- JetBrains AppCode: an Objective-C IDE That Makes a Difference – AppCode is a new Objective-C IDE for developers building apps for Apple devices such as Macs, iPhones & iPads.
- Codify – Make Anything on your iPad. – Codify for iPad lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.
- Gitbox – The version control app on a Mac – Gitbox is a simple yet powerful Git repository manager.
Beyond one-click commit, push, pull and rebase, it gives you
unique features like search in history and undo for Git commands.
- Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail" | opensource.com – Open source represents a profound paradigm change to the way software is developed, deployed, and managed. But it also represents the most effective, efficient, and reliable way to ensure that the enterprise itself can evolve to address continuously changing requirements, environments, challenges, and opportunities. Open source software is the antidote to "too big to fail." It is a way to create mission capability that anticipates the future, and thereby creates the future.
- Here’s how Apple could finally put the “TV” in Apple TV – SplatF – So Apple needs to be able to say: This is the best machine in the world for watching all the television you already love. And it does all this other cool stuff. That’s a winner. (That’s the approach Apple used for the iPhone.)
- Ext GWT 3.0 Developer Preview 5 – The Ext GWT team has been hard at work on Ext GWT 3.0 and we’re happy to announce the availability of Ext GWT 3.0 PR5. This will be the last developer preview release as we move toward our 3.0 beta releases.
- Atom Hopper – open source ATOMPub server for accessing, processing and aggregating ATOM entries – Atom Hopper is an open source ATOMPub server for accessing, processing and aggregating ATOM entries. Atom Hopper was designed to make it easy to build both generalized and specialized persistence mechanisms for ATOM XML data, based on the ATOM Syndication Format and the ATOM Publishing Protocol.
- Getting started with Atom Hopper – a Java ATOMPub server based on Apache Abdera | Giant Flying Saucer – I’ve been blogging lately about Apache Abdera and ATOM. ATOM can be used for a lot of things and is very flexible. Today I want to introduce you to a new ATOMPub server called: Atom Hopper.
- 15 Awesome Dropbox Tips and Tricks with $100 Credit Giveaway | Web.AppStorm – There are a multitude of ways to use Dropbox and a plethora of tricks to make your daily computing easier.
- DropboxAddons/Dropboxen – Dropbox Wiki – Dropboxen enables you to run multiple Dropbox clients concurrently by automatically launching multiple instances of Dropbox.exe as different Windows users so Dropbox will store the shared files in each unique Windows user directory.
- SeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry | VentureBeat – SeaMicro is dispelling the Silicon Valley myth that you can’t innovate in hardware anymore. The startup is announcing today it has created a server with 512 Intel Atom chips that gets supercomputer performance but uses 75 percent less power and space than current servers.
- The Four Meta Secrets of Scaling at Facebook – You can get the code right, you can get the products right, but you need to get the culture right first. If you don't get the culture right then your company won't scale.
- Red Hat’s CEO: Clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld – Red Hat announced Cloud Access, which will let enterprises use their subscriptions to support either traditional on-premise servers or servers hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
- InfoQ: The Need For Enterprise Agility – Vision and Case Study – Alan Shalloway discusses the need for lean enterprises to harmonize business with management and the technical team, offering advice for each component of the enterprise. Eileen Shuter presents Vanguard’s journey adopting Agile then gradually moving to Kanban, explaining why Kanban makes more sense to them, what it offers over Agile and what are the benefits.
- dzone.com – Why Application Architecture Should Matter to Spring Developers – The Java language and the Spring framework combination have excellent support for application layering, where each layer is represented by a Spring or Java stereotype: @Controller, @Service, @Entity and @Repository.
- iPhone now as fragmented as Android | VentureBeat – A lot of people thought that the Nexus One was Google’s entry into the handset market. This was actually far from the truth. The Nexus One is the equivalent of the Java Reference Implementation or UNIX POSIX and X/Open: a baseline of what handset manufacturers would have to support in order to create a real Android handset
- Geotagging games: Location, location, location | The Economist – Gowalla and Foursquare are all about the location; because they do just that one thing, they do it well
- Dilbert’s Scott Adams on Betting on the Bad Guys in Investing – WSJ.com – I have a theory that you should invest in the companies that you hate the most. The usual reason for hating a company is that the company is so powerful it can make you balance your wallet on your nose while you beg for their product.
- Graeme Rocher’s Blog: Grails Making Java Developers Forget about Rails – Another 10 reasons to switch from Rails to Grails from Graeme Rocher.
- rain city digest: 10 Reasons to Switch from Rails to Grails – After spending a few years really enjoying Rails it was difficult to bring myself to even try groovy and grails. But my latest contract forced me to look for alternatives, and I’m glad I did. Here are some reasons that you may want to switch
- google-feedserver – Google Code – Google FeedServer is an open-source Atom Publishing provider based on the Abdera Framework. Google FeedServer has chosen to implement simple backend data adapters that allow the developer to quickly deploy a feed for an existing data source such as a db
- InfoQ: System Integration Testing Using Spring – When it comes to system integration testing Spring adds real value. In this session, Rod Johnson discusses: integration testing and the support that Spring provides for it, issues around testing the persistence layer, testing web applications.
