US patent chief to software patent critics: “Give it a rest already” | Ars Technica – David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents.
ModelMapper – Simple, Intelligent, Object Mapping. – ModelMapper is an intelligent object mapping library that automatically maps objects to each other. It uses a convention based approach while providing a simple refactoring safe API for handling specific use cases.
When Patents Attack! | This American Life – We take you inside this war, and tell the fascinating story of how an idea enshrined in the US constitution to promote progress and innovation, is now being used to do the opposite
InfoQ: Kanban System Design – Karl Scotland on Kanban as a way of creating a model improving a business’ capability to meet its purpose based on systems thinking, workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence, and learning.
InfoQ: NoSQL @ Netflix – Siddharth “Sid” Anand explains the technical details behind the move from Oracle used inside their data center to SimpleDB and S3 in the cloud, and from there to Cassandra.
InfoQ: Craft and Software Engineering – Glenn Vanderburg believes that software engineering and craftsmanship are not mutually exclusive, and there is synergy between them, explaining how to combine them in the software development process.
InfoQ: The Diary of a REST “Convert” – The conversation about SOA is a conversation about architecture – everything that we’ve talked about over the past decade applies just as equally when the Services are implemented using REST or Web Services on top of any protocol, infrastructure, or data schema.
TeleHash / JSON + UDP + DHT = Freedom – A new wire protocol enabling applications to connect directly in a real-time and fully distributed manner, freeing them from relying on centralized datacenters
NoSQL is What? | Jeremy Zawodny’s blog – I found myself reading NoSQL is a Premature Optimization a few minutes ago and threw up in my mouth a little. That article is so far off base that I’m not even sure where to start, so I guess I’ll go in order.
InfoWorld preview: Visual Studio LightSwitch chases app dev Holy Grail | Developer World – InfoWorld – One of the Holy Grails of application development has been to allow a businessperson to build his or her own application without needing a professional programmer. Microsoft's latest attempt at this is Visual Studio LightSwitch, now in its first beta test. LightSwitch uses several technologies to generate applications that connect with databases. It can run on a desktop or in a Web browser, and it can use up to three application layers: client tier, middle tier, and data access.
InfoQ: Deploying Java Applications on Amazon EC2 – Chris Richardson presents the details of deploying multi-tier Apache/Tomcat/MySQL applications on Amazon EC2, what it takes to access EC2, to deploy a web server, an application server, and a database, handling security, making a case for PaaS which does not require an administration effort.
Spring 3.0.4 is Now Available | SpringSource.org – Spring 3.0.4 is now available. This release addresses over 80 minor issues and updates Spring's support for some recent third-party releases including Hibernate Core 3.6, Hibernate Validator 4.1, EclipseLink 2.1, and EHCache 2.2.
For Google, the Cloud Is Its Mobile Future – If there was any doubt that mobile and the cloud will eventually converge, Google is putting it to rest. At an event in San Francisco today, the company showed off two applications that leverage Google’s back-end infrastructure and its Android OS to bring a powerful new mobile user experience. The two apps are Voice Actions and Chrome2Phone.
ScrumBan? « Tales from a Trading Desk – Lean Software Engineering offer a good overview of how ScrumBan differs from Scrum – essentially improving the speed of time-to-market. Agile Management offers a posting on how to start down the road of Kanban.
InfoQ: Neo4j: Java-based NoSQL Graph Database – After several years of development, the developers from NeoTechnology have released version 1.0 of Neo4j, a Java-based graph database which follows the property graph datamodel. InfoQ spoke with NeoTechnology COO Peter Neubauer to learn more about the current Neo4j release and what it offers to developers
Clustering Tomcat | Javalobby – In this article, I will show you how to use Apache/Tomcat in order to set up a load balancer. I know this has been done a zillion time before, but I will use this setup in my next article (teaser, teaser) so at least I will have it documented somewhere.
The Apache Cassandra Project – The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model.
Open Source NoSQL Databases | Javalobby – For almost a year now, the idea of "NoSQL" has been spreading due to the demand for relational database alternatives. Maybe the biggest motivation behind NoSQL is scalability……… Here are some of the better known open source data stores/models labeled as "NoSQL"
OpenXML4J – Office Open XML API for Java – OpenXML4J is a Java implementation of the ECMA-376 : Office Open XML File Format. It provides developers with a set of classes to create innovative solutions with the Open XML file format.
java.net: JAX-WS Web Services Without Java EE Containers – One justification for including JAX-WS 2.0 as part of Java SE 6.0 instead of Java EE 5 is that web service delivery with JAX-WS 2.0 does not require a container. This article shows how to use the JAX-WS class javax.xml.ws.Endpoint to publish web services
Apache Directory releases: LDAP Server 1.5, Studio 1.0 toolset – Apache has announced the release of Apache Directory Server 1.5.1, and Apache Directory Studio 1.0, a toolset for use with any LDAP solution but with special integrations with Apache Directory Server. Directory Server 1.5.1 is an implementation of LDAP v3
InfoQ: Spring 2 and Beyond – Spring 2.0 takes POJO-based development to a new level of sophistication. The themes of Spring 2.0 are simplicity and power: it makes existing tasks even easier, while extending the power of Spring to new areas. In this session,