- An inside (and detailed) look at re-architecting Twitter. Plus, a new Tweets-per-second peak: 143,199 Tweets. – An inside (and detailed) look at re-architecting Twitter. Plus, a new Tweets-per-second peak: 143,199 Tweets.
- RethinkDB – An open-source distributed database with intuitive query language, automatically parallelized queries – RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.
- PentesterLab.com – Learn Web Penetration Testing: The Right Way – PentesterLab is an easy and great way to learn penetration testing.
PentesterLab provides vulnerable systems that can be used to test and understand vulnerabilities
- How A ‘Deviant’ Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut – Forbes – Palantir turns messy swamps of information into intuitively visualized maps, histograms and link charts. Give its so-called “forward-deployed engineers” a few days to crawl, tag and integrate every scrap of a customer’s data, and Palantir can elucidate problems as disparate as terrorism, disaster response and human trafficking.
- Encryption is less secure than we thought – For 65 years, most information-theoretic analyses of cryptographic systems have made a mathematical assumption that turns out to be wrong.
- Red Hat CEO: Go Ahead, Copy Our Software. Here’s how that helps it fight real enemies like VMware. – While most companies fight copycats, Red Hat embraces its top clone, CentOS. Here's how that helps it fight real enemies like VMware.
- I’ve Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here’s Why It’s Actually Amazing – For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now. Here's what I was missing.
- TinyPNG – Compress PNG images while preserving transparency – Advanced lossy compression for PNG images that preserves full alpha transparency.
- 10 Useful Tools For Cross-Browser Compatibility Check – In this article you will find ten useful tools that you can use for your cross-browser compatibility check
- Using Business Architecture to Drive IT/Business Alignment – Business architecture has its own goals and deliverables, such as defining a future state architecture and transforming an IT organization from simply delivering IT solutions to optimizing business processes and enabling business capabilities and services.
- Podcast Show Notes: William Ulrich and Neal McWhorter on Business Architecture (ArchBeat) – The latest ArchBeat podcast program features a four-part conversation with William Ulrich and Neal McWhorter, the authors of Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation, available from Meghan-Kiffer Press.
- How to Secure and Encrypt Your Web Browsing on Public Networks (with Hamachi and Privoxy) – Today, we're going to walk through setting up an encrypted proxy server on your home computer so you can secure your browsing session no matter where you're connected, keeping your private data significantly more private.
- Where are the software architects of tomorrow? – Coding the Architecture – To improve, software teams need some time away from the daily grind to reflect, but they also need to retain a focus on all aspects of the software development process. It's really easy to get caught up in the hype of the industry, but it's worth asking whether this is more important than ensuring you have a good pragmatic grounding
- Spring 3.1 Cache Abstraction Tutorial – Java Code Geeks – Spring Framework provides support for transparently adding caching into an existing Spring application. Similar to the transaction support, the caching abstraction allows consistent use of various caching solutions with minimal impact on the code.
- Webstock: An interview with the Daring Fireball – Technology – NZ Herald News – It's better to have two or three great people working on something than ten pretty good people.
- Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal: How It’s Spent – NYTimes.com – Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama's budget proposal.
- Apple Now The Most Valuable Tech Company By $100 Billion; Google Closing In On Microsoft – As of today, Apple's market cap is now $330 billion while Microsoft’s is $228 billion. In these past 9 months, Apple has gained $100 billion in value. Microsoft? $1 billion.
- Generate a self-signed SSL Certificate with OpenSSL | *.hosting – Occasionally it may be necessary to generate a self-signed SSL certificate. This could be for internal websites, or for other internal uses that may require secure encrypted network transmissions. We decided to post this guide for everyone to use, since using the guide as a reference may hopefully be useful to those of you out there
- Google Collections Library: 1.0-final! – Google Collections Library – The Google Collections Library 1.0 is a set of new collection types, implementations and related goodness for Java 5 and higher, brought to you by Google. It is a natural extension of the Java Collections Framework.
