Setting up Contracts for Java in Eclipse « Geschreibsel – On Friday, Contracts for Java was announced on the Google Open Source Blog. Learning about this at the beginning of the weekend was perfect timing for me: I had time to check it out, and while setting it up was some work, I was hooked right away.
Daring Fireball: The Next Six Months – The iPad and iPhone have more market potential than any products Apple has ever released. They have the chance to be both the Microsoft and the Intel of the next generation of personal computing — profiting, wildly, both as the software platform vendor and hardware seller
Advise the Advisor | The White House – Advise the Advisor is a new program to help senior staff at the White House stay connected to the American people. Think of this as your direct line to the some of the President's senior advisors at the White House.
Data URIs make CSS sprites obsolete | NCZOnline – CSS sprites were a solution to the problem of multiple HTTP requests to download multiple images. Data URIs allow you to embed images directly into your CSS files, solving the same problem in a much more elegant and maintainable way
GWT 2.1 Milestone 2 is now available – With the release of GWT 2.1 M2, we’re continuing to evolve the integration between Google and VMware that was announced at this year’s Google I/O
GWT 2.0.4 is now available – There were several reports, both internally and externally, of GWT-based applications unexpectedly crashing when running in Safari 5 (including Google Wave)
Monet’s Canvas Cathedrals: A Life Study Of Light : NPR – The impressionists broke all the formal academic rules — they used quick brush strokes, changed perspective, made their shadows out of color, not black. And it all started with a young painter, sitting by the water's edge in Le Havre.
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"
Amazon Web Services Blog: Setting up a Load-Balanced Oracle Weblogic Cluster in Amazon EC2 – Oracle recently made available a set of AMI images suitable for use with the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform. I found the two images (32-bit and 64-bit) that contain Weblogic (along with Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and JRockit) the most interesting of the lot. This article will explain how to set up a basic two-node Weblogic cluster using the 32-bit Weblogic image provided by Oracle with an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
The Atlassian Blog – Introducing Confluence 3.0 – Meet the Macro Browser – Confluence 3.0 introduces the Macro Browser, a new way for users of all experience levels to build content-rich pages in seconds. The macro browser exposes the macros in your Confluence site – charts, task lists, photo galleries, RSS feeds and more – through a point-and-click graphical interface.
Google Soups Up Enterprise Search Appliance – Google's plan is to make GSA the most powerful, all-encompassing enterprise search server in the world and the first choice over Microsoft and products from Vivisimo, Endeca and Autonomy.
mockito – simpler & better mocking – Mockito is a mocking framework that tastes really well. It lets you write beautiful tests with clean & simple API. Mockito doesn't give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors
IntelliJ’s Maia shapes up against Eclipse • The Register – Maia will support version three of the Spring open-source Java programming framework, which will be detailed at next week's JavaOne in San Francisco, California, along with support for the OSGi modular Java framework and Apache's Tapestry component-based framework.
OpenXava – AJAX applications from JPA entities – OpenXava is a productive way for creating AJAX Enterprise Applications with Java. Indeed, it's faster developing with OpenXava than with Ruby On Rails, Spring MVC, or any other MVC framework.
Distributor – Distributor is a software TCP load balancer. Like other load balancers, it accepts connections and distributes them to an array of back end servers. Distributor is compatible with any standard TCP protocol (HTTP, LDAP, IMAP, etc.) and is also IPv6 compatible. Distributor has many unique and advanced features and a high-performance architecture
Server Fault – Server Fault is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for system administrators and IT professionals – regardless of platform. It's 100% free, no registration required.
Op-Ed Columnist – Cheney Lost to Bush – NYTimes.com – But the bottom line is that Obama has taken a series of moderate and time-tested policy compromises. He has preserved and reformed them intelligently. He has fit them into a persuasive framework. By doing that, he has not made us less safe. He has made us more secure.
