How to beat Apple – Apple also has some weak spots which a canny competitor should be able to exploit to make compelling products that Apple won't be able to duplicate or directly compete with.
The Cloud is not a Silver Bullet – stu.mp – The cloud isn’t a silver bullet. You still have to build proper redundancy into your systems and applications. And, most importantly, you, not Amazon, is ultimately responsible for your system’s uptime.
Geek Time with Josh Bloch – Google Open Source Blog – In addition to being known as "The Mother of Java", Josh Bloch is also the Chief Java Architect at Google. Josh sat down with fellow Open Source Programs Office colleague Jeremy Allison to chat about APIs, the importance of openness, and the successes and failures of Java.
Flex Charts with Google Charts and Eastwood Charts – The concept behind Google Chart API (and hence applies to Eastwood Chart Servlet as well) involves providing data for chart generation to the chart provider via HTTP URL parameters and getting an image (PNG) as a response.
Comet Daily » Blog Archive » Oracle, BEA, and Bayeux – Developers from BEA contributed efforts towards defining the Bayeux protocol, and it’s great to see them ship this update to WebLogic. They also have a tutorial available, Using the HTTP Publish-Subscribe Server, providing detailed information for WebLogic users.
Stellarium – Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Database vendors add Google’s MapReduce – LinuxWorld – Greenplum and Aster Data Systems, two startups involved in large-scale data analysis, announced this week that their products will support MapReduce, a programming technique originally developed by Google for parallel processing of large data sets across commodity hardware
Back To School: Expand Your Brain with Evernote – Let's take a look at how you can use your computer, cellphone, and digital camera in conjunction with the free, cross-platform application Evernote to remember everything for the rest of your life–or at least until the end of the semester.
Virtual worlds | If you build it… | Economist.com – Google’s launch of Lively, in July, seemed to have great potential. But in the weeks since it opened its virtual doors, Lively has remained surprisingly lifeless, hosting a dwindling number of users and prompting a string of negative reviews.