- InfoQ: Re-thinking Lean Service – Taiichi Ohno discovered some counter-intuitive truths as he developed the Toyota System. Similar counter-intuitive truths wait to be discovered by leaders of service organisations. When they are understood and applied, service organisations' performance is transformed to levels that, to the current mind-set, would be considered unachievable.
- InfoQ: SpringSource’s Ben Alex talks about Spring Roo, Spring Shell and Spring Security 3.0 – Dr Ben Alex, The Project Lead of the Spring Roo code generator project, discusses using Roo on an existing project, building custom templates and add-ons for Roo, and how its capabilities compare to other productivity tools such as Grails.
- sesawe.net – English – Sesawe is a global alliance dedicated to bringing the benefits of uncensored access to information to Internet users around the world
- iPhone App Developers | PointAbout – PointAbout allows you to quickly mobilize the content you’re already publishing, like RSS & XML feeds, APIs and HTML content. Our AppMakr.com service builds native mobile applications in minutes instead of months, across multiple phone platforms without any ramp-up time and no need for proprietary programming expertise.
- Querying JPA Entities with JPQL and Native SQL – Learn how to take advantage of the Java Persistence query language and native SQL when querying over JPA entities.
- Spring Module OXM – A new feature of Spring Framework 3.0 | united-coders.com – I think the Spring OXM module is absolutely usable. It is a nice way to keep the code independent from the underlying marshalling technology. And there are a lot more ways to use Spring OXM. At this time the Castor project, Apache XMLBeans, JiBX, XStream and JAXB is supported
- JD | Java Decompiler – The “Java Decompiler project” aims to develop tools in order to decompile and analyze Java 5 “byte code” and the later versions.
- As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His – If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?
- Grails – 1.2 Release Notes – SpringSource are pleased to announce the 1.2 release of the Grails web application development framework. Grails is a dynamic web application framework built on Java and Groovy, leveraging best of breed APIs from the Java EE sphere including Spring, Hibernate and SiteMesh
- A Unix Utility You Should Know About: lsof – good coders code, great reuse – If netcat was called the Swiss Army Knife of Network Connections, then I’d call lsof the Swiss Army Knife of Unix debugging.
- 100+ Open Source/Free Security Tools | TuVinhSoft .,JSC – Below are some open source/free tools that can help you with security testing as well as tools that will keep your system secure. Please use these tools ONLY for good.
- Ext JS 3.1: Massive memory improvements, TreeGrid, and more – On behalf of the Ext Team, I am extremely excited to announce the final release of Ext JS 3.1. With this release we rededicate ourselves to making Ext JS the best it can be, in both features and performanc
- InfoQ: Amazon RDS: MySQL Database as a Cloud Service – Amazon recently added a new MySQL database offering to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform named Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which works just like a traditional MySQL installation
- InfoQ: Whats New in Spring 3.0 – Arjen Poutsma reviews Spring Framework 2.5 and takes a look at Spring 3.0 – Java 5+, Spring Expression Language, REST support, Portlet 2.0, declarative model validation, early support for Java EE 6 – and the roadmap ahead.
- Spring Framework 3.0 goes GA | SpringSource Team Blog – After a long ride, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring 3.0 GA (.RELEASE) is finally available (download page)! All of SpringSource is celebrating – join the party
- Pivotal Tracker – Free Lightweight Agile Project Management – Tracker is a free, award winning, agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog.
- Agile software development, the principles. Principle 11 – The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
- Using Linux – Linux Administration Basics – Linode Library – This document presents a collection of common issues and useful tips for Linux system administration. Whether you're new to system administration or have been maintaining systems for some time, we hope these tips are helpful regardless of your background or choice in Linux distributions
- JAX-WS 2.2/Metro 2.0/Java EE6/GlassFish V3 Released | Java.net – We are pleased to announce the release of JAX-WS 2.2 and JAX-WS 2.2 RI. RI is also included in Metro 2.0. As Metro 2.0 is bundled in GlassFish v3, you don't require any separate installation step. On the servlet containers like Tomcat, you follow the installation instructions in the bundle.
