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- Apache Thrift – Scalable Cross-language Services Implementation – The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haske
- You are your data: The scary future of the quantified self movement | PandoDaily – As we document and share more of where we go, what we do, who we spend time with, what we eat, what we buy, how hard we exert ourselves, and so on, we create more data that companies can and will use to evaluate our worthiness – or lack thereof – for their
- Dell dumps its public cloud offerings | ITworld – Dell has become one of the first high profile companies to dump its public cloud ambitions, announcing today that it will no longer invest in its OpenStack and VMware-based cloud services
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- Everything Apple Needs to Introduce at WWDC to Appease the Internet — carpeaqua by Justin Williams – With WWDC just a few weeks away, I thought it’d be beneficial to the Internet at large to compile a working list of everything that is expected of Apple during their Keynote and subsequent “State of the Union” addresses in order to appease the Internet.
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- Meteor – A better way to build apps. – Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you're an expert developer or just getting started.
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As always, though, application development isn't abou
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- Microsoft announces Windows 8.1, a free update to Windows 8. – "Windows Blue" will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.
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- InfoQ: Java in the Cloud – PaaS Platform in Comparison – Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.
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- Windows Phone 8 OS will be based on e4 (SWT QT port) and next Visual Studio 11 release will be based on Eclipse 4.2. – Microsoft officials will never confirm this, but think – why should Microsoft open a new Visual Studio development lab in Zürich and hire Erich Gamma? Now it's pretty obvious.
- Refreshing caches in ehcache (@meyersdc) – Ehcache has a way to change this behaviour called decorators. And ehcache spring annotations provide some with annotations.
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- Chrome Multitask Mode – funny stuff for April 1st. – Chrome Multitask Mode lets you browse the web with multiple cursors at the same time, so you can get more done, faster. Welcome to the ambinavigation revolution.
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- How to rock out with JRebel and Google Web Toolkit (GWT) | zeroturnaround.com – The goal of using JRebel with GWT is to eliminate server restart/browser refresh when you change some parts of the code. That includes Java code (of course) and also JSNI functions, all sorts of generated classes (i18n, templates etc).
- Google: We want Chrome to grow the Web | The Open Road – CNET News – This is why we should be cheering Google's entry into the browser market–even if we ultimately want Firefox to win. Perhaps especially if we want Firefox to win.
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- An App, the GoodGuide, Aids in Careful Shopping – NYTimes.com – These days, every skin lotion and dish detergent on store shelves gloats about how green it is. How do shoppers know which are good for them and good for the earth?
- The Best iPhone Apps for Kids – Gadgetwise Blog – NYTimes.com – Say you were faced with a 3-year-old child on the verge of full meltdown — which iPhone apps would distract and delight him enough to avoid mayhem?
- Iran’s Disputed Election – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Following up from last Friday's entry about Iran's Presidential Election, Tehran and other cities have seen the largest street protests and rioting since the 1979 Iranian Revolution
- Adobe makes Acrobat.com a business with paid accounts | Webware – CNET – With Acrobat.com, Adobe is coming a little late to a game that Google, Zoho and ThinkFree have been running for years, and that Microsoft is set to join very soon. What may make the difference is that Adobe can work these products very deeply into other pieces of its software. Whether that ends up being a liability compared to competing solutions that remain Web-only is unclear.
- Mozilla Firefox.next peek: profiling yourself – One of the features planned for the next version of Firefox (tentatively named Firefox 3.6, but most accurately referred as Firefox.next) is about:me, a specially crafted web page that will let you see your browsing habits profile including most visited sites, time of the day and days you navigate most, how you access sites.
- Twitter helps Dell rake in sales | Technology | Reuters – Dell said on Thursday it has raked in more than $3 million from Twitter followers who clicked through its posts to its Web sites to make purchases
- BBC NEWS | Technology | No IE onboard Windows 7 in Europe – Bowing to European competition rules, Microsoft Windows 7 will ship without Internet Explorer.
- Performance, Scalability and Architecture – Java and .NET Application Performance Management (dynaTrace Blog) » Interoperability is more than just talking with each other – Microsoft and Sun recently announced their Open Source Project Stonehenge at the JavaOne conference. Stonehenge is a reference implementation that shows how to bridge the two major development platforms Java and .NET using Web Services
I am amazed at the size of the heatsink and the fan strapped on top of the Intel Core i7 processor.
My brother is awesome and not only because he buys me the best geeky birthday present. For my birthday this year, he bought me a new DELL XPS desktop with the latest Intel Core i7 processor. The Core i7 is a quad-core processor with hyper-threading that appear as 8 separate processors to the operating system, giving the machine some serious processing horsepower.
