Why Discourse uses Ember.js – Evil Trout’s Blog – One question people keep asking me is “Why did you choose Ember.js?”. It’s a good one, and one that I think can be considered in two ways: “Why use a a client side MVC Framework?” and “Why Ember out of all the frameworks?” Here’s my answer to both of those questions.
A Look at Oracle’s NoSQL Database – Oracle NoSQL Database offers deep integration with Oracle Database. Via Oracle’s External Tables feature, SQL queries can be written against the NoSQL Database and even joined with relational tables.Support for Hadoop, the Apache’s map-reduce technology, i
Introducing the Dropbox Sync API for mobile developers – Get ready to add some Dropbox magic to your apps with the Sync API for iOS and Android, a powerful new library that makes it easier than ever to sync with Dropbox. The API takes care of all the complexity around caching, syncing, and working offline so tha
accept4j – Business-friendly acceptance testing – accept4j bridges the gap between automated tests and business requirements in Java applications, by providing an automatically-generated, easy-to-read report identifying which requirements are tested, and which are not.
5 Reasons to be excited about Java in 2013 – With 2012 done and dusted, it’s time to look forward to the coming 12 months for the development world. Over the past few days, we’ve asked some respected developers for their predictions – now it’s time for our own
America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead – Cleaning up the rest of the lead that remains in our environment could turn out to be the cheapest, most effective crime prevention tool we have. And we could start doing it tomorrow.
Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Objective-C – We're all guilty of some Objective-C sins, I'm sure, but the important thing is to improve. We're at the dawn of a new year. Why not take this opportunity to reflect on why you've been so sinful and find ways to code more virtuously in the new year?
Introducing Spring Scala – The goal of the Spring Scala project is simply to make it easier to use the Spring framework in Scala. We believe that there are many Spring users out there who want to try Scala out, but do not want to leave their experience with Spring behind. This project is meant for those people.
twig-persist – Object Datastore for Google App Engine – Twig is an object persistence interface built on Google App Engine's low-level datastore which overcomes many of JDO-GAEs limitations including improved support for inheritance, polymorphism and generic types. You can easily configure, modify or extend Twigs behaviour by implementing your own strategies or overriding extension points in pure Java code.
Java.next() -> Scala or Groovy? – Generally the understanding is that scala has the ability to disrupt the status quo rather than incrementally improving it like Groovy. Scala has done and doing good job of reducing the cost of abstraction transliterate Java into Scala and end up with bytecode that is almost exactly the same. Scala has some original good ideas and well thought out type system.
Antivirus Makers Work on Software to Catch Malware More Effectively – NYTimes.com – Consumers and businesses spend billions of dollars every year on antivirus software. But these programs rarely, if ever, block freshly minted computer viruses, experts say, because the virus creators move too quickly. That is prompting start-ups and other companies to get creative about new approaches to computer security.
HtmlUnit vs JSoup: html parsing in Java – In this blog I will compare JSoup with other similar framework, HtmlUnit. Apparently both of them are good Html parsing frameworks and both can be used for web application unit testing and web scraping. In this blog, I will explain how HtmlUnit is better suited for web application unit testing automation and JSoup is better suited for Web Scraping.
Progress of Happiness – The first is that sucking at something is the first step of getting better at it. And that trying really hard isn’t supposed to be easy. In fact, getting better at anything isn’t supposed to be easy. You are bound to get fail, get hurt, fail again before you succeed.
Safeguard Your Phone from Malware – WSJ.com – According to a report by research group Juniper Networks, JNPR -2.07% hackers are increasingly targeting smartphones and other mobile devices with malicious software (also known as malware) to gain access to personal information. The threat is still small in comparison to computers, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions to protect your smartphone.
Testing Java Code With Confidence – Doug Hiebert discusses the principles and objectives behind automated testing, TDD, Unit and Integration Testing, using asserting and mocking to write tests, and static analysis.
Google Apps revenue: $1 billion over the last year | BGR – Google (GOOG) isn’t just be a consumer tech company anymore. Unnamed sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Google ”generated around $1 billion from the sale of Google Apps and separate mapping software to businesses and governments” over the past year, signifying that Google has made significant progress in its push into the business technology market.
Gmail for iOS Hybrid implementation – Most of the talk around the web about the new app mentions the new “native” implementation, but as you can clearly see It’s not a fully native app, but a hybrid app with carefully crafted web elements.
