InfoQ: Cloud Foundry Boot Camp – Dave McCrory explains how Cloud Foundry works, demoing setting up and running an application on it and Micro Cloud Foundry, and using the services available in VMware’s cloud.
How to build a simple GWT event bus using Generators | North Concepts – In his Google I/O session Best Practices For Architecting Your GWT App, Ray Ryan discusses the benefits of using an event bus in GWT (Google Web Toolkit) applications. Inspired by this talk, I decided to try my hand at building a simple GWT event bus modeled after our pure java event bus.
InfoQ: How to get the most out of Spring and Google App Engine – Chris Ramsdale will get you up and running building Spring apps on Google App Engine. He'll go step-by-step building a real Spring app and identify not only the basics of App Engine, but more advanced topics such as integrating with Google's SQL Service and using App Engine's "Always on" feature to ensure high performance.
Big data market survey: Hadoop solutions – O’Reilly Radar – Apache Hadoop is unquestionably the center of the latest iteration of big data solutions. At its heart, Hadoop is a system for distributing computation among commodity servers. It is often used with the Hadoop Hive project, which layers data warehouse technology on top of Hadoop, enabling ad-hoc analytical queries.
InfoQ: RESTful SOA in the Real World – Sastry Malladi presents different ways used by the industry to implement a RESTful SOA, detailing how eBay did it in order to achieve performance, and what lessons can be taken from that.
InfoQ: Service-Oriented Architecture Maturity – An SOA maturity model must incorporate both perspective and execution maturity. Progress must be made across a 3D space, with movement from an IT-driven perspective toward an enterprise-transformation outlook – embracing governance, metrics, drivers, and even terminology – likely trumping execution refinements within a particular perspective.
Introducing Siesta: A Testing Tool for Ext JS | Blog | Sencha – Testing your code brings lots of advantages, perhaps the biggest one is that it increases your confidence in your codebase. How do you know your code actually works? How do you know if a small change in the core of your application is safe or if it breaks some feature? The only way is to actually manually verify each and every feature of your system—but that’s not realistic unless you have a test suite.
Web Architecture versus Enterprise IT – This video show how the typical enterprise IT landscape can benefit from the Web’s architecture, what Java developers need to learn to be part of this, and why the whole idea of “applications” is going to disappear.
Calculated Risk: Dow Down 600+, S&P 500 down 6.66% – Here is a table of the largest one day declines (in percentage terms) for the S&P 500 since January 1950. There were quite a few large down days in 2008 and early 2009 … and now two in the last week (both in red).
The joy of algorithms and NoSQL: a MongoDB example – Datablend – In this article, I try to illustrate my point, by employing NoSQL, and more specifically MongoDB, to solve a specific Chemoinformatics problem in a truly elegant and efficient way. The complete source code can be found on the Datablend public GitHub repository.
Sencha Touch Quick Start | Learn | Sencha – Want to build something amazing with Sencha Touch? Use these simple recipes for Mac OSX, and Microsoft Windows to ensure you can get started with the framework's SDK as quickly as possible. Ideal for a rolling start at hackathons!
DryDrop updates App Engine site after pushing to GitHub – DryDrop is a tool that lets you host your static site on Google App Engine and update it by pushing to GitHub. Thanks to GitHub post-receive hooks your App Engine site can be updated automatically when you push new content
Scott Adams on the Benefits of Boredom – WSJ.com – Still, it's worth keeping an eye on the link between our vanishing boredom and our lack of innovation. It's the sort of trend that could literally destroy the world without anyone realizing what the root problem is.
Ehcache 2.5 goes beta – cool new features explained – The new release of Ehcache has gone beta less than 2 weeks ago, and there are many cool things packed in there, I wanted to talk a bit about it. If you’re using Ehcache as a memory cache or as a cache for Hibernate, you’ll find some useful information here.
Spring Roo 1.1.2 Released | SpringSource.org – We're pleased to announce the release of Spring Roo 1.1.2 (download here). Spring Roo is a rapid application development tool for Java, allowing you to create full enterprise applications in just minutes
GWT Event Bus Basics | JetBrains TV – This screencast explains why MVC applications benefit from an event bus, and it demonstrates how to create, wire, and respond to events in Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Google Font Directory – The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers
Google Chrome Release Cycle – We basically wanted to operate more like trains leaving Grand Central Station (regularly scheduled and always on time), and less like taxis leaving the Bronx (ad hoc and unpredictable).
