- fluint – Flex Unit and Integration Testing Framework – Based loosely on the concepts of FlexUnit and its ancestor JUnit, fluint provides enhanced asynchronous support, a graphical test runner, integration with continuous build systems and an optional Adobe AIR client for directory watching.
- RubyMine — new IDE from JetBrains for Ruby and Rails | JetBrains Zone – What JetBrains has always been good at is creating "The most intelligent" tools for developers. Today, joining Java and .NET developers, Ruby and Rails community also gets their "most intelligent IDE". RubyMine — is a new Ruby IDE that has all the power to make development with Ruby even more dynamic and productive:
- CodeExplorer 1.0 for IntelliJ Idea | JetBrains Zone – CodeExplorer is IntelliJ Idea plugin that helps to explore method call chains.
Its tool window shows methods and calls between them on a handy diagram.
Now you can see usages and structure of several methods on a single diagram
- Google Code Blog: Announcing the Google Search Appliance virtual edition for developers – The Google Search Appliance virtual edition is for non-commercial, development purposes only, and gives developers the opportunity to test against the features of the physical Google Search Appliance.
- Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts about Software Engineering – This month's column is simply a collection of what I consider to be facts—truths, if you will—about software engineering. I'm presenting this software engineering laundry list because far too many people who call themselves software engineers, or computer scientists, or programmers, or whatever nom du jour you prefer, either aren't familiar with these facts or have forgotten them
- Obama and the dawn of the Fourth Republic | Salon – The election of Barack Obama to the presidency may signal more than the end of an era of Republican presidential dominance and conservative ideology. It may mark the beginning of a Fourth Republic of the United States.
- css-vfx – CSS Visual Effects for iPhone Safari – css-vfx is a collection of gems that showcase iPhone Safari's 3D CSS Visual Effects extensions. css-vfx is based on Charles Ying's work with Apple's CSS Visual Effects extensions
- Ehcache Server Technical Session Video – Greg Luck gave a talk today at the Glassfish V3 Prelude Launch Event. Ehcache Server uses Glassfish for its self contained cache server.
- Amazon Building Large Data Center in Oregon « Data Center Knowledge – Amazon.com appears to be the tenant in a large data center rising on the banks of the Columbia River in Oregon, joining Google in harnessing the region’s cheap energy resources to power huge cloud computing data centers.
- JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » Meet JetBrains’ Release of the Year: IntelliJ IDEA 8 – We’re proud to announce our release of the year: IntelliJ IDEA 8!
- History of McCain for President – Post-Election John McCain Biography – Esquire – As Barack Obama takes the presidency, the reporter with intimate access to John McCain for two years takes a somber look back at where man gives way to politician.
- Digg – 700 Covers For Obama From Around The World – 700 newspaper front pages from all over the world, the day after Barack Obama was elected 44th president of the United States.
- AMD, Red Hat demo VM migration between AMD, Intel servers | InfoWorld | News | 2008-11-06 | – In Thursday's demonstration, AMD moves a live VM from an dual socket Intel Xeon DP Quad Core E5420-based system to one based on AMD's forthcoming 45nm Quad-Core Opteron processor, using Red Hat open-source virtualization software
- Sun shines dimly in Big Blue’s shadow |Fatal Exception | Neil McAllister | InfoWorld – As Rich Green says, the key will be not just delivering products and professional services, but doing so with better ROI than anyone else. Sun needs to convince its customers not merely that it offers an impressive product and service portfolio, but that it can be as valuable a partner as IBM. Until it can do that, Sun is going to have a hard time crawling out from under Big Blue's shadow.
- Change.gov – "Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today." – President-Elect Barack Obama
- Op-Ed Columnist – Bring on the Puppy and the Rookie – NYTimes.com – Promising to also be president for those who opposed him, Obama quoted Lincoln, his political idol and the man who ended slavery: “We are not enemies, but friends — though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.”
- Wicket: A simplified framework for building and testing dynamic Web pages – Wicket provides an object-oriented approach toward developing dynamic Web-based UI applications. Because Wicket is pure Java™ and HTML code, you can leverage your knowledge about Java to write applications based on Wicket, dramatically reducing your development time. This article gives you an overview of Wicket and describes how you can use Wicket to rapidly build Web-based applications in a non-intrusive and simplified way
- Reassessing the Dangers of BPA in Plastics – TIME – There's no denying that bisphenol A (BPA), the latest headline-making toxin, is ubiquitous — it's in hard plastic water bottles, the lining of food and beverage cans and, most disturbingly, the plastic baby bottles that most parents commonly use. What's less clear, however, is exactly what effect BPA has on human health
- My Top List of Java Tools | Javalobby – Lack of imagination is one of our worst sins as software developers. We do the same things over and over again, but we rarely modify our ways: me at least. After some years, these are the tools that made it into my tricks box for everyday tasks. Tiresome operations are not my thing
- BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Hamilton targets title hat-trick – New world champion Lewis Hamilton has told BBC Sport he wants to claim the Formula One title three times.
