InfoQ: Language Parity: Closures and the JVM – In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Neal Gafter discusses closures on the JVM. Topics covered include the JVM libraries, the challenges of running other languages on the JVM, language-specific wrapper/shim libraries, ways of making the JVM more language-friendly, whether lambda expressions are too hard, the history of closures, and forking the JVM to support closures.
File Folder Unlocker (freeware): Unlock in use files – File amp; Folder Unlocker is a powerful yet easy-to-use system utility that gives you complete control over the locked files and folders on your computer. Like our other free utilities, File amp; Folder Unlocker is free for both commercial and non-commercial use
Introducing Outlook Live for schools – and cool new features for everyone – With Exchange 14, you can access OWA or Outlook Live with Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. I have to say, I#039;ve been dying to tell you about this, especially after all the comments on our last video! Openness has always been part of Exchange#039;s DNA, which you can see from how we license Exchange ActiveSync to partners and competitors alike, in the variety of mobile phones we support, from the iPhone to Nokia phones to Windows Mobile, in our support for web services, and now in the browsers we support.
AppleInsider | Microsoft plays catch up to MobileMe with My Phone – Apple#039;s smaller teams working on MobileMe, iTunes, and the iPhone work with closer contact and within a central strategy managed by a smaller executive team, compared to Microsoft#039;s wider focus and broader strategies in parallel development within the company#039;s various divisions, as well as in incorporating some of the company#039;s many acquisitions.
Amazon Introduces Upgraded Kindle Book Reader – NYTimes.com – Amazon said the upgraded device had seven times the memory as the original version, allowed faster page-turns and had a crisper, though still black-and-white, display. The Kindle 2 also features a new design with round keys and a short, joysticklike controller
Seth’s Blog: Learning all the time – The #1 habit successful people share with me is this: They read books to learn. They do it often and with joy. It#039;s cheap (or free, at the library or online) and portable and specific
New Spring/BlazeDS Integration Test Drive : Christophe Coenraets – I put together a new “Spring / BlazeDS Test Drive”. This Test Drive consists of a minimal version of Tomcat with BlazeDS and the “Spring / BlazeDS integration” preconfigured and ready to use. It also includes a series of samples running “out-of-the-box” that should allow you to get up and running integrating Flex (and Adobe AIR) with Spring in minutes.
Apache Cayenne » Why Cayenne? – Cayenne is a Java object relational mapping (ORM) framework. In other words, it is a tool for Java developers who need to talk to a database (or many databases). Rather than hardcoding SQL statements through Java code, Cayenne allows a programmer to work only with Java objects abstracted from the database.
The importance of Composition | Code of Doom – In this article, I really want to discuss the importance of composition. I feel as programmers, many of us find inheritance easier and we often use it without thinking about the repercussions it may bring to us.
InfoQ: VMware Open Sources the View Client – VMware has open sourced its View Client software which enables connections from Linux clients to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware View. VMware would like to see their partners developing the client for non-x86 devices using operating systems other than Windows XP or Linux.
Outside the Box() » Springing Around with ExtJS – To finally scratch that itch, and move further along the Spring amp; ExtJS path, I turned my demo project into a basic template. The zip archive that you can grab at the bottom is a fully-configured Spring web application, including Tiles, Spring Security, Spring MVC, custom JSON view, Transactions and a Datasource.
Announcing This Year’s IDEAL Plugins! | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – We’re glad to announce the winners of the 3rd JetBrains IDEAL Plugin Contest!
First of all we want to thank everyone who participated for their efforts and, of course, the plugins they have submitted. It was really exciting to examine every last submission. JetBrains staff, and especially the Contest Jury, had many pleasant and memorable moments reviewing and judging them all.
Announcing the Article Search API – Open Blog – NYTimes.com – The Article Search API is a way to find, discover, explore, have fun and build new things. We’ve accumulated quite a few blocks/articles over the last 28 years — all of them tagged and labeled with loving care. So if you’ve ever wanted to do any of these things:
InfoQ: Kenai: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails – Project Kenai (pronounced Keen-Eye, according to Tim Bray) is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It integrates several source code management systems, forums, mailinglists, issue-tracking systems and wikis.
