- 15 Awesome Dropbox Tips and Tricks with $100 Credit Giveaway | Web.AppStorm – There are a multitude of ways to use Dropbox and a plethora of tricks to make your daily computing easier.
- DropboxAddons/Dropboxen – Dropbox Wiki – Dropboxen enables you to run multiple Dropbox clients concurrently by automatically launching multiple instances of Dropbox.exe as different Windows users so Dropbox will store the shared files in each unique Windows user directory.
- SeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry | VentureBeat – SeaMicro is dispelling the Silicon Valley myth that you can’t innovate in hardware anymore. The startup is announcing today it has created a server with 512 Intel Atom chips that gets supercomputer performance but uses 75 percent less power and space than current servers.
- The Four Meta Secrets of Scaling at Facebook – You can get the code right, you can get the products right, but you need to get the culture right first. If you don't get the culture right then your company won't scale.
- Red Hat’s CEO: Clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld – Red Hat announced Cloud Access, which will let enterprises use their subscriptions to support either traditional on-premise servers or servers hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
- InfoQ: The Need For Enterprise Agility – Vision and Case Study – Alan Shalloway discusses the need for lean enterprises to harmonize business with management and the technical team, offering advice for each component of the enterprise. Eileen Shuter presents Vanguard’s journey adopting Agile then gradually moving to Kanban, explaining why Kanban makes more sense to them, what it offers over Agile and what are the benefits.
- dzone.com – Why Application Architecture Should Matter to Spring Developers – The Java language and the Spring framework combination have excellent support for application layering, where each layer is represented by a Spring or Java stereotype: @Controller, @Service, @Entity and @Repository.
- iPhone now as fragmented as Android | VentureBeat – A lot of people thought that the Nexus One was Google’s entry into the handset market. This was actually far from the truth. The Nexus One is the equivalent of the Java Reference Implementation or UNIX POSIX and X/Open: a baseline of what handset manufacturers would have to support in order to create a real Android handset
- Geotagging games: Location, location, location | The Economist – Gowalla and Foursquare are all about the location; because they do just that one thing, they do it well
- Dilbert’s Scott Adams on Betting on the Bad Guys in Investing – WSJ.com – I have a theory that you should invest in the companies that you hate the most. The usual reason for hating a company is that the company is so powerful it can make you balance your wallet on your nose while you beg for their product.
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Daily del.icio.us for April 13th through April 15th
- Lean service architectures with Java EE 6 – JavaWorld – Although Java EE 6 is far less complex than previous platform versions, it can still be misused to create exaggerated and bloated architectures. In this article, Adam Bien delineates the essential ingredients of a lean service-oriented architecture (SOA), then explains how to implement it without sacrificing maintainability
- Foreign Policy: Photo Essay: The World’s Biggest Election – What do you call 714 million eligible voters, 5,500 candidates, 1,055 political parties, and 830,000 polling stations? Call it the world's biggest election ever, to be held in India, the world's largest democracy, beginning April 16.
- 10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead – Anyway, by my estimation, the day is approximately 12 months away when we’ll be able to kiss a fond goodbye to IE6 support forever. And when that day comes, here are some useful things we’ll be able to do that we couldn’t really do on mainstream sites before
- Cell Phone Makers Agree: One Thing to Charge Them All | GOOD – The world’s major cellphone manufacturers have announced plans to standardise chargers for all phones by 2012, reducing the need to bundle chargers with every phone and changing the fact you can rarely borrow a charger for your phone when you need to.
- StockTwits.com – Real Investors. Real Ideas. Real Time. – StockTwits is an open, community-powered investment idea and information service. You can think of it as Bloomberg for the little guy and gal. Eavesdrop on what traders and investors are talking about RIGHT NOW or contribute to the conversation and build your reputation and following as a savvy market wizard.