Integration Testing of Spring MVC Applications: REST API, Part Two – This is the fifth part of my spring-test-mvc tutorial and it describes the integration testing of a REST API that is implemented by using Spring MVC. During this tutorial we will continue writing integration tests for a simple REST API that provides CRUD functions for todo entries
Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8 – Microsoft has had since October 2008 to study Android. It has had since June 2007 to study iPhone. It seems as though they did not figure out what is good about the standard tablet operating systems.
New Release of Micro Cloud Foundry | CloudFoundry.com Blog – Micro Cloud Foundry is a complete version of the Cloud Foundry open PaaS, but it runs in a single virtual machine on a developer’s computer. Micro Cloud Foundry exemplifies how a multi-cloud approach to PaaS can help developers easily develop and test their applications locally and deploy to any Cloud Foundry-based clouds with no code or configuration changes.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited includes access to 1000’s of books, games, apps, movies and TV shows, just for kids – Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids and parents love – books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows. With unlimited access to thousands of hand-picked titles for kids ages 3-8, parents don't have to spend time (and money) guessing what their kids will enjoy, and kids can explore a world of age-appropriate content on their own – no ads, no in-app purchases.
A Long Look at JVM Languages – The following section takes a quick look at the popular dynamic JVM languages, and the languages’ implementation details.
Top 20 Refactoring Features in IntelliJ IDEA – I hope this article helps you to discover the powerful refactoring functionality hidden in IntelliJ IDEA. The more you know about your IDE, the more time it can save you every day, and the more productive you become. Go ahead and get the most out of your IntelliJ IDEA!
Apache Crunch – Simple and Efficient MapReduce Pipelines – Apache Crunch (incubating) is a Java library for writing, testing, and running MapReduce pipelines, based on Google's FlumeJava. Its goal is to make pipelines that are composed of many user-defined functions simple to write, easy to test, and efficient to run.
Git and GitHub Secrets – Zach Holman – This talk covers both Git and GitHub: different tricks I've picked up after two years at GitHub, helpful advice on common gripes I've seen in support tickets and tweets, and just general nifty things that make you a faster, more capable technologist.
Citus DB: The Scalable Analytics Database – CitusDB is a distributed database that lets you run SQL queries over very large data sets. Designed for analytical queries, CitusDB enables real-time responsiveness.
An alternate universe – Microsoft Surface – People who dislike Apple’s approach or whose requirements are incompatible with it will always exist in great numbers, and the Surface is for them. It’ll probably sell well, especially if Microsoft can expand their retail presence quickly.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT 2.5 Final is here! – Thanks to all developers who helped us test GWT 2.5 release candidates and reported issues to us. We have fixed several of these and are happy to announce availability of GWT 2.5 Final.
WebDB / WebSQL Databases | twoHard – Hopefully this simple example is helpful. My goal was that websql.dbtransaction method outlined above would make it easy to access local WebSQL DBs. It has for me, so hopefully it makes someone else's life a bit easier.
What’s New in Sencha Touch 2.1? | Blog | Sencha – Sencha Touch 2.1 is our next release of the Sencha mobile framework. The 2.1 release includes the following key upgrades: significant performance improvements, charting support, an advanced list component, and enhanced native support through the Sencha Mobile Packager.
Things I wish I knew about MongoDB a year ago – I’ve used MongoDB for over a year at scale at both Heyzap and Bugsnag and along the way I’ve learnt many things the hard way. Here is a summary of the things I wish someone had told me earlier.
Why The Future Of Software And Apps Is Serverless – Going serverless lets developers shift their focus from the server level to the task level. Serverless solutions let developers focus on what their application or system needs to do by taking away the complexity of the backend infrastructure.
Cisco Edition of OpenStack released – Cisco released the Cisco Edition of OpenStack that contains all the core OpenStack services for Essex and Folsom, along with installation scripts and other open source components to make it easier to install and run in production
Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon – It’s interesting to note that all four of the companies listed have various different core business models (hardware, search, retail, software) but they have all in recent years come to create personal computing devices with their own operating system running on top of the device and additionally these entertainment ecosystems
OOCSS + SASS = The best way to CSS by Ian Storm Taylor – Object-oriented CSS is awesome. But littering your markup with non-semantic classes is not awesome. Those classes sprinkled all over your HTML are going to change, and that’s not gonna be fun. But if you combine OOCSS and SASS you get the best of both worlds: modular CSS without bloated, hard-to-maintain HTML
JDBI : Convenient SQL for Java – JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java. It attempts to expose relational database access in idiommatic Java, using collections, beans, and so on, while maintaining the same level of detail as JDBC
Hibernate Search and JPA tutorial – Hibernate search can be used to apply the powerful full text search engines (like Apache Lucene) to your applications. Hibernate search futher address some shortcomings of Apache Lucene since it takes care of index synchronization and manages correctly the transformation from free text queries to domain objects.
