Links for June 15th through June 18th

Daily del.icio.us for July 13th through July 15th

Daily del.icio.us for March 22nd through March 26th

Daily del.icio.us for March 4th through March 9th

Daily del.icio.us for October 28th

  • Google is oddly silent about Grand Central | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Google is being very quiet about Grand Central, the virtual phone service it acquired in July 2007 but hasn’t really done anything with since. In my opinion, Grand Central is already a good service. There are a few features I’d like to see added but, for the most part, it’s working for me – so much so that, in a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I called it my favorite telecommuting tool.
  • How LinkedIn changed its security model in order to offer an API – This talk also covered how LinkedIn retrofitted the security model chosen for the API into the mainstream website, which helped tremendously in the scalability of the website by allowing stateless front-end / single sign-on (SSO), and improved security by removing sessions entirely.
  • Building LinkedIn’s Next Generation Architecture with OSGi – Over the course of the last 5 years, LinkedIn has been built using relatively simple technologies: front end web applications (Tomcat/Servlet/JSP), back-end services (Jetty/Spring Remoting), databases, replication, and JMS. Although the web site was scaling adequately, we had some big challenges to overcome: In this session, I talked about why OSGi was chosen to help us solve those challenges, the implementation progress we've made, the pitfalls that we've encountered (so far) and what we have learned in the process.
  • Atlassian Developer Blog – Performance testing with JMeter – This is the first in a series of blog posts aimed at documenting whats involved in setting up a performance test harness from scratch. In my next post, I will show how to deploy these performance tests using Maven 2 and how to automate the process using Bamboo
  • Almost Human: a review of Google’s Android G1 phone: Page 1 – The T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone, designed by Google and made by HTC, remains firmly in the shadow of the iPhone—for now. The phone, which goes on sale next week in the US and next month in Britain, was released too early. The HTC hardware and Android OS that powers it lack the polish and depth of even the iPhone 1.0 in most respects.
  • Charlie Owen – Windows Media Center in the PDC Build of Windows 7 – If you are attending the 2008 Professional Developers Conference you received a pre-beta Windows 7 build today (6801) which contains many features the Windows Media Center team has been developing over the past year
  • I would just like to say… – This post is for all of you out there who have developed or contributed to Linux/Ubuntu projects and all of the open source coders who read this
  • Windows 7: Windows 7 Walkthrough, Boot Video and Impressions – On Sunday, they took journalists through a lively 7-hour orientation on Win 7, then handed off a Dell XPS M1330 loaded with pre-beta Build 6801. Thankfully for the overworked, underappreciated developers at Redmond, it's surprisingly stable, and its look and feel already puts Vista to shame.
  • Microsoft Watch – Web Services & Browser – Office Goes to the Web – Microsoft made a stunning announcement during today's Professional Developers Conference: A lightweight Web-based version of Office. Office Web is a stunning concession to Google and other Web 2.0 platform developers offering Web-based productivity applications. Office Web will come with lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
  • Microsoft Joins Working Group for Open Standards Messaging Software: Decision to join AMQP Working Group based on commitment to openness, interoperability and providing customer choice. – Microsoft Corp. today announced that it is joining the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Working Group, an organization focused on the development of the AMQP specification. Microsoft is joining the AMQP Working Group at the request of its members, including several of Microsoft’s customers in the financial services industry, in order to support the development of an open industry standard for ubiquitous messaging.

Daily del.icio.us for July 27th through August 5th

Daily del.icio.us for April 28th through May 2nd

Daily del.icio.us for January 13th through January 14th

  • Tweak your Ubuntu desktop with Ubuntu Tweak – Download Squad – Ubuntu Tweak makes it easy to customize your desktop environment and a handful of other settings like your startup session and power management settings. The utility runs on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 and could make life a lot easier on Linux/Ubuntu newbies.
  • Project Euler – Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and prog
  • Michael?s Random Thoughts » The Pitfalls of Java as a First Programming Language – A Response – Blaming the first language for a failure to design a good curriculum where other necessary languages are taught appropriately is a naïve argument that misses the point and isn?t helping anyone
  • bobdc.blog: Scraping and linked data – Somehow, code monkeys surrounded by earth-toned cubicle fabric think that it makes them resemble DJs surrounded by crates of vinyl if they use musical buzzwords to refer to the act of combining multiple things into a new one
  • datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open source JavaScript Date library for parsing, formatting and processing.
  • Microsoft MIX07 – How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client – A recent presentation by Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client went into detail on how developers should approach the problem of making their applications perform well on
  • HTML Purifier 3.0.0 released – HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are st
  • A BigDecimal Cookbook for financial calculations – Computations that yielded amounts, quantities, adjustments, and many other things were generally done with little or no attention to the special precision and rounding concerns that arise when dealing with financial issues.
  • Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) v2.0 – The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 2.0 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and
  • Lightview – Lightview was built to change the way you overlay images on a website.
  • Best Color Tools For Web Designers – Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That?s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets o
  • HtmlUnit vs HttpUnit « A Public Scratchpad – If you?re using HttpUnit for legacy reasons, it?s a fairly solid package, but don?t expect to get much support. If you?re starting a new project and are trying to decide between these two frameworks, HtmlUnit wins hands down. It has the features,