Check Your JMeter – Now Version 2.4 | Javalobby – Today the Apache Jakarta subproject JMeter is releasing the next version of its pure Java desktop app, JMeter, which is designed to load test functional behavior and gauge performance. Features of the newly released JMeter 2.4 include JUnit 4 annotation support, JSR-223 test elements, and HTTPS session recording.
Scala 2.8.0 final | The Scala Programming Language – It is finally here!! After many, many months of hard work, the Scala team is truly happy to announce the new, much-awaited stable release of Scala! The all-new Scala 2.8.0 final distribution is ready
Scripting News: Apple’s brewing shitstorm – Apple is a company that desperately needs to grow up and wipe the smile off its face, and roll its sleeves up and start to appreciate that they're no longer the upstart, the underdog
Sencha Docs gives JavaDoc a Facelift – Sencha – Blog – Sencha Docs offers a fresh take on API documentation for Java. Rather than modifying or restyling JavaDoc, we decided to start from scratch and build a new user interface experience using the JavaDoc parser and Ext GWT. Since Ext GWT is designed to build rich internet applications, it was a great framework with which to build a modern user experience.
ScrumBan? « Tales from a Trading Desk – Lean Software Engineering offer a good overview of how ScrumBan differs from Scrum – essentially improving the speed of time-to-market. Agile Management offers a posting on how to start down the road of Kanban.
InfoQ: Neo4j: Java-based NoSQL Graph Database – After several years of development, the developers from NeoTechnology have released version 1.0 of Neo4j, a Java-based graph database which follows the property graph datamodel. InfoQ spoke with NeoTechnology COO Peter Neubauer to learn more about the current Neo4j release and what it offers to developers
Clustering Tomcat | Javalobby – In this article, I will show you how to use Apache/Tomcat in order to set up a load balancer. I know this has been done a zillion time before, but I will use this setup in my next article (teaser, teaser) so at least I will have it documented somewhere.
The Apache Cassandra Project – The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model.
Open Source NoSQL Databases | Javalobby – For almost a year now, the idea of "NoSQL" has been spreading due to the demand for relational database alternatives. Maybe the biggest motivation behind NoSQL is scalability……… Here are some of the better known open source data stores/models labeled as "NoSQL"
Open source Java projects: Terracotta – JavaWorld – In this Open source Java projects installment, Steven Haines introduces Terracotta, an enterprise Java clustering solution. Find out why Terracotta, unlike traditional clustering solutions, doesn#039;t make you sacrifice an iota of reliability in the name of performance
GoEverywhere: Symantec’s SAAS Workspace in the Cloud – Symantec launches its GoEverywhere SAAS online workspace into beta. The cloud computing platform, intended as an alternative to software from Microsoft and several startups, lets users aggregate and access Web applications from one Webtop screen. Symantec applies its data storage and security magic to provide a repository that allows single sign-on access.
Obama’s Black-Ops BlackBerry – Digits – WSJ.com – It appears that President Barack Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry after all, but some experts are questioning whether the Research In Motion device will provide enough security for the president.
Web Design Resources I Use – The following list contains the content, tools and resources I use to create websites. Content is updated regularly… and I have a large backlog of more free resources to add
Capital investement for developers – keep yourself marketable! | JavaWorld’s Daily Brew – Software developers need to invest in their own productivity as well, in their own way. A developer skilled in an out-of-date technology, but ignorant of modern evolutions, may find his or her marketability limited in the future. On the other hand, a developer with up-to-date, well-honed skills will have a much brighter future, and be more likely to cope with hard times
Office of Science Technology Policy – The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.
Java EE and Flex: A compelling combination, Part 1 – JavaWorld – Adobe Flex is becoming a popular choice for generating the client side of enterprise Java applications. In this first of two articles, Dustin Marx demonstrates how Flex can help you deliver highly interactive user interfaces that access your Java EE application#039;s enterprise logic.
JimNeath’s bort at master — GitHub – A base rails app featuring: RESTful Authentication, Will Paginate, Rspec amp;amp; Rspec-rails, Exception Notifier, Asset Packager, Cap Recipe (multi-stage). Put together by Fudge to remove the need for boring project setup.
InfoQ: Beyond Consolidation: Building a Better Development Environment with VMware – In this article Mak King describes advanced application of virtualization that goes far beyond server consolidation. Learn about the techniques and benefits behind putting your developers on virtual servers, all proving that virtualization is far from limited to commonplace consolidation. Additionally, and completely without a desire to be bandwagoners, the approach described in Mak's article is clearly "green computing."
Code Snippets – Snipplr Social Snippet Repository – Snipplr is a public source code repository that gives you a place to store and organize all the little pieces of code that you use each day. Best of all, it lets you share your code snippets with other coders and designers. Did we mention it works with TextMate, too? It's code 2.0.
Microsoft Web Platform – The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework.