Nexus 7 review | The Verge – Google’s Nexus 7 isn’t just an excellent tablet for $200. It’s an excellent tablet, period. In fact, it’s the first Android tablet that I can confidently recommend to buyers — and not just because it’s got a low price tag (though that certainly helps). It’s a well-designed, powerful, and useful product, with lots of bells and whistles that makes it feel like a device that should be more expensive than it is.
Dave McCrory Unveils Initial Formula for Principle of Data Gravity – Data Gravity is a theory around which data has mass. As data (mass) accumulates, it begins to have gravity. This Data Gravity pulls services and applications closer to the data. This attraction (gravitational force) is caused by the need for services and applications to have higher bandwidth and/or lower latency access to the data.
A Visual Git Reference – This page gives brief, visual reference for the most common commands in git. Once you know a bit about how git works, this site may solidify your understanding. If you're interested in how this site was created, see my GitHub repository.
Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC1 Released | SpringSource.org – I'm pleased to announce the release of Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC1! Beyond a number of bug fixes, this release adds support for paging and sorting and makes it easier to integrate Spring Data REST into an existing Spring MVC application.
High Availability & Disaster Recovery for Apache CloudStack – The features like high availability and disaster recovery reduce maintenance outage considerably and ensure that your infrastructure is available to you for maximum time. CloudStack is a way ahead in incorporating these features than other cloud providers.
5 Weeks of Go – In my opinion the Go designers have done an excellent job of blending the flexibility and convenience of a scripting language with the performance and safety of a strongly typed compiled language
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim – Google on Wednesday was cleared of charges that it had infringed Oracle's Java patents, ending the second major phase of the trial.
"Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
I took Hanselman’s advice and now look at me… – About a month ago, I watched Scott Hanselman's awesome productivity talk, It's not what you read, it's what you ignore, and it spurred me to take a hard look at my daily Internet usage. As a result I've finished several projects that were previously languishing on my todo list, and I've improved my focus.
Tech Talk: the Hedgehog Programming Language – The Palantir Finance programming language — Hedgehog as we know it — is an interpreted, statically typed, object-oriented language. With a syntax that’s based loosely on Java, it mixes roughly Java-style semantics and a few idiosyncrasies that make it a really interesting case study in language design. It’s built to be extremely efficient for batch operations on time series, which is the heavy lifting in financial analysis.
Palantir Sysmon – lightweight platform monitoring for Java VMs – Sysmon is a lightweight platform monitoring tool. It's designed to gather performance data (CPU, disks, network, etc.) from the host running the Java VM. This data is gathered, packaged, and published via Java Management Extensions (JMX) for access using the JMX APIs and standard tools (such as jconsole or jmxtrans).
Goodbye MongoDB – Over the last two or three years we have been using MongoDB in some mid-size projects. Now it is time to say goodbye to MongoDB for a variety of technical reasons:
VMware’s Vision For Next-Generation Applications – The moves are aimed at Java developers, particularly those who already use VMware's Spring Framework for lightweight Java development. Enterprise Java applications frequently end up in the virtualized part of the data center. By making it easier to produce them, VMware is also making it more likely they'll be deployed on its virtual machines
The Big Three – Scala, Clojure and Groovy | The Code General – The most encouraging outcome of the last few years has been the flourishing ecosystem around new JVM languages. A decade ago the CLR was being proclaimed as *the* runtime to support multiples languages. Thanks to the community the JVM is looking more and more like the preferred target for new languages, innovation and research.
MongoDB Overview | Channel 9 – Jared Rosoff covers the basics of Mongo and then explains the purpose and architecture of MongoDB replica sets (for scalable read operations) as well as MongoDB's approach to sharding (for scalable write operations).
This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like | TechCrunch – Animoca, a Hong Kong mobile app developer that has seen more than 70 million downloads, says it does quality assurance testing with about 400 Android devices. Again, that’s testing with four hundred different phones and tablets for every app they ship!