- Really? – The Claim – Nasal Irrigation Can Ease Allergy Symptoms – Question – NYTimes.com – In one independent study in 2008, researchers examined a group of children with severe allergies. They found that regular nasal irrigation with a mild saline solution significantly eased symptoms and helped reduce the need for steroid nasal sprays
- Spring Finance > Part 5: Spring Web Flow Integration | StSMedia – In this fifth instalment of the Spring Finance Manager series I am integrating a form wizard into the application. So far, to properly use the Spring Finance Manager application, you had to know the sequence in which you needed to create resources which are exposed through Spring MVC
- The Programmer Has No Clothes: Hibernate is crazy, iBATIS is awesome – Fortunately, while trying to understand Hibernate I came across iBATIS (http://ibatis.apache.org/). iBATIS definitely "has clothes". This is what an open source project should be:
- Technology Review: Gmail Sidesteps the App Store – The technology behind the new Gmail could challenge Apple's control over third-party applications.
- How Bo the puppy wound up with the Obamas – Washington Post- msnbc.com – It starts at a doggie love shack on the bank of a creek in far western Pennsylvania and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
- OpenSecrets lets users download data for free | Politics and Law – CNET News – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics is making 200 million data records from its archive free for anyone to download for noncommercial purposes on its site OpenSecrets.org.
Daily del.icio.us for February 23rd through February 25th
- The Rise and Fall of Dynamic Languages | Ruby Zone – In this interview, Ruby programmer and consultant Rick DeNatale provides his perspective on the fall and rise of dynamic languages, including Smalltalk and Ruby. Rick#039;s work through the years has given him a unique and low-level perspective of what works and why.
- DRY CRUD DAOs with iBatis – Gregg Bolinger – I blogged before about writing DRY CRUD DAOs using JPA. I was able to improve on that thanks to many comments from other users. So thanks for the tips. On a recent project we decided to go with iBatis and I wanted to see if it was possible to use the same methods that I use for JPA based DAOs.
- 12 CSS Tools and Tutorials for Beautiful Web Typography | Web Design Ledger – Achieving beautiful typography with CSS on the web is no easy feat, and there are many limitations to what can done with type on the web. However, there are generous people out there that have taken the time to build tools and write tutorials to help you overcome these limitations and create websites with beautiful typography.
- Strategies – The Index Funds Win Again – NYTimes.com – THERE’S yet more evidence that it makes sense to invest in simple, plain-vanilla index funds, whose low fees often lead to better net returns than hedge funds and actively managed mutual funds with more impressive performance numbers.
- Red Hat debuts virtualization software – Red Hat Inc. today introduced an entire line of virtualization software aimed at disrupting current market leader VMware Inc.#039;s position by giving customers an open-source option for virtualizing their data centers.
- State of the Art – Amazon.com’s Kindle Goes From Good to Better – NYTimes.com – With those caveats, the new Kindle edges even closer to the ideal of an e-book reader. The reading experience is immersive, natural and pleasant; the book catalog, while not yet complete, is growing and delivered instantaneously; and apart from the clicky keyboard (an unnecessary appendage 99.9 percent of the time), the design feels right.
- Citrix to offer free XenServer; Takes shot at VMware | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Citrix on Feb. 23 will detail plans to offer free licenses to its XenServer virtualization application and team with Microsoft to swap support. Citrix and Microsoft will also extend their 20-year partnership into the virtualization market.
In a nutshell, Citrix will work with Microsoft to provide system management, Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V. Microsoft’s System Center will support XenServer.
- It’s official: Citrix aims to blow up enterprise virtualization pricing | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Citrix officially launched a free version of its XenServer and Essentials virtualization software in a move that is designed to take aim at VMware. Separately, Citrix extended its long-running partnership with Microsoft to cover virtualization.
- 9 Must-Try Adobe AIR Apps for Better Productivity – With this new age of “application neutrality,” I wanted to take a brief look into some Adobe AIR apps you have to at least try. Each one is focused on increasing an area of productivity.
- Application Development Trends – Sun Expands GlassFish into Web Platform – Sun Microsystems last week announced a new bundle of open source projects assembled around the GlassFish application server to create a quot;high-performance Web platform.quot;
- Wikis and Wall Street: A Perfect Match? – By focusing on improving productivity and supporting mission-critical apps (but not touching customer and transaction data), wikis can be used to deliver major ROI without requiring integration with legacy systems or storing customer data outside the firewall.
Daily del.icio.us for January 11th through January 13th
- What I Saw at C.E.S. This Year, Part II – Pogue’s Posts Blog – NYTimes.com – As promised: here are a few goodies I saw at C.E.S. that are worth looking forward to
- Java EE and Flex: A compelling combination, Part 1 – JavaWorld – Adobe Flex is becoming a popular choice for generating the client side of enterprise Java applications. In this first of two articles, Dustin Marx demonstrates how Flex can help you deliver highly interactive user interfaces that access your Java EE application#039;s enterprise logic.
