RubySource | A Look at Ruby 2.0 – With Ruby 2.0 set to be released on February 24th, exactly on the 20th anniversary of Ruby’s first debut, I decided to write this article to give you a quick rundown of some of the most interesting changes.
A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization.ch – That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it selection.datavisualization.ch. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.
An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS – An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
Be Careful With Cache Managers | Javalobby – If you are using spring and JPA, it is very likely that you utilize ehcache (or another cache provider). And you do that in two separate scenarios: JPA 2nd level cache and spring method caching.
UI Testing a Sencha App – I wanted to address this topic by adding UI Tests to my demo Ext JS application and discussing strategies for enterprise application testing.
The Atlantic Wire: Building for iPad on HTML5 and Sencha Touch – The Atlantic Wire and projects such as Fastbook showcase what is truly possible with HTML5 and the many benefits of building universal applications with open standards. Publishers like The Atlantic benefit from using HTML5 to build applications that are free of app store constraints, allowing them to innovate on their business model and the technical delivery. With HTML5, companies have the ability to build universal applications without limitations.
APIs | Codecademy – Build real-life apps with APIs – Want to write apps and build websites that can text your phone, pull in YouTube videos, or connect to Facebook and Twitter? Start doing all this and more with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
InfoQ: Cloud Foundry Boot Camp – Dave McCrory explains how Cloud Foundry works, demoing setting up and running an application on it and Micro Cloud Foundry, and using the services available in VMware’s cloud.
Web Architecture versus Enterprise IT – This video show how the typical enterprise IT landscape can benefit from the Web’s architecture, what Java developers need to learn to be part of this, and why the whole idea of “applications” is going to disappear.
Calculated Risk: Dow Down 600+, S&P 500 down 6.66% – Here is a table of the largest one day declines (in percentage terms) for the S&P 500 since January 1950. There were quite a few large down days in 2008 and early 2009 … and now two in the last week (both in red).
The joy of algorithms and NoSQL: a MongoDB example – Datablend – In this article, I try to illustrate my point, by employing NoSQL, and more specifically MongoDB, to solve a specific Chemoinformatics problem in a truly elegant and efficient way. The complete source code can be found on the Datablend public GitHub repository.
Sencha Touch Quick Start | Learn | Sencha – Want to build something amazing with Sencha Touch? Use these simple recipes for Mac OSX, and Microsoft Windows to ensure you can get started with the framework's SDK as quickly as possible. Ideal for a rolling start at hackathons!
DryDrop updates App Engine site after pushing to GitHub – DryDrop is a tool that lets you host your static site on Google App Engine and update it by pushing to GitHub. Thanks to GitHub post-receive hooks your App Engine site can be updated automatically when you push new content
Scott Adams on the Benefits of Boredom – WSJ.com – Still, it's worth keeping an eye on the link between our vanishing boredom and our lack of innovation. It's the sort of trend that could literally destroy the world without anyone realizing what the root problem is.
Ehcache 2.5 goes beta – cool new features explained – The new release of Ehcache has gone beta less than 2 weeks ago, and there are many cool things packed in there, I wanted to talk a bit about it. If you’re using Ehcache as a memory cache or as a cache for Hibernate, you’ll find some useful information here.
Codesion – Has Git Killed Subversion & CVS? – Video killed the radio star, and the Internet killed both. Many believe Git is on it’s way to killing Subversion (which all but killed CVS), but let’s let the numbers speak for themselves
InfoQ: Adopting the JVM – Ola Bini offers advice to those interested in using the JVM with languages other than Java, talking about language interoperability, polyglot patterns, build tools, tweaking the JVM, and JVM tools.
Singapore Leads the Good Life Under a Benevolent Dictator – Singapore has achieved the American dream, but not in the American way. It is a prosperous, clean city, with imposing skyscrapers and glittering shopping centers. The multinational corporations of the world are welcome here; you can buy any brand name you've ever heard of. The highways are lined with tropical flowers and crowded with BMWs. And at the head of this thriving free-market state is a clever, socialist dictator.
Oracle set to merge Java virtual machines – Oracle's plan to merge the Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine with the JRockit JVM is still evolving, but a single JVM based on both technologies is expected in 18 months to two years
Spring 3.0: REST services with Spring MVC « oudmaijer.com | – Spring 3.0 has support for REST style WebServices, the Spring MVC controllers facilitate the functionality. In this example I will show an example of how to implement a basic REST service that uses XML marshalling to sent information over HTTP
Use Apache Wink with the Jackson JSON processor – Apache Wink is fast becoming one of the de facto implementations of the JAX-RS 1.0 specification. The providers included with the standard Apache Wink distribution for JSON marshalling and unmarshalling, such as JSON.org and Jettison
InfoQ: From Agile Development to Agile Operations – Stuart Charlton talks about the opportunity brought by cloud computing to introduce agile methods and processes to the operational side of IT, reflecting on how cloud computing affects the relationship between development and operations, suggesting goals that help bridging these two worlds together, and proposing an integrated approach to application design, development and operations.
Ehcache – Web Caching – Ehcache provides a set of general purpose web caching filters in the ehcache-web module. Using these can make an amazing difference to web application performance. A typical server can deliver 5000+ pages per second from the page cache. With built-in gzipping, storage and network transmission is highly efficient.
sardine – Project Hosting on Google Code – Sardine is useful for interacting with a webdav server and is much easier to programmatically manage remote files than with FTP. Sardine is focused on being a useful library for common use cases. I also need it to support the latest version of HttpClient. It abstracts away the connection details and provides easy to use methods to accomplish webdav'y actions.
WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House – As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we're releasing some of the custom code we've developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify. We're excited to see how developers across the world put our work to good use in their own applications
Scaling writes in MySQL – Coincidentally, during Michael Jackson's memorial service, we actually did hit an incoming rate of a little over 8000 records per second for a few hours.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: The enterprise (apps) in your pocket – Modern mobile phones such Android based devices and the iPhone ship will powerful web browsers which use the same Webkit rendering engine which GWT already supports and increasingly includes great capabilities like geo-location and offline storag
Google Working Toward "Write Once, Run Anywhere" Native Web Apps | Web Builder Zone – Google NaCl is still in the prototype stage with more significant features in the works along with PNaCl (Portable Native Client). The Portable NaCL variation, Google said, will be able to recognize a machine's hardware and run a Native Client application that is tailored to that machine. Developers will simply write one PNaCl module that can run on any processor or operating system (NaCl modules already support Windows, Mac, and Linux).
Microsoft’s RemoteFX raises the bar for remote connections – With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotely in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications – all with the fidelity of a local-like performance when connecting over the LAN
Beanlib – Java Bean Library – Beanlib is a utility library for use with JavaBean. Beanlib for Hibernate in particular makes it easy for developers to reuse the same pojo classes for both persistence and data transfer objects
Happiness is a Warm Cloud – Jay Pipes – Rackspace is also heavily invested in Cassandra, and sees integration of Drizzle and Cassandra as being a key way to add value to its platforms and therefore for its customers