Dwyane Wade, hours before declaring for the NBA Draft. – Those are the words we used to describe Dwyane Wade just months before the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade’s gone through a lot since his triple-double in the NCAA Elite Eight, but you can bet he’s still the same guy—bringing the entire package both on and off the court
Held hostage by the health system – The Boston Globe – The reason our health system is in such trouble is that it is set up to generate profits, not to provide care. We rely on hundreds of investor-owned insurance companies that profit by refusing coverage to high-risk patients and limiting services to others
Uploading a file with Flex and Java | Adobe Developer Connection – This article shows how to develop a Flex and Java file upload mechanism for attaching images to an employee list. In the process, it demonstrates Flex's ECMAScript for XML (E4X) language extension, custom components, classes, and events, as well as a Java-like properties file
Google App Engine Support | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – If you are developing a Java application for Google App Engine, try Google App Engine Integration plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. It will be bundled with the first Maia EAP, but you can download it right now and use with IntelliJ IDEA 8.x
Picking Letters, 10 a Day, That Reach Obama – NYTimes.com – He chooses 10 letters, which are slipped into a purple folder and put in the daily briefing book that is delivered to President Obama at the White House residence. Designed to offer a sampling of what Americans are thinking, the letters are read by the president, and he sometimes answers them by hand, in black ink on azure paper.
Adobe in Push to Spread Flash Video Format to TVs – NYTimes.com – Now Adobe Systems, which owns the technology and sells the tools to create and distribute it, will announce that Adobe is extending Flash to the television screen. He expects TVs and set-top boxes that support the Flash format to start selling later this year.
Williams and Stone: The Twitter Revolution – WSJ.com – But Twitter is much more than a novel way to share updates of one's daily life with friends. It's now evolved into a powerful new marketing and communications tool. Regional emergency preparedness organizations are looking at Twitter as a way to reach millions of people during a disaster. NASA is using it to regularly update interested parties about the status of space shuttle flights. And one journalist solicited help from fellow Twitterers to get himself out of an Egyptian jail.
Apache Pivot – Home – The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot version 1.1! Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform.
Atlassian Stimulus Package Announced – For the next 5 days, get Confluence or JIRA for $5 for 5 users. All goes to Room To Read – The Goal: To raise $25k to build 5 libraries for children in the developing world in 5 days… all whilst helping stimulate startups and small teams with kick-ass tools.
Oracle Buys Sun – Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash
The Algebra of Data, and the Calculus of Mutation » Lab49 Blog – With the spreading popularity of languages like F# and Haskell, many people are encountering the concept of an algebraic data type for the first time. When that term is produced without explanation, it almost invariably becomes a source of confusion. In what sense are data types algebraic
SOASTA, Inc. – The Cloud Testing Authority – SOASTA has harnessed the immense power of Cloud Computing to become the leading provider of cloud testing, which businesses use to test the real-world performance of their web applications
Performance Anti-Patterns | Haytham El-Fadeel – Remember, the performance work done at the beginning of the project in terms of benchmark, algorithm, and data-structure selection will pay tremendous dividends later on—enough, perhaps, to allow you to avoid that traditional performance fire drill at the end.
The Atlassian Blog – Wiki Theater – Five Killer Use Cases for Wikis – Since the conference theme was Doing More with Less, attendees were rather receptive to the idea of getting more out of their wiki. Below is one of the presentations we delivered called Five Killer Use Cases for Wikis. We hope it gives you some ideas on how to get more out of your Confluence wiki.
Google AppEngine uses Jetty! : gregw – Hot on the heels of Google Widget Toolkit(GWT) switching to Jetty, the little server that can has received some more Google luv'n! Google's new App Engine Java service is powered by Jetty! With App Engine, you can build web applications using standard Java technologies and run them on Google's scalable infrastructure.
Sorting Algorithm Animations – These pages show 8 different sorting algorithms on 4 different initial conditions. These visualizations are intended to show how each algorithm operates, Show that there is no best sorting algorithm, Show the advantages and disadvantages of each algorithm.
App Engine Java Overview – Google App Engine – Google Code – Welcome to Google App Engine for Java! With App Engine, you can build web applications using standard Java technologies and run them on Google's scalable infrastructure. The Java environment provides a Java 6 JVM, a Java Servlets interface, and support for standard interfaces to the App Engine scalable datastore and services, such as JDO, JPA, JavaMail, and JCache
New BlazeDS Support Demo | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – We’ve created a new IntelliJ IDEA demo: BlazeDS Support. It shows you how to create, run and debug BlazeDS applications with IntelliJ IDEA, and covers a wide variety of features — project configuration, run and deployment configurations, debugger and the others.