- What Happened To The 9 Programming Languages To Watch in 2011 | Javalobby – Last year, I wrote a post entitled 9 Programming Languages To Watch In 2011. Now that 2011 is basically over, let’s see what happened to these languages over the course of the year.
- Video: Dart – A Language For Structured Web Programming – Marakana – Seth Ladd, Developer Advocate at Google, introduces us to Dart at the Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group meetup on December 7th, 2011.
- StatHat – Invent stats on the fly. Track data instantly, up to the minute, accurately. – StatHat is a tool to track statistics and events in your code. In just one line, you can track any number and StatHat will generate graphs instantly, send you alerts, and let you embed the graphs on your own site.
- 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.
- Partychat — migrating from Google App Engine to EC2 « Vijay Pandurangan’s blog – Google App Engine’s insistence on a different paradigm for development makes migration extremely difficult, since moving to a new platform requires rearchitecting code
- ios 5 – How does iOS 5’s iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device? – Apple – Stack Exchange – When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs).
- InfoQ: JSR 107, JSR 347, Infinispan, NoSQL, Hot Rod, Memcached, CDI and Beyond – InfoQ catches up with Manik Surtani to discuss JSR 347, data grids and Inifinispan. Manik dicusses overlap with NoSQL and support for Memcached and HotRod wire protocol as well.
- Connecting a HTML5 application to a MongoDB instance via MongoLab REST API | Tweetegy – I needed a free, document based, online data store so that I could quickly build a HTML5 prototype. As an exercise, I quickly whipped up a simple application that can store basic contact details of people.
- MapReduce for the Masses: Zero to Hadoop in Five Minutes with Common Crawl | CommonCrawl – Common Crawl aims to change the big data game with our repository of over 40 terabytes of high-quality web crawl information into the Amazon cloud, the net total of 5 billion crawled pages
Links for December 16th through December 19th