Improved Java Tooling for Cloud Foundry – Pivotal has released several new components that enable developers using Java, Groovy, and other JVM languages to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry quickly and easily. This blog post will show the options available to JVM developers with this new toolin
8 Reasons Why Even Microsoft Agrees the Windows Desktop is a Nightmare – The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it’s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it’s not a good experience for average people. It’s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it. Even Microsoft agrees about this. Microsoft’s Surface tablets with Windows RT don’t support any third-party desktop apps
The many reasons why Chrome OS is appealing – If the Chrome OS is “just a browser”, how can it be more appealing to some people given that other devices all have a browser and more? There are a number of reasons and an article we highlight explains them quite well.
Java EE 7 and IntelliJ IDEA 13. RESTful Web Services Made Easy – One of the notable changes coming in IntelliJ IDEA 13 is the developer tool set for Java EE 7, the cutting-edge version of Oracle’s enterprise Java platform. IntelliJ IDEA will offer support and productivity-boosting features for all Java EE specifications
HealthCare.gov failed despite agile practices – In relation to HealthCare.gov, an agile process was implemented and the software was a national failure. This does not mean agile was the primary cause of that failure but it is not unreasonable to assume it played a part. My hope is that we can learn from
16 Traits of Great IT Leaders – CIO.com – If you want to succeed as an IT leader you have to develop a set of traits that will serve you and those around you. Industry leaders and career experts share their thoughts on what behaviors make an IT leader great.
Build a Spatial JEE6 Application with JAX-RS, CDI, and MongoDB | OpenShift by Red Hat – The series that started with MongoDB and spatial point data now has a web service in Python, Node.JS, and Ruby Sinatra. Now we will take that same web service and port it to JEE6 with JBoss EAP 6 on Openshift. The two primary concepts this post will demonstrate are JAX-RS for making REST type web services and CDI for carrying out simple context dependency injection.
Adrian Cockcroft on Architecture for the Cloud – In this interview we talk with Adrian Cockcroft, the architect for Netflix’s cloud systems team. We discuss how Netflix combines 300 loosely coupled services across 10,000 machines. An interesting revelation is that they fully embrace continuous delivery and each team is allowed to deploy new versions of their service whenever they want.
Programming language trends – 2012 review | Jobs Tractor – PHP and Java up on top with over 12k jobs each and very little distance between them. Objective C is next up but below 10k jobs at around 9k in total. As we get to number 4 (SQL) we're already close to 5k which shows just how much Java and PHP are dominating the stats. Android skills came in at number 5 with close to half the number of jobs which had been listed for Objective C
nealford.com • Why Everyone (Eventually) Hates (or Leaves) Maven – Maven is perfect for starting new projects: it ensures consistency and provides a huge bang for the buck in terms of already existing functionality. But because something starts strong doesn’t mean that it scales well (in fact, almost always the opposite is true). The real trick is to use Maven until the day it starts fighting you, then find an alternative
Getting Started with Django – "Getting Started with Django" (or GSWD) is a series of video-based lessons meant to take you from novice to competent, or maybe even beyond.
Spring Framework 3.2 – Themes and Trends – YouTube – Join Juergen Hoeller, Chris Beams and Rossen Stoyanchev to learn about the 3.2 generation of the Spring Framework. They will discuss the fine-tuned Java 7 support, container optimizations, and first-class support for asynchronous web request processing.
Sonatype Blog » Wait… you don’t have a repository manager? – If you develop Java-based or .NET-based software and you don’t use a repository manager you might as well just wear a shirt emblazoned with the words: "Doing it wrong and proud of it". Here are some very basic reasons why you shouldn’t just accept the fact that your group doesn’t want to use a repository manager:
Is Kanban the New Scrum? – Kanban focuses on limited WIP and suggests a short cycle time. Having regular cadences is recommended. Scrum focuses on short, regular cadences and suggests limited WIP. If you're doing them well, both paths lead to the same place.
Nexus 7 review | The Verge – Google’s Nexus 7 isn’t just an excellent tablet for $200. It’s an excellent tablet, period. In fact, it’s the first Android tablet that I can confidently recommend to buyers — and not just because it’s got a low price tag (though that certainly helps). It’s a well-designed, powerful, and useful product, with lots of bells and whistles that makes it feel like a device that should be more expensive than it is.
