RubySource | A Look at Ruby 2.0 – With Ruby 2.0 set to be released on February 24th, exactly on the 20th anniversary of Ruby’s first debut, I decided to write this article to give you a quick rundown of some of the most interesting changes.
A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization.ch – That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it selection.datavisualization.ch. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.
An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS – An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
Be Careful With Cache Managers | Javalobby – If you are using spring and JPA, it is very likely that you utilize ehcache (or another cache provider). And you do that in two separate scenarios: JPA 2nd level cache and spring method caching.
UI Testing a Sencha App – I wanted to address this topic by adding UI Tests to my demo Ext JS application and discussing strategies for enterprise application testing.
The Atlantic Wire: Building for iPad on HTML5 and Sencha Touch – The Atlantic Wire and projects such as Fastbook showcase what is truly possible with HTML5 and the many benefits of building universal applications with open standards. Publishers like The Atlantic benefit from using HTML5 to build applications that are free of app store constraints, allowing them to innovate on their business model and the technical delivery. With HTML5, companies have the ability to build universal applications without limitations.
APIs | Codecademy – Build real-life apps with APIs – Want to write apps and build websites that can text your phone, pull in YouTube videos, or connect to Facebook and Twitter? Start doing all this and more with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Daring Fireball: Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad – The iPad succeeds because it has eliminated complexity, not because it has covered up the complexity of the Mac with a touch-based “shell”. iOS’s lack of backward compatibility with any existing software means that all apps for iOS are written specifically for iOS. There’s a cost for this elimination of complexity and compatibility, of course, which is that the iPad is also less capable than a Mac
Cloud Foundry: Now Supporting Scala – Today, we are announcing Cloud Foundry support for Scala and a variety of associated frameworks. Most Scala applications written to Lift and Spring will deploy seamlessly without modification to Cloud Foundry
Apple’s Twitter – Anil Dash – Could a small team of developers and designers within Apple make a credible realtime messaging service with first-rate native clients on every important platform? Could they graft on a simple, REST-based web-style APIs to the complicated, old-fashioned API that enables push notifications right now?
How the Android Ecosystem Threatens the iPhone | Magazine – The company with the largest and most loyal user base is likely to win that fight, and that’s what both Apple and Google are currently trying to establish. But make no mistake: As is often the case in technology, only one platform will prevail.
Code School – Learn Rails the Zombie Way – Learning Rails for the first time should be fun, and Rails for Zombies allows you to get your feet wet without having to worry about configuration. You'll watch five videos, each followed by exercises where you'll be programming Rails in your browser.
Internet security: Keys to the cloud castle | The Economist – What Dropbox provides is more than adequate for most users. Those with a more stringent need for privacy—most often because they are breaking either a just or unjust law—need to take responsibility for their own privacy, not count on a remote, third party service to provide it
InfoQ: Putting the "re" into Architecture – Kevlin Henney promotes live architecture through refactoring, recovery, re-envisioning, retrospection, re-engineering, repair, rewriting, reduction, reuse, reaction, re-evaluation and remembering.
The Ballmer Days Are Over — The Brooks Review – Microsoft isn’t dead yet, nor will it be soon. It is however in the early stages of death and Ballmer isn’t going to the hospital — he’s running to go party some more. Microsoft needs a swift kick in the ass.
Makes boring code look pretty… – Simply click the Syntaclet Bookmarklet and it will automatically apply language specific syntax coloring with line numbers to all the code on the page.
Java Concurrency: Java Puzzlers at Google I/O – Josh Bloch and I gave one of his Java Puzzlers talk at Google I/O this year. If you hate Java, you can waste a perfectly good hour listening to us make unfunny jokes at its expense.
InfoQ: Juergen Hoeller on Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2 – Juergen Hoeller talks to Charles Humble about the upcoming features in Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2. The interview also explores SpringSource's attitude to standardisation, and the impact of the Java 7 and 8 language changes, and the Jave EE 6, on the framework.
OrindaBuild Oracle Web Service Generator Features – OrindaBuild enables you to create Web Services for your existing Oracle database with minimal effort. OrindaBuild is integrated with Eclipse and works for both PL/SQL and SQL. Unlike other products OrindaBuild is designed specifically for Oracle and works with real world PL/SQL that involves records and arrays.
Google App Engine for Java (GAE/J) – Tutorial – The article demonstrates also the usage of Google Eclipse Plugin for developing, running and debugging the Google App Engine application. The tutorial is based on Java 1.6 and GAE version 1.3.
Intellij 9 and Gradle – The Rich Web Experience – One of the hidden gems of the Intellij 9 release is it's support for Gradle. Some of the information on the web is out of date and some features are not intuitive. This post will detail some of the nuances and follow it up with a wish list for the next update
InfoQ: Rod Johnson Discusses Spring 3.0 – Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring and the general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware, talks to InfoQ about Spring 3.0, the influence of Google Guice on Spring, Spring.NET, and Spring's tc Server.
Pragmatic Developer’s Blog – We have been busy developing our new baby JiraTouch for the last 3 months………..The only knowns were Jira and the C# language. I would like to share some of my observations in this blog post.
The Bloom Box – 60 Minutes – CBS News – Large corporations have been testing a new device that can generate power on the spot, without being connected to the electric grid. Will we have one in every home someday? Lesley Stahl reports
Google App Engine for Java: Part 3: Persistence and relationships – Data persistence is a cornerstone of scalable application delivery in enterprise environments. In this final article of his series introducing Google App Engine for Java™, Rick Hightower takes on the challenges of App Engine's current Java-based persistence framework
Google App Engine for Java: Part 2: Building the killer app – In this second part of his three-part introduction to Google App Engine for Java, Rick Hightower takes you beyond the ready-made examples of Part 1 with a step-by-step guide to writing and deploying a simple contact-management application using App Engine for Java.
Google App Engine for Java: Part 1: Rev it up! – In this article, you'll get an overview of why Google App Engine for Java could be the deployment platform for your next highly scalable killer app, then start using the Google Plugin for Eclipse to build two example apps: one based on Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and one based on the Java Servlet API.
jaque – Project Hosting on Google Code – JaQue provides an infrastructure for Microsoft LINQ like capabilities on Java platform. Using ASM, JaQue builds expression trees, which are used to build a query in domain specific technology or language, such as SQL
Jeroen Reijn: Apache Camel: open source integration framework – This blogpost was inspired by an article over at Gridshore, where Jettro wrote a post on using Spring Integrations as integration framework. Since I'm pretty much Apache minded, I have been looking around for other open source integration frameworks within the ASF, which brought me to Apache Camel.
Struts 2 Hibernate Validation Tutorial – The Hibernator Validator framework follows the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle. Using Hibernator Validator you need to specify the constraints using annotations in the domain object. Once you specify the constraints you can use it in any layer of your application without duplicating it.
InfoQ: Spring and Java EE 6 – Jürgen Höller presents some of the new features coming in Java EE 6 and how their relate to Spring Framework: Profiles, Servlet 3.0, JSR-236 Concurrency, JSF 2.0, JPA 2.0, JSR-303, JAX-RS, EJB 3.1, JSR-299.
YouTube – Google I/O 2009 – Best Practices for Architecting GWT App – Google Web Toolkit provides the infrastructure you need to build a high performance web application and leaves the architecture open to fit your needs. Learn from others who have gone before. In this session we'll discuss best practices that real web applications are using to achieve high performance event handling, UI creation, and more.