- Hueniverse: Beginner’s Guide to OAuth – Part III : Security Architecture – As an authorization delegation protocol, OAuth must be secure and allow the Service Provider to trust the Consumer and validate the credential provided to gain access. To accomplish that, OAuth defines a method for validating the authenticity of HTTP requests.
- Microsoft’s Turner Blocks Google at P&G as Competitors Circle – Bloomberg.com – "To the extent the world moves to Web-based software, that's very hard for Microsoft — it completely unlocks their grip on your desktop,'' said Sarah Friar, a Goldman, Sachs & Co. analyst in San Francisco. "Within Microsoft, people just pooh- pooh that idea. There's a huge complacency within the company.''
- Google Web Toolkit (GWT) & Servlets – Web application tutorial – Computerized World – Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Java Servlets used in one web application. This tutorial will take you though the steps of developing a simple web application with Google Web Toolkit and J2EE Servlet Technology. The application will have a servlet on server side and one web page.
- At what price will Oracle start sniffing around Red Hat again? | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET News – Yes, I know that Oracle suggests that Unbreakable Linux is changing the world. I'm not buying that, nor are my customers. I've had one enterprise out of 30,000 deployments switch to Oracle's Unbreakable Linux, and that was because it's a hard-core Oracle shop. (Having said that, it's perhaps instructive to note that it hasn't bought Oracle's ECM offering or its Stellent web content management offering, but I digress
- P&G Flirts with Google Apps and Scares the Bejesus Out of Microsoft | Advice and Opinion – Microsoft is now taking the threat from Google quite seriously: In July 2008 COO Kevin Turner was dispatched to consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble to dissuade P&G from moving to Google Apps—and ditching Microsoft
- Greg Luck’s WebLog: Example RESTful Java client for Ehcache – Rick Bryant sent me some sample code he wrote which shows how to use the RESTful Cache Server from Java. Thanks Rick. To use the sample just fire up the cache server: startup.sh and then run the following Java code
- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S | Uncrate – Want. With 650 hp and a top speed of 220 mph, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S ($TBA; Jan. 2009) may quite possibly be the fastest open-top production car ever built. Powered by a supercharged 5.5 liter V8 engine hand-built in the Mercedes-AMG engine shop in Affalterbach, the 722 S features a carbon fiber body, crystal antimony grey paint finish, and a soft top that can withstand sustained 200 mph+ top speeds
- InfoQ: Extremely Short Iterations as a Catalyst for Effective Prioritization of Work – Mishkin Berteig presents a situation where he proposed to a software development team, which just started to experiment with Scrum, to accept 2-days iterations. The approach was trying to tackle their organizational lack of prioritization resulting in constant crisis. Their decision led to a bigger crisis which exposed the need for task prioritization.
- Data Mining in the Cloud – Brian Knight – Microsoft is offering a new service to allow you to do the same type of data mining in the plugin online. Simply upload your Excel spreadsheet of data and you have all the same functionality online that you did in the plugin.
Daily del.icio.us for October 4th