Top Java Developers Offer Advice to Students – Since 1999, java.sun.com writers have interviewed Java developers from diverse backgrounds and solicited their advice for students. In this article, 11 top Java developers share the fruits of long experience
JetBrains Delivers Meta Programming System Beta – JetBrains, maker of the popular IntelliJ IDEA Java tool set, announces the beta version of its Meta Programming System for application development. JetBrains' MPS encourages the use of DSLs and code generation. MPS also implements the Language-Oriented Programming paradigm for building enterprise applications
InfoQ: Business Processes for SOA Governance – Prabhakar Mynampati, an Advisory Architect at IBM, published last week an article detailing 6 SOA Governance business processes. The article includes a BPMN-like process definitions for: Service identification, Service creation, Service testing, Service versioning and change management, Service management, and Service security
InfoQ: Implementing SOA Governance – Governance is the combination of people, policies, and processes that an organization leverages to achieve desired behaviors. SOA governance is about achieving the desired behavior associated with, or attributed to, SOA adoption
InfoQ: HP Releases Systinet 3.0 – HP announced the release of HP SOA Systinet 3.00, a market-leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance software. HP acquired Systinet as part of its acquisition of Mercury Interactive in 2006.
InfoQ: Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting – In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.
Git Community Book – Welcome to the Git Community Book. This book has been built by dozens of people in the Git community, and is meant to help you learn how to use Git as quickly and easily as possible
InfoQ: Flex for XML and JSON – Beauty and brains. Flex and Java. Or is it the other way around? Who can say? What I know is that Flex and Java work really well together to create amazing Rich Internet applications (RIAs)
Jodd Library -Proxetta – Proxetta is all about dynamic proxies. Using just Java. In the same way you would code it by yourself. And the only dependency is Jodd & Asm library.
Census for open-source apps kicks off – CNET News.com – Open-source management company OpenLogic, IDC and Unisys launched the Open Source Census. The project is based around a tool, OSS Discovery, that scans systems for known open-source projects and anonymously submits the data to an OpenLogic database.
Process Monitor – Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon
Hiring the Rowing-Forward 30% – His anecdotal "70% Rowing Backwards" sounds roughly right to me, and it bothers me a lot. Studies show that programmers derive their primary satisfaction by being productive, so such an environment sounds downright depressing. But managers obviously don't
facebook-java-api – Google Code – A Facebook API client implemented in Java – The purpose of this project is to provide a high-quality, more up to date version of the Facebook API client for Java developers, and to allow it to be maintained regularly over time.
The Mythical 5% – So you must learn continuously and teach yourself new technologies, but it’s not that simple. It’s definitely good to learn more about programming, but you can’t just learn more about programming
O’Reilly — ActionScript 3.0: Is It Hard or Not? – The code doesn?t have to reside in classes. Variable datatypes don?t have to be declared, even in the strict compilation mode. The language is designed to provide as much or as little structure and flexibility as the task at hand requires.
Webwereld | Six enterprise application trends to watch in 2008 – If 2007 was any indication of what’s to come, the one thing companies using expensive enterprise applications-ERP, CRM and supply chain management systems-is that more change vendor alliances, pricing schemes and software innovation is on the way in 2008.
Checklist/Tuning Guide for Optimizing the JRockit JVM – The goal of this document is to provide information for tuning the BEA JRockit JVM using a checklist approach. A lot of territory is covered, from esoteric command-line options to iterative performance testing
Generating JUnit Tests for Legacy Java Applications – Unit tests give us the confidence to change applications, even legacy applications that we didn’t write ourselves. To avoid the drudgery of writing a test case for every edge and boundary, we can let JUnit Factory generate a large set of tests for us.
New elements in HTML 5 – HTML 5 introduces new elements to HTML for the first time since the last millennium. New structural elements include aside, figure, and section. New inline elements include time, meter, and progress. New embedding elements include video and audio.
Download Query Express – Query Express is a simple Query Analyzer look-alike, but being small and free it can be run where the SQL Server client tools are not installed or licensed. This makes it especially useful as a query tool for MSDE and SQL Express. It also connects to Orac
Videocast: How to Succeed at Unit Testing by Agitar Software – In this Tech Talk Alberto Savoia, CTO of Agitar Software explains how his early experiences with agile development at Google turned him into an evangelist for unit and developer testing, but also made him realize that, without some automation, most develo
Bill de hÓra: Tab switching with SiteMesh – Using SiteMesh and CSS selectors for menus – Here’s another technique that uses the SiteMesh’s decorator:getProperty tag and leverages CSS selectors instead of scripts.
Building a better Zebra Table | geeks not nerds – Today while surfing I stumbled onto this site: Stripe your tables the OO way. After reading it, I realized that it was hopelessly overcomplicated for what it needed to do, so I thought I’d write a better one
Ext JS Blog – Ext v1.1 Released – The Ext team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Ext v1.1 for download. The 1.1 version includes the new stand-alone version of Ext, a lightweight HTML editor, a new Ext.Ajax utility class, enhancements to DateField and DatePicker
Wbox HTTP testing tool – Wbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including Benchmarking, Web server and web application stressing, Testing virtual domains, compression, etc
filehippo.com Update Client – filehippo.com – The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to filehippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
Red Hat Magazine | Squid in 5 minutes – There are many great tools that Squid has to offer, but when I need to redirect http traffic to a caching server for performance increases or security, squid?s my pick. Squid has built in proxy and caching tools that are simple, yet effective.