Introducing Siesta: A Testing Tool for Ext JS | Blog | Sencha – Testing your code brings lots of advantages, perhaps the biggest one is that it increases your confidence in your codebase. How do you know your code actually works? How do you know if a small change in the core of your application is safe or if it breaks some feature? The only way is to actually manually verify each and every feature of your system—but that’s not realistic unless you have a test suite.
Errai is a framework for building GWT applications – JBoss Community – Errai offers a set of components that simplify building rich web applications using The Google Web Toolkit. The framework provides a concise programming model for powerful client-server communication and extension points that bring Java Enterprise standards to GWT clients.
Canonical dropping CouchDB from Ubuntu One – The H Open Source: News and Features – Canonical is discontinuing its use of CouchDB as part of its Ubuntu One data synchronisation service. The announcement was made by John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager at Canonical. CouchDB has been used in Ubuntu One to provide a synchronisable way of storing and distributing arbitrary structured data which included contacts, notes and playlists.
Apache considered harmful – People have a great capacity for change. Those people can and will continue to lead us as our institutions fail and eventually harm us.
Video: Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j | SpringSource.org – The Spring Data Neo4j project has evolved to support the Neo4j graph data store within the Spring paradigm. Neo4j expert, Michael Hunger, provides a guided tour of the technology and provides details on how to get started in this Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j.
Google Just Snuck Most of Chrome OS Onto the iPad – The Next Web – With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple’s ecosystem.
Bezos Gone Wild! Amazon Selling Every Non-iPhone Smartphone for One Penny – LAUNCH – – Through next Monday, Amazon is selling all non-iPhones for one penny with a new two-year contract. Smartphones on sale for $0.01 include the Motorola Droid Razr, which Verizon sells for $299 with a two-year contract, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch, which Spring sells for $199 with a two-year contract, and the BlackBerry Torch 4G, which AT&T sells for $99 with a two-year contract.
Java development 2.0: Ultra-lightweight Java web services with Gretty – Gretty is one of a new school of ultra-lightweight frameworks made for building web services. Built on top of the blazingly fast Java™ NIO APIs, Gretty leverages Groovy as a domain-specific language for web endpoints and Grape's Maven-style dependency management. In this article, get started with using Gretty to build and deploy Java web service applications.
What’s Up, JavaDoc? (Jonathan Gibbons) – The Java documentation tool, javadoc, has been somewhat neglected in recent releases, but in JDK 7, it's been getting some amount of long-overdue TLC, albeit mostly under the covers.
Announcing GitHub for Mac – GitHub – Pull requests, merge button, fork queue, issues, pages, wiki –– all awesome features that make sharing easier. But those things are only great after you've pushed your code to GitHub. Today we're happy to announce GitHub for Mac.
InfoQ: Where Did My Architecture Go? – Eoin Woods advices on writing code that preserves the initial architectural design using conventions, dependency analysis, module systems, augmenting the code & checking rules, and language extensions.
CWE – Common Weakness Enumeration: A Community-developed dictionary of software weakness types – International in scope and free for public use, CWE™ provides a unified, measurable set of software weaknesses that is enabling more effective discussion, description, selection, and use of software security tools and services that can find these weaknesses in source code and operational systems as well as better understanding and management of software weaknesses related to architecture and design.
My “NoSQL for Java Devs” slides are now online « Glen Smith – In the talk we looked at four different types of NoSQL options for Java guys: Simple Key/Value in-memory stores (Memcached), sophisticated distributed key/value stores (Voldemort), Document Databases (CouchDB), and Graph Databases (Neo4j).
An introduction to MongoDB – In this short demo, long-time developerWorks contributor Andrew Glover introduces MongoDB, provides a quick tour of its use, and helps you understand where it's most applicable
An introduction to Amazon SimpleDB – an introduction to SimpleDB, a massively scalable, highly available key/value datastore. Part of the Amazon Web Services suite, SimpleDB provides a simple web services interface to create and store multiple data sets, query the data, and return the results. Get started with SimpleDB in this short introduction.
