Daily del.icio.us for September 17th through September 23rd

  • JIRA 4 RC1 – Beta no more – JIRA Product Blog – The JIRA 4 Beta program is now complete. This week we released JIRA 4 Release Candidate 1 which means we're closer than ever to the finish line.
  • jrecordbind: JRecordBind – Home – JRecordBind is (AFAIK) the only tool aimed at fixed-length files that's able to marshall and unmarshall. By the way you may be a producer of fixed length files, not just a consumer.

    JRecordBind supports hierarchical fixed length files: records of some type that are "sons" of other record types.

    JRecordBind uses XML Schema for the definition file: that could make your learning curve steeper.

  • SOA patterns – Reservations | SOA Zone – Reservations is a protocol level pattern which that involves Reservation involves exchange of messages between service consumers and services. The next pattern is one of the enablers of such message exchange , it is also a one of the confusing pattern since a lot of commercial offerings which include it include gazillion other capabilities – yes I am talking about the ServiceBus
  • Agile Architecture, Lean Principles | Javalobby – If we are able to take a seemingly architecturally significant challenge and make it reversible, then we have effectively minimized the impact and cost of change to a point where change is no longer architecturally significant.
  • Java Web services: JAXB and JAX-WS in Axis2 – Apache Axis2 supports a range of data-binding technologies, including the official Java™ standard, JAXB 2.x. Axis2 also supports the Java standard for Web service configuration, JAX-WS 2.x, as an alternative to its own custom configuration technique
  • JPA Implementation Patterns: Testing | Javalobby – This week I will discuss various approaches to testing JPA code.The first question to ask is: what code do we want to test? Two kinds of objects are involved when we talk about JPA: domain objects and data access objects (DAO's)
  • InfoQ: RESTful Approaches To Financial Systems Integration – RESTful architectures are the subject of this presentation, specifically the way they are particularly attractive in solving many financial services integration problem
  • AT&T’s Femtocell Coming Soon – Yahoo! Finance – AT&T’s 3G Microcell is designed to improve wireless signal for both voice calls and data applications in home and small business settings and supports up to 10 3G capable cellular handsets
  • iPhone Cycling Applications « – Phone, music, email, cycling computer and GPS tracking all in one device. Pretty slick. However before you trash your pricey cycling computer be aware the iPhone has an Achilles heel as a cycling computer.
  • Dive Into Python 3 – Dive Into Python 3 covers Python 3 and its differences from Python 2. Compared to Dive Into Python, it’s about 20% revised and 80% new material. The book is now complete, but feedback is always welcome.
  • memcached and Grails, Part 1: Installing and using memcached – Caching is an essential part of any high-volume Web application and memcached is a great caching option. I have personally had a ton of success using it. If you choose to leverage memcached as your caching solution, I am sure you will see just how effective it is.

Daily del.icio.us for October 18th through October 20th

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Daily del.icio.us for Jul 22, 2007 through Jul 26, 2007

Daily del.icio.us for May 20, 2007

  • Why hasn’t Tapestry been more widely adopted? – I still think that Tapestry is one of the best platforms to be developing your Web application on. Having said that I think that there are some issues that need to be addressed to help improve Tapestry?s adoption into the Java community
  • Flex Builder without Flex Builder – If your Flex workflow doesn?t include Flex Builder (ie. you work from the command line) you should check out FLEXible. It is a sweet Flex application by John Grden that lets you visually create your MXML for use in your Flex projects
  • Easy Test-Driven GUI Development – code & slides – After a few hours of wrestling with Google Groups, I could finally upload the source code, slides and movies (containing coding examples) for our JavaOne presentation
  • Greg Luck’s WebLog: Comparing Memcached and Ehcache Performance – In-process caching and asynchronous replication are a clear performance winner. Ehcache and other in-process caches are very widely used in the Java world. One thing I see happening is new languages reusing Java infrastructure
  • Enterprise Java Community: Spring is the New Java EE – Last but not least, next generation application servers from BEA, and maybe IBM, will be built on top of Spring. Am I the only one that finds this mind-blowing?

Daily del.icio.us for May 18, 2007 through May 20, 2007