InfoQ: Java In-Memory Persistence with Space4J – Space4J is a simple database system that will let you work with Java Collections in memory. Since memory is several orders of magnitude faster than disk for random access to data, Space4J provides better scalability for "real-time" web applications and systems that require performance.
InfoQ: Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns – In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.
First New York Times API is Live – Here’s Why it Matters – ReadWriteWeb – The much-anticipated first Application Programming Interface (API) from the New York Times went live today, according to a post on the company's blog Open – All the code that's fit to printf(). First up is a campaign finance data API and next is a movie review API. Also available is a database management program initially developed for internal use at the NY Times.
Sorry, Dad, I’m Voting for Obama – The Daily Beast – The son of William F. Buckley has decided—shock!—to vote for a Democrat. Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon. It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance.
The Soyuz Spacecraft – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com – The basic design of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft has not changed in some 40 years, though it has had numerous upgrades. The current version, known as Soyuz TMA, is expected to be the only means of taking astronauts to the International Space Station from 2010 to 2015
FCC Clears Free Wireless Web – WSJ.com – A proposal to create a free, national wireless Internet service got a boost as Federal Communications Commission engineers concluded that concerns are overblown about such service interfering with other carriers.
Flex Charts with Google Charts and Eastwood Charts – The concept behind Google Chart API (and hence applies to Eastwood Chart Servlet as well) involves providing data for chart generation to the chart provider via HTTP URL parameters and getting an image (PNG) as a response.
Comet Daily » Blog Archive » Oracle, BEA, and Bayeux – Developers from BEA contributed efforts towards defining the Bayeux protocol, and it’s great to see them ship this update to WebLogic. They also have a tutorial available, Using the HTTP Publish-Subscribe Server, providing detailed information for WebLogic users.
Stellarium – Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Database vendors add Google’s MapReduce – LinuxWorld – Greenplum and Aster Data Systems, two startups involved in large-scale data analysis, announced this week that their products will support MapReduce, a programming technique originally developed by Google for parallel processing of large data sets across commodity hardware
Back To School: Expand Your Brain with Evernote – Let's take a look at how you can use your computer, cellphone, and digital camera in conjunction with the free, cross-platform application Evernote to remember everything for the rest of your life–or at least until the end of the semester.
Virtual worlds | If you build it… | Economist.com – Google’s launch of Lively, in July, seemed to have great potential. But in the weeks since it opened its virtual doors, Lively has remained surprisingly lifeless, hosting a dwindling number of users and prompting a string of negative reviews.
visualvm: Home – VisualVM is a visual tool integrating several commandline JDK tools and lightweight profiling capabilities. Designed for both production and development time use, it further enhances the capability of monitoring and performance analysis for the Java SE pl
iPhone: The New Personal Computer – ReadWriteWeb – Increasingly, desktops and laptops will be for professional computing. iPhone and its descendants will be our new personal computer. This is an exciting page in the history of our technology. It's the start of an era: ubiquitous, portable, personal comput
stevenf.com – Don’t use FTP – FTP has served us well, but it's time to move on. You wouldn't use a 23 year old computer to do your work, so don't use a protocol from the same vintage. Demand modern transfer protocols from your host.
InfoQ: Domain Driven Design and Development In Practice – Domain Driven Design (DDD) is about mapping business domain concepts into software artifacts. Most of the writings and articles on this topic have been based on Eric Evans' book "Domain Driven Design", covering the domain modeling and design aspects mainl
Who’s Going To Be The Web’s Tim Russert? – Silicon Alley Insider – Tim Russert's death consumed a significant amount of my attention this weekend. I was saddened because I really liked him personally, even though only knew him via his work at NBC. More important, a big part of the reason I liked him, is that he educated
Using CSS to Fix Anything: 20+ Common Bugs and Fixes – Not only because your layout varies between browsers, but also because CSS has a lot of ways to position every element you have. Today we wanted to share with you some quick tips on how to avoid easy pitfalls when creating your CSS layout.
