Links for December 19th through December 21st

Links for December 5th through December 12th

  • Testing Java Code With Confidence – Doug Hiebert discusses the principles and objectives behind automated testing, TDD, Unit and Integration Testing, using asserting and mocking to write tests, and static analysis.
  • Open source Java projects: Storm – Parallel realtime computation for unbounded data streams – Storm is a big data framework that is similar to Hadoop but fine-tuned to handle unbounded data streams. In this installment of Open source Java projects, learn how Storm builds on the lessons and success of Hadoop to deliver massive amounts of data in realtime, then dive into Storm's API with a small demonstration app.
  • Google Apps revenue: $1 billion over the last year | BGR – Google (GOOG) isn’t just be a consumer tech company anymore. Unnamed sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Google ”generated around $1 billion from the sale of Google Apps and separate mapping software to businesses and governments” over the past year, signifying that Google has made significant progress in its push into the business technology market.
  • Android’s Google Now services headed for Chrome, too | Internet & Media – CNET News – The all-purpose alert system isn't just for Android. Google is building Google Now into Chrome as well, taking advantage of its notifications system.
  • Gmail for iOS Hybrid implementation – Most of the talk around the web about the new app mentions the new “native” implementation, but as you can clearly see It’s not a fully native app, but a hybrid app with carefully crafted web elements.
  • Integration Testing of Spring MVC Applications: REST API, Part Two – This is the fifth part of my spring-test-mvc tutorial and it describes the integration testing of a REST API that is implemented by using Spring MVC. During this tutorial we will continue writing integration tests for a simple REST API that provides CRUD functions for todo entries
  • Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8 – Microsoft has had since October 2008 to study Android. It has had since June 2007 to study iPhone. It seems as though they did not figure out what is good about the standard tablet operating systems.
  • NBCNews.com video: Apple CEO on challenge of keeping company cutting edge – Steve Jobs’ hand-picked successor, current Apple CEO Tim Cook, talks exclusively to Rock Center Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams about Apple’s battle with Samsung, glitches with their maps app, the prospect of Apple TV and the challenge of keeping Apple cutting edge.
  • New Release of Micro Cloud Foundry | CloudFoundry.com Blog – Micro Cloud Foundry is a complete version of the Cloud Foundry open PaaS, but it runs in a single virtual machine on a developer’s computer. Micro Cloud Foundry exemplifies how a multi-cloud approach to PaaS can help developers easily develop and test their applications locally and deploy to any Cloud Foundry-based clouds with no code or configuration changes.
  • Kindle FreeTime Unlimited includes access to 1000’s of books, games, apps, movies and TV shows, just for kids – Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids and parents love – books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows. With unlimited access to thousands of hand-picked titles for kids ages 3-8, parents don't have to spend time (and money) guessing what their kids will enjoy, and kids can explore a world of age-appropriate content on their own – no ads, no in-app purchases.
  • IntelliJ IDEA 12 is Available for Download | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – IntelliJ IDEA 12 embraces the cutting edge version of the language and provides code assistance for the new syntax, such as lambda expressions, method references and default methods. Now you can try the new features of JDK 8 in your projects.

Links for November 19th through November 20th

Links for November 14th through November 15th

Links for November 2nd

Links for September 21st through September 30th

  • Debugger: working with sub-ranges for arrays and lists – I love you IntelliJ IDEA – During debugging IntelliJ IDEA shows only the first 100 elements of arrays and collections. It’s enough in most cases. However, it’s sometimes convenient to use a custom range. Exactly for this the ‘Adjust Range’ action has been available for arrays for quite a long time.
  • PhoneGap Build – Write once, compile in the cloud & run anywhere – Say goodbye to SDKs, compilers and hardware. Simply write your app using HTML, CSS or JavaScript, upload it to the PhoneGap Build service and get back app-store ready apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, Palm, Symbian, BlackBerry and more.
  • Oracle to Launch NoSQL Database at OpenWorld | SiliconANGLE – Oracle plans to launch and demo a NoSQL database at Oracle OpenWorld next week along with a Hadoop data builder and in-memory data store.
  • After all, it sure looks like the Kindle Fire is about to become the Android tablet. – After all, it sure looks like the Kindle Fire is about to become the Android tablet.
  • Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet – Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world’s largest online retailer, unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet computer, taking aim at Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s bestselling iPad with a device that’s smaller and less than half the price
  • Enhancing iOS Sencha Touch apps with NimbleKit | Learn | Sencha – In this article we discuss a less well-known option called NimbleKit, which, as well as packaging and device API access, also offers a few interesting opportunities to enhance a web application's user interface with native controls
  • How Bad Boards Kill Companies: HP | Monday Note – In the end, as some see it, this could be a none-too-subtle power grab by Ray Lane: note the joint signature at the bottom of the memo to the troops: Meg and Ray. As the newly appointed Executive Chairman, he gets to "assist" Meg. Why appoint a CEO who needs such assistance in the first place? And wouldn’t any normal, non-executive Chairman, or any director provide assistance anyway?
  • Strata Web Framework – Strata is a fast, streaming web framework for node.js that is patterned after time-honored and battle tested web application design principles pioneered in the Python and Ruby communities (see WSGI and Rack). Using Strata, developers can build highly performant web servers in a powerful, modular style that is easy to maintain and takes full advantage of the streaming capabilities and excellent I/O handling of node.js.

