Daily del.icio.us for April 17th through April 19th

  • 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.
  • op4j 1.0 Released and Ready for Spoon Bending | Javalobby – op4j enables 'chained expressions' to improve the semantics and cleanness of your code while reducing the complexity of executing low-level auxiliary tasks in Java
  • 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.
  • InfoQ: Unit and Integration Testing for GWT Applications – GWT has turned out to be a UI technology, which, with a few tools, enables us to perform highly advanced tests thus further increasing the productivity of this technology.
  • Speeding up GWT | Javalobby – I’ve recently come across a few great resources on how to speed up client-side GWT
  • Surfin’ Safari – Blog Archive » How WebKit Loads a Web Page – Before WebKit can render a web page, it needs to load the page and all of its subresources from the network. There are many layers involved in loading resources from the web
  • 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.

Daily del.icio.us for October 30th through November 5th

  • Exclusive First Listen: Norah Jones : NPR – A warm, organic-sounding record, The Fall showcases Jones' musical depth in exciting and unexpected ways, suitable for old fans and newcomers alike. Please leave your opinions of the album in the comments section below.
  • Closure Compiler – Google Code – The Closure Compiler is a tool for making JavaScript download and run faster. It is a true compiler for JavaScript. Instead of compiling from a source language to machine code, it compiles from JavaScript to better JavaScript. It parses your JavaScript, analyzes it, removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what's left. It also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls.
  • Atmosphere Framework 0.4 Released – Atmosphere allow the creation of RESTful and Ajax Push/Comet applications, and version 0.4 is ready for prime time. This release contains many new features and can be seen in action in many well-known frameworks.
  • Five Important Trends on the Enterprise Architect’s Radar | Javalobby – It is no secret that the internet architectures are influencing enterprise architectures. This post attempts to summarise some of the recent trends in the internet space, which seem to be carrying some momentum sufficient enough to influence the enterprise.
  • The iPhone dons a suit and tie – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Brainstorm Tech – "There is growing evidence that the iPhone is making inroads into the Enterprise," writes Deutsche Bank research analyst Chris Whitmore in a report to clients Monday.
  • Developers: the best smart phone platform is? – ……he’d bias to iPhone and Android, if he had to make a choice of only two platforms to develop on. This is also what I’m hearing from many other developers.
  • InfoQ: Real-life SOA
  • KS2009: How Google uses Linux [LWN.net] – If Google's plans to become more community-oriented come to fruition, the result should be a better kernel for all.
  • Smartphone Showdown: iPhone 3GS vs Motorola Droid – If hype were to be believed, the Motorola DROID is the pièce de résistance of the mobile world; the conclusive creation sent down by the Great Smartphone in the sky to rid us of our woes
  • InfoQ: SpringOne/2GX 2009 Keynote – TeamCity 5.0 is approaching inevitably and here we are with fresh EAP build.
    All major new features have been introduced already in previous EAPs, but still you’ll find lots of improvements and fixes to check

Daily del.icio.us for January 15th through January 19th

  • Lincoln’s second inaugural address – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation#039;s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
  • Cairngorm – Cairngorm – Confluence – Cairngorm is the lightweight micro-architecture for Rich Internet Applications built in Flex or AIR. A collaboration of recognized design patterns, Cairngorm exemplifies and encourages best-practices for RIA development
  • Selecting the Right Flex Application Framework | Summa Blog – The Flex community is divided between Adobe’s Cairngorm and Cliff Hall’s PureMVC, with strong arguments from both sides. However, your answer may just lie in the “it depends” space.

    This post aims to help you make that decision. It includes analysis of Cairngorm, PureMVC, and the new kid on the block, asfusion’s Mate.

