State of the Art – Grocery Shopping Made Easy – NYTimes.com – A new countertop appliance called the Ikan is a $400 device designed to eliminate trips to the grocery store. The hardware component is a bulbous bar code scanner, dressed up in Any-Décor White and mounted on a countertop stand, an undercabinet bracket o
Red Hat Partners With Amazon.com On SaaS | MSPmentor – Red Hat has inked a SaaS partnership with Amazon.com to offer JBoss middleware as a hosted service. Red Hat disclosed that JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is now available within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
Windows Programming Using Java – Windows Programming Using Java is for programmers who want to extend Java's capabilities on Windows XP and/or Vista, but aren't sure where to start. One of the drawbacks of Java's portability is that many Java programmers have limited knowledge of Windows
10 reasons why SQL Server 2008 is going to rock – Just like its predecessor, SQL Server 2008 is taking its sweet time to actually ship. However, unlike its predecessor, it won't just be a "worthwhile upgrade". It will kick ass. Here are the top 10 reasons why.
BEA Welcome and Oracle’s Middleware Strategy Briefing – Join Oracle executives for an informative briefing that will explore how the addition of BEA products to Oracle Fusion Middleware creates a best-in-class combination, advances a common vision, and reinforces Oracle's middleware strategy.
Adobe AIR and Flex – SQLConnection – Adobe added the ability to use local databases when they created AIR. In this quick tutorial I am going to show how to create a database file and open a connection to it. The code is very simple so let's jump right into it.
Creating Themes for BIRT – ThemesWiki – In this tutorial you will learn about how to create Styles and Themes that can be used to create a consistent appearance for your Reporting Projects. This becomes important later on when you have large Report Projects with a large number of reports, and y
A Look Inside JBoss Rules | Javalobby – JBoss Rules is the production release of the Drools project, an expert system for declarative programming based around the Rete algorithm. During this talk, Mark Proctor, the lead on JBoss Rules covered the Drools basics, as well as the new features in 4.
David Card – No Way to Build an Operating System – MSFT has worked on WinFS for more than a decade without success in making it fast, reliable, and easy-to-use enough for release. The Longhorn "reset" in 2004 was in large part the realization that WinFS was still not ready for primetime.
Oracle and BEA – Welcome, Dev2Dev and Arch2Arch Members – The Oracle Technology Network is happy to welcome members of the BEA Dev2Dev and Arch2Arch communities. The OTN team, which now includes some of the very same people behind those BEA communities, is hard at work merging the best of Dev2Dev and Arch2Arch
O’Reilly Media | Harnessing Hibernate – More than a reference, Harnessing Hibernate starts with basic configuration before moving on to demonstrate how to use Hibernate to accomplish practical goals. "If you follow along with the examples–which is easy–you'll have a working Hibernate-based pr
InfoQ: Top 5 Ways to Reduce Flex Application Startup Time – Jun Heider has an excellent piece on O’Reilly’s InsideRIA site discussing a number of the options for minimizing the startup time of Flex applications, in hopes of helping developers reduce the amount of time that users see the ugly "Loading" dialog.
Sun looks to free up the rest of Java | The Industry Standard – By freeing these up, Java can be fully open-source and thus be packaged more easily with Linux distributions. In conjunction with this activity, Sun is talking with Linux distributors, including OpenSuse, Ubuntu and Fedora to have them offer an updated ve
Windows Server 2008 Now ‘PHP Ready’ – Microsoft and Zend have worked together on Zend Core, Zend's tested, certified and supported version of PHP. Zend Core and PHP are now certified for Windows Server 2008.
InfoQ: Comparing JEE Servers – When picking which JEE server to use for your application, you have a number of choices to select from. Knowing which application server is the best is key. Jonathan Campbell took a handful of JEE application servers, and came up with surprising results
Ext JS – Blog – Ext JS is pleased to announce the latest release of the Ext JS toolkit and the introduction of a new product, Ext GWT 1.0 (beta 1). The Ext JS version has been updated to 2.1 and includes new components, performance improvements, bug fixes and more.