Daily del.icio.us for March 26th through March 29th

Daily del.icio.us for July 15th through July 19th

Daily del.icio.us for May 16th through May 19th

Daily del.icio.us for January 19th through January 26th

  • Google releases new Google Voice for iPhone | Reuters – Google Inc unveiled a new version of its Internet phone service on Tuesday in its latest effort to bypass Apple Inc's gatekeepers and make Google Voice a popular service on the iPhone.
  • Google Voice Blog: Google Voice for iPhone and Palm WebOS – Today we are launching a new Google Voice mobile web app for iPhone OS 3.0 and higher and Palm Web OS devices, harnessing the power of HTML5, a new web technology that makes it possible to run faster, richer web-based applications right in the browser.
  • 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
  • IDC: Android to overtake iPhone, BlackBerry by 2013 | Electronista – Android will rise to be the second most used mobile OS in the world by 2013, according to a new IDC estimate
  • Learn from my misery: Don’t buy a nook. – Massively Parallel Procrastination – Somewhat coincidentally, Amazon announced the Official Kindle SDK this week. If you want a hackable linux-based ebook reader with a great user experience and great customer support, buy a Kindle. (Yes, I make money if you click that link. Actually, if just four people buy Kindles because of this post, I end up with the $100 Barnes & Noble stiffed me.)
  • Don’t Underestimate India’s Consumers – BusinessWeek – India's bottom-up private sector model, for all its chaos and bureaucracy, provides a stark contrast. While the nation badly needs infrastructure, its consumers are in a far better position to spend. India can now boast of an overwhelmingly independent middle class about 300 million strong, vs. China's 100 million to 200 million
  • The Quants: Formula for a Meltdown – WSJ.com – In his new book, "The Quants," Wall Street Journal reporter Scott Patterson suggests how this new breed of mathematicians and computer scientists took over much of the financial system—and the damage they inflicted in the 2007 meltdown
  • Google Voice (by Google) – Google Chrome extension gallery – Notifies you of new messages and gives you quick access to calling and free SMS via Google Voice
  • InfoQ: Doug Lea Discusses the Fork/Join Framework – Doug Lea talks to InfoQ about the evolution of the Fork/Join Framework, the new features planned for java.util.concurrent in Java 7, and the "Extra 166" package
  • WordPress Foundation | – The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.
  • VMware Communities: VMware vCloud API – The vCloud API is an interface for providing and consuming virtual resources from the cloud. It enables deploying and managing virtualized workloads in internal and external clouds. The vCloud API allows for upload and download of vApps along with their instantiation, deployment and operation.
  • Mozilla Delivers Firefox 3.6 to Millions of Users :: The Mozilla Blog – Firefox 3.6 is more than 20 percent faster than Firefox 3.5 and includes extensive under the hood work to improve performance for everyday Web tasks such as email, uploading photos, social networking, and more. It also delivers new features like customizable browser themes called Personas, a ground-breaking Plugin updater, improved JavaScript performance, and enhancements to familiar favorites like the Awesome Bar for a better, more personal Web experience.
  • Cloud and open source meet to test Web apps | Software, Interrupted – CNET News – With more applications being built for the Web, cross-browser testing is crucial to application performance. More than 2 million people have turned to an open-source, cross-browser testing platform called Selenium, to solve this problem.
  • iSites Create your app right now. Revise on the fly. – iSites enables you to create and self-manage apps for multiple smart phones (iPhone, Android) from one place.
  • Apache Pivot – Pivot applications are written using a combination of Java and XML and can be run either as an applet or as a standalone (optionally offline) desktop application