Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity – Opera is attempting to take advantage of the rise of social networking (the verb) and bake it into the browser, as a personal extension to one’s computing experience. They accomplish this by embedding what amounts to a web server in the browser, and making it possible to share files, music and photos and to post notes or chat directly with your friends
Adobe makes Acrobat.com a business with paid accounts | Webware – CNET – With Acrobat.com, Adobe is coming a little late to a game that Google, Zoho and ThinkFree have been running for years, and that Microsoft is set to join very soon. What may make the difference is that Adobe can work these products very deeply into other pieces of its software. Whether that ends up being a liability compared to competing solutions that remain Web-only is unclear.
Mozilla Firefox.next peek: profiling yourself – One of the features planned for the next version of Firefox (tentatively named Firefox 3.6, but most accurately referred as Firefox.next) is about:me, a specially crafted web page that will let you see your browsing habits profile including most visited sites, time of the day and days you navigate most, how you access sites.
Ext JS – Ext 2.2 Released – We are pleased to announce the release of Ext 2.2, a fully backwards-compatible maintenance release of Ext. This is a recommended upgrade for all Ext 2.x users as it not only adds many new components and examples, but also provides a host of important bug
InfoQ: FXStruts: Developing Flex-Friendly Struts Application – FxStruts is a free open source library that provides the same functionality as bean:write except that the output is in AMF or XML format. Simply point it to any plain Java object and you get Flex friendly AMF or XML output with ActionErrors and transactio
Coding Horror: Quantity Always Trumps Quality – When it comes to software, the same rule applies. If you aren't building, you aren't learning. Rather than agonizing over whether you're building the right thing, just build it. And if that one doesn't work, keep building until you get one that does.
Alex Miller – Java 7 Prediction Update – I just realized due to a forum thread that it’s been about 7 months since I posted my Java 7 Predictions. So, it seems like a good time to update those predictions
Lightstreamer on Firefox 3 – In this video I will show the seamless behavior of the "engine migration mechanism". Then, I will increase the number of tabs concurrently displaying real-time data. I will stop at 10 tabs, due to the CPU consumption of the screen recording software.
SEC OKs websites and blogs for Reg. FD | IR Web Report – UNDER certain circumstances, companies can rely on their websites and blogs to meet the public disclosure requirements under Regulation FD, according to new guidance unanimously approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission today
zeromq: Fastest. Messaging. Ever. – Our mission with ØMQ ("ZeroMQ") is to build the fastest messaging ever. The way to get performance is to optimise the whole software and hardware stack together. So, we are developing ØMQ closely with major hardware firms
Firefox 3 for developers – MDC – If you're a developer trying to get a handle on all the new features in Firefox 3, this is the perfect place to start. This article provides a list of the new articles covering features added to Firefox 3
InfoQ: Is Google Gears Positioned to Add Features to the Web? – There is no doubt that Rich Internet Applications remain a major battleground for the industry along with and complementary to Ad-based revenue models and cloud-computing. Will Gears take a similar path as Flash and become as much adopted by Web sites and
InfoQ: Erlang – software for a concurrent world – How do you program a multicore computer? Easy – do it in Erlang. Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language designed for programming fault-tolerant systems. With share-nothing semantics and pure message passing, Erlang programs scales on multi
JetBrains’ Dmitry Jemerov on IntelliJ 8, Flex, and Scala – Dmitry Jemerov is a lead developer on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA. In this wide-ranging interview with Artima, Jemerov discusses the main focus areas for the upcoming IntelliJ 8 release, as well as his views on IntelliJ's support for Flex and Scala.
Why Java? Because it’s everywhere. – The value of this enterprise capabilities is still very high, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important differentiators of Java. Once you know how to deal with it, it saves you lots of time in development and production.
Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Formula One Racing World – It was June 2007 in sleepy Surrey County, and Coughlan, a statuesque blonde, sauntered through the door of the shop holding a sheaf of 780 pages. Scan them onto two CDs, she told the clerk, a forgettable middle-aged guy in a forgettable office park in the
Should we discard Interfaces? | Learning by Experience – Is a class that only has interfaces as dependencies easier to test then classes that have implementations as dependencies? Most of us are eager to say yes, but in fact, frameworks like EasyMock enable us to mock (non final) classes.
Graeme Rocher’s Blog: Grails.org now powered by Grails – We've just launched a re-write of the Grails.org site in Grails. Previously the site was powered by Confluence (the Atlassian wiki), now in the spirit of eating ones own dog food it is a fully Grails powered site.
IntelliJ Tips & Tricks – Listen to Neal Ford, the software architect at ThoughtWorks and a fabulous speaker, giving you some hints on improving productivity through the intensive use of keyboard shortcuts for carrying out various tasks while coding with IntelliJ IDEA.
Webmonkey: the Web Developers Resource – The original web developer's resource has returned. Webmonkey has been completely redesigned, and we're ready to rock once more. Also, our entire content library is now hosted on a wiki, so every tutorial, reference page and code example is open for editi
John Resig – The State of JSON – JSON2.js – Late last year Crockford quietly released a new version of his JSON API that replaced his existing API. The important difference was that it used a single base object (JSON) instead of extending all native object prototypes
InfoQ: Pragmatic Dave on Passion, Skill and ‘Having A Blast’ – At QconLondon 2007 Jim Coplien spoke with "Pragmatic" Dave Thomas for InfoQ. This energetic 30-minute interview runs the gamut of Dave’s wide-ranging interests: ‘agile’ publishing; how to turn what you love doing into a book; programming