Daily del.icio.us for April 25th through May 2nd

  • InfoQ: A Discussion with Josh Bloch on the Future of Java – I think it's fair to say that Java's had a hard couple of years. But I do not think the platform or the language are in decline. I think there is some danger of a decline, but I'm counting on Oracle and the Java community to prevent it.
  • jQuery and or ExtJS » yet another coldfusion blog – Then there is ExtJS. UI maven, FLEX-ala-JS wonder, builder of UI components you could cut glass on. You could build an empire upon their grid component, templating via containers and XTemplate is a wonder, and its baked in extensibility and data "store" model is a dream.
  • Video: Appholes | The Daily Show | Comedy Central – Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one, but now Apple is busting down doors in Palo Alto while Bill Gates rids the world of mosquitoes.
  • If you code HTML, Zen Coding will change your life – If you write HTML for a living, and you don't know Zen Coding yet, you are missing out big time.
  • Thoughts on Flash – I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads.
  • VMforce Provides Spring Cloud Platform | SpringSource Team Blog – VMware and Salesforce today announced a partnership to build an enterprise Java cloud called VMforce.
  • SOA, 5 Years In – SOA provided us with a mechanism to build singly-focused, reusable services in a generic, adaptive fashion. As we move into the world of cloud – which is to network operations what SOA was to distributed computing – I think these lessons will be even more important.
  • More about HTML5 and Chrome « Udayan Banerjee’s Blog – From The Other Side – I am glad that I had switched over to Chrome. Otherwise it would have taken me lot more effort to go through the site created by Marcin Wichary and modified by Ernest Delgado.<br />
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    If you want to get a feel of what is possible with HTML5 this is a good place to look at.
  • Pojomatic – Pojomatic – Pojomatic provides configurable implementations of the equals(Object), hashCode() and toString() methods inherited from java.lang.Object
  • ABOUT MTF | Meet The Facts : Meet The Press Needs Fact Checking – Who holds politicians accountable for the statements they make on television? According to host David Gregory: not Meet The Press. Fact checking is one of the primary functions of journalism, but Mr. Gregory has said that it's up to the viewers to determine fact from fiction.

Daily del.icio.us for April 13th through April 16th

Daily del.icio.us for February 8th through February 14th

  • Compare JavaScript frameworks – In this article, you will discover how JavaScript frameworks make it easier and faster to create highly interactive and responsive Web sites and Web applications
  • Technobabble » Spring MVC 3.0 and JSR 303 (aka javax.validation.*) – The new annotated validation spec (jsr 303) is pretty slick, especially when used along side Spring MVC 3.0, and when backed by ejb3 entities. I’m pretty impressed with how easily it integrates with Spring MVC’s framework, and with how seamlessly error messages are passed to the form taglibs so they show up in your web forms.
  • Google Code Blog: Announcing Google Chart Tools – Whether you need a simple line chart, an interactive Geo Map or a complex Motion Chart , Google can help you add live charts to your web page using our Chart and Visualization APIs. Both of these APIs are free and simple to use, however they each have distinct advantages
  • Ajax Simplifications in Spring 3.0 | SpringSource Team Blog – Spring 3 provides first-class Ajax support with JSON as part of the Spring MVC module. This includes support for generating JSON responses and binding JSON requests using the Spring MVC @Controller programming model in conjunction with the Jackson JSON processor.
  • Tomcat in the Cloud – Cloudcat | MuleSoft – MuleSoft has announced Cloudcat, a pre-configured Apache Tomcat image with MySQL on Linux, available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GoGrid.
  • Startup links VMware with Amazon to create secure cloud storage | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld – A storage startup called Nasuni is unveiling a virtual NAS file server that runs on VMware and connects customers to cloud platforms such as Amazon's Simple Storage Service, adding encryption to enhance security and several features to improve performance
  • Amazon Web Services Blog: New Feature: Amazon S3 now supports Object Versioning – We've added beta support for Versioning across all Amazon S3 Regions. Versioning provides an additional layer of protection for your S3 objects. You can easily recover from unintended user errors or application failures. You can also use Versioning for data retention and archiving
  • InfoQ: Getting Started with Grails, Second Edition – "Getting Started with Grails" brings you up to speed on this modern web framework. Companies as varied as LinkedIn, Wired, Tropicana, and Taco Bell are all using Grails. Are you ready to get started as well?
  • edspencer’s Ext.ux.Exporter at master – GitHub – Exporter is a generic export class which takes any Ext.data.Store-based component (e.g. grids and similar) and exports the data in any format.

