Links for December 16th through December 19th

Daily del.icio.us for April 3rd through April 7th

  • Sun’s Six Biggest Mistakes – Forbes.com – In the interest of exploring Sun's value to history students, if not its shareholders, we asked analysts and industry watchers where Sun went wrong.
  • Protovis – A graphical toolkit for visualization – Protovis is a visualization toolkit for JavaScript using the canvas element. It takes a graphical approach to data visualization, composing custom views of data with simple graphical primitives like bars and dots.
  • SitePen Blog » Stocker: Advanced Dojo Made Easy – SitePen is excited to announce Stocker, which demonstrates some of the more advanced capabilities of Dojo, including the newly released DataChart, the DataGrid, Data Store, Comet, Persevere, and BorderContainer.
  • Why baseball benched Microsoft Silverlight | Digital Media – CNET News – The thwacking sounds of bats striking balls will once again fill stadiums, as Monday is opening day for Major League Baseball. This year, Microsoft will watch from the sidelines.

    MLB.com no longer uses Microsoft's Silverlight to stream games to its 500,000 subscribers. This season fans will watch live and on-demand video via Adobe's Flash player.

  • Internal cloud’s big test: Amazon vs. Cloudera | The Wisdom of Clouds – CNET News – The announcement on Thursday of Amazon's new Hadoop-based Elastic MapReduce service, combined with the introduction of a commercial Hadoop distribution from start-up Cloudera, means that we finally have a reasonable means of watching which directions enterprise IT prefers.
  • I.B.M. Withdraws $7 Billion Offer for Sun Microsystems – NYTimes.com – After weeks of negotiations, I.B.M. withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun’s board balked at a reduced offer, according to three people close to the talks.
  • Digital Domain – Web-Based Competition for Microsoft Word – NYTimes.com – The best online word processor, however, may be the one from a tiny company, Zoho, a nimble innovator. Zoho Writer is running close enough to Word to imagine that it and other online word processors will be able to do most everything that Word can do, and more.
  • Outside the Box() » Ext Core vs. JQuery – Both Ext Core and JQuery are solid, complete base JavaScript libraries. JQuery leans towards simplicity while Ext Core offers enhanced configuration. The choice of which to use will come down to where you are now.
  • Ext JS – Ext Core 3.0 Beta Released – the Ext Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Ext Core 3.0 beta for download. Ext Core provides a cross-browser consistent API for performing the most common tasks in JavaScript development for web pages. Ext Core is released under a permissive MIT license – there is no cost to use Ext Core – it's free for everyone.
  • SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around – These days we are inundated with bloated web browsers that overcomplicate our lives. However, there is one eminent exception: IE6. It has been around since 2001 and is still one of the most powerful and versatile browsers available.

Daily del.icio.us for February 13th through February 17th

  • A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Netcat – good coders code, great reuse – Netcat is often referred to as a “Swiss Army knife” utility, and for a good reason. Just like the multi-function usefulness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, netcat’s functionality is as helpful. Some of its features include port scanning, transferring files, port listening and it can be used a backdoor
  • 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know – The Book [97 Things] : Near-Time – The following are the 97 axioms selected for the book, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, which will be published by O#039;Reilly Media in early 2009. The contents are now being edited for publishing – you can see them here. All edits will be contributed back to the 97 Things web site on this page
  • IntelliJ IDEA :: New Features – This release brings you a noticeably faster IDE. We’ve reworked its engine to boost the overall performance, improved the file indexing for better processing of external changes (e.g. updates from VCS) and optimized the compiler caches to significantly reduce the compilation time
  • What Microsoft Can Learn About Retail from Apple and Best Buy | Robert Scoble’s innovator’s and geeks’ blog | Fast Company – Now that Microsoft has decided to open up its own retail stores, they need some help from all of us in building a great retail experience
  • Microsoft and Red Hat team up on patent-free interoperability | The Open Road – CNET News – Today both Red Hat and Microsoft lowered their guns long enough for customers to win. They did so without encumbering interoperability with patents, which will be critical to ensuring that Microsoft can lower its guard further to welcoming open-source solutions to the Windows fold as a full partner.
  • Microsoft Recite : Announcement – Microsoft Recite – Technology Preview – Microsoft Recite is a search technology for your voice that runs on Windows Mobile* devices. With Microsoft Recite, you can use your voice to easily store, search and retrieve the things you want to remember, where and when you need them.
  • » Computer Repair Utility Kit – Technibble – A Resource for Computer Repair Technicians to get PC tech support help. – For those of you who don’t know, the Computer Repair Utility Kit is a combination of computer repair tools in one easy to use pack. The Computer Repair Utility Kit allows you to run all of the repair tools from your portable drive (eg. USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive, IPod etc.) and comes with an easy to use, right-click menu.
  • Fresh Espresso: Java Architecture Management – To break a dependency cycle you can should introduce an interface; this reverses the dependency. It is that simple. This lead to the observation that quot;good codequot; can be recognized using certain metrics (see also a white paper by Robert Martin. Good code should have a certain ration of abstractness (classes vs interfaces), and if more code depends on your code, you will likely need more interfaces
  • U.S. foreclosure image is 2008 World Press Photo of the Year – The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008 it was announced on February 13, 2009. The picture shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. The winning photograph, taken in March 2008, is part of a story commissioned by Time magazine
  • Saki’s Ext Examples Page – Complex Data Binding – This example shows how to implement component communication using data binding. The data is kept in records in grid store. When a cell is clicked, the underlying record is bound to both show panel and form.

