- InfoQ: Mobile HTML5 – Scott Davis explains how to prepare a website for mobile devices from small tweaks –smaller screen sizes, portrait/landscape- to using HTML5’s local storage, application cache, and remote data.
- InfoQ: How to Stop Writing Next Year’s Unsustainable Piece of Code – Guilherme Silveira mentions some of the turning points in project development that may affect the quality of the code offering advice on avoiding writing crappy code.
- InfoQ: All things Hadoop – In this interview Ted Dunning talk about Hadoop, its current usage and its future. He explains the reasons for Hadoop's success and make recommendations on how to start using it.
- rap mobile – Secure Mobile Apps. Native Performance. Multi-Platforms. – RAP mobile provides a powerful widget toolkit that renders native iOS and Android widgets. It provides a proven technology stack with SWT, JFace and OSGi. You can write your application entirely in Java, re-use existing code and benefit from first-class IDE tools without the need for cross-compiling.
- Are You a Zen Coder or Distraction-Junkie? – The key to true productivity and efficiency is to focus 100% on the one thing you are doing at the moment, and then to completely switch and do something else. There shouldn’t be any blurry transitions from one thing to the next.
- High performance libraries in Java | Vanilla #Java – There is an increasing number of libraries which are described as high performance and have benchmarks to back that claim up. Here is a selection that I am aware of.
- InfoQ: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Meta-Programming Techniques for Java – Howard Lewis Ship discusses how to add extend class functionality at runtime via meta-programming for Java using Tapestry Plastic.
- InfoQ: SQL Server Unit Testing with tSQLt – tSQLt is a free, open-source framework for unit testing in SQL Server. By writing tSQLt test cases, developers can create fake tables and views based on production data, then compare expected versus actual results in testing. Tests are written in T-SQL, so they can be created directly in SQL Server Management Studio.
- InfoQ: Identity Management with Spring Security – David Syer discusses identity management, SSO, security standards –SAML, OpenID, OAuth, SCIM, JWT-, how Spring Security can fit in, and demoing IdM as a service.
- Flexing NoSQL: MongoDB in review | InfoWorld – MongoDB shines with broad programming language support, SQL-like queries, and out-of-the-box scaling
- GUI Architectures essay from Martin Fowler – In this essay I want to explore a number of interesting architectures and describe my interpretation of their most interesting features. My hope is that this will provide a context for understanding the patterns that I describe.
- InfoQ: Enterprise NoSQL: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill? – Billy Newport explains the fundamental differences between SQL and NoSQL, creating awareness that NoSQL is not suited for many cases, and people should make informed decisions before buying into it.
- How Meditation May Change the Brain – NYTimes.com – The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
- AppleInsider | Apple’s 4% mobile market share rakes in over half the industry’s profit – With just 4.2 percent of the global mobile phone market, Apple's iPhone accounts for a massive 51 percent of the total profits, a new report claims.
- Verizon To Buy Terremark For $1.4 Billion — InformationWeek – Verizon, in a move that brings it to the front tier of cloud services providers, is acquiring Terremark Worldwide, a supplier of secure and government-oriented cloud infrastructure, for $1.4 billion.
- Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects « Data Center Knowledge – How big is Amazon's cloud? It's huge, and getting huger. Amazon Web Services said this week that its S3 cloud storage service housed 262 billion objects at year-end of 2010, more than doubling in size from 102 billion objects at the close of 2009
- dzone.com – Oracle 1-year review – It's been about a year now since Oracle aquired Sun. Here is a short review of what happened since then:
- Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds – Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.
- At Apple, the Platform Is the Engine of Growth – NYTimes.com – Successful technology platforms sustain and reinforce growth. And this self-reinforcing cycle is known as a network effect. It helps the platform owner and raises a barrier to competitors
- Amazon.com Security Flaw Accepts Passwords That Are Close, But Not Exact | Threat Level | Wired.com – An Amazon.com security flaw allows some customers to log in with variations of their actual password that are close to, but not exactly, their real password.
- How Apple and Google will kill the password – Computerworld – Prediction: Your phone is about to become a universal biometric ID and debit card
- Eyal Lupu Java Blog: Hibernate/JPA Identity Generators – This post is about Hibernate standard compatible (TABLE, SEQUENCE, IDENTITY, and AUTO) identity generators it explains what the identity generators are and illustrated the different considerations need to be taken when choosing identity generation strategy.
- Google: We want Chrome to grow the Web | The Open Road – CNET News – This is why we should be cheering Google's entry into the browser market–even if we ultimately want Firefox to win. Perhaps especially if we want Firefox to win.
- Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity – Opera is attempting to take advantage of the rise of social networking (the verb) and bake it into the browser, as a personal extension to one’s computing experience. They accomplish this by embedding what amounts to a web server in the browser, and making it possible to share files, music and photos and to post notes or chat directly with your friends
- An App, the GoodGuide, Aids in Careful Shopping – NYTimes.com – These days, every skin lotion and dish detergent on store shelves gloats about how green it is. How do shoppers know which are good for them and good for the earth?