    Exporter works completely client-side. It uses a Formatter class to generate a document (.xls, .csv etc) and then redirects the user’s browser to a data url so that they can view or download it.

  • ExtJS: How to Export DataGrid to Excel | Loiane Groner – This tutorial will walk through how to export data from ExtJS DataGrid directly to Excel.

Daily del.icio.us for September 9th through September 16th

  • JavaScript Framework Matrix – Overview with functions and examples – The JavaScript Framework Matrix will give you an overview of popular JavaScript frameworks and their functions. There are various examples for the frameworks and every snippet contains links to the official documentation
  • SpriteMe: Spriting made easy – SpriteMe is an open source project that helps web developers create sprites in a matter of minutes rather than hours.
  • InfoQ: Book Review: Understanding SCA – Overall the book provides a complete introduction to SCA. If you are not familiar with the technology and you are building an SOA, it is certainly worth investing some of your time either to adopt the technology or implement some of its patterns.
  • Feds launch Apps.gov; Cloud computing players salivate | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – The Federal government launched Apps.gov, a site designed to be a storefront for approved cloud computing applications. The move is designed to streamline application adoption at federal agencies
  • Introduction to Google Collections | Benjamin Winterberg – The Google Collections Library 1.0 is a set of new collection types, implementations and related goodness for Java 5 and higher, brought to you by Google. It is a natural extension of the Java Collections Framework you already know and love.
  • InfoQ: 3 Patterns from SOA Design Patterns by Thomas Erl – All of these patterns are considered fundamental to inventory governance in that they support and are influenced by the Service Discoverability principle, which actually shapes service meta information in such a manner that it can be effectively discovered and interpreted.
  • SproutCore 1.0 is almost ready – After 20,000 lines of new code, over 5,000 new unit tests, and countless hours of effort by over 30 contributors, SproutCore 1.0 is almost ready. Try out the new code today and help us make the push to our final release. Join the HTML5 revolution.
  • iPhone gets .Net app development | Developer World – InfoWorld – Leveraging Novell's Mono runtime for running Windows applications on non-Windows systems, Novell's MonoTouch 1.0 is a commercial software development kit that lets developers utilize code and libraries written for .Net and programming languages like C#
  • thewojogroup’s simplecart-js at master – GitHub – A simple paypal shopping cart in 20kb that you can setup in minutes
  • Hades – Trac – Hades is a utility library to work with Data Access Objects implemented with Spring and JPA. The main goal is to ease the development and operation of a data access layer in applications.

Daily del.icio.us for July 6th

  • jQuery Visualize Plugin: Accessible Charts & Graphs from Table Elements using HTML 5 Canvas | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA – A while back, we wrote an article describing a technique we came up with to use JavaScript to scrape data from an HTML table and generate charts using the HTML 5 Canvas element. The technique is particularly useful because the data for the visualization already exists in the page in structured tabular format, making it accessible to people who browse the web with a screen reader or other assistive technology.
  • InfoQ: Merapi Project Utilizes Java to Expand the Desktop Capabilities of Adobe Air – Merapi is a technology that can be used as a messaging bridge between applications that run in the Adobe Flash player or Adobe AIR and applications written in Java
  • InfoQ: Introduction to Data Services – Data services are software services that encapsulate operations on key data entities of relevance to the enterprise
  • InfoQ: Born To Cycle – Agile development is not about doing a set of practices, it's about a way of "being," it's about learning. How is this learning accomplished? By taking brief pauses after small experiments, even large problems can be solved. In a recent Harvard Business Review interview of Toyota's president, he observed, "…when 70 years of very small improvements accumulate, they become a revolution."
  • InfoQ: Measuring Agility, Craftsmanship, and Success – David Starr has looked at how and why an organization might want to measure things like: agility, craftsmanship, and organizational success. He found craftsmanship relatively easy to measure, while agility was the most difficult to measure in a useful way.
  • InfoQ: Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids – Virtual service-oriented grids have the capacity to fundamentally change the way business is conducted in much the same way that the Internet did by reinserting a middleman in the form of software, rather than human. The key to this paradigm shift lies in services, the abstraction of interoperability and reuse.
  • SOA and TOGAF: A Good Fit? – Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a style of architecture and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an architecture framework. The combination sounds promising, but do they play well together
  • Cay Horstmann’s Blog: Upgrading to Eclipse Galileo – I just installed Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo)—it seemed a more attractive thing to do than actually getting my work done. Fortunately, I only need three Eclipse plugins right now. Here is how they fared with Galileo
  • Clojure: Challenge your Java assumptions – JavaWorld – Clojure is a dynamic functional language for the JVM, recently released in version 1.0. Clojure offers a new set of programming techniques for robust code and rapid development. In particular, it has new solutions for multicore computing. Whether you make the shift to Clojure or stick to Java, learning about this new language will challenge your assumptions about the best way to design software.
  • Why Microsoft is Losing Browser Share | Zoho Blogs – Why is Microsoft losing share? I would submit that it ultimately had to do with their fateful decision to tightly weld together the browser and the operating system. That must be the most bone-headed business decision in Microsoft's history