    Changes made in the grid are automatically reflected in both Show Panel and Form, changes in Form are updated in both Grid and Show Panel – data is changed in one place, the record, in fact.

Daily del.icio.us for February 27th through March 3rd

  • Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs – Yahoo! News – Microsoft has opened up its hosted version of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs as it tries to take advantage of the demand for software as a service.
  • Feeling tired? Exercise a little – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution — a little light exercise. Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by…
  • Flex 3:Feature Introductions: OLAPDataGrid – Adobe Labs – Leveraging the capabilities of AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid provides a customizable and configurable UI which is capable of consuming the result set of a multidimensional query and displaying it in a cross-tab fashion.
  • BlazeDS – BlazeDS – Confluence – BlazeDS is an open source set of libraries which can be added to Java-based web applications to enable a more simple and efficient means of communicating between Flex and Java. BlazeDS includes an RPC style remoting library and a realtime messaging system
  • InfoQ: Flex 3.0: Update From Adobe’s James Ward – With the production release of Flex 3, InfoQ sat down with Adobe’s James Ward to find out more about Flex 3. Last year, Ward gave InfoQ readers an overview of Flex 3 and discounted a number of Flex misconceptions.
  • Flex cookbook beta – Building Flex Applications with JSPs – Flex can make requests to your existing JSPs using the HTTPService object. These requests can work with any JSPs. A Flex application contains all of the view logic so the JSPs should not return HTML but rather just serialized data
  • Flex cookbook beta – Multiple Column Sorting using the AdvancedDataGrid control – AdvancedDataGrid supports multiple column sorting and the sort indicators and interaction can vary based on the value of the sortExpertMode property.
  • Gears and AIR: The Open Source Difference on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Gears and AIR are very different, and although there is an overlap, they are complementary too. I would love to see some convergence in the future where Gears and AIR APIs join together. That would be a win win for everyone in my opinion. I would also lov
  • WWTelescope – The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telesco
  • Vijay Mandava’s Blog: WLS 10.3 Tech Preview supports SCA – Since WebLogic 10.3 Tech Preview includes an SCA runtime customers now have multiple technology choices to build their business logic — POJO, EJB, Spring or SCA. By including the SCA runtime on WLS, customers can take advantage of the RASP functionality

Daily del.icio.us for February 14th through February 16th

Daily del.icio.us for January 30th through February 1st

Daily del.icio.us for Dec 03, 2007 through Dec 04, 2007

  • Ext JS LiveGrid Component – The Ext JS LiveGrid Component is a user extension that’s build upon the wonderful Ext JS Framework. The component allows to read chunks of data from an underlying storage (common use case: a database) without the need of paging. Means: You can virtually d
  • Ext JS Blog – » Ext 2.0 Final Released – The Ext team is proud to announce that the official release of Ext v2.0 is available for download. Ext 2.0 is a dramatic step forward from all previous versions of Ext, providing increased performance, ease of configurations, flexibility and UI capabiliti
  • Adobe Debuts Flash Media Server 3 – Slashes Price – The Flash Media Interactive Server includes the debut of streaming HD video. FMS3 will offer H.264 video streaming, as well as support for High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio that can be streamed to Flash player, AIR applications, or Adobe’s Media Player a
  • NetBeans Magazine – To coincide with the launch of 6.0, this latest issue of NetBeans Magazine features 62 pages of in-depth articles. NetBeans IDE 6.0 features Ruby/JRuby/Ruby on Rails support, enhancements for improved Swing development, a new Visual Game Designer, updated
  • Setting up a GWT project in IntelliJ IDEA 7 – IntelliJ IDEA 7 has built in support (in the form of a bundled plugin) for GWT projects. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a GWT project in IDEA 7.
  • Marc’s Musings: Spreadsheet Component – I’m working on a spreadsheet like component for AgileAgenda that I might end up turning into a general-purpose flex component at some point.
  • Tech Per: 10 Tips on JPA Domain Modelling – This post is a collection of tips on what I think is good advice, when domain modelling in Java with JPA as ORM mapping technology.
  • Scal v0.2 Documentation | Scal – Scal is a simple, javascript calendar/date picker based on the Prototype js library
  • Ext JS Blog – » Extended Filtering Using the Grid Filter Plugin – Steve Skrla has created the Grid Filter plugin which has quickly become one of the most popular user extensions in the Ext community
  • Datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open-source JavaScript Date Library with a ton of syntactic sugar