- Service Oriented Architecture at Square | Architects Zone – SOA is hard. Learn how Square is approaching this problem today with JRuby and where we hope to be in the future. We'll go from git init to cap deploy, covering Square's approach to testing and service isolation, dependency management, API documentation, code quality metrics, data seeding, schema versioning, logging, exception handling, security and password management, deployment and more.
- Announcing MoSQL – a MongoDB → PostgreSQL streaming replication – Today, we are releasing MoSQL, a tool Stripe developed for live-replicating data from a MongoDB database into a PostgreSQL database. With MoSQL, you can run applications against a MongoDB database, but also maintain a live-updated mirror of your data in Po
- Free Sencha Touch and Ext JS 4 Training Tutorials – Teach Yourself Sencha Complete with Sencha Architect is a self-study course designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of building cross-browser compatible mobile and desktop apps using technologies from Sencha, Inc.
- Why Amazon Is Special and Apple Is Not—in 1 Paragraph – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic – A week ago, Apple announced the most profitable quarter in the history of the company and the stock plunged 12 percent. A few days later, Amazon announced a 45 percent annual fall in profits, and its stock went up. What the what?
- Java language designer Daniel Smith describes the forthcoming enhancements in Java 8 as "dramatic and necessary" – In this article we discuss the new language features coming in Java 8, as well as the most important enhancements to the standard libraries, specifically the new Stream interface.
- One-third of Europe’s software industry is SAP | ZDNet – Germany accounts for over 48 percent of Europe's software revenue, according to the Truffle list, bringing in €18.1bn of the continent's €37.2bn software revenues last year. However, SAP remains Europe's 100lb gorilla, accounting for €14bn of software reve
- A crazier prediction: iPhone Plus is real, and huge – Marco.org – The recently rumored, larger-screened “iPhone Math”, or more likely “iPhone Plus”, is plausible as an additional model (not a replacement) alongside the 4” iPhone. And there’s a good chance that it would have a 4.94”, 16:9 screen.
- Egghead IO: 26 AngularJS Tutorial Videos – Egghead Videos aims to provide the best experience for teaching with video tutorials on the web. For starters, there are 26 videos on AngularJS.
- Going Async – Practical Patterns for Push-enabled Applications – Jeremy Grelle demoes patterns for building desktop or mobile applications leveraging WebSockets and Push-to-Device services with SockJS, RabbitMQ and Spring.
- Building Google Cloud Storage – Nathan Herring presents the available storage options at Google, the ideal characteristics of a storage service, and the actual implementation of Google Cloud Storage.
- Stevey’s Blog Rants: Code’s Worst Enemy – Bill Gates, Dave Thomas, Martin Fowler and James Duncan Davidson have independently reached the same conclusion: namely, that bloat is the worst thing that can happen to code. But they all got there via painful things happening to them.
- Coding Horror: Size Is The Enemy – Remember: size really is the enemy. Right after ourselves, of course.
- coding, by Derek Young: Java coding decisions I struggle with – Little coding decisions come up again and again with any project, and they?re not new. You?ll write code more efficiently if you think about these decisions and decide The Right Way to solve them
- Meera Subbarao’s Java Blog: EJB 3.0 and 4 different Application Servers – Good, bad or ugly. – I wrote a simple, really simple Stateless Session Bean with one method in it and published it as a web service to JBoss, WebLogic,Glassfish and Oracle AS. It’s up to you to decide which ones are good, bad, and ugly.
- Farata Systems » A dozen of 2008 predictions – The year of 2007 was a good one. The IT job market was stable. While there were no any revolutionary changes in the ways software was developed, I believe that this was a year of rich Internet applications and Web 2.0. What?s the next big thing in IT?
- Ext JS Blog – » Ext Rises in Popularity – The exciting news is that the Ext framework, for the first time, was added to the list and in it?s first year demonstrated it?s popularity. Of the 2,619 respondents, 22.5% were using the Ext framework ranking it 3rd overall.
- http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=204204063 – By leveraging predictive analytics and pattern analysis technologies, financial services firms are able to understand their customers, their operations and their markets in greater detail. Perhaps more important, they are able to identify and react to tre
- 2008 IT Budgets Up More Than 10% for Financial Services Firms by Wall Street & Technology – If the confidence of financial services firms was shaken by this year’s subprime mortgage lending crisis, it certainly isn’t reflected in their IT budgets for 2008, judging by a survey of securities firms, banks conducted by Wall Street & Technology
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