- VMware Go a Free Server Virtualization Option | Architects Zone – VMware just released VMware Go, a free service for managing the VMware ESXi embedded hypervisors (including ESX Server 3i, ESXi 3.5, and ESXi 4.0), which are also free.
- Google upgrades to EXT4 FileSystem – Google’s decision to deploy Ext4 is a strong endorsement of the filesystem’s reliability and affirms its suitability for enterprise adoption, this could cause a revolution and accelerated adoption throughout the industry
- Struts 2 Tutorial: Struts 2 Validation Framework Tutorial with Example | Javalobby – In this article we will learn how to leverage Struts2 Validation Framework in an application. For this we will use StrutsHelloWorld application which we created in previous article as base and starts adding validation logic to it.
- Java 6 Update 18: Now With Windows 7 Support | Javalobby – Java 6 Update 18 is now available for download. One of the main features of this release is the inclusion of support for Windows 7. Along with an impressive list of bug fixes, the update includes performance improvements, an update to JavaDB and the inclusion of the latest version of the Java profiling tool, VisualV
- InfoQ: Google Collections 1.0 Offers Enhanced Implementations of the Java Collections Framework – The Google Collections Library also offers new utility implementations and a focused set of libraries concerned with concurrency, including immutable collection implementations
- OSCache – OSCache – CacheFilter – OSCache comes with a servlet filter that enables you to transparently cache entire pages of your website, and even binary files. Caching of binary files is extremely useful when they are generated dynamically, e.g. PDF files or images.
- Eyal Lupu Java Blog >> Embedding and Initializing Databases in Spring 3.0 – I noticed a small, but useful, new feature in Spring 3.0: support for embedding and initializing databases using the application context. Using this support one can configure embedded database engine as part of the application context and use it just as another bean
- Grails – 1.2 Release Notes – Grails 1.2 has been released with new features like Dependency Resolution DSL, Named Query Support, Improved Performance & Memory Consumption, Named URL Mappings, Refactored Testing Infrastructure, Pluggable Web Containers
- Why Did Google Build a Phone and a Browser? Design By Gravity – Google isn’t so much interested in selling the best phone, or providing the best browser. Google is intent in raising the average in areas it thinks are key to its future.
- InfoQ: FlexMonkey 1.0 Released – FlexMonkey is an open source testing tool for Flex and AIR applications. FlexMonkey provides for the capture, replay, and verification of Flex user interface functionality. FlexMonkey generates ActionScript-based testing scripts that can be run from the FlexMonkey application or included within a continuous integration environment.
- First Steps to Scala – In this article, you'll follow twelve steps that are designed to help you understand and gain some basic skills in the Scala programming language.
- InfoQ: Dion Hinchcliffe on Web 2.0 and Web Oriented Architecture – Dion Hinchcliffe is an advocate of Web 2.0 and the Web Oriented Architecture. He explains how a mindset shift helped some companies be very successful using the Web 2.0 model while others have failed. He also considers that eventually most companies will migrate to WOA because we are living in an increasingly networked world.
- Tips and Tricks: An easy way to persist Lists, Images, etc. with JPA / EJB3 | Platypus Innovation: technology, AI, new media, maths, interactive drama, ARGs and related miscellanea – JPA is EJB3's persistence annotations. These make saving state to a database relatively painless (and possibly give Java the edge here over most other languages).
- Jackson JSON Processor – Home – There is a nice and fast XML / JSON parser with the name Jackson. It is especially useful for fast XML parsing and JSON processing with JAXB support.
- Introducing Java DB 10.5.1.1 – The next major release of Java DB, version 10.5.1.1, is now available for download. Java DB is Sun's supported distribution of the Apache Derby open-source database. Java DB is 100 percent Java technology and easy to use. Don't be fooled by its small JAR file (2.5M): This free database is fast, reliable, and packed with features
- iPhone’s camera is the most used on Flickr | iPhone Root – In just 20 days the iPhone has climbed to the top of Flickr and is now in first place among the most used cameras.
- InfoQ: Spring Framework 3.0, The Next Generation – Juergen Hoeller co-founder of Spring Framework, sees 3.0 as the completion of what was started with 2.5. Some topics covered in his presentation are: more annotation-based configuration options, Unified EL++, REST, Portlet 2.0 and Java EE6 support.
- Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Better Coffee – Coffee – Lifehacker – Coffee doesn't always make work better, but you can definitely work to get better coffee. From four-cup hotel machines to French presses, from home-roasted beans to decorative foam—we've got a wealth of tips for enjoying a better cup
- Java Entrepreneur: AMR: Oracle/Sun to ‘Wreak Havoc’ on Enterprise Software Market – Of the top 50 software vendors ranked by AMR, two-thirds have applications that require Java, including many Oracle competitors… 'Not only will vendors be impacted by the fragile economy, but 33 out of the top 50 vendors will have to reevaluate their commitment to the Java programming language,' said AMR vice president Dennis Gaughan," Gage writes
- Cloud servers for your Perl app – Amazon’s EC2 vs Mosso – Catalyzed.org: A Catalyst and Perl Blog – On the whole Amazon EC2 and Mosso are very close competitors. Amazon loses out on CPU power per dollar spent, but Mosso costs a bit more per gigabyte of RAM. Mosso loses out on 'extra storage' but wins on general IO speed.
- RESTful Web Services Cookbook – RESTful Web Services Cookbook is a book for programmers designing and developing RESTful web services, to be published by O'Reilly and Yahoo! Press by the end of 2009. This book is currently a work in progress.
- Coding Horror: Oh, You Wanted "Awesome" Edition – Open source software only comes in one edition: awesome.
- President Obama’s first 167 days – The Big Picture – Boston.com – U.S. President Barack Obama has now been in office for 167 days, and it's time for a look back. Why 167 days? Why not – it's just as arbitrary a number as the usual "100 days".
I though Jonathan Schwartz would finally take the company in the right direction after they jettisoned that moron Scott McNealy but seems like nothing has really changed at Sun.
As always, these are just my opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of anyone else.