Ajaxian » Ext JS 2.1 Released – Ext JS 2.1 has been released. In this point release the featured changes are: Full REST support, Added Ext.StatusBar Component and Samples, Ext.Slider Component and Samples, Example to demonstrate Remote Loading of Component Configs, Grid Filtering Sample
Jodd Library -Proxetta – Proxetta is all about dynamic proxies. Using just Java. In the same way you would code it by yourself. And the only dependency is Jodd & Asm library.
Census for open-source apps kicks off – CNET News.com – Open-source management company OpenLogic, IDC and Unisys launched the Open Source Census. The project is based around a tool, OSS Discovery, that scans systems for known open-source projects and anonymously submits the data to an OpenLogic database.
Process Monitor – Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon
Hiring the Rowing-Forward 30% – His anecdotal "70% Rowing Backwards" sounds roughly right to me, and it bothers me a lot. Studies show that programmers derive their primary satisfaction by being productive, so such an environment sounds downright depressing. But managers obviously don't
script.aculo.us Tutorial | Ajaxonomy – The folks over at Tutorials Point have posted a good tutorial for learning script.aculo.us on their site. The tutorial does well to cover the framework, includes lots of codes examples, and even has a W3C Schools style "try-it-yourself" editor to let you
Jack Slocum’s Blog – » Ext 2.0 API Docs on AIR – Using the soon to be available Ext AIR adapter that allows Ext JS to run in the AIR application sandbox, Jack took the Ext JS 2.0 API documentation application and get it running on AIR
Ext JS Blog – » Community Talk – February 2008 – There’s nothing I like to hear about more than a developer having success with Ext. It’s even better when that developer is willing to share their experiences and insight with others. His blog has quite a few Ext posts and they are all well written.
Savvy Duck: Ext Event Handling – The event handling and dispatching system in Ext is easy for a developer to hook into. It doesn't take anytime to integrate with and its a breeze to extend. Happy coding!
Groovy-power automated builds with Gant – Java World – If you've ever wished for the command of a programming language to drive your build process, then you need to know about Gant. In this article Klaus P. Berg introduces this combination of Groovy and Ant and shows you why some Java developers are choosing
IDEA is Now Enterprisey – It’s official, JetBrains raised the price on IDEA. While they claim they have not raised prices in 5 years, this is not the complete story.
Smoke and Ice: Um… Has anyone seen JBoss? – Ok, can anyone explain why JBoss seams to have dropped off the map? The 5.0 version of the JBoss Application Server has been in beta for over a year! What's going on?
InfoQ: From Tags to Riches: Going from Web 1.0 to Flex – James Ward and Shashank Tiwari walk through replacing a Web 1.0 interface with a rich Adobe Flex user interface. In the article, they outline the steps of updating the open source Pentaho Suite dashboard with a Web 2.0 dashboard:
IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » External Annotations – There are several cases when direct annotating code is not advisable: for example, project is shared between team members that use different IDEs, or you work with library classes. That does not mean you can’t make use of these annotations, though – w
Getting Started with Grails – Infoq ebook – Grails is an open-source, rapid web application development framework that provides a super-productive full-stack programming model based on the Groovy scripting language and built on top of Spring, Hibernate, and other standard Java frameworks. Many org
20 minutes or so on why I am 4Barack (Lessig Blog) – I wasn't going to do this, but then someone ask me to do it, and someone else told me (to my horror — not that it would be insane for anyone, but insane for her) that she was for Clinton. So consider this my precinct captain duty for the lessig blog.
Java Thoughts: A Year of Wicket – I’ve been working with Wicket for almost a year. We’ve just released our first product that uses Wicket for the user interface, and so it seems like a good time to take stock. Here’s the executive summary: Wicket rocks!
JBoss Matrix – A BEA-utiful Week – JBoss launched an innovators dilemma attack against BEA, not with a revolutionary product, but with a revolutionary business model, one that BEA couldn?t hope to copy without cannibalizing its existing revenue stream. BEA fell right into the trap.
