InfoQ: A Discussion with Josh Bloch on the Future of Java – I think it's fair to say that Java's had a hard couple of years. But I do not think the platform or the language are in decline. I think there is some danger of a decline, but I'm counting on Oracle and the Java community to prevent it.
jQuery and or ExtJS » yet another coldfusion blog – Then there is ExtJS. UI maven, FLEX-ala-JS wonder, builder of UI components you could cut glass on. You could build an empire upon their grid component, templating via containers and XTemplate is a wonder, and its baked in extensibility and data "store" model is a dream.
SOA, 5 Years In – SOA provided us with a mechanism to build singly-focused, reusable services in a generic, adaptive fashion. As we move into the world of cloud – which is to network operations what SOA was to distributed computing – I think these lessons will be even more important.
Pojomatic – Pojomatic – Pojomatic provides configurable implementations of the equals(Object), hashCode() and toString() methods inherited from java.lang.Object
ABOUT MTF | Meet The Facts : Meet The Press Needs Fact Checking – Who holds politicians accountable for the statements they make on television? According to host David Gregory: not Meet The Press. Fact checking is one of the primary functions of journalism, but Mr. Gregory has said that it's up to the viewers to determine fact from fiction.
Writing good unit tests, Part 1: Follow your GUTs – JavaWorld – Just like production code, test code needs to be rigorously examined to ensure it's clean and bug free. In this first half of a two-part article, Klaus Berg makes the case for why good unit tests are as important as high-quality production code, then provides a comprehensive listing of agile tools and best practices used to improve the internal quality of test code
Hadoop, Analytical Software, Finds Uses Beyond Search – NYTimes.com – MapReduce represented a couple of breakthroughs. The technology has allowed Google’s search software to run faster on cheaper, less-reliable computers, which means lower capital costs. In addition, it makes manipulating the data Google collects so much easier that more engineers can hunt for secrets about how people use the company’s technology instead of worrying about keeping computers up and running.
Useful scripts to plot charts in web pages – In this post I want to suggest you a list of some interesting scripts you can use to plot easily charts (line, area, pie, bar…) in your web pages using jQuery, MooTools, Prototype and other JS frameworks
The Positive Legacy of C++ and Java – In a recent discussion, there were assertions that C++ was a poorly-designed language. I was on the C++ Standards Committee for 8 years, and saw the decisions take place. I think it's helpful to understand the language choices for both C++ and Java in order to see the bigger perspective.