- The Best iPhone Apps for Kids – Gadgetwise Blog – NYTimes.com – Say you were faced with a 3-year-old child on the verge of full meltdown — which iPhone apps would distract and delight him enough to avoid mayhem?
- Iran’s Disputed Election – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Following up from last Friday's entry about Iran's Presidential Election, Tehran and other cities have seen the largest street protests and rioting since the 1979 Iranian Revolution
- Adobe makes Acrobat.com a business with paid accounts | Webware – CNET – With Acrobat.com, Adobe is coming a little late to a game that Google, Zoho and ThinkFree have been running for years, and that Microsoft is set to join very soon. What may make the difference is that Adobe can work these products very deeply into other pieces of its software. Whether that ends up being a liability compared to competing solutions that remain Web-only is unclear.
- Mozilla Firefox.next peek: profiling yourself – One of the features planned for the next version of Firefox (tentatively named Firefox 3.6, but most accurately referred as Firefox.next) is about:me, a specially crafted web page that will let you see your browsing habits profile including most visited sites, time of the day and days you navigate most, how you access sites.
- Twitter helps Dell rake in sales | Technology | Reuters – Dell said on Thursday it has raked in more than $3 million from Twitter followers who clicked through its posts to its Web sites to make purchases
- BBC NEWS | Technology | No IE onboard Windows 7 in Europe – Bowing to European competition rules, Microsoft Windows 7 will ship without Internet Explorer.
- Performance, Scalability and Architecture – Java and .NET Application Performance Management (dynaTrace Blog) » Interoperability is more than just talking with each other – Microsoft and Sun recently announced their Open Source Project Stonehenge at the JavaOne conference. Stonehenge is a reference implementation that shows how to bridge the two major development platforms Java and .NET using Web Services
- LWN: Who wrote 2.6.20? – It is not uncommon to see Linux referred to as a volunteer-created system, as opposed to the corporate-sponsored, proprietary alternatives
- James Governor’s Monkchips – Adobe Engage: Fighting Against The Architecture of the Space – We need to fight against the architecture of the space (that’s cool)
- Using Amfphp 1.9 with the Adobe Flex 2 SDK | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials – This article shows how you can make PHP interact with Adobe Flex
- Will (Or Should) Adobe open-source Flex? – Open sourcing Flex would certainly lead to wider adoption of Flex as an application development framework. So why doesn’t Adobe do it? The next generation of AJAX frameworks are also just around the corner and they will compete with Flex. OpenLaszlo is an
- Google Apps – SAML-based Single Sign-On – Google Apps offers a SAML-based Single Sign-On (SSO) service that provides partner companies with full control over the authorization and authentication of hosted user accounts that can access web-based applications like Gmail or Google Calendar
- Open Service Oriented Architecture collaboration. – The Open Service Oriented Architecture collaboration is currently working on a series of specifications that are made available to the industry on a Royalty Free licensing basis
- Interface21 Team Blog – Oracle Contributing Oracle Application Server Integration Code to Spring Framework – This is similar to what we have with WebLogic 8.1 and above in WebLogicJtaTransactionManager. The OC4JJtaTransactionManager should be used in place of the generic JtaTransactionManager in an OC4J environment, and provides the following benefits
BBAuth also offers a Single Sign-On (SSO) facility so that existing Yahoo! users can use your services without having to complete yet another registration process.
Bezos explains this behavior as organizations thinking their infrastructure or platform is part of their “secret sauce”, but quickly get overwhelmed trying to keep current and trying to achieve homogeneity.
Even though you can tune quite a lot of variables in MySQL Servers only few of them are really important for most common workload
I first saw this on CNET in an article entitled – BEA jumps on security bandwagon. In a nutshell, the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security product is an application security infrastructure solution that uses a service-oriented approach to enable security services for your applications.
The product is based on most of the stuff that came over as part of the CrossLogix acquisition. The interesting thing for me on this whole story was how security is playing an integral part of the application development process and how companies like BEA are jumping in this market. IBM has also been buying companies to complete its security/identity story in the Tivoli suite of products with TIM & TAM.
Another interesting part of the press release was that JAAS was not mentioned once. JAAS or the Java Authentication and Authorization Service is a package integrated into Java 1.4 that enables services to authenticate and enforce access controls upon users. It implements a standard Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) framework, and supports user-based authorization.
JAAS was a good first step for authentication and authorization for Java applications, but there are several limitations of the framework and I’m not sure what the future holds. It seems odd to write all this JAAS code for applications that are running inside a web/ejb container when the container has all of these services.
I haven’t been lurking in the comp.lang.java.security newsgroup and so I don’t know what the future holds for JAAS. I guess I’ll have to go through the 15,000+ posting that are waiting in my newsreader.