- 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.
- Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Tries to Build an Eco-Friendly House – WSJ.com – No one said it would be easy to build the greenest house on the block. Scott Adams on perplexing energy bills, ugly lawns and the true meaning of 'green'
- Businesses Add iPad to Their Briefcase – WSJ.com – Some Companies, Which Barred the iPhone, Build Apps for Tablet Computer and Give Apple Gadget to Employees
- Java Code Geeks: GWT Spring and Hibernate enter the world of Data Grids – Maximize Hibernate performance with the power of Infinispan Data Grid. A GWT, Spring, JPA, Hibernate, Infinispan integration tutorial.
- 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.
- Amazon introduces reservation system for databases in its cloud | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld – Amazon Web Services has introduced Reserved Database Instances, a new way to pay for its cloud-based Relational Database Service (RDS), the company said on Monday.
- Spring 3.0 – Themes and Trends | Java Software Development Videos and Tutorials Directory – This talk discusses Spring as a modern annotation-oriented application framework, covering the component model trends as well as selected Spring 3.0 feature highlights.
- Oracle’s Android lawsuit: A Pandora’s box of serious evils | Intellectual property – InfoWorld – A deeper look at Oracle's legal claims show how an Oracle win or a Google give-in could destroy Android and even open source
- 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.
- Primary CSS – 22 CSS layouts that always work – Primary is a simple CSS Framework, designed for Developers and Designers in order to make using CSS as easy as possible.
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