PhoneGap Explained in 5 Minutes – PhoneGap allows you to create cross-platform mobile apps using web technologies. It is not a tool for converting websites into apps. While it is easier for web developers to build mobile apps with PhoneGap than to develop them using native tools, it is not turnkey or simple
How exercise boosts brain health – Research has shown that exercise is good for the brain. Now investigators have identified a molecule called irisin that is produced in the brain during endurance exercise and has neuroprotective effects.
Where Does Big Data Meet Big Database? – Ben Stopford takes a look at the Big Data movement, its development and implications, reflecting on a future where NoSQL solutions and traditional ones coexist.
Panel: How Banks Are Managing Their Data – Frank Tarsillo , John Davies, Jon Vernon and Ari Zilka (moderator) discuss the technologies and architectures used these days to manage large amounts of sensitive data in top financial institutions.
Video: Spring Roo—Not Just another RAD Tool! | SpringSource.org – In this presentation, SpringSource's Josh Long and Spring Roo in Action authors Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala introduce Spring Roo 1.2, and then go further, exposing Roo's powerful addon-based underbelly. They introduce Roo's OSGi bundle support, and introduce how add-ons can be used to generate code, install templates, respond to addition / removal of annotations, and expose both open-source and internal-company libraries for use by your developers
Spring Data – One API To Rule Them All? – Spring Data is a high level SpringSource project whose purpose is to unify and ease the access to different kinds of persistence stores, both relational database systems and NoSQL data stores.
Sencha Architect 2.1 Now Available | Blog | Sencha – Sencha Architect is now even better! Release 2.1 is finally here and the team is excited to share what we've been working on for the past three months. The goal for the first minor release was to improve performance and stability while continuing to add functionality that helps developers do even more.
5 Weeks of Go – In my opinion the Go designers have done an excellent job of blending the flexibility and convenience of a scripting language with the performance and safety of a strongly typed compiled language
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim – Google on Wednesday was cleared of charges that it had infringed Oracle's Java patents, ending the second major phase of the trial.
"Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
I took Hanselman’s advice and now look at me… – About a month ago, I watched Scott Hanselman's awesome productivity talk, It's not what you read, it's what you ignore, and it spurred me to take a hard look at my daily Internet usage. As a result I've finished several projects that were previously languishing on my todo list, and I've improved my focus.
Tech Talk: the Hedgehog Programming Language – The Palantir Finance programming language — Hedgehog as we know it — is an interpreted, statically typed, object-oriented language. With a syntax that’s based loosely on Java, it mixes roughly Java-style semantics and a few idiosyncrasies that make it a really interesting case study in language design. It’s built to be extremely efficient for batch operations on time series, which is the heavy lifting in financial analysis.
Palantir Sysmon – lightweight platform monitoring for Java VMs – Sysmon is a lightweight platform monitoring tool. It's designed to gather performance data (CPU, disks, network, etc.) from the host running the Java VM. This data is gathered, packaged, and published via Java Management Extensions (JMX) for access using the JMX APIs and standard tools (such as jconsole or jmxtrans).
People Use IE at Work, But Chrome at Home – The company attributes the use of IE during the workday to constraints of corporate policy. In other words, those people using IE would gladly turn to Chrome if their IT departments would let them, but they’re stuck, so that’s what they use.
InfoQ: Seven Secrets Every Architect Should Know – Frank Buschmann’s secrets: User Tasks-based Design, Be Minimalist, Ensure Visibility of Domain Concepts, Use Uncertainty as a Driver, Design Between Things, Check Assumptions, Eat Your Own Dog Food.
MongoDB Rocks My World | Javalobby – What I like the most is that you can organize your data the way you want to without a lot of restrictions forced on you by the DBMS you're using. For those who don't know, MongoDB is what's called a 'document-oriented' database. Rather than storing "rows" in "tables" like you do in a relational database, you store "documents" in "collections."
Learn Ruby The Hard Way – Welcome to Learn Ruby the hard way. This is a translation of "Learn Python The Hard Way" to teach total beginners Ruby. It's in the same style, and the content is nearly the same, but it will teach you Ruby
A Depressive Journey With MongoDB – You are about to read a long story on how I got burnt with MongoDB and depressed with it. I am not blaming MongoDB, anyone using, advocating or developing it. I am blaming myself for this. MongoDB is a good tool. You can use it but just make sure it is what you need and it handles your requirements very well. This is not specific to MongoDB but applies to every tool we use.
InfoQ: Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala – The team behind guardian.co.uk which, according to its editor, has the second highest readership of any on-line news site after the New York Times, is gradually switching from Java to Scala, starting with the Content API, which provides a mechanism for selecting and collecting Guardian content.
The Art of Software: Mocking Frameworks: Mockito vs. EasyMock – Mockito evolved from the once popular EasyMock framework and takes the simplicity and usability of the later one step further. Mockito's syntax is more consistent and fluent and makes your code much more readable. I would highly recomment Mockito for any new project.
Google AppEngine in Practice – I’ve also gotten a little more experience with what works and what doesn’t, so here’s a short overview of things to keep in mind when (considering) developing for Google AppEngine. It’s mostly about the Datastore.
Coding Horror: Go That Way, Really Fast – So, until further notice, we'll be following the same strategy as the Android and Chrome teams. We're going to go that way, really fast. And if something gets in our way, we'll turn.
BBC News – Change to ‘Bios’ will make for PCs that boot in seconds – New PCs could start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the oldest parts of desktop computers.<br />
The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its operating system can get going.
iPad for Business – Either way, it's clear that Apple is onto something here, and that the iPad has strong potential to be a useful device for the corporate world, and not just a shiny toy
Introducing Apache Shiro – Shiro is an Apache Incubator project aimed at making authentication and authorization easier. Get to know Apache Shiro and walk through examples that let you experiment with Shiro for authentication and authorization in a Groovy web application.