- The iPhone Has Passed a Key Security Threshold – Technology Review – In fact, in its efforts to make its devices more secure, Apple has crossed a significant threshold. Technologies the company has adopted protect Apple customers' content so well that in many situations it's impossible for law enforcement to perform forensic examinations of devices seized from criminals. Most significant is the increasing use of encryption, which is beginning to cause problems for law enforcement agencies when they encounter systems with encrypted drives.
- NoSQL Database Technology: A Survey and Comparison of Systems – James Phillips presents the origins of NoSQL, followed by a comparison of various NoSQL solutions and ending with an architect’s view of Couchbase.
- Big Data Architecture at LinkedIn – In this interview at QCon London, LinkedIn’s Sid Anand discusses the problems they face when serving high-traffic, high-volume data. Sid explains how they’re moving some use cases from Oracle to gain headroom, and lifts the hood on their open source search and data replication projects, including Kafka, Voldemort, Espresso and Databus.
- Facebook Moving To The JVM | Nerds Central – Facebook are looking to move PHP on. Why, because clock cycles cost money. Their first approach was hiphop, a PHP to C+++ cross compiler. Now they are looking into compiling PHP to run on the multi-language VM. The presence of Facebook engineers at the Java Language Summit in San-Francisco along with there interest in implementing PHP using invoke-dynamic on the JVM is a the shock. The main seismic event will be nothing less that the complete removal of interpreters from main stream general purpose programming.
- How Big Data Became So Big – Unboxed – NYTimes.com – THIS has been the crossover year for Big Data — as a concept, as a term and, yes, as a marketing tool. Big Data has sprung from the confines of technology circles into the mainstream.
- Beyond the Mockito Refcard – part 2 – convenient mocking beans in the Spring context with Springockito « Solid Soft – Beyond the Mockito Refcard – part 2 – convenient mocking beans in the Spring context with Springockito
- Springockito – A toolset to ease the creation of mockito mocks within spring based integration tests, – This is a small extension to spring that simplifies way of creation mockito mocks in the intergation tests' related context xml files.
- Vaadin App on Google App Engine in 5 Minutes – Java Code Geeks – In this tutorial you'll learn how to create your very first Vaadin web application, how to run it on a local AppEngine development server and how to deploy it to the Google App Engine infrastructure. And all of that in about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Max Little: A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call | Video on TED.com – Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy — in a 30-second phone call.
- RESTful Webservices with Java and Jersey (JAX-RS) – Tutorial – This article explains how to develop RESTful web services in Java with the JAX-RS reference implementation Jersey.
- Twitter / OpenSource – Twitter is built on open-source software—here are the projects we have released or contribute to. Also see our engineering blog for more details.
- How Google Went Into "Code Red" And Saved Google Buzz – Here's the story of how panicking just enough may have saved Google's answer to Facebook and Twitter.
- WPBuzzer – Hameedullah – WPBuzzer is a WordPress Plugin which allows you to add a button to your blog to allow sharing your posts on Google Buzz.
- Coffee City | Starbucks will launch pour-over brewing method in March to make quick cups when a pot isn’t brewed | Seattle Times Newspaper – Beginning next month, Starbucks will adopt a brewing method called the pour-over at stores in the U.S. and Canada
- The Ultimate DD-WRT Setup: Wireless Bridging, No-IP, and OpenDNS. « Naterrific – The following guide will cover enabling No-IP, OpenDNS, and creating a bridged wireless network across your environment.
- Daring Fireball Linked List: Adobe Puts Secret Hold on HTML5 Spec – In public, Adobe claims to “support” HTML5. On the private W3C mailing list, though, they’ve placed an objection to prevent the current spec from being published
- AIR For Android, And Adobe’s Plan To Deliver Apps Across All Mobile Devices – . Adobe is positioning its Flash platform (which includes the Flash player, AIR, developer tools, and media servers) as the write-once, deploy-anywhere solution for both the mobile Web and apps.