InfoQ: New Books on Software Architecture – Software Architecture is one of the important topics for software engineers, because many failures of software development projects are caused by inadequate design. Thus, it is essential to learn more about architectural issues in theory and practice. Interesting new books that have been published recently or in the near future could be very helpful:
How Digg is Built | Digg About – At Digg we have substantially rebuilt our infrastructure over the last year in what we call "Digg V4". This blog post gives a high-level view of the systems and technologies involved and how we use them. Read on to find out the secrets of the Digg engineers!
Hosting websites out of CouchDB :: myNoSQL – Together with Couchapps, support for virtual hosts and URL rewrites makes it easier to create and serve web applications directly from CouchDB with no additional middleware
Kindle From Another Planet – Despite being part of the microcomputer revolution from the beginning, the Kindle is the first piece of technology I've seen that feels alien to me. And I mean that in a good way
Flex on the iPad – Trading system – Here is a video showing a sample Flex application running on the iPad. This Mobile Trader application shows chart manipulation and drill-downs using touch events, real time market data updates
Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool – Sketching provides a unique space that can help you think differently, generate a variety of ideas quickly, explore alternatives with less risk, and encourage constructive discussions with colleagues and clients.
Data Wrangler – Wrangler is an interactive tool for data cleaning and transformation.
Spend less time formatting and more time analyzing your data
weightshift/The-Personal-Page at master – GitHub – This simple one-page website is a way for people to have a very quick and easy personable website that aggregates your activity and positions a simple logo, a portrait and some description text in a nicely-formatted manner.
Quora’s Technology Examined | Phil Whelan’s Blog – Quora is a great example of a modern tech start-up. They are very small team who understand the technologies they are using very well. They have made considered choices in the technology they have selected and have a good vision of which components would be better written from scratc
InfoQ: Characteristics of an Agile Organization – There are some patterns I see over and over that are fundamental to a successful agile adoption, or a large scale enterprise agile transformation. Here are the ones I think are most important and why.
InfoQ: Clojure-Java Interop: A Better Java than Java – Stuart Dabbs Halloway, after reviewing Clojure’s syntax comparing it with Java, explains how Clojure-Java interoperability works. He then talks about the need for simplicity in languages, attempting to prove that Clojure is a simpler language, and consequently better, than Java.
W3C Releases Best Practices for Mobile Web Apps – International Web standards body, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a new standard for developers of mobile Web applications. The document, published as a W3C Recommendation, is titled "The Mobile Web Application Best Practices"
InfoQ: Using REST for SOA – Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST in an enterprise SOA solution showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, reliable messaging, notifications, and security
SOA Makes Its Home in Financial Services Arena CIO.com – The death of SOA has been much exaggerated according to a new report. Forrester analyst Jost Hoppermann said that in financial services companies, SOA is very much alive and is being increasingly deployed within the industry
TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index – The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors
What does IBM joining OpenJDK mean for Java? – Apache Asserts – This week IBM announced it would be supporting Oracle's OpenJDK. At first glance it seems like "Great!" Isn't it good that two big supporters of Java are getting behind a single open source project? Well, in my personal opinion, no. It is bad. Bad for Java. I'll try to explain why
Spring Roo 1.1.0.RC1 Released | SpringSource.org – We're pleased to announce the availability of Spring Roo 1.1.0.RC1. Spring Roo is a lightweight developer tool that makes it fast and easy to deliver instant results for Java developers. This new release almost 300 enhancements
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT 2.1 RC1 is now available – Building on the three previous milestones, we're happy to announce the first release candidate (RC1) of GWT 2.1. Along with the new components and features, we've solidified the Activities/Places, RequestFactory, Editor framework, and Cell-based widget APIs
The PTO addresses Bilski and software patents | opensource.com – The Bilski majority emphasized that abstract ideas are not patentable, and recognized that allowing patents for abstract ideas could hinder innovation. Thus there's still room for discussion of the legal standard for when, if ever, there should be patents on software.
Play framework ? Home – Finally a Java framework made by Web developers. Discover a clean alternative to bloated enterprise Java stacks. Play focuses on developer productivity and targets RESTful architectures
Unixmen – Digg says yes to NoSQL, bye to MySQL | Unixmen – After twitter, now is Digg who decided to replace MySQL and most of their infrastructure components and move away from LAMP to another architecture called NoSQL that is based in Casandra, an opensource project that develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database