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.
InfoQ: Kenai: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails – Project Kenai (pronounced Keen-Eye, according to Tim Bray) is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It integrates several source code management systems, forums, mailinglists, issue-tracking systems and wikis.
InfoQ: Java In-Memory Persistence with Space4J – Space4J is a simple database system that will let you work with Java Collections in memory. Since memory is several orders of magnitude faster than disk for random access to data, Space4J provides better scalability for "real-time" web applications and systems that require performance.
InfoQ: Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns – In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.
First New York Times API is Live – Here’s Why it Matters – ReadWriteWeb – The much-anticipated first Application Programming Interface (API) from the New York Times went live today, according to a post on the company's blog Open – All the code that's fit to printf(). First up is a campaign finance data API and next is a movie review API. Also available is a database management program initially developed for internal use at the NY Times.
Sorry, Dad, I’m Voting for Obama – The Daily Beast – The son of William F. Buckley has decided—shock!—to vote for a Democrat. Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon. It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance.
The Soyuz Spacecraft – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com – The basic design of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft has not changed in some 40 years, though it has had numerous upgrades. The current version, known as Soyuz TMA, is expected to be the only means of taking astronauts to the International Space Station from 2010 to 2015
FCC Clears Free Wireless Web – WSJ.com – A proposal to create a free, national wireless Internet service got a boost as Federal Communications Commission engineers concluded that concerns are overblown about such service interfering with other carriers.
Firefox 3 for developers – MDC – If you're a developer trying to get a handle on all the new features in Firefox 3, this is the perfect place to start. This article provides a list of the new articles covering features added to Firefox 3
InfoQ: Is Google Gears Positioned to Add Features to the Web? – There is no doubt that Rich Internet Applications remain a major battleground for the industry along with and complementary to Ad-based revenue models and cloud-computing. Will Gears take a similar path as Flash and become as much adopted by Web sites and
InfoQ: Erlang – software for a concurrent world – How do you program a multicore computer? Easy – do it in Erlang. Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language designed for programming fault-tolerant systems. With share-nothing semantics and pure message passing, Erlang programs scales on multi
JetBrains’ Dmitry Jemerov on IntelliJ 8, Flex, and Scala – Dmitry Jemerov is a lead developer on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA. In this wide-ranging interview with Artima, Jemerov discusses the main focus areas for the upcoming IntelliJ 8 release, as well as his views on IntelliJ's support for Flex and Scala.
Why Java? Because it’s everywhere. – The value of this enterprise capabilities is still very high, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important differentiators of Java. Once you know how to deal with it, it saves you lots of time in development and production.
Who Will Tell the People? – New York Times – We need a president who is tough enough to tell the truth to the American people. Any one of the candidates can answer the Red Phone at 3 a.m. in the White House bedroom. I’m voting for the one who can talk straight to the American people on national TV
The All-White Elephant in the Room – New York Times – Mr. Hagee is not a fringe kook but the pastor of a Texas megachurch. On Feb. 27, he stood with John McCain and endorsed him over the religious conservatives’ favorite, Mike Huckabee, who was then still in the race.
Headius: The Power of the JVM – The future is definitely looking awesome for dynamic languages on the JVM. And languages like Groovy and JRuby are proving it.
Sleep deprivation is not a badge of honor – (37signals) – Forgoing sleep is like borrowing from a loan shark. Sure you get that extra hours right now to cover for your overly-optimistic estimation, but at what price? The shark will be back and if you can’t pay, he’ll break your creativity, morale, and good-m
Common Solutions for T-SQL Problems – Home – Some of the Moderators, Answerers, and MVPs have gotten together to create a new resource to supplement the Forums; it's called SQLExamples. We just started it a few weeks ago so it's still very much in its infancy