Sun jilted in Oracle big-systems love • The Register – That was a triple whammy directed at Sun. Not only was Oracle endorsing low-cost Intel boxes over Sun's mighty Sparc to power the server farms that run cloud data centers – an area where Sun has been heavily pushing Sparc – but she was also hitting Sun's Sparc Niagara processor family in an area where Sun has been making a lot of noise: power consumption.
Without further ado: Reverie « Vincent Laforet’s Blog – I’m proud to finally share this short film with everyone – no time for words – let’s let the moving images do the talking… Here is the raw footage (downsized to 1/4 resolution) from the prototype EOS 5D MKII that Canon allowed me to borrow over a 72 hour period.
Rands In Repose: Impossible – What’s important when the CEO asks for the impossible is that he’s pushing the definition of possibility for what the team can accomplish. Maybe your CEO only has an idea, and can only feel the possibility in what he’s asking, but it’s not his job to make it all happen. That’s where you come in. You’re the person responsible for transforming the feel, the intuition, the glimpse of a plan, and the confidence into knowing and doing.
Amazon adds Oracle support to EC2 | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – The move will give Amazon’s cloud services some serious enterprise heft. In a blog post, Amazon said it will offer EC2 services preloaded with Oracle’s software–Enterprise Linux, Database 11g, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager and developer tools–as well as support options.
Direct Reports : Everybody (Why Leave IIS?) – If you have gotten a chance to try an early build of SQL Server Reporting 2008 Reporting Services, you know that one of the changes in the product is the removal of the Internet Information Services (IIS) dependency.
Google Visualization API – Google Code – The Google Visualization API lets you access multiple sources of structured data that you can display, choosing from a large selection of visualizations. The Google Visualization API also provides a platform that can be used to create, share and reuse visualizations written by the developer community at large.
Ext JS Ext.ux.YoutubePlayer – The Ext.ux. YoutubePlayer is a user extension that utilizes the Youtube Chromeless API. You can embed any Youtube video into Ext native controls and place it in your application. It's like a mediaplayer built on top of Ext JS and the Youtube API.
InfoQ: Real World Web Services – In this presentation, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples. While the buzzword density leaves nothing to be desired, the p
Cobra: Java HTML Parser – The all-Java Cobra HTML Toolkit includes a HTML DOM parser that can be used independently of the rendering engine. The following are some of its features: * It implements W3C HTML DOM Level 2 interfaces. It parses "street HTML", can be used in headless mo
Coding Horror: Is Eeyore Designing Your Software? – I think sometimes programmers forget how much work it is to create software at large companies. What may seem like a no-brainer five line code change to us on the outside is perhaps five man-weeks of work once you factor in all the required process overhe
Dabblers and Blowhards – As for the mystical connection between painters and programmers, the famous Lloyd Bentsen put-down keeps coming to mind…. You, sir, are no painter. And while you hack away at your terminal, or ride your homemade Segway, we painters and musicians are goi
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.
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.
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
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