How Personal Hotspot Works On The Verizon iPhone (Pictures) – There's actually only one key difference between the Verizon iPhone 4 and the AT&T iPhone: Personal Hotspots. Yes, the Verizon iPhone will come with this killer feature that will allow it to become an internet hub for up to 5 WiFi devices to connect
Dreamforce Recap / 2011 Salesforce Roadmap – A key takeaway from Dreamforce 2010 is that the Saleforce cloud is expanding beyond sales and that 2011 will see the launch of several exciting tools for enterprise development
Google App Engine and JPA » Developer Papercuts – Using JPA on the Google AppEngine is straight forward. For some reason the documentation on the official Google App Engine side is not very easy to read therefore a little example here.
InfoQ: Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala – In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala.
Dive into 2010 – “HTML5: Up & Running” sold over 14,000 copies in the first six weeks, of which about 25% were digital downloads and 75% were books on paper
Oracle set to merge Java virtual machines – Oracle's plan to merge the Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine with the JRockit JVM is still evolving, but a single JVM based on both technologies is expected in 18 months to two years
Technology Review: Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet – BigSheets is built on top of another piece of software called Hadoop. This is an open-source platform for processing very large amounts of Web data by splitting up tasks and handing them off to a cluster of different computers
The CTO Corner – The CTO Corner is dedicated to the topics and issues important to today's busy technology executive, the Chief Technology Officer. This site focuses on leadership & management, technology trends, and contemporary development & programming practices
QuirksBlog: The iPhone obsession – Web developers should take a look at their sites on a Nokia and a BlackBerry and fix whatever’s wrong. It isn’t that hard to get your hands on a testing device
Nailgun: Insanely Fast Java – Nailgun is a client, protocol, and server for running Java programs from the command line without incurring the JVM startup overhead. Programs run in the server (which is implemented in Java), and are triggered by the client (written in C), which handles all I/O.
OrindaBuild Oracle Web Service Generator Features – OrindaBuild enables you to create Web Services for your existing Oracle database with minimal effort. OrindaBuild is integrated with Eclipse and works for both PL/SQL and SQL. Unlike other products OrindaBuild is designed specifically for Oracle and works with real world PL/SQL that involves records and arrays.
Google App Engine for Java (GAE/J) – Tutorial – The article demonstrates also the usage of Google Eclipse Plugin for developing, running and debugging the Google App Engine application. The tutorial is based on Java 1.6 and GAE version 1.3.
Intellij 9 and Gradle – The Rich Web Experience – One of the hidden gems of the Intellij 9 release is it's support for Gradle. Some of the information on the web is out of date and some features are not intuitive. This post will detail some of the nuances and follow it up with a wish list for the next update
InfoQ: Rod Johnson Discusses Spring 3.0 – Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring and the general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware, talks to InfoQ about Spring 3.0, the influence of Google Guice on Spring, Spring.NET, and Spring's tc Server.
Pragmatic Developer’s Blog – We have been busy developing our new baby JiraTouch for the last 3 months………..The only knowns were Jira and the C# language. I would like to share some of my observations in this blog post.
The Bloom Box – 60 Minutes – CBS News – Large corporations have been testing a new device that can generate power on the spot, without being connected to the electric grid. Will we have one in every home someday? Lesley Stahl reports
Google App Engine for Java: Part 3: Persistence and relationships – Data persistence is a cornerstone of scalable application delivery in enterprise environments. In this final article of his series introducing Google App Engine for Java™, Rick Hightower takes on the challenges of App Engine's current Java-based persistence framework
Google App Engine for Java: Part 2: Building the killer app – In this second part of his three-part introduction to Google App Engine for Java, Rick Hightower takes you beyond the ready-made examples of Part 1 with a step-by-step guide to writing and deploying a simple contact-management application using App Engine for Java.
Google App Engine for Java: Part 1: Rev it up! – In this article, you'll get an overview of why Google App Engine for Java could be the deployment platform for your next highly scalable killer app, then start using the Google Plugin for Eclipse to build two example apps: one based on Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and one based on the Java Servlet API.
Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps – it is evident that the competing interests of platform vendors, consumers and app and content publishers will ensure that this remains a fragmented and competitive environment for many years to come
InfoQ: Adrian Colyer on AspectJ, tc Server and dm Server – SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer talks to InfoQ about AspectJ. The interview explores how products such as Spring Roo are using AspectJ, and how ideas from AspectJ helped SpringSource improve the Groovy compiler inside Eclipse. Colyer also discusses SpringSource's two server offerings, dm Server and tc Server, OSGi and Scrum
InfoQ: What Really Motivates Workers – On days when workers have the sense they’re making headway in their jobs, or when they receive support that helps them overcome obstacles, their emotions are most positive and their drive to succeed is at its peak
The Center for Internet Security – Downloads – This document, Security Configuration Benchmark for Apache Tomcat 5.5/6.0, provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure configuration posture for Apache Tomcat versions 5.5 – 6.0.20 running on Linux