Links for December 19th through December 21st

Links for September 23rd through September 27th

Links for June 1st through June 12th

  • Guava – simple recipes to make your Java code cleaner – Here are some simple examples to encourage to use Guava Library in your code. The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
  • JPA 2.1 Tips, Tricks and Examples – This BOF provides insight into the features being introduced in the next JPA specification. It illustrates, through the use of code examples, why and when not to use the new features.
  • How Three Guys Rebuilt the Foundation of Facebook – “Apple is about polish. Google is about scale. Microsoft is about, well, 30 years old,” says ex-Googler and Box vice president of engineering Sam Schillace. “But Facebook is about innovation. They’re not necessarily optimized for elegance. They’re optimized for innovation. The idea is to crush everyone with pure experimentation and velocity.”
  • The New, The Improved & The Shiny at SenchaCon 2013 – One of the big themes for Sencha is more convergence between Touch and Ext JS, and at SenchaCon you’ll be first to see the future of Ext JS live. Don Griffin and crew be showing off major new features that take the Ext JS grid to a new level of design flexibility and efficiency.
  • Apple Unveils iOS 7 – Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features – Apple Unveils iOS 7 – Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features
  • For the first time, a third of American adults own tablet computers – A third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire—almost twice as many as the 18% who owned a tablet a year ago.
  • Spring MVC 3 enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing – Spring MVC 3 enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing
  • Why Twitter’s Bootstrap is Seriously Important – The ultimate success of Twitter’s Bootstrap was the standardization of HTML syntax. This HTML syntax targeted the most commonly used collection of HTML elements (tables, forms, etc) and got everyone to write them the same.
  • Writing less code when using the AWS SDK for Java – AWS Developer Blog – Java – Fortunately, the Google Guava open source library offers some classes that make it possible to build maps in a way that is compatible with the SDK’s fluent interface. In this post, we show how using Google Guava’s collection classes can make it easier to use services like Amazon DynamoDB with the low-level Java SDK
  • Building a Notification App for iOS with Sencha Touch and PhoneGap – Part 1 of 4 | Druck-I.T. – While Sencha Touch 2.x directly supports push notifications through its Ext.device.Push class,  as of this writing, its support is limited to iOS. We therefore opted to use a PhoneGap-based solution, described below, that supports both iOS and Android in o
  • Going native: Why a veteran web developer finally turned to OS-native apps – “Native versus web” is a non-question: Most services need native apps and a web presence. The real question (beyond which comes first) is how do you build those native apps? “HTML5-native” (PhoneGap style) versus “pure native.” If you have a unique service, e.g. a specialised enterprise app, HTML5 could be ideal, a convenient way to build quickly and portably. But if you want your user experience to really excel, native is still king – for now.

Links for September 2nd through September 12th

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 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 July 5th through July 8th

Links for November 4th

  • Hibernate Should be to Programmers what Cake Mixes are to Bakers – Cake mixes consist of a mix of things you already have in your cupboard plus a load of unnecessary, potentially harmful preservatives. They cost more than making cake from scratch, the resulting cake tastes worse, they take away people’s confidence in their ability to make their own cakes, and they don’t even save you any time. Hibernate has the same misperceived benefits and the same draw-backs. Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t be caught dead using any cake mix. As professional programmers, we should be more skeptical of generic frameworks like Hibernate.
  • InfoQ: Should Enterprise Architecture Teams Be More Focused on Innovation? – Enterprise Architects may be disproportionally concerned with portfolio consolidation, standardization and simplification instead of offering leadership in business technology innovation. This is the proposition offered by Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins in a recent blog post.
  • dzone.com – Using MongoDB with Morphia – Morphia is a Java library which acts sort of like an ORM for MongoDB – it allows us to seamlessly map Java objects to the MongoDB datastore. It uses annotations to indicate which collection a class is stored in, and even supports polymorphic collections
  • GitHub Enterprise – Install GitHub on Your Servers – GitHub on Your Servers – A secure, intuitive system for enterprise software development and collaboration.
  • 10 Key Skills Architects Must Have to Deliver Value | Cutter Consortium – This Executive Report by Michael Rosen discusses the role of the architect and describes 10 activities that architects should perform to add value to projects.
  • 25 Secrets of the Browser Developer Tools – AndiSmith.com – Over the last few years there has been one tool that has helped out every web developer more than any other – the browser developer tools. Working in harmony with the web browser, the developer tools allows us to manipulate DOM elements, CSS styles, JavaScript and other useful information from the same window often in real time.

Links for July 6th through July 23rd

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