Easier testing with EasyMock – Join Elliotte Rusty Harold for a look at some hard unit tests made easy through mock objects — more specifically, the EasyMock framework. This open source library saves you time and helps make your mock-object code concise and legible.
InfoQ: 13 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex and BlazeDS – This article outlines the 13 reasons why Java programmers should learn Flex and BlazeDS. It talks about why Flex with BlazeDS is one of the best choices for developing rich Internet applications (RIAs)—from highly interactive websites to enterprise applications with Java back ends
Google Launches Public Data Search & Charts During Wolfram Alpha Demo – Google promises to add public data for answers on prices of cookies, CO2 emissions, asthma frequency, high school graduation rates, bakers’ salaries, number of wildfires amongst others. Currently this data is coming from produced and published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division, but Google does hope to bring in more public data sources.
NPR: Power Hungry: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid – The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems.
Op-Ed Columnist – To Tweet or Not to Tweet – NYTimes.com – I was here on a simple quest: curious to know if the inventors of Twitter were as annoying as their invention. (They’re not. They’re charming.) I sat down with Biz Stone, 35, and Evan Williams, 37, and asked them to justify themselves.
Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy? – Companies are realizing that people are talking about them whether they like it or not. As a result, they’re deciding whether they should consider having a social media presence, and hence, a policy. A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world.
InfoQ: Kenai: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails – Project Kenai (pronounced Keen-Eye, according to Tim Bray) is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It integrates several source code management systems, forums, mailinglists, issue-tracking systems and wikis.
InfoQ: Java In-Memory Persistence with Space4J – Space4J is a simple database system that will let you work with Java Collections in memory. Since memory is several orders of magnitude faster than disk for random access to data, Space4J provides better scalability for "real-time" web applications and systems that require performance.
InfoQ: Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns – In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.
First New York Times API is Live – Here’s Why it Matters – ReadWriteWeb – The much-anticipated first Application Programming Interface (API) from the New York Times went live today, according to a post on the company's blog Open – All the code that's fit to printf(). First up is a campaign finance data API and next is a movie review API. Also available is a database management program initially developed for internal use at the NY Times.
Sorry, Dad, I’m Voting for Obama – The Daily Beast – The son of William F. Buckley has decided—shock!—to vote for a Democrat. Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon. It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance.
The Soyuz Spacecraft – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com – The basic design of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft has not changed in some 40 years, though it has had numerous upgrades. The current version, known as Soyuz TMA, is expected to be the only means of taking astronauts to the International Space Station from 2010 to 2015
FCC Clears Free Wireless Web – WSJ.com – A proposal to create a free, national wireless Internet service got a boost as Federal Communications Commission engineers concluded that concerns are overblown about such service interfering with other carriers.
Mobile Desktop at Improv Everywhere – For our latest mission, three agents entered a Starbucks one by one with their own giant desktop computer and CRT monitor. They bought coffee and worked at their computers as if they were laptops
The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur – Forbes.com – Vembu is a rare species in India these days. As far as I know, he's one of the very few entrepreneurs who has been able to execute on the premise of building software "products" and/or software-as-a-service out of India.
Codedependent – Java Swing guy joins Adobe – I've recently joined Adobe Systems to work on the Flex SDK. Much of the material I write will be about Flex, Flash, AIR, ActionScript, and related technologies, although I also intend to have non-technology-specific pieces as interesting graphics software
Installing Drupal 6 | drupal.org – This tutorial covers the installation of Drupal 6. The video goes through each of the steps needed to properly setup Drupal including downloading, database set up and running the installation script. It also covers some common roadblocks and how to…
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
antennae – Google Code – Antennae is an open-source project designed to automate the building and testing of Flex applications. It uses Ant and Java to provide cross platform utilities to compile Flex libraries, Flex applications, generate FlexUnit TestSuites, and run FlexUnit te
ONLamp.com: Administering MySQL Using Flex – PHPMyAdmin rocks. Of that there can be no question. It’s easily one of the best PHP-based applications, because it trades the clunky command-line interface for MySQL administration for the web browser. But while it’s very powerful, it’s not very friendly
InfoQ: Java Persistence and EJB3 – This talk covers the key aspects of the Java Persistence API and its role in the development of EJB 3 app, including use of the EntityManager API, persistence units and persistence contexts, queries, object/relational mapping, and how the combination of E
InfoQ: Why Scala? – Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages.
alphaWorks Services | IBM Web Highlights | Overview – IBM Web Highlights is a social Web 2.0 application that allows quick creation, sharing, and discussion of Web snippets and Web pages. The snippets are in the form of highlights that can be independently created and then discussed between member.
Top 3 SSIS Dataflow Mistakes – Brian Knight – There’s an old saying that when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If the SSIS data flow is your hammer, too many people thing treat the components in the data flow like nails and don’t follow best traditional ETL practices
[Component] CForm v1.0 « Flexed – CForm is all about creating data entry screens. This component allows developers to create standardized forms/CRUD screens in their applications. The CForm component is a Data Entry component that can be very useful
Amazon?s EC2 Open Source Firefox Plugin – Developers using Amazon?s EC2 API might find this interesting: Amazon has created an open source project on SourceForge for ElasticFox, their Firefox extension that lets you create and manage EC2 instances from a GUI in the browser.
PragDave: Two New Groovy Titles – Just to prove we’re not totally Ruby-centric, we just took two books on Groovy into beta. Venkat has written Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer, a wonderful introduction to the language. And Scott Davis complements it with Gr
Bruce Eckel: Java, Evolutionary Dead End – Bruce Eckel says that Java should not change much any more, that maybe “the right thing to do is just not add the feature at all (what fun is that?). That if you can’t do it right then maybe the language should stop growing and become stable.
Ext JS LiveGrid Component – The Ext JS LiveGrid Component is a user extension that’s build upon the wonderful Ext JS Framework. The component allows to read chunks of data from an underlying storage (common use case: a database) without the need of paging. Means: You can virtually d
Ext JS Blog – » Ext 2.0 Final Released – The Ext team is proud to announce that the official release of Ext v2.0 is available for download. Ext 2.0 is a dramatic step forward from all previous versions of Ext, providing increased performance, ease of configurations, flexibility and UI capabiliti
Adobe Debuts Flash Media Server 3 – Slashes Price – The Flash Media Interactive Server includes the debut of streaming HD video. FMS3 will offer H.264 video streaming, as well as support for High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio that can be streamed to Flash player, AIR applications, or Adobe’s Media Player a
NetBeans Magazine – To coincide with the launch of 6.0, this latest issue of NetBeans Magazine features 62 pages of in-depth articles. NetBeans IDE 6.0 features Ruby/JRuby/Ruby on Rails support, enhancements for improved Swing development, a new Visual Game Designer, updated
Setting up a GWT project in IntelliJ IDEA 7 – IntelliJ IDEA 7 has built in support (in the form of a bundled plugin) for GWT projects. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a GWT project in IDEA 7.