- InfoQ: Cascading – Data Processing API for Hadoop MapReduce – Cascading is a new processing API for data processing on Hadoop clusters, and supports building complex processing workflows using an expressive API as opposed to directly implementing Hadoop MapReduce algorithms.
- InfoQ: Open Source WS Stacks for Java – Design Goals and Philosophy – Among the most popular open source stacks for implementing a SOAP/WS-* based solution in the Java space are Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and Sun’s Metro. I posed a number of questions to the lead developers of these stacks about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. As was to be expected, the results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences
- Enterprise Java Community: Axis, Axis2 and CXF: Surveying the WS Landscape – Axis2 has been around longer but CXF is catching up quickly. My recommendation is this: If multilanguage support is important, Axis2 is the clear choice. If you care about an implementation focused on Java with tight integration into projects like Spring, CXF is a better choice, particularly for embedding web services inside of other programs
- Wikipedia adopts Ubuntu for its server infrastructure – Wikimedia's move to Ubuntu is part of an effort to simplify administration of the organization's 400 servers, which previously ran a mix of various versions of Red Hat and Fedora.
- Sun Microsystems: A Lesson in Failed Cosmetic Surgery – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – Sun Microsystems, one of the world’s largest server and software makers, finds itself in an awkward position: It might soon have enough cash to buy all of its stock and go private.
- Red Hat boosts open source SOA | InfoWorld | News | 2008-10-08 | By Paul Krill – Red Hat is expanding its open-source JBoss SOA platform with the unveiling Wednesday of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1. Enterprise SOA Platform supports small-integration projects to enterprise-wide SOA integration. It features open-source projects like JBoss ESB, JBoss JBPM, and JBoss Rules
- The Financial Crisis, as Explained to My Fourteen-Year-Old Sister — The Bygone Bureau – The following is an actual conversation I had with my younger sister, Olivia. She likes to draw, play World of Warcraft, and now, she’s the only fourteen-year-old girl who understands the U.S. economic crisis.
- Real Time Economics : Sign of the Times: National Debt Clock Runs Out of Digits – The national debt clock, the unofficial tracker of the federal deficit maintained by the Durst Organization in New York, has reached its limits. Last month, as the national debt exceeded $10 trillion for the first time, the clock ran out of digits to record the number.
- RIM’s Impressive BlackBerry Storm – BusinessWeek – RIM has struck again, this time by eliminating the physical keyboard from its new BlackBerry Storm smartphone. The Storm will be available later this fall from Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and from Vodafone (VOD) in Europe and parts of Asia.
- Motorola’s Linux strategy evolves with Android – Reports have emerged indicating that Motorola is hiring developers with Java and Android expertise in preparation for launching a major mobile initiative on top of Google's software platform
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