Daily del.icio.us for May 4th through May 7th

  • People Over Process » A Roadmap for JavaFX – Adobe’s Beat Them By a Week, But So What? – JavaOne 2008 – The fact that Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, and others are all racing towards the same end should be encouraging, not frustrating. Getting preempted by a week with, basically, the same sort of announcement is meaningless in the grand scheme of things
  • JavaFX’s day in the Sun | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com – JavaFX has a LONG way to go especially when you look at Adobe’s RIA strengths and Microsoft’s very enthusiastic entry into the space. But I think JavaFX will be a breath of fresh air for people and will help in expanding the RIA footprint further
  • Java platform to get modularity, OSGi support | InfoWorld | News | 2008-05-07 | By Paul Krill – Upcoming versions of the Java platform will be fitted with capabilities such as flexibility, OSGi support, and modularity, Sun Microsystems officials said Tuesday afternoon at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
  • Dell Expands Virtualization Offerings – Dell is adding to its virtualization portfolio by embedding Citrix XenServer into its hardware and expanding its services for customers investing in the technology.
  • Andy Kessler: WSJ: The War for the Web – The continuing battle between Microsoft and Google will mean fierce competition – adding features, building data centers, cutting deals and spending money on speed and customer convenience
  • Archiva – The Build Artifact Repository Manager – Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository. It is the perfect companion for build tools such as Maven, Continuum, and ANT.
  • JavaOne 2008: Day One (So Far) – JavaOne 2008 Day One has started, of course, and it's an interesting show, with a lot of undercurrents about JavaFX (as expected) and multimedia – and mobile applications. There's a lot more, of course, and this thread is meant for people to add comments
  • The day the music died [dive into mark] – This is a letter I sent to my father to explain what it means that Microsoft is pulling support for MSN Music. Tech issues like this often bubble up into the media that he reads, but they are rarely explained well. My father assumes I have an opinion on s
  • Amazon Now Serving OpenSolaris on EC2 – GigaOM – Sun’s OpenSolaris OS will be available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) customers for free. It is in beta for now. Sun will provide premium technical support for MySQL database running on Linux and Amazon EC2.
  • Julien Lecomte’s Blog » JavaScript: The Good Parts – In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Douglas extensively describes that good subset of the JavaScript language, occasionally warning to avoid the bad. I consider Douglas’ book a must-buy for anybody who’s serious about developing professional apps for the w

Daily del.icio.us for February 14th through February 16th

Daily del.icio.us for January 16th

  • antennae – Google Code – Antennae is an open-source project designed to automate the building and testing of Flex applications. It uses Ant and Java to provide cross platform utilities to compile Flex libraries, Flex applications, generate FlexUnit TestSuites, and run FlexUnit te
  • Sun acquires MySQL; Adds to its software stack | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – One big question is what Sun does next to build out its stack of open source software and other applications covering middleware, storage and virtualization. Sun?s software lineup now includes Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and GlassFish
  • ONLamp.com: Administering MySQL Using Flex – PHPMyAdmin rocks. Of that there can be no question. It’s easily one of the best PHP-based applications, because it trades the clunky command-line interface for MySQL administration for the web browser. But while it’s very powerful, it’s not very friendly
  • InfoQ: Java Persistence and EJB3 – This talk covers the key aspects of the Java Persistence API and its role in the development of EJB 3 app, including use of the EntityManager API, persistence units and persistence contexts, queries, object/relational mapping, and how the combination of E
  • InfoQ: Why Scala? – Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages.
  • Ian’s Blog » Scala: The best of both Ruby and Java – Nonetheless, for anyone yearning for the advantages of both Ruby and Java in one language, you should definitely take a look at Scala

Daily del.icio.us for May 04, 2007 through May 07, 2007

  • Silly season [dive into mark] – And Microsoft "rebooted the web." I guess that?s all you can do after freezing up for five years. Hey, look over there, shiny objects! That poster may as well be titled ?Fucked 6 Ways From Sunday,? because that?s what you?ll be if you buy into a
  • The Park Paradigm – 3 things – …to speak to this group of senior executives from (mostly large) financial services firms about how the changes brought on by technology might impact their businesses going forward.
  • Ajaxian – Mindframe: An Adobe Spry-like Ajax Framework – Mindframe is a new Ajax framework that builds on top of Prototype and ZParse which gives you xml dataset & simple array database, region binding & controlling, Data utility methods: sorting, filtering, selection, drag&drop, trade zones, etc.
  • Atlassian Developer Blog: From manual to automatic – Over the last 6 months the Crowd team have taken a phased approach to moving Crowd into the world of Continuous Integration. Basically we have taken the following steps
  • Prototype JavaScript framework: Prototype 1.5.1 released – After almost two months of testing through four release candidates, the final version of 1.5.1 is here.

Daily del.icio.us for Nov 09, 2006

No fluff Just Stuff – Day 1

Just attended the No Fluff, Just Stuff Java Symposium in Milwaukee and it totally kicked butt. Met with people like Dave Thomas (The Pragmatic Programmer), James Duncan Davidson (ANT, Tomcat and lots more), Jason Hunter (The servlet book), Brute Tate (Bitter Java/EJB), Robert Martin (OO & XP), Mike Clark (JUnit) and a host of new people like Stuart Halloway (DevelopMentor) who hosted really great sessions on Java classloading, and XML Schema.

Overall, this was an incredible session and a great value for the money spent. Being able to interact with these people on a one-on-one basis is just great and the sessions are focused with tons of technical material unlike other conferences.

A must-attend event when the show comes to your town or state. More detailed report to follow.