- InfoQ: BEA and Oracle incorporate Sun’s Project Tango – In a recent article, Sun’s director for SOA products, Kevin Schmidt mentioned the fact that both Oracle and BEA have incorporated Sun’s Web Services stack, Project Tango. Tango is MS .NET 3.0 interop
- InfoQ: Using Java to Crack Office 2007 – With Office 2007, no third-party libraries are necessary-a Java application can now read and write any Office 2007 document, because Office 2007 documents are now nothing more than ZIP files of XML documents known as the OpenXML
- Welcome to jXLS – jXLS is small and easy-to-use Java library for generating Excel files using XLS templates. Also jXLS can be used to read XLS files and populate Java beans with spreadsheet data according to XML configuration file
- How To Read / Write Excel Spreadsheet From Java – Both JExcelAPI and Jakarta POI (HSSF) are open source software to read & write data from / to Excel spreadsheet even on non-Microsoft platforms. In my tests HSSF came out to be the clear leader and recommended solution because of robustness and features.
- http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-atompub-protocol-17.txt – The Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) is an application-level protocol for publishing and editing Web resources. The protocol is based on HTTP transfer of Atom-formatted representations. The Atom format is documented in the Atom Syndication Format.
- F1 News – Grandprix.com – One of the big problems with the ongoing Stepneygate Affair is that there is a huge amount of hearsay, but not a great deal of fact
- YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier Face » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – We’re pleased to announce the release of YUI version 2.3.0. This release features six new additions to the library as well as a new skinning architecture and a new visual treatment for most of our UI controls – plus 250 enhancements and bug fixes
- Greg the Architect : Episodes – Find out what happens when Greg tries to swallow three different SOA pitches in one day. Will he save the day, or will Greg have to chuck the project?
- Dr. Dobb’s | Java Message Service | July 2, 2007 – SOAP-based web-service development continues to grow, and uses XML and HTTP to remove the implementation details from remote procedure calls. But while SOAP has broken new ground in distributed computing, message-oriented middleware such as the Java Messa
- Plans for the Rich Web Application Backplane – Both mashups and Ajax are now firmly entrenched in the Web landscape. Put them together and you have the makings for Rich Web applications. This article explains the Rich Web Application Backplane, currently a W3C Note, which is designed to bring standard
- 10 things I learned about using Hibernate/JPA successfully by SpencerUresk – I decided to share a few things I learned about using Hibernate/JPA in a large project with a complicated database setup
- OpenJPA no longer requires bytecode processing – Historically, OpenJPA required that you either run a post-compilation tool or run your application with a javaagent. The latest build of OpenJPA removes this restriction by providing various levels of support for unenhanced classes.
jets3t is a Java toolkit for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Building on the Java library provided by Amazon, the toolkit aims to simplify interaction with S3 while providing powerful additional features.
Just a quick post to report that Iâ€™ve uploaded the two presentations of the From J2EE to Java EE Tour in my website.
The project provides what is essentially a complete RSS and Atom development kit, which includes feed parsers, generators, blog client libraries, an Atom protocol implementation, a set of ten useful blogapps, and an easy-to-install blog and wiki server.
Now that OPML 2.0 is out as a draft specification, I want to bring up the issue of the lack of support for OPML on the Java side. There are 2 libraries dealing with the idea of creation and consuming of syndication feeds: Informa and ROME.
Informa is an open-source (LPGL) Java framework for parsing, processing, and creating syndication feeds. The current release supports RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0 / RDF, RSS 2.0, and Atom 0.3. Informa also support for OPML documents but it hasn’t seen any development since early June 2004. The news section of the Informa site claims that there is active development but I haven’t seen anything from them yet. I have used Informa in the past and it works great but hasn’t kept up with changing specifications.
The other open-source (Apache) Java library ROME, created by 3 Sun engineers is also a Java library for creating and parsing RSS and ATOM feeds. Today it accepts all flavors of RSS (0.90, RSS 0.91 Netscape, RSS 0.91 Userland, RSS 0.92, RSS 0.93, RSS 0.94, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0,) and Atom 0.3 and 1.0 feeds. Unlike Informa, ROME has active development going on and the team is putting releases quite frequently. But the major item missing is OPML support – ROME does not support OPML at this time and have no timelines documented on their roadmap.
Jakarta FeedParser is another project that I should probably mention but it’s currently dormant in the Jakarta commons sandbox.
Is anyone looking at implementing OPML support for Java? Anyone know of another open-source effort going on to support OPML creation and consumption? Is Informa ever going to come out of hibernation? Anyone interested in starting a new project to implement a Java library for OPML?
I can’t believe we are arguing about a syndication protocol that’s not even supposed to be human readable but we are and it seems like the whole RSS vs ATOM debate is going to continue.
Dave Winer just launched a new website called Really Simple Syndication, a site devoted to helping non-tech users learn about RSS. While I hope the rational behind the site is to help purveyors of RSS, I can’t help but think if this isn’t another salvo across ATOM’s bow. As you probably know, Dave Winer is credited for shepherding RSS to its current format. Dave has done a lot for RSS and the whole idea of syndication in general, but the current state of RSS is completely fractured. With 7 different versions of RSS that are incompatible along with ownership issues, a group of people launched ATOM as a new, open format to replace all the flavors of RSS.
I blogged about Bill Gates’s comments on RSS earlier in the week and I wonder if people are just making a big deal out of nothing. I guess maybe I am contributing to it by blogging about it – More fuel to the fire. Sam Ruby has an entry entitled Détente that includes some great discussion points in the whole ATOM and RSS debate. Joshua Allen has a nice blog entry entitled RSS Politics on the whole matter. My hope is that W3C accepts ATOM as a candidate recommendation and Dave Winer and Sam Ruby work together to create ATOM 1.0 that includes the best of RSS and ATOM, without RDF.