- Tim Sneath : The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets – If you’ve downloaded and installed Windows 7 Beta recently, I think you’ll enjoy this list of my thirty favorite secrets. Have fun!
- Adobe LiveCycle takes to the cloud | InfoWorld | News | 2009-01-11 | By Paul Krill – LiveCycle ES is a server-based offering combining data capture, document output, process management, and content services. It draws on PDF, Adobe Reader, and Flash in the creation and distribution of documents. Applications can run in a disconnected mode via the reader.
- Compass – Java Search Engine Framework – Compass is an open source project built on top of Lucene aiming at simplifying the integration of search into any Java application
- JimNeath’s bort at master — GitHub – A base rails app featuring: RESTful Authentication, Will Paginate, Rspec amp;amp; Rspec-rails, Exception Notifier, Asset Packager, Cap Recipe (multi-stage). Put together by Fudge to remove the need for boring project setup.
- Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles – O’Reilly Radar – That#039;s why a time like this, when the bubble is bursting, is a great time to see how important it is to think about the big picture, and what matters not just to us, but to building a sustainable economy in a sustainable world
- ivan krsti? · code culture » How Porsche hacked the financial system and made a killing – A “short squeeze” sounds inconspicuous enough; you wouldn’t tell it by Bloomberg’s language, but Merckle’s Volkswagen bet lost out to one of the most masterful hacks of the financial system in history.
- pastebud: copy and paste for the iPhone – pastebud enables round-trip copy and paste on your iPhone or iPod Touch, between the two applications that matter the most: Mail and Safari.
- To ban or not to ban: Bisphenol-A in food is OK with FDA but not with some scientists – Columbia Missourian – Professor of biological sciences Frederick vom Saal uses this laboratory in LeFevre Hall on the MU campus to study BPA. For more than a decade, vom Saal has denounced BPA as a toxin and threat to public health.
Daily del.icio.us for November 23rd through November 24th
- YouTube – Collaborative Spreadsheet Art – people worked together simultaneously on a single Google Docs spreadsheet. Each cell in the 100 row x 186 col spreadsheet was filled using 18 different colors. The entire process was captured in time-lapse.
- Roma Framework: The new way to conceive Web Applications – Roma allows you to develop enterprise level Java applications with low effort following a real Domain Driven Design approach. It's a new way to conceive the application: anything is a POJO, from the GUI forms to the persistent objects.
- SpringSource Acquires G2One Inc. | SpringSource – SpringSource, the company behind Spring, the de facto standard in enterprise Java, today announced the acquisition of G2One Inc., the company behind the popular Groovy and Grails technologies. With the acquisition of G2One, SpringSource will now offer global enterprise support offerings for developers and IT operations that utilize Groovy and Grails applications.
- Roberto Chinnici’s Blog: Ease of development in the Java EE 6 Platform – In Java EE 6, we plan to continue the drive towards a simpler, friendlier platform. This time around, much of the focus is on the web tier, but there are important new features being delivered outside it.
- ‘The White Album’ 40 Years Later : NPR Music – When The White Album was released 40 years ago this month, fans were both baffled and awe struck by its sprawling world of sound. It was released as a double LP (almost unheard of at the time) and featured instant classics like "I Will," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and "Blackbird." But The White Album (its real name is simply The Beatles) was also filled with songs many found hard to digest, like the eight-minute, experimental sound collage "Revolution 9" or the inexplicably surreal "Honey Pie." On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Bruce Spizer, author of The Beatles On Apple Records, about the groundbreaking White Album and how it came to be.
- ExtPlayer – An MP3 Player developed with Adobe AIR and Ext JS – In partnership with Adobe, Ext is releasing several new enhancements to the Ext.air package today. These include improvements to existing classes responsible for Sounds, Windowing and Database as well as new classes responsible for Notification, Clipboard and File System Interaction.
- The End of Wall Street’s Boom – National Business News – Portfolio.com – The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.
