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 13th through January 15th

  • Relevance Blog : Why I still prefer Prototype to jQuery – jQuery is a very nice piece of work, and makes some common tasks easier than their Prototype equivalents. Where it’s good, it’s very good indeed. But its design is uneven, and its scope is limited. For me, at least, Prototype is still the tool of choice. I think it’s a richer, more thorough, and overall better designed library.
  • Microsoft Hardware Windows 7 Support – If your computer is running a beta version of the Windows® 7 operating system, the following information can help you select the correct beta software to download for your Microsoft Hardware product.
  • YUI 2 and YUI 3 Source Code Now on GitHub » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – Source for the YUI 2.x codeline and the YUI 3.x codeline have joined YUI Doc on GitHub. YUI has been accepting external contributions since last summer, but the move to GitHub represents a huge step forward in the process. You can now work with the latest source in both of our major codelines
  • Funny: Microsoft Attempts To Kill Music Forever With Songsmith Commercial – My ears are shooting streams of blood As I watch this demo play But thanks to Songsmith#039;s magic touch I#039;ll write like Bruce Springsteen
  • mockito – simpler better mocking – Mockito is a mocking framework that tastes really well. It lets you write beautiful tests with clean amp; simple API. Mockito doesn#039;t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
  • Drunk on Software » Blog Archive » Episode 7: Enterprise Flex Applications and Anvil – In this Episode, we chat with Anvil project founder Ryan Knight. Anvil is an Open Source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications
  • Ajaxian » Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released – Today, the jQuery project turns 3 years old which, considering the churn rate for open source projects, is a monumental achievement. So it makes sense that on the project’s 3rd birthday, the team has announced the release of jQuery v1.3, the latest and greatest release of jQuery which includes the new Sizzle selector engine.
  • Drink coffee, see dead people | Breaking News | News.com.au – HEAVY coffee drinkers are more likely to have hallucinations or feel quot;the presence of dead peoplequot;, according to new research.
  • QuickFIX/J – Free, Open Source Java FIX engine – QuickFIX/J is a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol. It is a 100% Java open source implementation of the popular C++ QuickFIX engine
  • Open source trading platform could be a win for Wall Street – As the declining global economy pressures financial institutions to cut costs across the board, open source software could provide a promising path for reducing IT overhead. The Marketcetera Trading Platform, which the developers believe is the first of its kind, aims to offer a cost-effective alternative to building a custom software platform in-house.
  • YUI Compressor Online – Rodolphe Stoclin has created a simple Web wrapper on top of the YUI Compressor that let#039;s you throw up your JavaScript and get back a compressed version. It uses jQuery to do the inline results and show you the compression rate.
  • Ajaxian » jsCron: Schedule code to run via simple JavaScript – Andrés Nieto has created a fun little JavaScript utility jsCron that lets you schedule JavaScript functions to run at certain times.

Daily del.icio.us for November 2nd through November 4th

  • PhoneGap | Bridging the iPhone GAP – PhoneGap is a free open source development tool and framework that allows web developers to take advantage of the powerful features in the iPhone SDK from HTML and JavaScript. We're trying to make iPhone app development easy and open. For many applications a web application is the way to but in Safari you don't get access to the native iPhone APIs, and the that's the problem we're trying to solve.
  • Finextra: Bank of America offers m-banking apps for Google Android – Bank of America has become the first bank to offer a mobile phone application on Google's Android Market, which opened for business Wednesday with 50 apps available for download.
  • 2 MILLION MINUTES :: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON GLOBAL EDUCATION – How do most American high school students spend this time? What about students in the rest of the world? How do family, friends and society influence a student's choices for time allocation? What implications do their choices have on their future and on a country's economic future?
  • 2008 Election Results Dashboard – Election Results 2008 – The New York Times – Monitor live election results on Tuesday night with The Times’s Election 2008 Dashboard.
  • WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.7 Beta 1 – The first public beta of WordPress 2.7 is here at last. Join the thousands of people already testing 2.7 by downloading 2.7 Beta 1. As previously mentioned on this blog, 2.7 is bringing a new visual design
  • enunciate – Articulate your web api – Enunciate is an engine for creating, maintaining, and deploying your rich Web service API for the Java platform.
  • jersey: JSR-311: JAX-RS – Java API for RESTful Web Services. – Jersey is the open source (under dual CDDL+GPL license), production quality, JAX-RS (JSR 311) Reference Implementation for building RESTful Web services. But, it is also more than the Reference Implementation. Jersey provides an API so that developers may extend Jersey to suite their needs
  • Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | Do we need WADL? – Everybody's atwitter about WADL, a description file for REST services, and since it's supposed to be RESTful I regularly get questioned about it. For this post I'm going to experiment and adopt Stephen O'Grady's Q&A style.
  • BrowserPlus – Break Out of Your Browser – BrowserPlus is a technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities
  • The Shallowest Generation – Seeking Alpha – The Baby Boom generation has one last chance to change the course of U.S. history, keep us from wrecking in a storm of debt on the approaching jagged reef and shed the title of “Shallowest Generation”.

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.