Daily del.icio.us for February 18th through February 21st

Daily del.icio.us for January 22nd through January 27th

Daily del.icio.us for August 28th through September 1st

  • Generation 5 » Stop Catching Exceptions! – A strategy that (i) uses finally as the first resort for containing corrupting and maintaining invariants, (ii) uses catch locally when the exceptions thrown in an area are completely understood, and (iii) surrounds independent units of work with try-catch blocks is an effective basis for using exceptions
  • Reverse-engineer Source Code into UML Diagrams | Javalobby – Now that we have UML diagram integrated within our build file, and also our CI job, we can ensure that our code base and the UML diagrams are always in sync. We saw how to include these ant targets in our commit builds or nightly builds of our CI jobs, and also published these artifacts as part of our post build process.
  • The Way I Think | Good Bye FireBug. Hello Developer Tools. – If you’re a web developer and you've ever worked on the client side then you've almost certainly used the incredible Firebug. If you work regularly in IE you may have also used the fantastic IE web tool bar. However, IE8 is the first browser to actually build one of these clever little add-ons right into the browser.
  • InfoQ: Fowler: Agile Vs. Lean Misses the Point – Many of the people who developed the current crop of agile methodologies were strongly influenced by lean manufacturing and the ideas behind it. This can be seen in the many commonalities between lean and agile, including: People centric approach, Empowered teams, Adaptive planning, Continuous improvement
  • Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT 1.5 Now Available – We're happy to announce that GWT 1.5 is now officially released and available for download. GWT 1.5 delivers what we think are an impressive number of improvements, about four hundred issues if you're counting. We're also happy that one of those is issue 168, our most-requested feature, "Support for Java 5".
  • The Inquisitive Coder – Davy Brion’s Blog » Blog Archive » Recommended Books: Clean Code – This week i read Robert C. Martin’s Clean Code book. With so many great books already available about writing good code, the first question i asked myself was: do we really need another one? The answer turns out to be YES!
  • Java Reflection – Dynamic Proxies – Using Java Reflection you create dynamic implementations of interfaces at runtime. You do so using the class java.lang.reflect.Proxy. Dynamic proxies can be used for many different purposes, e.g. database connection and transaction management, dynamic mock objects for unit testing, and other AOP-like method intercepting purposes
  • Direct access 300 times faster in Java? at Stephans Blog – So for the last years people use more often composition not inheritance with Composite Oriented Programming being the extreme
  • Reading the Web – Ideas Blog – NYTimes.com – “Ideas” is a daily blog by Tom Kuntz and other editors of the Week in Review featuring brief posts on interesting articles and other stuff we've come across lately on the Web, in print and elsewhere. We’re generalists, so think of this as a grazing buffet for omnivores. Equally important, “Ideas” is a conversation, so please post your comments and e-mail us your suggestions.
  • Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project – Google Chrome is Google’s open source browser project. As rumored before under the name of Google Browser, this will be based on the existing rendering engine Webkit. Furthermore, it will include Google’s Gears project.
  • Linux jumps to 13.4 percent of the stalling server market | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET News – According to a recent IDC report highlighted by ZDNet, Linux is booming. At just 9.4 percent of the overall server market in terms of revenue in 2007, Linux has now climbed to 13.4 percent of the overall server market, with Unix at 7.7 percent and Windows at 36.5 percent.
  • A U.S.B. Cable for Splitting Screens and Sharing Files Between Two Computers – NYTimes.com – That’s why Iogear’s new U.S.B. Laptop K.V.M. Switch ($130) is so interesting. One double-ended cable connects two Windows PCs or laptops together (a Mac version should be available soon). Then, you can use one PC to control the other and even drag files and folders between the machines.
  • Real Time Economics : Will India Be Tortoise to China’s Hare? – The startling growth in China and India has been the global economic story of the last decade. So far, the Chinese gains have been stronger, but new research argues that India may come out on top in the long run
  • 1,000 Essential Recordings You Must Hear : NPR Music – 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List covers all genres of music in its more than 900 pages. It's driven by the notion that "the more you love music, the more music you love."