- TwitterFE – Twitter Front End – Twitter Front End is a new look at Twitter.com and the web interface powering the message service's social interactions today. This website was built by Niall Kennedy using web standards best practices and optimized code design. Twitter FE is currently a read-only clone of the Twitter.com website rewritten for external development and rapid iteration.
- Op-Ed Columnist – We Found the W.M.D. – NYTimes.com – If I had my druthers right now we would convene a special session of Congress, amend the Constitution and move up the inauguration from Jan. 20 to Thanksgiving Day. Forget the inaugural balls; we can’t afford them. Forget the grandstands; we don’t need them. Just get me a Supreme Court justice and a Bible, and let’s swear in Barack Obama right now
- Obama Raised Half a Billion Online | 44 | washingtonpost.com – Barack Obama raised half a billion dollars online in his 21-month campaign for the White House, dramatically ushering in a new digital era in presidential fundraising.
Daily del.icio.us for October 29th through November 1st
- esnippet – Google Code – eSnippet just means easy snippet. A snippet repository and snippet IDE client to make snippet using easily. and you can find the demo site at http://snippet.mvnsearch.org
- Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Never underestimate Microsoft’s ability to turn a corner « – It doesn’t matter that Microsoft didn’t get all that much hype this year at the PDC or that it didn’t sell out or that other companies like Amazon, Google, and Rackspace are ahead in the cloud game.
You just saw Ray Ozzie turn the creaky old cruiseliner hard to port and damn, it is impressive
- Esquire Endorses Barack Obama for President – Election 2008 – Esquire – We thought this election would be a serious fight over the future of this country, but only one candidate showed up
- The Atlassian Blog – The iPhone, JIRA & Transformation – Oh, and speaking of the iPhone and JIRA, if you (like me!) use them both, be sure and checkout JIRA Buddy, an iPhone extension that gives you direct access to the JIRA instance of your choice
- David M. Karr’s Blog: Book Review: Web Service Contract Design & Versioning for SOA – Overall, I was pleased with the content and level of detail in the book. Reading it motivated me to build some sample code in my primary application server, which led me down some very interesting paths and eventual discoveries
- Where To Put Your Money Right Now « blog maverick – If you listen to me, I GUARANTEE YOU that you will earn a greater return than 90pct of the richest, supposedly smartest money managers ON THE PLANET. All those Wall Street fat cats, they can’t earn as much on their money for you as I can help you earn.
- Ubuntu gets horny: Intrepid Ibex (8.10) officially released – The Ubuntu developers have announced the official release of Ubuntu 8.10, codenamed Intrepid Ibex. This release includes new versions of many popular open source desktop applications and also introduces several important new features
- IntelliJ IDEA :: The Most Intelligent Java IDE – milestone 1 – A first look at IntelliJ IDEA 8, based on a newly redesigned and rock-solid platform, which takes stability and performance of the IDE to a whole new level.
IntelliJ IDEA 8 keeps up with the ever-growing demand for technologies, frameworks and languages support while broadening the possibilities for developing rich, complex solutions that adapt to todays fast-paced environment.
- Kungfuice.com » Blog Archive » Ext-JS Tasks & Progressbars a match made in heaven – Using Ext-JS this task was actually a lot easier then I had originally thought. Ext has these two great classes called TaskRunner and TaskManager. These classes basically allow you to create a task for execution in a multithreaded manner
- Why I Support Barack Obama – O’Reilly Radar – we need a president who can harness the best and brightest our country has to offer, a president who is conversant with, and comfortable with, the power of technology to assist in solving these problems, a president who is good at listening, studying, and devising solutions based on the best insight available, rather than on narrow ideology. We need a president who can forge consensus, not just among the partisans in our own fractured democracy but around the world. We need a president who can inspire our citizens and our global partners to forgo narrow self interest and embrace the possibilities that we can achieve if we work together to build a better future.
Daily del.icio.us for September 27th through October 1st
- Amazon Web Services – The new site offers better navigation and easier access to the content related to each service. All of the relevant options and links are available in a series of convenient pull-down menus. It is now much easier to find AWS news, events, and media coverage. Dedicated sections on the right side provide convenient access to information of interest to developers (including the once elusive AMI directory) and to business managers
- Amazon launches pre-emptive strike against Microsoft’s planned cloud platform | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com – Amazon announced that it plans to offer developers this fall the ability to run Windows Server or SQL Server via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). According to the Amazon Web Services site, “the ability to run a Windows environment within Amazon EC2 has been one of our most requested features, and we are excited to be able to provide this capability.”