LatencyTOP – Measuring and fixing Linux latency – LatencyTOP is a Linux* tool for software developers (both kernel and userspace), aimed at identifying where in the system latency is happening, and what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen so that the code can be changed to avoid the
Mastering Grails: Build your first Grails application – Grails gives you the development experience of Rails while being firmly grounded in proven Java technologies. But Grails isn’t just a simple “me too” port of Rails to the Java. Grails takes the lessons learned from Rails and mixes them with Java.
Firefox DataAnalytics Help center – DataAnalytics is a Firefox extension that enables importation, manipulation, analysis and graphing of data. Often websites lock their information in static tables. Have you ever wanted to sort or manipulate a product list sorted by name by price?
Anyterm – SSH via web – Have you ever wanted SSH or telnet access to your system from an internet desert – from behind a strict firewall, from an internet cafe, or even from a mobile phone? Anyterm is a combination of a web page and a web server module that provides this access
Stevey’s Blog Rants: Code’s Worst Enemy – Bill Gates, Dave Thomas, Martin Fowler and James Duncan Davidson have independently reached the same conclusion: namely, that bloat is the worst thing that can happen to code. But they all got there via painful things happening to them.
Farata Systems » A dozen of 2008 predictions – The year of 2007 was a good one. The IT job market was stable. While there were no any revolutionary changes in the ways software was developed, I believe that this was a year of rich Internet applications and Web 2.0. What?s the next big thing in IT?
Ext JS Blog – » Ext Rises in Popularity – The exciting news is that the Ext framework, for the first time, was added to the list and in it?s first year demonstrated it?s popularity. Of the 2,619 respondents, 22.5% were using the Ext framework ranking it 3rd overall.
InfoQ: DDD: putting the model to work – This talk will outline some of the foundations of domain-driven design:How models are chosen and evaluated;How multiple models coexist;How the patterns help avoid the common pitfalls, such as overly interconnected models;How developers and domain experts
JavaRanch Journal – November 2007 Volume 6 Issue 2 – Spring offers a few helper classes to do some scheduling in your app. In Spring 2.0, both the JDK’s Timer objects and the OpenSymphony Quartz Scheduler are supported. Quartz is an open source job scheduling system that can be easily used with Spring.
What is the Google Collections Library? – Kevin Bourrillion & Jared Levy are the two primary creators of the Google Collections Library, which aims to provide an extension to the Java Collections Framework. They discuss what the library is all about, its genesis, and how it will be useful to you.
InfoQ: Scrum and XP from the Trenches – The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP
InfoQ: Starting Struts 2 – Struts2 is the latest manifestation of the popular Struts Java web application framework. Like its predecessor, its goals are to make web application development faster, easier and more productive than ever before.
TSS Video: Christian Bauer on JBoss Seam – In this presentation, Christian Bauer discusses how JBoss Seam simplifies the handling of stateful conversations, multi-window operations and concurrent, fine-grained Ajax requests & integrates Facelets, Hibernate, jBPM, Drools, Groovy, iText and Lucene.
Asual | SWFAddress – Deep linking for Flash and Ajax – SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state.
Interface21 Team Blog » The Spring Web Flow 2.0 Vision – The goal of 2.0 is to evolve Spring Web Flow into a complete controller engine capable of handling all types of user interactions, stateless and stateful alike, with support for multiple view technologies and asynchronous event handling (Ajax) natively
gwt-ext – Google Code – GWT-Ext is a powerful widget library that provides rich widgets like Grid with sort, paging and filtering, Tree’s with Drag & Drop support, highly customizable ComboBoxes, Tab Panels, Menus & Toolbars, Dialogs, Forms and a lot more
It’s Only Software » 5 Minute Guide to Spring and JMX – I recently augmented a Spring-based project to expose some of the Spring-managed beans via JMX. Spring makes this very easy, and even if you?ve never used JMX before, this quick tutorial will let you set up your Spring beans to be viewed (and edited!) t
Android’s SDK Now Available – Android, Google’s mobile platform, is finally open to the developers. Now you can download the SDK and start to develop great applications in Java. Google launched a competition that offers $10 million awards for the most interesting apps
Upgrading to Prototype 1.6: real world examples – Recently I have undertaken upgrading to Prototype 1.6.0. I will now show you some examples of what I?ve done, how I did it and why; you might find this writeup useful when doing the same in your application.