Why Microsoft .Net failed – Microsoft tried, but it couldn't win the hearts and minds of developers who weren't already indoctrinated — and it alienated others along the way
CSS Sprites vs. Data URIs: Which is Faster on Mobile? | Mobify – Based on this research, I recommend limiting the use of data URIs to very small resources and to not use too many of them in your CSS or inline HTML. 15-20kB for max data URI size, and no more than 3 – 5 instances seems like a good rule of thumb for mobile!
Celluloid: Actor-based Concurrent Objects for Ruby – Celluloid is a concurrent object oriented programming framework for Ruby which lets you build multithreaded programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as you build sequential programs out of regular objects
Java 7 Sockets Direct Protocol – Write Once, Run Everywhere …. and Run (Some Places) Blazingly – This article will survey the new Java Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP) technology, a very exciting breakthrough that was recently introduced in the Java 7 SDK. SDP empowers the Ultra High Performance Computing (UHPC) community to use Java’s ubiquitously common features and merits for a very uncommon use case: native access to the InfiniBand Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability
Android SQLite Database – Android platform includes the SQLite embedded database and provides out of the box support to use it via Android APIs. In this tutorial we shall see how to get started with SQLite database in Android. SQLite is nothing but a relational database and our sql
The Saddest Map In America « I think it’s funny 🙂 – Yep, there it is: the result of a scholarly study by Dorothy Gambrell of the “missed connections” section of Craigslist. This is where you thought you saw your future spouse or date or hook-up, state by state.
MongoDB and Spring Data » Mathew’s Thoughts! – This blog will give the reader a decent start with writing a Spring-based application that writes to MongoDB, retrieves data via queries and finally runs a simple MapReduce query. All this using Spring Data MongoDB support.
Git vs Mercurial: Why Git? | Atlassian Blogs – Hopefully this article and the previous one exploring the advantages of Mercurial over Git will illuminate some of the strengths and weaknesses of both systems. Our next blog post in this series will provide a “cheat sheet” for users moving from the centralized version control system Subversion to Git or Mercurial.
CRaSH a shell to extend the Java Platform – The Common Reusable SHell (CRaSH) deploys in a Java runtime and provides interactions with the JVM. Commands are written in Groovy and can be developped at runtime making the extension of the shell very easy with fast development cycle.
Coding Horror: Welcome to the Post PC Era – At the point where these simple, fixed function Post-PC era computing devices are not just "enough" computer for most folks, but also fundamentally innovating in computing as a whole … well, all I can say is bring on the post-PC era.
MongoDB Rocks My World | Javalobby – What I like the most is that you can organize your data the way you want to without a lot of restrictions forced on you by the DBMS you're using. For those who don't know, MongoDB is what's called a 'document-oriented' database. Rather than storing "rows" in "tables" like you do in a relational database, you store "documents" in "collections."
Learn Ruby The Hard Way – Welcome to Learn Ruby the hard way. This is a translation of "Learn Python The Hard Way" to teach total beginners Ruby. It's in the same style, and the content is nearly the same, but it will teach you Ruby
A Depressive Journey With MongoDB – You are about to read a long story on how I got burnt with MongoDB and depressed with it. I am not blaming MongoDB, anyone using, advocating or developing it. I am blaming myself for this. MongoDB is a good tool. You can use it but just make sure it is what you need and it handles your requirements very well. This is not specific to MongoDB but applies to every tool we use.
Thinking about the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta – As customers begin to reorganise businesses around themselves, there will be many problems to solve, problems of federation and interoperability and portability. Problems that have been obfuscated in the past by incumbents with vested interests. Problems that will be solved by the Social Enterprise.
Design by Contract in Java with Google – Design by Contract is a powerful approach for building simple and robust software. Contracts for Java isn't the first attempt to bring this approach to Java, but it's a simple and powerful implementation that might become a standard tool for ensuring Java software validity.
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.
FunctionSource: SproutCore 2; Lean, Mean, and back to HTML – Today we got a sneak peak at the next version of SproutCore via a developer preview. One of the biggest differences that jumped out to me was the change from coding everything through JS APIs to being able to do much more via HTML, CSS, and templates
The 10 Commandments of Good Source Control Management – None of these things are hard. Honestly, they’re really very basic: commit early and often, know what you’re committing and that it should actually be in VCS, explain your commits and make sure you do it yourself, don’t forget the databases and don’t forget the dependencies. But please do forget VSS!
InfoQ: Making Apps That Don’t Suck – Mike Lee considers that a software engineer makes great applications not because he follows good rules but because he has a better way of looking at the world and he learns from experience.
The Ballmer Days Are Over — The Brooks Review – Microsoft isn’t dead yet, nor will it be soon. It is however in the early stages of death and Ballmer isn’t going to the hospital — he’s running to go party some more. Microsoft needs a swift kick in the ass.
Makes boring code look pretty… – Simply click the Syntaclet Bookmarklet and it will automatically apply language specific syntax coloring with line numbers to all the code on the page.
Java Concurrency: Java Puzzlers at Google I/O – Josh Bloch and I gave one of his Java Puzzlers talk at Google I/O this year. If you hate Java, you can waste a perfectly good hour listening to us make unfunny jokes at its expense.
InfoQ: Juergen Hoeller on Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2 – Juergen Hoeller talks to Charles Humble about the upcoming features in Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2. The interview also explores SpringSource's attitude to standardisation, and the impact of the Java 7 and 8 language changes, and the Jave EE 6, on the framework.
piriti – JSON and XML Mapper for GWT – Piriti (Maori for "bridge") is a JSON and XML mapper for GWT based on annotations and deferred binding. The following code snippets show the basic idea behind Piriti.
Java-Clojure Interop: Calling Clojure From Java | Javalobby – Clojure is quickly becoming one of the more popular JVM languages because of its high performance and excellent handling of concurrency. Rich Hickey's talk entitled "An Introduction For Java Programmers" is a great resource for Java programmers who are interested in learning Clojure.