Internet security: Keys to the cloud castle | The Economist – What Dropbox provides is more than adequate for most users. Those with a more stringent need for privacy—most often because they are breaking either a just or unjust law—need to take responsibility for their own privacy, not count on a remote, third party service to provide it
InfoQ: Putting the "re" into Architecture – Kevlin Henney promotes live architecture through refactoring, recovery, re-envisioning, retrospection, re-engineering, repair, rewriting, reduction, reuse, reaction, re-evaluation and remembering.
Spring Roo 1.1.2 Released | SpringSource.org – We're pleased to announce the release of Spring Roo 1.1.2 (download here). Spring Roo is a rapid application development tool for Java, allowing you to create full enterprise applications in just minutes
GWT Event Bus Basics | JetBrains TV – This screencast explains why MVC applications benefit from an event bus, and it demonstrates how to create, wire, and respond to events in Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Google Font Directory – The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers
Aneesh Chopra: America’s Chief Technology Officer – ReadWriteWeb – During his weekly address this morning, President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer. Chopra, who has effectively been doing much the same job at a state level in his role as Secretary of Technology for Governor Kaine of Virginia, will work closely with Vivek Kundra, the recently named Federal CIO, and Jeffrey Zients, the man Obama today named the first ever Chief Performance Officer.
AaronZ Sakai: Java Collection Performance – This is just a helpful reference when trying to decide which collections to use in Java. I use this for my personal reference but it may help others as well. The links go to the Sun Javadocs. The collections of each type are ordered based on performance (i.e. the highest performance (highest speed) ones are listed first and will be the fastest for most operations)
GridGain – Open Cloud Platform : Weblog – It is actually not quite obvious question as GAE with Java support remains relatively new technology comparing to EC2. Here's a good pros/cons checklist that you can run to see what infrastructure fits the bill for your needs.
Project Fondue | CSS Sprite Generator – This tool allows you to automate the process of generating CSS sprites. Simply give it a ZIP file containing 2 or more images (GIF, PNG or JPG) and it will generate a sprite image and the corresponding CSS rules to target and display each component image.
C# From a Java Developer’s Perspective – What follows is an overview of similarities and differences between the language features and libraries of the C# and Java programming languages based on my experience using both languages.
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: The big company and the cloud – Don't expect to see the biggest companies closing down their data centers in the next few years. Besides, the cloud in the end will be more interesting for the new models of computing it opens up rather than for its ability to accommodate the old ones
Business Technology : Oracle Springs on Primavera – Oracle continued its buying binge Wednesday, buying Primavera Systems, which makes project-management software. In this case Oracle isn’t buying customers or its way into a new market. It’s buying technology
Official Google Blog: New Technology Roundtable series – We've just posted the first three videos in the Google Technology Roundtable Series. Each one is a discussion with senior Google researchers and technologists about one of our most significant achievements. We use a talk show format, where I lead a discussion on the technology.
InfoQ: Introducing Spring Batch – In this presentation from QCon London 2008, Dave Syer discusses Spring Batch. Areas covered include batch processing patterns, typical use cases for batch processing, Spring Batch concepts and capabilities, case studies of Spring Batch implementations, Spring Batch domain details and code samples, the SpringSource/Accenture partnership and the Spring Batch roadmap
facebook-java-api – Google Code – A Facebook API client implemented in Java – The purpose of this project is to provide a high-quality, more up to date version of the Facebook API client for Java developers, and to allow it to be maintained regularly over time.
The Mythical 5% – So you must learn continuously and teach yourself new technologies, but it’s not that simple. It’s definitely good to learn more about programming, but you can’t just learn more about programming
O’Reilly — ActionScript 3.0: Is It Hard or Not? – The code doesn?t have to reside in classes. Variable datatypes don?t have to be declared, even in the strict compilation mode. The language is designed to provide as much or as little structure and flexibility as the task at hand requires.
Webwereld | Six enterprise application trends to watch in 2008 – If 2007 was any indication of what’s to come, the one thing companies using expensive enterprise applications-ERP, CRM and supply chain management systems-is that more change vendor alliances, pricing schemes and software innovation is on the way in 2008.
Checklist/Tuning Guide for Optimizing the JRockit JVM – The goal of this document is to provide information for tuning the BEA JRockit JVM using a checklist approach. A lot of territory is covered, from esoteric command-line options to iterative performance testing
Generating JUnit Tests for Legacy Java Applications – Unit tests give us the confidence to change applications, even legacy applications that we didn’t write ourselves. To avoid the drudgery of writing a test case for every edge and boundary, we can let JUnit Factory generate a large set of tests for us.
Setting up a GWT project in IntelliJ IDEA 7 – IntelliJ IDEA 7 has built in support (in the form of a bundled plugin) for GWT projects. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a GWT project in IDEA 7.
Apache Home – MarkMail – MarkMail is a free service for searching mailing list archives, with huge advantages over traditional search engines. Each email is stored internally as an XML document, and accessed using XQuery.
Manage RSS feeds with the Rome API – Java World – In this article John Ferguson Smart shows you how to use the Rome API to read and process RSS feeds in any format. You’ll also learn how to set up an RSS feed to deliver build reports in a continuous integration environment, using Continuum as your CI ser
Velocity or FreeMarker? – Java World – In this article, Jeroen van Bergen explains where template engines fit into your application architecture and shows you some of the operations common to all template engines. Finally, he compares the two leading Java template engines, Velocity and FreeMar
Enterprise Java Community: Design to Unit Test – The key to writing good unit tests starts with a good design. Design should facilitate unit testing. A design thought out on solid design principles like creating clean interfaces, composing objects correctly, using dependencies properly help writing test
Rails Yet To Make Dent in the Enterprise – The eardrum-rupturing buzz around Ruby on Rails among Web developers is understandable. So why is this free, open, easy-to-use, passionately advocated Web-app framework having such a hard time gaining serious traction in the enterprise?
HTML V5 and XHTML V2 – While the intention of both HTML V5 and XHTML V2 is to improve on the existing versions, the approaches the developers chose to make those improvements is very different.