- Start-Ups Mine Database Field — Nimble Software Helps Make Sense Of Information Tide Business Innovation – Most databases are based on technology that originated 30 years ago. But change is in the air.
A mob of start-ups have been developing variants of the software, which provides the equivalent of filing cabinets for corporate information. Customers say the offerings are generating faster answers to questions that require sifting through huge volumes of business information.
- Greenplum’s petabyte-scale database supports data warehouses, bi databases, and the data warehouse appliance with MapReduce – Greenplum is redefining the database for Petabyte-scale analytics at breakthrough speeds with MapReduce. Gain competitive advantage and extreme scalability at a lower cost, by managing all of your data on commodity hardware running the Greenplum database
- The Singapore Grand Prix – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Formula One Racing held its 800th race on Sunday in Singapore,with the Singapore Grand Prix – also the first Formula One race held at night. Organizers built, then lined a 5 kilometer track with over 1,600 lamps, said to be four times brighter than those used at football stadiums.
- Favre’s 6 TDs lead Jets past Cardinals 56-35 – NFL – Yahoo! Sports – Brett Favre set a career high and tied Joe Namath’s Jets mark with six touchdown passes, including three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of a series of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter before holding on to beat the Cardinals 56-35 on Sunday
- Barack at the Debate in Oxford, MS 9-26-2008 – a set on Flickr – Candid behind-the-scenes photos from Obama campaign photographer David Katz (via John Gruber and the Daring Fireball)
- Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads – Yahoo! News – A security hole in Adobe Systems Inc software, used to distribute movies and TV shows over the Internet, is giving users free access to record and copy from Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service
- Mini-Microsoft: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain (Microsoft) Officers – First SPSA. Now this. Microsoft is dying from the inside, and the folks sucking it dry have zero motivation to change things. It's working out pretty damn well for them.
- Obsessable: Your personal technology guide. – Obsessable covers the latest in the world of technology, including cell phones, cameras, and HDTVs — obsessively, of course.
Daily del.icio.us for May 25th through May 28th
- Nick Bradbury: Hospitals Are No Place for Sick People – My father is a wealthy, well-connected, fully-insured, brilliant man, and this all took place at what is supposed to be one of the best hospitals in the country. If the healthcare system failed him, it will fail the rest of us, too.
- The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Erlang By Example – Learn how to write Erlang programs by sitting next to an experienced Erlang programmer as he builds an application from the ground up. In these screencasts, Kevin Smith incrementally builds a distributed chat system using Erlang
- YUI 2.5.2 Released: Bug Fixes and Support for Upcoming Firefox and Opera Releases » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – The YUI development team released version 2.5.2 today; you can download the new release from SourceForge or configure your implementation using the YUI Configurator. This is a focused release that addresses several key bugs while providing support for Fir
- Ten Books on Investing Recommended by Warren Buffett | Business Pundit – Over the years, Warren Buffett has recommended many books in a variety of venues about a variety of subjects. Continuing our ongoing series of books recommended by Buffett, here we highlight ten books that Buffett has recommended on investing.
- .htaccess Tutorials, htaccess Examples, Sample .htaccess Files – This is the index of my favorite apache HTTP (htaccess, mod_rewrite, httpd.conf) examples, solutions, ideas, htaccess tips, apache tricks and .htaccess sample files
- Google to preach Web 2.0 gospel to developers | Tech news blog – CNET News.com – Lighting a fire under Web 2.0 – App Engine and Gears together are centerpieces of Google's attempt to bring the Web alive, and we can expect some action there at the conference, too.
- Ext JS Ext.ux.Wiz (Wizardcomponent) – Ext.ux.Wiz is a user extension that helps you setting up wizards for your Ext JS project easily.
Guide your users through a set of cards, collecting needed informations, an only let them pass through if each and every submitted value validates against the
- Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : CSS Menu Writer debuts – Launched today, WebAssist Professional’s CSS Menu Writer™ for Dreamweaver takes the pain out of creating standards-compliant horizontal or vertical navigation menus with nested fly-outs.