BOWER: A package manager for the web – yum/apt-get for the web – Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
15 hot programming trends — and 15 going cold – What follows is a list of what's hot — and what's not — among today's programmers. Not everyone will agree with what's A-listed, what's D-listed, and what's been left out. But that's what makes programming an endlessly fascinating profession: rapid change, passionate debate, sudden comebacks.
The Four Stages of Disruption – While I was speaking with some entrepreneurs recently on the topic, the question kept coming up: “If we’re so aware of disruption, then why do successful products (or companies) keep getting disrupted?”
The Science of Choosing EC2 Reserved Instances – In this talk, Cloudability VP of Product Development Toban Zolman walks you through the most common scenarios for RIs, shows you how to make the best possible decisions for RI purchases, and how to significantly reduce the time needed to make those decisio
7 Ways to be a Better Programmer in 2014 – Programming – Coders make resolutions, no? If your to-do-better list is still empty, consider these ideas from other programmers to put to use in the New Year. Even the smartest folks have room to grow. The following excerpts are contained in the book 97 Things Every Pro
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood – To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.
Why I’m interested in Bitcoin – Chris Dixon – I believe the only way the technology industry can offer meaningfully improved financial services is by building new services that don’t depend on incumbent companies. Bitcoin is a serious proposal for dramatically improving the payments industry. There a
Jackson – Unmarshall to Collection/Array – Mapping json arrays to java collections is one of the more common tasks that Jackson is used for, and these solutions are vital to get to a correct, type-safe mapping.
The Decline of IE and Firefox – Windows and IE are dying under the assault of iPads and other tablets from the left, and Chromebooks from the right. This is not surprising, or even news to people who spend a lot of time in the tech world. What surprised me recently was how precipitous th
Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? – In part I of this post I will see to it (assuming you read it) that you’ll know more about ketosis than just about anyone, including your doctor or the majority of “experts” out there writing about this topic.
For 2nd Generation of Surface, Tweaks From Microsoft – On Monday, Microsoft introduced a second generation of Surface tablets with only subtle adjustments from the originals, a sign that the company still believes in its vision of devices that blend the benefits of tablets and laptop computers. The most meaningful changes are under the hood, providing faster performance, better battery life and sharper screens.
Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide | McKinsey & Company – Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.
Introduction to Java multitenancy – The IBM Multitenant JVM recently became available as part of the IBM Java™ 8 beta. By running multiple applications within a single multitenant JVM, a cloud system can speed applications' start times and reduce their memory footprint. This article introduc
iOS 7 Safari & New Web Platform Features – Today, iOS 7 ships with a new version of Mobile Safari which brings with it a whole slew of features that our team worked on! Here are some of the big ones we worked on and what they can help you with.
The Architecture of Open Source Applications – In these two books, the authors of four dozen open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answeri
Move over WordPress? Microsoft throws its weight behind Ghost – Ghost, the node.js-based blogging platform that took Kickstarter by storm a few months ago, is set to release its first beta to the public in just a few weeks. Given the overwhelming dominance of WordPress in the blogging space, some may be surprised to see such a clamor around a new platform
Android SQLite Database – Android platform includes the SQLite embedded database and provides out of the box support to use it via Android APIs. In this tutorial we shall see how to get started with SQLite database in Android. SQLite is nothing but a relational database and our sql
The Saddest Map In America « I think it’s funny 🙂 – Yep, there it is: the result of a scholarly study by Dorothy Gambrell of the “missed connections” section of Craigslist. This is where you thought you saw your future spouse or date or hook-up, state by state.
The Mobile Web Developer’s Tool Belt – Pete LePage lists a number of mobile development tools, frameworks and libraries, and introduces a testing and iteration process meant to ensure an application works on as many devices as possible.
RubyFlux: a Ruby to Java compiler – RubyFlux is a compiler that turns a Ruby codebase into a closed set of .java source files suitable for running on any JVM with no additional runtime requirement.
NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index shows MongoDB growth – MongoDB’s growth means that it has cemented its place as the most popular NoSQL database, according to LinkedIn profile mentions. As the chart below illustrates, it now accounts for 45% of all mentions of NoSQL technologies in LinkedIn profiles
Developing Backbone.js Applications eBook – Developers commonly use libraries like Backbone.js to create single-page applications or SPAs. To put it simply, these apps enable the browser to react to changes in data on the client-side without the need to completely load up all your markup from the server, meaning no complete page-refreshes are necessary.
F5 Announces SPDY Support for BigIP – Blogging Techstacks – Today, F5 announced that support for SPDY was going to be available in version 11.2 of the BigIP OS, when it ships later this year although I don't know if this will be built into the base system or if it will ship as an add-on module.
Evernote acquires iPad app Penultimate @tonywkim – Evernote has acquired Penultimate, and I’ll be joining Evernote to help bring their significant resources to bear on making Penultimate better, faster. You’ll also start seeing Penultimate (finally!) on other devices, and we’ll be bringing great handwriting into other parts of Evernote.
Sencha GXT 2.x to 3.0 Migration Guide – Sencha GXT 3.0 is the next generation of the components and tools that, in conjunction with the GWT compiler and runtime, make it possible to build large scale maintainable browser-based web applications. As part of this new release, we've made a number of changes from GXT 2.x, with several main goals in mind:
REST API Tutorial and Best Practices – Presently, there aren't a lot of REST API guides to help the lonely developer. RestApiTutorial.com is dedicated to tracking REST API best practices and making resources available to enable quick reference and self education for the development crafts-person. We'll discuss both the art and science of creating REST Web services.
New eBook – Building a Sencha Touch Application – I just published the Building a Sencha Touch Application eBook. Based on the Sencha Touch tutorials I have written for this blog, the book will teach you how to create a Sencha Touch 1.1.1 application that allows its users to take notes and store them on the device running the app.
Enterprise Java Applications on VMware – Best Practices Guide – This paper discusses best practices for running Enterprise Java Applications on VMware vSphere virtual machines. The guidelines will help you to get the best from your Java applications and application servers when you run them on VMware vSphere.
Intel lost the tablet war — is the desktop next? – Intel is losing the multi-billion-dollar tablet war. Tied to Microsoft and its second-rate mobile architecture (currently Windows Phone "Mango"), it's way behind the transformation sweeping the computing world. I'd never count Intel out, but the ARM architecture and its related ecosystem are ideally positioned to win a major share of the desktop of tomorrow.
The Little Book on CoffeeScript – This book is designed to help you learn CoffeeScript, understand best practices and start building awesome client side applications. The book is little, only five chapters, but that's rather apt as CoffeeScript is a little language too.
Writing a Sencha Touch Application, Part 2 – In the first part of this Sencha Touch tutorial we started building an app that allows its user to take notes and store them on the device. Having created the foundation of the application we are in the process of building the Notes List view, which at this point looks like this:
Why the future of IT rests on one person – A lot of those practices will be single-actor practices — practices organized so that one employee, supported by technology, can do whatever needs to get done
Chart.io – Google Analytics for Your Database – Chart.io is Google Analytics for your database. We help you make sense of all the data you collect everyday. Chart.io quickly hooks up to your database and lets you create real time charts of the metrics you care about
Git and Subversion – Living together – There are many people who want to use Git, but are forced to stick with Subversion for various reasons. Git-svn gives us the opportunity to migrate away from Subversion, but setting up a two-way sync is less than trivial.