Why Microsoft .Net failed – Microsoft tried, but it couldn't win the hearts and minds of developers who weren't already indoctrinated — and it alienated others along the way
CSS Sprites vs. Data URIs: Which is Faster on Mobile? | Mobify – Based on this research, I recommend limiting the use of data URIs to very small resources and to not use too many of them in your CSS or inline HTML. 15-20kB for max data URI size, and no more than 3 – 5 instances seems like a good rule of thumb for mobile!
Celluloid: Actor-based Concurrent Objects for Ruby – Celluloid is a concurrent object oriented programming framework for Ruby which lets you build multithreaded programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as you build sequential programs out of regular objects
Java 7 Sockets Direct Protocol – Write Once, Run Everywhere …. and Run (Some Places) Blazingly – This article will survey the new Java Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP) technology, a very exciting breakthrough that was recently introduced in the Java 7 SDK. SDP empowers the Ultra High Performance Computing (UHPC) community to use Java’s ubiquitously common features and merits for a very uncommon use case: native access to the InfiniBand Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability
Analyze Exceptions with Pleasure! IDEA ROCK!! – In IntelliJ IDEA we try to make analysis of a stack trace more convenient for developers. As you might know, IntelliJ IDEA has Exception Analyzer, which helps you analyze a stack trace.
Cassandra Storage Engine for MariaDB – MariaDB has announced a preview of the Cassandra Storage Engine. This is a plugin that allows MariaDB to access Cassandra clusters using normal SQL syntax.
RESTful Java Evolves – Bill Burke discusses using REST from Java, overviewing JAX-RS 1.1 and detailing some of the new features coming in JAX-RS 2.0 – Async HTTP, Filters/Interceptors, Client framework-.
Deploying Java Web Application on Jelastic | Tomasz Dziurko – So to sum up, service looks very interesting and if you consider using external service provider to deploy, scale and tune your production environment, Jelastic is one of the best choices currently available. Its options to quickly and easily configure load balancing and other parameters and hardware that is required when your application suddenly becomes very popular are a life-saver.
Batoo JPA – Introducing the fastest JPA implementation – Batoo is proud to announce the fastest JPA implementation on the face of the earth – Batoo JPA Cheetah. It is a drop in replacement for other JPA Implementations, 100% Spec complaint and fast! To start running your JPA stack 10 – 20 times faster try Batoo JPA now!
Building a Web API Platform with Open Source oAuth 2.0, REST, and N… – This session teaches you how to create your API platform based on oAuth 2.0, REST, and NoSQL technologies by using open source stacks, including Apache projects such as Tomcat, Tuscany, Wink, Amber, and HTTP clients together with NoSQL solutions such as MongoDB and Redis. From real-world experience, you’ll learn the key components and techniques for creating a robust and scalable Web API server.
How To Use IndexedDB – Simple(st) Example | Ido’s Blog – Here I will try to give you a short example that will run nicly both on IE10, Firefox (that match the spec) and Chrome (which need to tune a bit the setVersion update to call onupgrade). IE10 will support IndexedDB as well – so it’s great news to web developers in terms of ‘wild’ support for this important API in browsers. I wish we will see soon Safari (specially, on the mobile) match Chrome for android and give us the ability to leverage indexedDB both on Android and iOS.
Programmer Time Translation Table | Passion for Coding – He had learned the hard way that programmers are bad at estimating times. To get a more precise conversion, I’ve created a translation table for programmers’ time estimations, trying to narrow down where things go wrong
JavaOne: Comparing Java Web Frameworks – Finally, he finished with an interesting thought – that one of the main scalability issues with any web framework is people i.e. the competencies and preferences of the developers on the team.
Comparing Mongo DB and Couch DB – MongoDB – We are getting a lot of questions "how are mongo db and couch different?" It's a good question: both are document-oriented databases with schemaless JSON-style object data storage. Both products have their place — we are big believers that databases are specializing and "one size fits all" no longer applies.
Why Dart is not the language of the future – Dart fails to provides the advantages of static languages, without compensating by the flexibility of dynamic languages. Nothing has been learned from the dynamic language renaissance of the last ten years; nothing from the functional world; nothing even from the slick concurrency model of Go and its goroutines, also from Google.
So I think it's a step backwards in language design. With Node.js and Coffeescript around, and the programming paradigms they allow, Dart looks already obsolete and inadapted.
Getting Started with Sonatype Nexus on Vimeo – This video walks you through the process of downloading, installing, starting, and configuring Nexus. In less than four minutes, you'll be up and running with the most capable repository manager on the market.
Speed Tracer – Google Web Toolkit – Google Code – Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs
The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites – Google’s strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company. Check out some of the best Google products for developing, analyzing, maintaining and tinkering with websites.
GitHub API for Java – – This library defines an object oriented representation of the GitHub API. The library doesn't yet cover the entirety of the GitHub API, but it's implemented with the right abstractions and libraries to make it very easy to improve the coverage.
Agility and Architecture: Can They Coexist? – Agile development has significantly impacted industrial software development practices. However, despite its wide popularity, there's an increasing perplexity about software architecture's role and importance in agile approaches
HTML5 presentation – The purpose of the presentation is to show the coming bleeding edge features for modern desktop and mobile browsers.
