Links for July 9th through July 13th

Links for February 19th through February 24th

Links for November 4th

  • Hibernate Should be to Programmers what Cake Mixes are to Bakers – Cake mixes consist of a mix of things you already have in your cupboard plus a load of unnecessary, potentially harmful preservatives. They cost more than making cake from scratch, the resulting cake tastes worse, they take away people’s confidence in their ability to make their own cakes, and they don’t even save you any time. Hibernate has the same misperceived benefits and the same draw-backs. Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t be caught dead using any cake mix. As professional programmers, we should be more skeptical of generic frameworks like Hibernate.
  • InfoQ: Should Enterprise Architecture Teams Be More Focused on Innovation? – Enterprise Architects may be disproportionally concerned with portfolio consolidation, standardization and simplification instead of offering leadership in business technology innovation. This is the proposition offered by Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins in a recent blog post.
  • dzone.com – Using MongoDB with Morphia – Morphia is a Java library which acts sort of like an ORM for MongoDB – it allows us to seamlessly map Java objects to the MongoDB datastore. It uses annotations to indicate which collection a class is stored in, and even supports polymorphic collections
  • GitHub Enterprise – Install GitHub on Your Servers – GitHub on Your Servers – A secure, intuitive system for enterprise software development and collaboration.
  • 10 Key Skills Architects Must Have to Deliver Value | Cutter Consortium – This Executive Report by Michael Rosen discusses the role of the architect and describes 10 activities that architects should perform to add value to projects.
  • 25 Secrets of the Browser Developer Tools – AndiSmith.com – Over the last few years there has been one tool that has helped out every web developer more than any other – the browser developer tools. Working in harmony with the web browser, the developer tools allows us to manipulate DOM elements, CSS styles, JavaScript and other useful information from the same window often in real time.

Links for September 15th through September 17th

Links for August 24th through August 27th

  • Running MongoDB on the Cloud – In this video Jared Rosoff covers topics like scaling and performance characteristics of running MongoDB in the cloud and he also shares some best practices when using Amazon EC2.
  • Why it is important to choose a #1 language for an enterprise project : Adam Bien’s Weblog – Why it is important to choose a #1 language for an enterprise project?
  • Kendo UI – The Art of Web Development – Kendo UI is a framework for modern HTML UI. Engineered with the latest HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript standards, it delivers everything needed for client-side, jQuery-powered development in one integrated, compact package.
  • Java NIO: NIO vs. IO – In this text I will try to shed some light on the differences between Java NIO and IO, their use cases, and how they affect the design of your code.
  • totallylazy – Another functional library for Java – A functional library for Java that provides map, reduce, join operations.
  • Heroku | Heroku for Java – Heroku is driven by a simple first principle: do what's best for developers. Supporting Java is what's best for the large world of Java developers; it's what's best for developers who want to use other JVM languages; and it's even good for users of other languages, who will benefit indirectly from the learning their community may gain from contact with Java. We're pleased to welcome Java developers to Heroku.
  • Google Doubles Down On Android And Andy Rubin – Seeking Alpha – Page has opened the full faith-and-credit of Google to Rubin, meaning its best legal and lobbying minds are now at his disposal, and the network Google built for itself may now be slowly opening up to handle direct customer traffic
  • Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA – Forbes – The managers in both companies did exactly what business school professors and the best management consultants would tell them to do—improve profitability by focuson on those activities that are profitable and by getting out of activities that are less profitable.
  • Advantages Of Being A Polyglot Programmer – People who only work with one language/platform often have an emotional attachment to it. If you're emotionally attached, it's not always easy to remain rational during discussions or when the future of your language/platform is being threatened

Daily del.icio.us for April 14th through April 15th

Daily del.icio.us for March 21st through March 24th

Daily del.icio.us for February 23rd through February 25th

Daily del.icio.us for January 26th through January 30th

Daily del.icio.us for October 17th through October 24th