(def title nil): Quick(er)sort Through Parallelism – We will detail two effective synchronization policies for parallel Quicksort in Java. One is usable in production now, one is coming soon in JDK 7. Shared count down latch and Fork/Join framework, new in JDK 7 (JSR 166)
NoSQL Databases – A Look at Apache Cassandra – Cassandra is a fully distributed column-oriented data store that provides MapReduce implementation using Hadoop. All the nodes in the cluster play the same role. The data (existing and new) are shared automatically among the nodes
Monitis Blog – Picking the Right NoSQL Database Tool – Interesting read on the Monitis Blog about picking the right NoSQL tool. They dive into what it is, what's possibly wrong with RDBMS, describe the different categories of NoSQL and the pros and cons of the different types
How to beat Apple – Apple also has some weak spots which a canny competitor should be able to exploit to make compelling products that Apple won't be able to duplicate or directly compete with.
The Cloud is not a Silver Bullet – stu.mp – The cloud isn’t a silver bullet. You still have to build proper redundancy into your systems and applications. And, most importantly, you, not Amazon, is ultimately responsible for your system’s uptime.
Geek Time with Josh Bloch – Google Open Source Blog – In addition to being known as "The Mother of Java", Josh Bloch is also the Chief Java Architect at Google. Josh sat down with fellow Open Source Programs Office colleague Jeremy Allison to chat about APIs, the importance of openness, and the successes and failures of Java.
Spring Roo 1.1.3 Released | SpringSource.org – We're happy to announce integration the availability of Spring Roo 1.1.3. Spring Roo is a rapid application development tool for Java, allowing you to create full enterprise applications in just minutes
2011 Product Roadmap Update for Sencha products including Sencha Touch & Ext GWT – Sencha Touch 2.0 will be an evolutionary step in our Touch product, and we’re looking to bring greater consistency in the core platform between Ext JS and Touch. In the spring, we’ll also release a touch compatible version of our charting package so developers can make beautiful, mobile-friendly, plugin-free charts.
Rdd.me Is a Readability-Powered URL Shortener – While all URL shorteners intend to simplify the process of sharing links, Rdd.me, a new URL shortener from the creators of distraction-free tool Readability, is special in that it simplifies the process of sharing content.
Cloud Developers’ Bill of Rights – Our mission is to enable you to build and run great cloud applications that delight users. Many developers take certain principles for granted, like choice, openness and portability. We will honor these by providing a robust platform with excellent support, without the risk of lock-in.
The Future Of Java | Forrester Blogs – I disagree with Forrester's research note on the Future of Java. They make some good points about how Java's future will be constrained by the bounds of Oracle's business model.
Apache HttpClient 4.1 (GA) released – TheServerSide.com – The Apache HttpComponents project is pleased to announce 4.1 release of Apache HttpClient. HttpClient 4.1 builds upon the stable foundation laid by HttpClient 4.0 and adds several functional improvements and popular features
Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky – Mercurial is a modern, open source, distributed version control system, and a compelling upgrade from older systems like Subversion. In this user-friendly, six-part tutorial, Joel Spolsky teaches you the key concepts.
Visualising Garbage Collection in the JVM | RedStack – Recently, I have been working with a number of customers on JVM tuning exercises. It seems that there is not widespread knowledge amongst developers and administrators about how garbage collection works, and how the JVM uses memory.
Keep My Opt-Outs – Chrome Web Store – Keep My Opt-Outs is an extension for users who aren’t comfortable with personalization of the ads they see on the web. It’s a one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking performed by companies adopting the industry privacy standards for online advertising
Blogbody: IDEA Really is That Good – I consistently find myself trying to explain why IDEA is so good. This is my attempt to explain my favorite "features". I say "features" because many of these aren’t the type of bullet-point features you might see in a direct comparison (ie: "EJB3 Support