Google Voice Blog: Google Voice for iPhone and Palm WebOS – Today we are launching a new Google Voice mobile web app for iPhone OS 3.0 and higher and Palm Web OS devices, harnessing the power of HTML5, a new web technology that makes it possible to run faster, richer web-based applications right in the browser.
Ajax Simplifications in Spring 3.0 | SpringSource Team Blog – Spring 3 provides first-class Ajax support with JSON as part of the Spring MVC module. This includes support for generating JSON responses and binding JSON requests using the Spring MVC @Controller programming model in conjunction with the Jackson JSON processor
Learn from my misery: Don’t buy a nook. – Massively Parallel Procrastination – Somewhat coincidentally, Amazon announced the Official Kindle SDK this week. If you want a hackable linux-based ebook reader with a great user experience and great customer support, buy a Kindle. (Yes, I make money if you click that link. Actually, if just four people buy Kindles because of this post, I end up with the $100 Barnes & Noble stiffed me.)
Don’t Underestimate India’s Consumers – BusinessWeek – India's bottom-up private sector model, for all its chaos and bureaucracy, provides a stark contrast. While the nation badly needs infrastructure, its consumers are in a far better position to spend. India can now boast of an overwhelmingly independent middle class about 300 million strong, vs. China's 100 million to 200 million
The Quants: Formula for a Meltdown – WSJ.com – In his new book, "The Quants," Wall Street Journal reporter Scott Patterson suggests how this new breed of mathematicians and computer scientists took over much of the financial system—and the damage they inflicted in the 2007 meltdown
WordPress Foundation | – The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.
VMware Communities: VMware vCloud API – The vCloud API is an interface for providing and consuming virtual resources from the cloud. It enables deploying and managing virtualized workloads in internal and external clouds. The vCloud API allows for upload and download of vApps along with their instantiation, deployment and operation.
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.
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
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.
SaveTheDevelopers.org :: Making The Web A Better Place – Say no to IE 6! Our current campaign focuses on assisting users in upgrading their Internet Explorer 6 web browser. This campaign will result in former IE 6 users having a more enjoyable experience on the web while (hopefully) creating a less stressful an
Save the Developers! Stop Using Internet Explorer 6 – There is a scourge on the Web. It is called Internet Explorer 6. Even though IE7 has been around for more than two years, IE6 still represents 31% of all browsers out there (versus only 22 % for IE7 and 36.5 % for Firefox).
The ’80s Video That Pops Up, Online and Off – New York Times – For rickrolling, the duck was replaced with the 20-year-old Astley video, and in the last year it has become a hugely successful “meme,” the Internet’s word for an idea repeated across the Web. The video from yougotrickrolled.com has been viewed mor
ETL for Free-Form Data – SQL Server Central – Would you like to learn a handy little process for extracting, transforming and loading data fields from a free-form source like a web page or word processing document into something structured like a staging table?
Asynchronous HTTP and Comet architectures – Java World – In this article, Gregor Roth takes a wider view of asynchronous HTTP, explaining its role in developing high-performance HTTP proxies and non-blocking HTTP clients, as well as the long-lived HTTP connections associated with Comet.
uface – Google Code – UFace implements the JFace Data Binding for GWT, gwt-ext, MyGWT and Swing. UFace also provides a Universal API to create rich user interface applications on a variety of platforms such as the web via GWT or Java via Swing or Eclipse.
Agile Ajax: Yet Another 17 GWT Tutorials – Half a year has passed since I published 36 GWT Tutorials. As expected, several new tutorials have come along that demonstrate deeper, more sophisticated aspects of the framework, as well as addressing specific IDE's and libraries.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: YesMail talks about GWT – The decision to turn to GWT for our front-end solution was a leading factor in our success over the past year which was recognized in The Forrester Waveª: Email Marketing Service Providers, Q4 2007. We're up to 17 GWT modules and 33,000 lines of GWT code
Mastering Grails: Build your first Grails application – Grails gives you the development experience of Rails while being firmly grounded in proven Java technologies. But Grails isn’t just a simple “me too” port of Rails to the Java. Grails takes the lessons learned from Rails and mixes them with Java.
Firefox DataAnalytics Help center – DataAnalytics is a Firefox extension that enables importation, manipulation, analysis and graphing of data. Often websites lock their information in static tables. Have you ever wanted to sort or manipulate a product list sorted by name by price?
Anyterm – SSH via web – Have you ever wanted SSH or telnet access to your system from an internet desert – from behind a strict firewall, from an internet cafe, or even from a mobile phone? Anyterm is a combination of a web page and a web server module that provides this access
BitNami :: BitNami Stacks – BitNami stacks make it incredibly easy to install your favorite open source software. Application stacks include an open source application and all the dependencies necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL and PHP or Ruby. All you need to do is download
Sriram Krishnan: Amazon SimpleDB – Technical Overview – Structured storage was one of the missing pieces in Amazon’s cloud services jigsaw puzzle (the other has to be the ability to host a site completely on EC2 without using dynamic DNS hacks) and Amazon is plugging that hole today with the launch of SimpleDB
Remember The Milk – Services / Remember The Milk for Gmail – Remember The Milk for Gmail is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage your tasks in Gmail (complete, postpone, and edit tasks), add new tasks (and connect them with your emails, contacts, and Google Calendar events), automatically add tasks for sta
Eventually Consistent – All Things Distributed – Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the concept of eventual consistency in the context of data replication. In this positing I would like to try to collect some of the principles and abstractions related to large scale data replication and t