  • InfoQ: Pair Programming vs. Code Review – Pair programming and code review are each practices that improve the quality of software, as well as promote knowledge sharing. When the Agile vs. Lean, XP vs. Scrum, and vi vs. Emacs debates get slow, developers have been known to debate the merits of pair programming vs. code review. Theodore Nguyen-Cao described code reviewers as chickens, and paired programmers as pigs.
  • InfoQ: Presentation: Kent Beck: Trends in Agile Development – In this presentation, Kent Beck, the father of eXtreme Programming, shows the synergies between business and Agile development. The reason Agile is becoming more popular every day is because it responds to the business needs as they evolve.
  • terraza de aravaca: JPA implementations comparison: Hibernate, Toplink Essentials, Openjpa, Eclipselink – This article is a response to the lack of information on the net about the performance differences among the 4 most well known Java Persistence API (JPA) implementations: Toplink Essentials, EclipseLink, Hibernate and OpenJPA
  • An Illustrated Guide to Git on Windows – This document is designed to show that using git on Windows is not a difficult process. In this guide, I will create a repository, make several commits, create a branch, merge a branch, search the commit history, push to a remote server, and pull from a remote server. The majority of this will be done using GUI tools.
  • Farata Systems » Enterprise Development with Flex – first rough cuts – This groundbreaking book shows Flex developers exactly what’s required to build production-quality Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for the enterprise. Part of the popular Adobe Developer Library co-published by O’Reilly and Adobe, Enterprise Development with Flex goes well beyond Flex tutorials and product documentation to suggest best practices, compare frameworks and tools, and offer efficient techniques for developing enterprise RIAs
  • Choices Narrowed for First U.S. CTO – BusinessWeek – President-elect Obama has two executives in mind for the top technology job, one from Cisco and one from Washington, D.C. Both were born in India
  • Welcome to WordPress.tv « Blog « WordPress.tv – To make it easy for you to find up-to-date, WordPress-themed video content within a couple of clicks. Without having to wade through spammy promotional videos, out-of-date content, and missing chunks of presentations
  • John Goerzen on Why You Should Learn Haskell – O’Reilly Broadcast – John Goerzen is a co-author of Real World Haskell. In a recent interview with O#039;Reilly, he explained how the book came to be, the special magic which makes Haskell worth learning, and how to change your mindset to make learning possible.
  • iFlyz grips your gadgets while uFlyz | Crave – CNET – To use the iFlyz, you attach your phone or media player to the suction cup, clamp it to a seat tray in either the stowed and locked position or unlocked and down position, and adjust the flexible gooseneck to the ideal viewing angle. It works with gadgets including the iPhone, Zune, and iPod.
  • Xpress Suite Adds Automatic Java to iPhone Conversion | JAVA Developer’s Journal – Javaground announced a new component of its Xpress Suite allowing developers to automatically generate a native iPhone program from a Java source code.
  • Felipe Gaucho’s Blog: Servlet 3.0 Unleashed – The specification of Servlet 3.0 was approved by the Public Review Ballot and it was also endorsed by the Java EE Executive Committee (EC).

Daily del.icio.us for January 13th through January 15th

  • Relevance Blog : Why I still prefer Prototype to jQuery – jQuery is a very nice piece of work, and makes some common tasks easier than their Prototype equivalents. Where it’s good, it’s very good indeed. But its design is uneven, and its scope is limited. For me, at least, Prototype is still the tool of choice. I think it’s a richer, more thorough, and overall better designed library.
  • Microsoft Hardware Windows 7 Support – If your computer is running a beta version of the Windows® 7 operating system, the following information can help you select the correct beta software to download for your Microsoft Hardware product.
  • YUI 2 and YUI 3 Source Code Now on GitHub » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – Source for the YUI 2.x codeline and the YUI 3.x codeline have joined YUI Doc on GitHub. YUI has been accepting external contributions since last summer, but the move to GitHub represents a huge step forward in the process. You can now work with the latest source in both of our major codelines
  • Funny: Microsoft Attempts To Kill Music Forever With Songsmith Commercial – My ears are shooting streams of blood As I watch this demo play But thanks to Songsmith#039;s magic touch I#039;ll write like Bruce Springsteen
  • mockito – simpler better mocking – Mockito is a mocking framework that tastes really well. It lets you write beautiful tests with clean amp; simple API. Mockito doesn#039;t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
  • Drunk on Software » Blog Archive » Episode 7: Enterprise Flex Applications and Anvil – In this Episode, we chat with Anvil project founder Ryan Knight. Anvil is an Open Source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications
  • Ajaxian » Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released – Today, the jQuery project turns 3 years old which, considering the churn rate for open source projects, is a monumental achievement. So it makes sense that on the project’s 3rd birthday, the team has announced the release of jQuery v1.3, the latest and greatest release of jQuery which includes the new Sizzle selector engine.
  • Drink coffee, see dead people | Breaking News | News.com.au – HEAVY coffee drinkers are more likely to have hallucinations or feel quot;the presence of dead peoplequot;, according to new research.
  • QuickFIX/J – Free, Open Source Java FIX engine – QuickFIX/J is a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol. It is a 100% Java open source implementation of the popular C++ QuickFIX engine
  • Open source trading platform could be a win for Wall Street – As the declining global economy pressures financial institutions to cut costs across the board, open source software could provide a promising path for reducing IT overhead. The Marketcetera Trading Platform, which the developers believe is the first of its kind, aims to offer a cost-effective alternative to building a custom software platform in-house.
  • YUI Compressor Online – Rodolphe Stoclin has created a simple Web wrapper on top of the YUI Compressor that let#039;s you throw up your JavaScript and get back a compressed version. It uses jQuery to do the inline results and show you the compression rate.
  • Ajaxian » jsCron: Schedule code to run via simple JavaScript – Andrés Nieto has created a fun little JavaScript utility jsCron that lets you schedule JavaScript functions to run at certain times.

Daily del.icio.us for December 31st through January 4th

  • Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle – Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle
  • I’m using Git because it makes me feel cool | unethical blogger – As 2007 became 2008 the writing was on the wall, Git was our new bicycle. It had been blessed by Saint Torvalds and clearly we needed to get in on the ground floor of the new cool before it became mainstream.

