- Java Entrepreneur: MySQL Co Founder plans to quit since current stay becomes unpleasant – I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off in smaller organizations. I HATE all the rules that I need to follow, and I also HATE breaking them. It would be far better for me to 'retire' from employment and work with MySQL and Sun on a less formal basis.
- InfoQ: SOA Governance: An Enterprise View – This article observes SOA governance specifics from the enterprise perspective and illustrates them with several examples of SOA Governance policies.
- InfoQ: Martin Fowler: Can SOA Be Done With an Agile Approach? – In a recent article, Martin Fowler is trying to explore the applicability of evolutionary design – a practice commonly used in Extreme Programming (XP) – to SOA implementations.
- 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.
- The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (October 15, 2008) – Alaskans Get It – Two women in Anchorage talk sense about Palin
- InfoQ: Granite Data Service 1.1.0 Released with new Features and Tools – Granite Data Services (GDS) 1.1.0 GA is released this week. Granite Data Services (GDS) is a free, open source (LGPL'd), alternative to Adobe LiveCycle (Flex 2+) Data Services for J2EE application servers
- Announcing the New York Times Campaign Finance API – Open – Code – New York Times Blog – The initial version of the Campaign Finance API offers overall figures for presidential candidates, as well as state-by-state and ZIP code totals for specific candidates. In addition, the API supports a contributor name search using any of the following parameters: first name, last name and ZIP code.
- 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.
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