Dave McCrory Unveils Initial Formula for Principle of Data Gravity – Data Gravity is a theory around which data has mass. As data (mass) accumulates, it begins to have gravity. This Data Gravity pulls services and applications closer to the data. This attraction (gravitational force) is caused by the need for services and applications to have higher bandwidth and/or lower latency access to the data.
A Visual Git Reference – This page gives brief, visual reference for the most common commands in git. Once you know a bit about how git works, this site may solidify your understanding. If you're interested in how this site was created, see my GitHub repository.
Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC1 Released | SpringSource.org – I'm pleased to announce the release of Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC1! Beyond a number of bug fixes, this release adds support for paging and sorting and makes it easier to integrate Spring Data REST into an existing Spring MVC application.
High Availability & Disaster Recovery for Apache CloudStack – The features like high availability and disaster recovery reduce maintenance outage considerably and ensure that your infrastructure is available to you for maximum time. CloudStack is a way ahead in incorporating these features than other cloud providers.
Project Lombok – Spice up your Java – @Data generates all the boilerplate that is normally associated with simple POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) and beans: getters for all fields, setters for all non-final fields, and appropriate toString, equals and hashCode implementations that involve the fields of the class
App Inventor for Android – To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge. This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app's behavior.
Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Tool – NYTimes.com – Google is bringing Android software development to the masses. The company will offer a software tool, starting Monday, that is intended to make it easy for people to write applications for its Android smartphones.
MyEclipse for Spring 8.6: GWT Scaffolding – This tutorial is going to walk you through producing this ready-to-run GWT application with a Spring backend that implements the CRUD application pattern for a domain model.<br />
This tutorial is going to walk you through producing this ready-to-run GWT application with a Spring backend that implements the CRUD application pattern for a domain model.
Data URIs make CSS sprites obsolete | NCZOnline – CSS sprites were a solution to the problem of multiple HTTP requests to download multiple images. Data URIs allow you to embed images directly into your CSS files, solving the same problem in a much more elegant and maintainable way
GWT 2.1 Milestone 2 is now available – With the release of GWT 2.1 M2, we’re continuing to evolve the integration between Google and VMware that was announced at this year’s Google I/O
GWT 2.0.4 is now available – There were several reports, both internally and externally, of GWT-based applications unexpectedly crashing when running in Safari 5 (including Google Wave)
Monet’s Canvas Cathedrals: A Life Study Of Light : NPR – The impressionists broke all the formal academic rules — they used quick brush strokes, changed perspective, made their shadows out of color, not black. And it all started with a young painter, sitting by the water's edge in Le Havre.
Getting Started with Sonatype Nexus on Vimeo – This video walks you through the process of downloading, installing, starting, and configuring Nexus. In less than four minutes, you'll be up and running with the most capable repository manager on the market.
Speed Tracer – Google Web Toolkit – Google Code – Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs
The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites – Google’s strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company. Check out some of the best Google products for developing, analyzing, maintaining and tinkering with websites.
GitHub API for Java – – This library defines an object oriented representation of the GitHub API. The library doesn't yet cover the entirety of the GitHub API, but it's implemented with the right abstractions and libraries to make it very easy to improve the coverage.
Agility and Architecture: Can They Coexist? – Agile development has significantly impacted industrial software development practices. However, despite its wide popularity, there's an increasing perplexity about software architecture's role and importance in agile approaches
HTML5 presentation – The purpose of the presentation is to show the coming bleeding edge features for modern desktop and mobile browsers.
Google is oddly silent about Grand Central | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Google is being very quiet about Grand Central, the virtual phone service it acquired in July 2007 but hasn’t really done anything with since. In my opinion, Grand Central is already a good service. There are a few features I’d like to see added but, for the most part, it’s working for me – so much so that, in a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I called it my favorite telecommuting tool.
How LinkedIn changed its security model in order to offer an API – This talk also covered how LinkedIn retrofitted the security model chosen for the API into the mainstream website, which helped tremendously in the scalability of the website by allowing stateless front-end / single sign-on (SSO), and improved security by removing sessions entirely.