    We needed to switch to Git immediately. Who cares if Git is extremely fast, it's not like time is money or something ridiculous like that

  • Why Git is Better Than X – This site is here because I seem to be spending a lot of time lately defending Gitsters against charges of fanboyism, bandwagonism and koolaid-thirst. So, here is why people are switching to Git from X, and why you should too. Just click on a reason to view it.
  • Microsoft Readies Cost-Cuts; Though Massive Layoff Unlikely – NBCBAYAREA- msnbc.com – Microsoft will embark on a significant cost-cutting initiative in 2009, which might begin as early as this month, to offset a global slowdown in sales. However, sources tell Jim Goldman of CNBC, the cuts will largely be handled through attrition and the non-renewal of contract employees, rather than through a rumored, sweeping layoff.
  • Google Launches ‘The Google’ For Older Adults | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source – The popular search engine Google announced plans Friday to launch a new site, TheGoogle.com, to appeal to older adults not able to navigate the original website's single text field and two clearly marked buttons.
  • Javascript Best Practices – This document is a list of best practices and preferred ways of developing javascript code, based on opinions and experience from many developers in the javascript community. Since this is a list of recommendations rather than a list of absolute rules, experienced developers may have slightly differing opinions from those expressed below.
  • ie7-js – A JavaScript library to make MSIE behave like a standards-compliant browser. – IE7 is a JavaScript library to make Microsoft Internet Explorer behave like a standards-compliant browser. It fixes many HTML and CSS issues and makes transparent PNG work correctly under IE5 and IE6.
  • Main – browsersec – Google Code – Browser Security Handbook landing page – This document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers. Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of several classes of security vulnerabilities.
  • With 2008, Let’s Say Good-bye to Mediocrity – It is our acquiescence that has led to the spread of this culture of mediocrity. We accept dropped phone calls on our wireless networks, computers that constantly crash, broadband networks that are best effort.
  • HtmlUnit 2.4 Released – A new release of the pure GUI-Less browser is available, which allows high-level manipulation of web pages, such as filling forms, clicking links, accessing attributes and values of specific elements within the pages, you do not have to create lower-level requests of TCP/IP or HTTP, but just getPage(url), find a hyperlink, click() and you have all the HTML, JavaScript, and Ajax are automatically processed.
  • Audiolizer Puts Your iTunes Library In The Cloud, But Lala Does It Better – Audiolizer is a new music streaming service that lets you put your iTunes library in the cloud. After uploading your iTunes Library database file, the site will automatically compile a list of links to every song, allowing you to access your favorite music when you’re away from your home computer. Users can also manually search for individual songs.

Daily del.icio.us for December 2nd through December 6th

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

  • REST for Java developers, Part 1: It’s about the information, stupid – JavaWorld – When you need to invoke behavior in standard, contract-bound ways between disparate partners, SOAP is a good approach. If, on the other hand, you are looking to share information in flexible, scalable, reusable ways, then REST is a great approach
  • InfoQ: Business Processes for SOA Governance – Prabhakar Mynampati, an Advisory Architect at IBM, published last week an article detailing 6 SOA Governance business processes. The article includes a BPMN-like process definitions for: Service identification, Service creation, Service testing, Service versioning and change management, Service management, and Service security
  • InfoQ: Implementing SOA Governance – Governance is the combination of people, policies, and processes that an organization leverages to achieve desired behaviors. SOA governance is about achieving the desired behavior associated with, or attributed to, SOA adoption
  • InfoQ: HP Releases Systinet 3.0 – HP announced the release of HP SOA Systinet 3.00, a market-leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance software. HP acquired Systinet as part of its acquisition of Mercury Interactive in 2006.
  • InfoQ: Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting – In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.
  • Introduction to WEB4J: Web development for minimalists – JavaWorld – As Java Web application frameworks have become more powerful and flexible, they've also become more complex. John O'Hanley's WEB4J framework in many ways flies in the face of this trend: it offers few customization options, but is easy to learn and work with
  • Git Community Book – Welcome to the Git Community Book. This book has been built by dozens of people in the Git community, and is meant to help you learn how to use Git as quickly and easily as possible
  • Android Developers Blog: Android is now Open Source – we're making what might just be the most exciting announcement of all: we and our Open Handset Alliance partners have now released the source code for Android. There's a huge amount of code and content there, so head over to http://source.android.com/ for all the details.
  • InfoQ: Flex for XML and JSON – Beauty and brains. Flex and Java. Or is it the other way around? Who can say? What I know is that Flex and Java work really well together to create amazing Rich Internet applications (RIAs)
  • How I Turned Down $300,000 from Microsoft to go Full-Time on GitHub – In the end, just as Indiana Jones could never turn down the opportunity to search for the Holy Grail, I could no less turn down the chance to work for myself on something I truly love, no matter how safe the alternative might be