- James Clark’s Random Thoughts: XML and JSON – I would like to offer a few thoughts about XML and JSON. My previous post came off much too dismissive of JSON. I actually think that JSON does have real value
- 13 reasons for UML’s descent into darkness | Little Tutorials – UML lost the programmers. There is no doubt about it… in my mind. This happened because UML was pushed in a direction that most code writers don’t like: it started to look a lot like bureaucratic paper work
- Guitar Tutorials Rocket Up iTunes Podcast Charts | Listening Post from Wired.com – Modern guitarists have a new option when it comes to learning their instrument. Chord books and music lessons still sell, but for visual learners, the best option is probably the video tutorial. There are several online options, but we really like iVideos
- Sun is bleeding; More engineers leave as JavaFX is pimped on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Well, more heavy hitting engineers are leaving. When the CTO of the client division moves on (to Adobe again, no less), we yet again have a reason to wonder what is happening at Sun.
- davber does IT » Groovy: Java++ by being Java– – Groovy is actually not a brand new language, but rather an extension of Java. The difference between this extension and that of, say C++ over C is that Groovy extends Java by simplifying constructs, ridding the developer of much of the repetitive rituals
- 12 Signs That The Recession Has Hit The Internet | command line idiot – The United States economy is in a funk. Food prices are up, oil is through the roof, real estate has collapsed, and credit is becoming scarce. Here are 12 signs to look for when the recession hits the Internet:
- Clearskys.net Blog » Blog Archive » Introducing StayPress – StayPress is a collection of plugins that will turn a standard vanilla installation of WordPress or WordPress MU into a property management and bookings system
- Ext JS – Using the standard Panel title config to organize Ext JS form fields – Yesterday while working on our internal support system I had a desire to organize the fields on a form a little better. I didn’t want to use a FieldSet and add full wrapping or another layer of indention in my form code so I decided to give the standard
- Real World Haskell – Haskell is most likely quite different from any language you've ever used before. Compared to the usual set of concepts in a programmer's mental toolbox, functional programming offers us a profoundly different way to think about software
- ExtJS 2.1 and Java Demo – ExtJS Ajax Communication Best Practices – Ext JS Forums – I've been evaluating ExtJS 2.1 as the user interface for my client's next application. During my evaluation I've developed a demo (3 actually) that displays the powerful API of ExtJS
Daily del.icio.us for December 31st through January 1st:
- ZSFA — Rails Is A Ghetto – Stay tuned for more about Ruby conferences and why they suck, and why the Pickaxe book is what killed Ruby
- InformIT: Using XQuery to Manage XML with SQL Server 2005 > XQuery Advantages – Jesse Smith gives you a crash course on XQuery methods and how you can use them in certain situations to retrieve and update XML data stored in your SQL Server 2005 database
- Open source and the corporate elephant | InfoWorld | News | 2007-12-12 | By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service – More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.
- How to create a theme for Roller 4.0 – In part one I explained how to create a theme directory and add the required template and resource files. Now I’ll wrap things up by explaining what goes into a theme.xml theme definition file and how to deploy your new theme.
- Law Blog – WSJ.com : The Law Blog 2007 Year-End Quiz! – We thought we?d say goodbye to 2007 with a little year-end quiz touching on some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the year in law.
- Automatic blog posts from your Google Reader Shared items « Tzetze Fly – by Dan Woolley – Below is a Ruby script I wrote that does just that. It consumes an Atom feed of your Google Reader Shared Items, formats them, and automatically posts them to your WordPress blog using their XML-RPC interface
- Alfresco Press Releases – Quark And Alfresco Announce New Partnership – This new partnership will enable Quark and Alfresco to provide cost-effective end-to-end content management and publishing solutions based on open standards ? enabling seamless integration with an organization?s existing business system.
After a thorough Introduction to Dojo, Alex Russell demonstrated some of the lastest additions to the Dojo Toolkit at The Ajax Experience
moo.fx2 Introduces a lot of new stuff: beginning with Fx.Style, to modify any chosen CSS property, then Fx.Styles, to modify any number of CSS properties at once. Those two are the most powerful effects, and if you’re hardcore enough, the ones you’ll ever