Building LinkedIn’s Next Generation Architecture with OSGi – Over the course of the last 5 years, LinkedIn has been built using relatively simple technologies: front end web applications (Tomcat/Servlet/JSP), back-end services (Jetty/Spring Remoting), databases, replication, and JMS. Although the web site was scaling adequately, we had some big challenges to overcome: In this session, I talked about why OSGi was chosen to help us solve those challenges, the implementation progress we've made, the pitfalls that we've encountered (so far) and what we have learned in the process.
Atlassian Developer Blog – Performance testing with JMeter – This is the first in a series of blog posts aimed at documenting whats involved in setting up a performance test harness from scratch. In my next post, I will show how to deploy these performance tests using Maven 2 and how to automate the process using Bamboo
Almost Human: a review of Google’s Android G1 phone: Page 1 – The T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone, designed by Google and made by HTC, remains firmly in the shadow of the iPhone—for now. The phone, which goes on sale next week in the US and next month in Britain, was released too early. The HTC hardware and Android OS that powers it lack the polish and depth of even the iPhone 1.0 in most respects.
I would just like to say… – This post is for all of you out there who have developed or contributed to Linux/Ubuntu projects and all of the open source coders who read this
Windows 7: Windows 7 Walkthrough, Boot Video and Impressions – On Sunday, they took journalists through a lively 7-hour orientation on Win 7, then handed off a Dell XPS M1330 loaded with pre-beta Build 6801. Thankfully for the overworked, underappreciated developers at Redmond, it's surprisingly stable, and its look and feel already puts Vista to shame.
Microsoft Watch – Web Services & Browser – Office Goes to the Web – Microsoft made a stunning announcement during today's Professional Developers Conference: A lightweight Web-based version of Office. Office Web is a stunning concession to Google and other Web 2.0 platform developers offering Web-based productivity applications. Office Web will come with lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Type-safe Builder Pattern in Java « Michid’s Weblog – Recently I read this rather fascinating post about a Type-safe Builder Pattern in Scala. When Heinz Kabutz mentioned the builder pattern in his latest issues of the The Java Specialists’ Newsletter I decided to try to come up with a type safe version for Java.
InfoQ: Spring 2.5: New Features in Spring MVC – This article is the second part of a three-part series exploring annotations introduced in Spring 2.5. It covers annotations support in the Web layer. The final article will highlight additional features available for integration and testing.
jetlang – Message based concurrency for Java – Jetlang provides a high performance java threading library. The library is based upon Retlang. The library is a complement to the java.util.concurrent package introduced in 1.5. The library should be used for message based concurrency similar to event based actors in Scala. The library does not provide remote messaging capabilities. It is designed specifically for high performance in-memory messaging.
Linux.com :: Using free software for HTTP load testing – A good way to see how your Web applications and server will behave under high load is by testing them with a simulated load. We tested several free software tools that do such testing to see which work best for what kinds of sites.
IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.4 Takes Off – Good news, everyone! We’re happy to announce the release of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.4! Though this is a regular maintenance release, we have some cool stuff (besides performance improvements and bug-fixes — things you can typically find in any maintenance release) up our sleeve for you: Reworked Ruby, JRuby and Rails support, Way better smart Maven integration, Version control with Subversion 1.5
Testability Explorer – TestabilityExplorer.org records the testability scores for many open source and commercial Java libraries. The compiled bytecode for the library is analyzed and metrics are calculated for the testability of individual classes. Those classes fall into one
cloudtools – Google Code – Cloud Tools is a set of tools for deploying and testing Java EE applications on Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2).
Wind power, alternative energy | Salon News – A stunning new report just issued by the Bush administration finds that for under 2 cents a day per household, Americans could get 300 gigawatts of wind by 2030 which would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation by 25 percent in 2030.
InfoQ: Getting Started with Grails – In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Jason Rudolph gives an overview and demonstration of Grails. Topics covered include Java/Grails integration, Grails plugins, creating a complete Grails sample application from scratch, the structure of a
Linux On A Stick: Fedora 9 Puts Your Desktop on a USB Drive – This week's release of the Fedora 9 Linux distribution makes putting a full-fledged desktop on a portable USB thumb drive a three-click affair. Even better, you don't need Linux installed to create it, you can leave the data on your thumb drive untouched,