Daily del.icio.us for June 26th through July 5th

Daily del.icio.us for May 7th through May 9th

Daily del.icio.us for April 3rd through April 7th

  • Sun’s Six Biggest Mistakes – Forbes.com – In the interest of exploring Sun's value to history students, if not its shareholders, we asked analysts and industry watchers where Sun went wrong.
  • Protovis – A graphical toolkit for visualization – Protovis is a visualization toolkit for JavaScript using the canvas element. It takes a graphical approach to data visualization, composing custom views of data with simple graphical primitives like bars and dots.
  • SitePen Blog » Stocker: Advanced Dojo Made Easy – SitePen is excited to announce Stocker, which demonstrates some of the more advanced capabilities of Dojo, including the newly released DataChart, the DataGrid, Data Store, Comet, Persevere, and BorderContainer.
  • Why baseball benched Microsoft Silverlight | Digital Media – CNET News – The thwacking sounds of bats striking balls will once again fill stadiums, as Monday is opening day for Major League Baseball. This year, Microsoft will watch from the sidelines.

    MLB.com no longer uses Microsoft's Silverlight to stream games to its 500,000 subscribers. This season fans will watch live and on-demand video via Adobe's Flash player.

  • Internal cloud’s big test: Amazon vs. Cloudera | The Wisdom of Clouds – CNET News – The announcement on Thursday of Amazon's new Hadoop-based Elastic MapReduce service, combined with the introduction of a commercial Hadoop distribution from start-up Cloudera, means that we finally have a reasonable means of watching which directions enterprise IT prefers.
  • I.B.M. Withdraws $7 Billion Offer for Sun Microsystems – NYTimes.com – After weeks of negotiations, I.B.M. withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun’s board balked at a reduced offer, according to three people close to the talks.
  • Digital Domain – Web-Based Competition for Microsoft Word – NYTimes.com – The best online word processor, however, may be the one from a tiny company, Zoho, a nimble innovator. Zoho Writer is running close enough to Word to imagine that it and other online word processors will be able to do most everything that Word can do, and more.
  • Outside the Box() » Ext Core vs. JQuery – Both Ext Core and JQuery are solid, complete base JavaScript libraries. JQuery leans towards simplicity while Ext Core offers enhanced configuration. The choice of which to use will come down to where you are now.
  • Ext JS – Ext Core 3.0 Beta Released – the Ext Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Ext Core 3.0 beta for download. Ext Core provides a cross-browser consistent API for performing the most common tasks in JavaScript development for web pages. Ext Core is released under a permissive MIT license – there is no cost to use Ext Core – it's free for everyone.
  • SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around – These days we are inundated with bloated web browsers that overcomplicate our lives. However, there is one eminent exception: IE6. It has been around since 2001 and is still one of the most powerful and versatile browsers available.

Daily del.icio.us for March 14th through March 19th

Daily del.icio.us for March 11th through March 14th