InfoQ: Presentation: The Design and Architecture of InfoQ – InfoQ.com is a web app/portal implementation combining portal technology (JSR 170) and web development (WebWork, Spring, AspectJ). In this presentation, Alexandru Popescu and Floyd Marinescu walks through the good, the bad, and the ugly of building InfoQ.
Datawocky: Why the World Needs a New Database System – The LAMP stack, with MySQL as the base, has transformed and democratized web application development. In a similar vein, I expect that we will see the emergence of a stack that democratizes large-scale data analytics applications. Aster Data could well be
Who Will Tell the People? – New York Times – We need a president who is tough enough to tell the truth to the American people. Any one of the candidates can answer the Red Phone at 3 a.m. in the White House bedroom. I’m voting for the one who can talk straight to the American people on national TV
The All-White Elephant in the Room – New York Times – Mr. Hagee is not a fringe kook but the pastor of a Texas megachurch. On Feb. 27, he stood with John McCain and endorsed him over the religious conservatives’ favorite, Mike Huckabee, who was then still in the race.
Headius: The Power of the JVM – The future is definitely looking awesome for dynamic languages on the JVM. And languages like Groovy and JRuby are proving it.
Sleep deprivation is not a badge of honor – (37signals) – Forgoing sleep is like borrowing from a loan shark. Sure you get that extra hours right now to cover for your overly-optimistic estimation, but at what price? The shark will be back and if you can’t pay, he’ll break your creativity, morale, and good-m
Common Solutions for T-SQL Problems – Home – Some of the Moderators, Answerers, and MVPs have gotten together to create a new resource to supplement the Forums; it's called SQLExamples. We just started it a few weeks ago so it's still very much in its infancy
Hartija – Css Print Framework – To solve this problem I decided to make universal Cascading Style Sheets for web printing by uniting all best CSS printing practises into one.
Cisco switch consolidates functions in the data center – Cisco Systems Inc. today announced the Nexus 5000 series of server access switches, which are designed to consolidate storage, networking and virtualization functions in data centers. The switch unifies Fibre Channel over Ethernet with data center Etherne
Google App Engine – Google Code – Run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications.
Roller: free and open source Java blog software – Apache Roller 4.0 has been released and is now available for download. This is a major new Roller release which includes easier blog theme customization, a much more simple installation/upgrade process, infrastructure improvements and other small fixes.
infinitest – Google Code – Infinitest is a continuous JUnit test runner designed to facilitate Test Driven Development. Infinitest helps you learn TDD by providing feedback as you work, and helps you master TDD by reducing your feedback cycle from minutes to mere seconds
dev2dev: Using Asynchronous Servlets to Deal with Hung Threads – BEA WebLogic Server 9.2 and later versions expose an Abstract Asynchronous Servlet class, which allows you to decouple receiving a servlet request from sending its response. The class also provides a Future Response Servlet, which lets the server handle s
Yahoo! UI Library: Charts – The YUI Charts Control visualizes tabular data on a web page in several possible formats including vertical columns, horizontal bars, lines, and pies. Features include support for the DataSource Utility, customizable serie, axes, mouse-over datatip
Ext JS LiveGrid Component – The Ext JS LiveGrid Component is a user extension that’s build upon the wonderful Ext JS Framework. The component allows to read chunks of data from an underlying storage (common use case: a database) without the need of paging. Means: You can virtually d
Ext JS Blog – » Ext 2.0 Final Released – The Ext team is proud to announce that the official release of Ext v2.0 is available for download. Ext 2.0 is a dramatic step forward from all previous versions of Ext, providing increased performance, ease of configurations, flexibility and UI capabiliti
Adobe Debuts Flash Media Server 3 – Slashes Price – The Flash Media Interactive Server includes the debut of streaming HD video. FMS3 will offer H.264 video streaming, as well as support for High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio that can be streamed to Flash player, AIR applications, or Adobe’s Media Player a
NetBeans Magazine – To coincide with the launch of 6.0, this latest issue of NetBeans Magazine features 62 pages of in-depth articles. NetBeans IDE 6.0 features Ruby/JRuby/Ruby on Rails support, enhancements for improved Swing development, a new Visual Game Designer, updated