The 23-year-old British driver said he has no intention of chasing Michael Schumacher's record seven F1 triumphs
- JUnit and EasyMock | Refcardz – JUnit and EasyMock are the predominant choices for testing tools in the Java space. This reference card will guide you through the creation of unit tests with JUnit and EasyMock. It contains detailed definitions for unit testing and mock objects as well as a description of the lifecycle of each. The APIs for both JUnit and EasyMock are covered thoroughly so you can utilize these tools to their fullest extent.
- Joe on Computing : A maze of twisty little Java web service standards, all alike – It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the fractal-like Java standards related to web services. As fast as each can be learned, Sun invents another, and a dozen open source implementations appear. For my own sanity I tried to create a rough map of some of them. I tried to avoid making recommendations; my main objective was to sketch out how they fit together. I also focused on the open source options; there are many good commercial implementations of all of these too.
- The Atlassian Blog – Come with me a on Magic Quadrant Ride – Gartner's popular Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2008 is out and Atlassian scored huge on the survey. Atlassian was recognized at the top as a leading company in the market for social software and team collaboration, based on our vision and execution
- Network Effects in Data – O’Reilly Radar – Nick Carr's difficulty in understanding my argument that cloud computing is likely to end up a low-margin business unless companies find some way to harness the network effects that are the heart of Web 2.0 made me realize that I use the term "network effects" somewhat differently, and not in the simplistic way many people understand it.
- Windows Live Dev : Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider – Beginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider.
You will soon be able to use your Windows Live ID account to sign in to any OpenID Web site!
- Update: Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud | InfoWorld | News | 2008-10-27 | By Paul Krill and Eric Knorr – At Microsoft's PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in Los Angeles, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie unveiled the company's much-anticipated cloud computing platform, dubbed Windows Azure.
- Azure Services Platform – Build new applications in the cloud – or use interoperable services that run on Microsoft infrastructure to extend and enhance your existing applications. You choose what’s right for you.
- Open source: How e-voting should be done | InfoWorld | News | 2008-10-27 | By Paul Venezia – An open source approach to open voting systems is essential to the integrity of our electoral process. Here's a technical blueprint for securing the vote
- Obama Draws More Than 100,000 At Denver Rally (PHOTOS) – Barack Obama drew a crowd of over 100,000 at a rally in Denver on Sunday, the AP reports:
- Will Kindle sales spike because of ‘Oprah effect’? | News – Digital Media – CNET News – Oprah, who became a force in book publishing in the mid 1990s when she began recommending her favorite titles on her TV show, said during Friday's broadcast that the Kindle, Amazon.com's electronic book reader is her "new favorite gadget." She also called the device "life changing."
- CrunchGear » Archive » Sprint officially releasing HTC Touch Pro next week – Here comes the HTC Touch Pro. It’ll be available on the Sprint network with availability starting next week at “select national retailers” followed by availability in Sprint stores and on Sprint’s website starting November 2nd
- Times Online – WBLG: The McCain excuses begin – Joe Klein (Time Magazine) argues that Obama is winning rather than McCain losing: Barack Obama has prospered in this presidential campaign because of the steadiness of his temperament and the judicious quality of his decision-making.
- Why Barack Obama Is Winning – TIME – He has done this by introducing a quality to American politics that we haven't seen in quite some time: maturity
- The Database Programmer: Minimize Code, Maximize Data – The rule "Minimize Code, Maximize Data" has positive impacts and the coding process, the debugging process, the maintenance process, and the user experience. Since that covers all parties concerned with software development, it is safe to conclude that this is a crucial design concept
- Amazon’s Kindle obsession: Bury the printed book | Outside the Lines – CNET News – Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos loves to talk about the Kindle e-book reader. He's even got media mogul Oprah Winfrey pitching the device: "I'm telling you, it is absolutely my new favorite thing in the world," she recently said.
- Barack Obama for President – Editorial Board Endorsement – NYTimes.com – After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States.
- Better Design Through Code – I titled the 50-minute talk "Better Design Through Code" and walk through latent capabilities of servers and browsers ready and waiting to deliver personalized, adaptive content to unique Web visitors.
- Advanced Message Queuing Protocol – Advanced Message Queuing Protocol – AMQP is an open Internet Protocol for Business Messaging. In response to the needs of its members and market demand the AMQP Working Group are collaborating on specifications for messaging infrastructure that provides businesses with a simple and more powerful way of connecting messaging dependent applications both within and between firms. The resulting specifications are published here under royalty-free terms.
- Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone – NYTimes.com – Just days after the T-Mobile G1 smartphone went on the market, a group of security researchers have found what they call a serious flaw in the Android software from Google that runs it.
- Sun Loses Co-Founder to Start-Up – NYTimes.com – Mr. Bechtolsheim’s new company, Arista Networks, has built an ultra-fast network switch that costs one-tenth the price of similar products from Cisco