- Martin Fowler on Software Patents – At a time when our future affluence depends so heavily on innovation, we have drifted toward a patent regime that not only fails to fulfil its justifying function, to incentivise innovation, but actively impedes innovation
- JMS Browser – Browser JMS Queues and Topics – Send, view and browse your Messages in Queues and Topics easily from a Eclipse based user interface
- Screenscraping from Java using jsoup – effective data gathering from websites « AMIS Technology blog – I came across a tool for screenscraping from Java, called jsoup – http://jsoup.org/. It turned out to be so incredibly easy to use – that I thouht I should share it.
- jscep – Java implementation of the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) – Google Project Hosting – Java implementation of the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP)
- The President Surrenders on Debt Ceiling – NYTimes.com – How can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation's economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can't.
- Nick Farina – An iOS Developer Takes on Android – Recently, we released the Android version of Meridian, our platform for building location-based apps. We didn't use one of these "Cross Platform!" tools like Titanium. We wrote it, from scratch, in Java, like you do in Android.
- Idiomatic Layouts with Sencha Touch | Learn | Sencha – In this two-part series, we show how, with a single code-base, we can create an app which responds to these conventions, and which, through the use of the Sencha Touch 'application profiles' mechanism, delivers familiar user interfaces to both phone and tablet users.
- It’s not you, it’s me: Microsoft kills IronRuby | Languages and standards – InfoWorld – With the departure of Jimmy Schementi, Microsoft's Ruby team is now down to one part-time developer.
- ShareTool 2.1 achievement unlocked: iTunes Home Sharing – Yazsoft has updated ShareTool, its remote network access tool, with a number of new features, not the least of which is iTunes Home Sharing
- Army Uses Agile, Social Networks to Bypass Bureaucracy and Get iPhone, Android Apps — Application Development Trends – The U.S. Army found a way to fight the sluggishness of traditional software development that's slowed even further by legendary government bureaucracy: go Agile.
- 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.
- Microsoft could be a winner in Oracle’s patent attack over Java | ZDNet – I’d think there could be a whole lot of celebrating going on in Redmond today, the day after Oracle announced it is suing Google over alleged patent infringements involving Java in the Android mobile operating system.
- Initial Thoughts on Oracle vs Google Patent Lawsuit – Miguel de Icaza – Today Oracle sued Google over Java patents and copyrights that they claim Google's Android OS infringes
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- Taking the Idea of "Mobile Printing" to an Extreme | ZDNet – Check out this video tour of the new computer capabilities inside the cab of a prototype Ford truck:
- InfoQ: Adobe Acquires Java ECM Vendor Day Software – The merger is expected to complement Adobe’s moves into the web content management market by giving its Adobe Flex, Flash and AIR products an additional content platform to stand on
- 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
Daily del.icio.us for December 31st through January 1st:
- ZSFA — Rails Is A Ghetto – Stay tuned for more about Ruby conferences and why they suck, and why the Pickaxe book is what killed Ruby
- InformIT: Using XQuery to Manage XML with SQL Server 2005 > XQuery Advantages – Jesse Smith gives you a crash course on XQuery methods and how you can use them in certain situations to retrieve and update XML data stored in your SQL Server 2005 database
- Open source and the corporate elephant | InfoWorld | News | 2007-12-12 | By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service – More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.
- How to create a theme for Roller 4.0 – In part one I explained how to create a theme directory and add the required template and resource files. Now I’ll wrap things up by explaining what goes into a theme.xml theme definition file and how to deploy your new theme.
- Law Blog – WSJ.com : The Law Blog 2007 Year-End Quiz! – We thought we?d say goodbye to 2007 with a little year-end quiz touching on some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the year in law.
- Automatic blog posts from your Google Reader Shared items « Tzetze Fly – by Dan Woolley – Below is a Ruby script I wrote that does just that. It consumes an Atom feed of your Google Reader Shared Items, formats them, and automatically posts them to your WordPress blog using their XML-RPC interface
- Alfresco Press Releases – Quark And Alfresco Announce New Partnership – This new partnership will enable Quark and Alfresco to provide cost-effective end-to-end content management and publishing solutions based on open standards ? enabling seamless integration with an organization?s existing business system.
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