- Metro 2.0 released | Java.net – Metro 2.0 has been released. Here is an overview of the new features
- Optional Annotations – The JAX-WS programming model uses a number of optional annotations for adding details about your service, such as the binding it uses, to the Java code.
- Ibatis Tutorial: Aggregation with groupBy – This tutorial builds on the knowledge from the Ibatis Inheritance Tutorial. As such the configuration and schema won’t be repeated here for brevity.The next feature I will introduce is dynamic grouping.
- Jester – the JUnit test tester. – Jester finds code that is not covered by tests. Jester makes some change to your code, runs your tests, and if the tests pass Jester displays a message saying what it changed. Jester includes a script for generating web pages that show the changes made that did not cause the tests to fail.
- How the new smartphones stack up [PIC] – How the new smartphones stack up [PIC]
- Moserware: The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection – In just 220 milliseconds, two endpoints on the Internet came together, provided enough credentials to trust each other, set up encryption algorithms, and started to send encrypted traffic. And to think, all of this just so Bob can buy milk
- Official Google Enterprise Blog: Use Microsoft Outlook with Google Apps for email, contacts, and calendar – Today we’re excited remove another key barrier to enterprise adoption of Google Apps with Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook. Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook lets you use Microsoft Outlook seamlessly with Google Apps Premier or Education Editions.
- Using Psychology To Save You From Yourself : NPR – This is the story of how obscure psychological research into human decision-making first revolutionized economics and now appears poised to remake the relationship between the government and its citizens.
- Fox & Friends’ Lingerie Football Romp | The Daily Show | Comedy Central – “Fox & Friends” thinks Sacha Baron Cohen’s ass in Eminem’s face is disgusting, but a lingerie football romp is the best thing on TV.
- Red Hat’s Fedora 11: So easy you’ll forget it’s Linux | The Open Road – CNET News – This is, in fact, Fedora 11’s biggest selling point: it just works. And fast, too: from powering on to logging in takes 20 seconds or less. Beat that, Windows!
Update (Oct 6, 2007): I have stopped using Carbonite and switched to Mozy for a while now. I’ve had numerous problems with Carbonite and their customer service was crappy. So I decided to give up on Carbonite even though I had already pre-paid for 2 years – I guess it’s better to lose $80.00 than all your data. Mozy rocks and I haven’t any any problems with them and EMC just bought them and so they are now part of a much larger storage company. I think this will be great news for all Mozy users. Mozy is at http://www.mozy.com/
I’ve been using Carbonite in addition to my local backups to external drives and Carbonite really works great. Carbonite is basically Windows backup software tied to an online automatic backup service that uploads and backups your data over your broadband connection. Your data is encrypted and stored in their remote data center and can be restored using the same broadband connection.
The nice thing about Carbonite is the set-it-and-forget-it nature of the software. Once you decide what items you want to backup, you just forget about Carbonite and it backs up your data. You can back up unlimited amounts of data for $5.00 per month or buy a yearly subscription for $49.00. I purchased a 2 year subscription and just finished up backing over 90 GB to the Carbonite servers. Carbonite typically backs up about 2 GB a day and then slows down to .5GB per day once you have backed up 50GB of data.
The only issue I’ve seen so far with Carbonite is the lack of Windows Vista support. While Carbonite was backing up my system, I upgraded my box to Windows Vista and Carbonite continued to work. But I am not sure I am going to be able to restore things correctly and it’s not Carbonite’s fault. It’s another stupid thing Microsoft did in Vista where all of the user settings documents were moved from "C:Documents and settings" to C:users to make it look more like MAC OSX. My Documents become Documents and My Music became Music. Why â€“ No one knows? I am working with Carbonite support and they hope to have an update to their software for Vista and I hope they have a fix for this issue.
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