BOWER: A package manager for the web – yum/apt-get for the web – Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
15 hot programming trends — and 15 going cold – What follows is a list of what's hot — and what's not — among today's programmers. Not everyone will agree with what's A-listed, what's D-listed, and what's been left out. But that's what makes programming an endlessly fascinating profession: rapid change, passionate debate, sudden comebacks.
The Four Stages of Disruption – While I was speaking with some entrepreneurs recently on the topic, the question kept coming up: “If we’re so aware of disruption, then why do successful products (or companies) keep getting disrupted?”
The Science of Choosing EC2 Reserved Instances – In this talk, Cloudability VP of Product Development Toban Zolman walks you through the most common scenarios for RIs, shows you how to make the best possible decisions for RI purchases, and how to significantly reduce the time needed to make those decisio
7 Ways to be a Better Programmer in 2014 – Programming – Coders make resolutions, no? If your to-do-better list is still empty, consider these ideas from other programmers to put to use in the New Year. Even the smartest folks have room to grow. The following excerpts are contained in the book 97 Things Every Pro
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood – To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.
Why I’m interested in Bitcoin – Chris Dixon – I believe the only way the technology industry can offer meaningfully improved financial services is by building new services that don’t depend on incumbent companies. Bitcoin is a serious proposal for dramatically improving the payments industry. There a
Jackson – Unmarshall to Collection/Array – Mapping json arrays to java collections is one of the more common tasks that Jackson is used for, and these solutions are vital to get to a correct, type-safe mapping.
The Decline of IE and Firefox – Windows and IE are dying under the assault of iPads and other tablets from the left, and Chromebooks from the right. This is not surprising, or even news to people who spend a lot of time in the tech world. What surprised me recently was how precipitous th
Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? – In part I of this post I will see to it (assuming you read it) that you’ll know more about ketosis than just about anyone, including your doctor or the majority of “experts” out there writing about this topic.
UnQLite – An Embeddable NoSQL Database Engine – UnQLite is a in-process software library which implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional NoSQL database engine. UnQLite is a document store database similar to MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB etc. as well a standard Key/Value store similar to BerkeleyDB, LevelDB, etc.
Internet Explorer 11: “Don’t call me IE” – It looks like Internet Explorer 11 could be the best Internet Explorer yet by a long shot. By finally removing the evidence of past mistakes, Microsoft is ready to take a place amongst the standards-based browsers of today
Facebook TAO: The power of the graph – A massive amount of effort has gone into making TAO the easy to use and powerful distributed data store that it is today. TAO has become one of the most important data stores at Facebook — the power of graph helps us tame the demanding and dynamic social
Oracle and Salesforce: a Data-Sharing Deal – NYTimes.com – Some of the best trash-talking in tech may be over. The Oracle Corporation and Salesforce.com, two of the more contentious competitors in software, are about to announce a close alliance involving software delivered via cloud computing.
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.
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
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.
How to keep up to date on Front-End Technologies – The Recipe – The web is a rapidly evolving universe. An important part of our job as front-end developers is keeping up to date and staying close to new tools, trends and workflows. Hundreds of blog posts and articles are published every day, but there is no way you c
Revisiting the Sencha Touch 2.2 Sql Proxy – I’m pleased to report that all of the bugs that I had previously reported now seem to be fixed in the Touch 2.2 RC1 beta! So, let’s do a little deep-dive into the proxy, shall we?
Lessons Learned: A Year with a Large AngularJS Project – @jhooks – After a year of working with a large AngularJS project, I thought I’d share a few of the lessons that I learned in the process. Firstly, I love AngularJS. It suits my needs exceedingly well, and I expect it will be my goto for the forseeable future when I
How I Use Evernote (And IFTTT) — Aaron Francis – Recently, a good friend asked me "What's the best way to store important documents? Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud?" I responded with an in-depth description of my Evernote process. This is the expanded, even more wonderful version of that answer.
WebKit for Developers – Paul Irish – For many of us developers, WebKit is a black box. We throw HTML, CSS, JS and a bunch of assets at it, and WebKit, somehow.. magically, gives us a webpage that looks and works well. But WebKit isn’t a black box. It’s a white box. And not just that, but an open, white box.
The Adventurous Developer’s Guide to JVM Languages – In "The Adventurous Developer’s Guide to JVM Languages", we don our explorers’ hats as we test out eight languages with an HTTP server example that you can find on Github. We also pinged the experts for this report and included commentary from 5 of the actual creators or project leads of the languages we look at. James Gosling & Rich Hickey, we’re looking at you for the next report 😉
Event Programming with Google Guava EventBus – This post is about taking a different approach to handling Java events using Guava’s EventBus. The EventBus allows for objects to subscribe for or publish events, without having explicit knowledge of each other. The EventBus is not meant to be a general pu
depression lies | WIL WHEATON dot NET: 2.0 – So, please, if you or someone you know suffer from Depression — with or without thoughts of suicide — please talk to someone, and get help from a doctor. As Jenny says, Depression lies, and you don’t need to let it control your life.
Troy Hunt: 10 lessons for uncultured web developers – In the pursuit of a more globally harmonious online experience, let’s take a look at 10 lessons relating to aspects of web development with a cultural bent. Some of this may not be new to you, but all of it is relevant if you want to play nice with people from all cultural walks of life.
‘Why I’m A Democrat’ : NPR – At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
Watch my SpringSource Roo Add-ons Video | Javalobby – 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.
Big Data Apps and Big Data PaaS | Javalobby – Enterprises no longer have a lack of data. Data can be obtained from everywhere. The hard part is to convert data into valuable information that can trigger positive actions. The problem is that you need currently four experts to get this process up and running:
Nokia, Microsoft head for Last Chance Saloon | Reuters – If the new Lumia phones do not appeal to consumers when they are unveiled next Wednesday, it could mean the end for Nokia, and a serious blow to Microsoft's attempts to regain its footing in the mobile market, analysts and investors said.
Mike Dellanoce’s Blog: 10 tips for getting that native iOS feel with PhoneGap – At Outbox we have been hard at work building our iPad application with PhoneGap. I wanted to share some of the lessons my team has learned so far. All of the following tips have been tested on iOS 5 with PhoneGap 1.8. Also note that these tips apply just as well to web applications running on mobile Safari.
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.