My configuration is the Intel Core i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz), 6GB of RAM (DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz), ATI RADEON HD4670 512MB video card and Serial ATA II RAID 0 With Dual640GB Hard Drives for a total of 1.2 TB onboard. The machine also came with combo Blu-Ray/DVD/CD reader and burner along with 64-bit Vista. Here are the complete tech specs for the geeks out there.
|1||224-3607||Studio XPS 435MT|
|1||311-9770||Intel Core i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz)|
|1||311-9800||6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz|
|1||310-9731||Keyboard included in Dell Bluetooth Package|
|1||320-7771||ATI RADEON HD4670 512MB|
|1||341-8397||Serial ATA II RAID 0 With Dual640GB Hard Drives|
|1||421-0084||Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium 64-Bit|
|1||310-1966||Mouse included with Keyboard purchase|
|1||430-3347||Integrated 10/1000 Ethernet|
|1||313-7184||Blu-Ray, DVD+R/RW, CD-RW Drive|
|1||313-7186||Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio|
|1||310-5408||Free Recycling Kit|
|1||310-9562||Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse|
|1||341-8296||Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0|
Here are some screenshots from the computer with more geeky goodness 🙂
- Clemens Vasters, Bldg 42 : Announcing the Microsoft Code-Name “BizTalk Services” R12 Release – BizTalk Services is the code-name for a platform-in-the-cloud offering from Microsoft. Currently in development, BizTalk Services provides Messaging, Workflow, and Identity functionality to enable disparate applications to connect quickly and easily.
- Success Soul » Warren Buffett’s 7 Secrets for Living a Happy and Simple Life – I’m an avid admirer of simplicity, but I’m an even bigger fan of the man who has mastered the greatness by living and breathing simplicity amid an ocean of wealth.
- AppleInsider | iPhone 3G’s final build price: just $174.33 – With roughly $50 in licenses for patents and other intellectual property factored into the price and an assumed unsubsidized cost of $499 for an 8GB model of the celllphone, Apple is thought to be getting as much as $300 in subsidies from AT&T for each cu
- InfoQ: An Introduction to Lean Thinking – Lean software development, which we hear a lot about these days, may be still a bit of a mystery for people who come to Agile via Scrum or XP. Earlier this year, at an Open Party, Ning Lu of ThoughtWorks China offered an introduction
- iBATIS, Hibernate, and JPA: Which is right for you? – Java World – In this article we introduce and compare two of the most popular open source persistence frameworks, iBATIS and Hibernate. We also discuss the Java Persistence API (JPA)
- Continuous Integration: Was Fowler Wrong? – While rereading Martin Fowler's paper, Continuous Integration, it struck me that its approach to Continuous Integration (CI) is fundamentally flawed. Fowler, like most of the CI community, seems to argue that CI is about building rather than testing
- WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.6 – I’m happy to announce that version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available, almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS
- Flex 4 (Gumbo) Available for Download – InsideRIA – The Flex 4 SDK, code named Gumbo, is up for download now. This is an exciting time for Flex, it's now 2 full versions beyond Flex 2 which was really the first version of Flex that gained mainstream adoption
- Salesforce.com pulls plug on Sun’s flagship Unix servers | The Register – Salesforce.com is chucking out the last of it Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire servers this week, ending one of Sun's most bragged about relationships.
- People Over Process » A Roadmap for JavaFX – Adobe’s Beat Them By a Week, But So What? – JavaOne 2008 – The fact that Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, and others are all racing towards the same end should be encouraging, not frustrating. Getting preempted by a week with, basically, the same sort of announcement is meaningless in the grand scheme of things
- JavaFX’s day in the Sun | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com – JavaFX has a LONG way to go especially when you look at Adobe’s RIA strengths and Microsoft’s very enthusiastic entry into the space. But I think JavaFX will be a breath of fresh air for people and will help in expanding the RIA footprint further
- Java platform to get modularity, OSGi support | InfoWorld | News | 2008-05-07 | By Paul Krill – Upcoming versions of the Java platform will be fitted with capabilities such as flexibility, OSGi support, and modularity, Sun Microsystems officials said Tuesday afternoon at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
- Dell Expands Virtualization Offerings – Dell is adding to its virtualization portfolio by embedding Citrix XenServer into its hardware and expanding its services for customers investing in the technology.
- Andy Kessler: WSJ: The War for the Web – The continuing battle between Microsoft and Google will mean fierce competition – adding features, building data centers, cutting deals and spending money on speed and customer convenience
- Archiva – The Build Artifact Repository Manager – Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository. It is the perfect companion for build tools such as Maven, Continuum, and ANT.
- JavaOne 2008: Day One (So Far) – JavaOne 2008 Day One has started, of course, and it's an interesting show, with a lot of undercurrents about JavaFX (as expected) and multimedia – and mobile applications. There's a lot more, of course, and this thread is meant for people to add comments
- The day the music died [dive into mark] – This is a letter I sent to my father to explain what it means that Microsoft is pulling support for MSN Music. Tech issues like this often bubble up into the media that he reads, but they are rarely explained well. My father assumes I have an opinion on s
- Amazon Now Serving OpenSolaris on EC2 – GigaOM – Sun’s OpenSolaris OS will be available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) customers for free. It is in beta for now. Sun will provide premium technical support for MySQL database running on Linux and Amazon EC2.
- Official Google Docs Blog: New features for 2008! – It’s been two months since we launched Google Presentations and already we’ve got new toys! We’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to get you new features as quickly as possible
- Amazon Web Services Blog: Increasing Amazon S3 Data Transfer Performance – The Amazon S3 team is now beta-testing support for an important low-level networking feature which has the potential to significantly increase the performance of large data transfers to and from S3, particularly (but not limited to) for long distance data
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Santa was good to me this year – My brother bought me a DELL 24 UltraSharp 2407WFP Wide-Screen Black Flat Panel Monitor. This is an awesome monitor that supports WUXGA resolution (1920×1200), have 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 9-in-2 media card reader built-in. *drool* 🙂