Daily del.icio.us for July 1st through July 4th

Daily del.icio.us for June 1st through June 4th

Daily del.icio.us for May 25th through May 28th

Daily del.icio.us for March 22nd through March 25th

Daily del.icio.us for March 20th through March 21st

  • Mediator Pattern – The Mediator is a behavioral design pattern that provides a central hub to guide the interactions between many objects. According to Gamma et al, the intent of the Mediator pattern is to define an object that encapsulates how a set of objects interact.
  • John Resig – Secrets of JavaScript Libraries (SXSW) – Today, at SXSW, I hosted a panel discussion on the "Secrets of JavaScript Libraries." We set out to discuss the behind-the-scenes nitty-gritty code that powers the universal features of the most popular JavaScript libraries.
  • IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » Opening EAP for IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 – We’re glad to announce the availability of IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 first EAP. Some of the IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 features are now available for the first preview: Flex debugger, Improved Flex code editor, with new inspections, JavaScript debugger and much more.
  • Creating a Simple Web Application Using a MySQL Database – This document describes how to create a simple web application that connects to a MySQL database server. It also covers some basic ideas and technologies in web development, such as JavaServer Pages™ (JSP), JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library™ (JSTL
  • Ajaxian » Yahoo! releases new performance best practices – Stoyan Stefanov has been working with the Yahoo! engineers to find more best practices, and presented on a new batch: He covers the existing 14 rules, plus 20 new rules for faster web pages. We’ve categorized the optimizations into: server, content, coo
  • GWT + Gears : The browser is the platform » SlideShare – GWT + Gears : The browser is the platform
  • snippely – Adobe AIR application to organize snippets – Snippely is a basic text and code organizational tool. Instead of storing bits of code, quick notes, and memos in text files all over your hard drive, this application will let you save and organize "snippets" in one convenient location
  • Google Public Policy Blog: The end of the FCC 700 MHz auction – consumers whose devices use the C-block of spectrum soon will be able to use any wireless device they wish, and download to their devices any applications and content they wish. Consumers soon should begin enjoying new, Internet-like freedom to get the mo
  • You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss – It's doubly important to hire the best people. Mediocre hires hurt you twice: they get less done, but they also make you big, because you need more of them to solve a given problem.
  • Cedric Champeau’s Weblog : Weblog – Before criticizing, I must admit that Lucene is a very good high-performance full text search engine. However, it's development has been going very slow those late months, and I think Lucene will most likely not keep in touch with today's document proces
  • [shell-fu:home]$ – Shell-fu is a place for all those little command line goodies that you come across and then can never find again when you need them. Hopefully we'll end up with a comprehensive and easily usable resource for anyone working with the shell

Daily del.icio.us for March 4th through March 7th

  • Software bugtraps | Software that makes software better | Economist.com – Jonathan Pincus, an expert on software reliability who recently left Microsoft Research to become an independent consultant, has observed that “the key issues [in programming] relate to people and the way they communicate and organise themselves.”
  • FAQ – Grid – Ext JS Forums – Here is some lessons learned / compiled questions from some of the repetitive questions posted in the forums about grids. Typically people ask the same line of questions (I guess they don't search the forums) and the responses are typically fairly similar
  • Google Calendar Sync: Getting Started – Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You'll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlo
  • Data Warehousing – I'm going to explain OLTP, data warehousing, and OLAP. Kiss that ghetto post-doc goodbye and watch big companies line up to pay you $300/hour to romance their most critical data.
  • Optimize A Fresh Ubuntu Installation – Wired How-To Wiki – You've just download the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux and it didn't cost you a thing. You breezed through the installation and a brand new desktop is staring you in the face — now what?
  • Adobe Floating on AIR – eWeek – At the Adobe Engage 08 event in San Francisco Feb. 25, eWEEK Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft spoke with Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch about AIR and a host of other issues.
  • Google Gears on Mobile Devices – Google Gears API – Google Code – Google Gears is now available on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices. Google Gears works in exactly the same way on a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device as it does on a desktop PC. If you've already written an application that uses Google Gears, your application wil

Daily del.icio.us for February 27th through March 3rd

  • Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs – Yahoo! News – Microsoft has opened up its hosted version of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs as it tries to take advantage of the demand for software as a service.
  • Feeling tired? Exercise a little – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution — a little light exercise. Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by…
  • Flex 3:Feature Introductions: OLAPDataGrid – Adobe Labs – Leveraging the capabilities of AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid provides a customizable and configurable UI which is capable of consuming the result set of a multidimensional query and displaying it in a cross-tab fashion.
  • BlazeDS – BlazeDS – Confluence – BlazeDS is an open source set of libraries which can be added to Java-based web applications to enable a more simple and efficient means of communicating between Flex and Java. BlazeDS includes an RPC style remoting library and a realtime messaging system
  • InfoQ: Flex 3.0: Update From Adobe’s James Ward – With the production release of Flex 3, InfoQ sat down with Adobe’s James Ward to find out more about Flex 3. Last year, Ward gave InfoQ readers an overview of Flex 3 and discounted a number of Flex misconceptions.
  • Flex cookbook beta – Building Flex Applications with JSPs – Flex can make requests to your existing JSPs using the HTTPService object. These requests can work with any JSPs. A Flex application contains all of the view logic so the JSPs should not return HTML but rather just serialized data
  • Flex cookbook beta – Multiple Column Sorting using the AdvancedDataGrid control – AdvancedDataGrid supports multiple column sorting and the sort indicators and interaction can vary based on the value of the sortExpertMode property.
  • Gears and AIR: The Open Source Difference on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Gears and AIR are very different, and although there is an overlap, they are complementary too. I would love to see some convergence in the future where Gears and AIR APIs join together. That would be a win win for everyone in my opinion. I would also lov
  • WWTelescope – The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telesco
  • Vijay Mandava’s Blog: WLS 10.3 Tech Preview supports SCA – Since WebLogic 10.3 Tech Preview includes an SCA runtime customers now have multiple technology choices to build their business logic — POJO, EJB, Spring or SCA. By including the SCA runtime on WLS, customers can take advantage of the RASP functionality