmugMug survived the Amazonpocalypse « SmugMug’s Don MacAskill – There’s a lot of noise on the net about how cloud computing is dead, stupid, flawed, makes no sense, is coming crashing down, etc. Anyone selling that stuff is simply trying to get page views and doesn’t know what on earth they’re talking about
  • Geek Time with Josh Bloch – Google Open Source Blog – In addition to being known as "The Mother of Java", Josh Bloch is also the Chief Java Architect at Google. Josh sat down with fellow Open Source Programs Office colleague Jeremy Allison to chat about APIs, the importance of openness, and the successes and failures of Java.