Links for November 6th through November 9th

  • What the end of Flash means for Adobe – SplatF – Adobes specific phrase in its release was: "Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences, including gaming and premium video, as well as mobile apps." But the reality is that the mobile browser is the future of the web. So anyone who is using Flash today for anything should start working on a plan to eventually stop using it.
  • JPMorgan Chase makes a case for the big data platform (and career track) of the future. – Five of JP Morgan Chase's seven lines of business now use a Hadoop shared service. They use it for extract, transform, and load (ETL) processing; high-scale Basel III regulatory liquidity analyses and reporting; data mining; transaction analysis; fraud investigation; and social media sentiment analysis. It's also a low-cost storage option for all types of data, including structured financial records, semi-structured clickstreams and Web logs, and unstructured text and social comment feeds.
  • iBackupBot – iTunes Backup Manager for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad – iBackupBot for iTunes is a tool that helps you browse, view, export and even EDIT files backed up to iTunes.
  • Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? – Several of my customer and partner contacts have told me they have heard from their own Microsoft sources over the past couple of weeks that Silverlight 5 is the last version of Silverlight that Microsoft will release
  • Google Launches OAuth 2.0 Playground @ API Evangelist – Google announced the OAuth 2.0 Playground which allows developers to experiment with APIs using the OAuth 2.0 protocol, and understand how the protocol functions and will make your life easier.
  • Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5 (Adobe Flash Platform Blog) – We will design new features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5 as the standards evolve so developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged.
  • Why Flash didn’t work out on mobile devices – Apple leaving mobile Flash off their mobile devices for the last four years, has shown that the web has adapted, with more sites embracing HTML5 for websites, games and apps.
  • 10 Challenges That Will Shape Wall Street in 2012 – Wall Street & Technology – Battered and bruised by a difficult 2011, Wall Street faces another challenging year. We examine 10 critical issues that will set the agenda at capital markets firms in 2012.
  • Redis: Zero to Master in 30 minutes – Part 1 – More than once, I've said that learning Redis is the most efficient way a programmer can spend 30 minutes. This is a testament to both how useful Redis is and how easy it is to learn. But, is it true, can you really learn, and even master, Redis in 30 minutes?
  • Google Web Toolkit and Web Services: The XML Way | Wazi – In this two-part series, we’ll build a project to show how to get and process XML and JSON data, and deal with sundry matters such as security restrictions and server-side proxies. What you’ll learn here should help you deal with all kinds of services and enhance your GWT applications.
  • From the Mule’s Mouth » AMQP and the future of web messaging – The real potential for AMQP is queuing on the web, there hasn’t been a strong play for this yet but I believe queuing will become a fundamental part of orchestrating services on the web as applications start to leverage APIs more.
  • Why The MongoDB Hate? – 10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.
  • Ektorp – Java API for CouchDB – Ektorp is a persistence API that uses CouchDB as storage engine. The goal of Ektorp is to combine JPA like functionality with the simplicity and flexibility that CouchDB provides.

Links for September 9th through September 10th

Links for July 25th through July 29th

  • When Patents Attack! | This American Life – We take you inside this war, and tell the fascinating story of how an idea enshrined in the US constitution to promote progress and innovation, is now being used to do the opposite
  • InfoQ: Kanban System Design – Karl Scotland on Kanban as a way of creating a model improving a business’ capability to meet its purpose based on systems thinking, workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence, and learning.
  • InfoQ: NoSQL @ Netflix – Siddharth “Sid” Anand explains the technical details behind the move from Oracle used inside their data center to SimpleDB and S3 in the cloud, and from there to Cassandra.
  • InfoQ: Craft and Software Engineering – Glenn Vanderburg believes that software engineering and craftsmanship are not mutually exclusive, and there is synergy between them, explaining how to combine them in the software development process.
  • InfoQ: The Diary of a REST “Convert” – The conversation about SOA is a conversation about architecture – everything that we’ve talked about over the past decade applies just as equally when the Services are implemented using REST or Web Services on top of any protocol, infrastructure, or data schema.
  • GWT Mobile is a cross-platform mobile development tool using Google Web Toolkit – GWT Mobile is a cross-platform mobile development tool using Google Web Toolkit technology. It provides a set of UI widgets optimized for mobile devices, a ORM module to persist objects to the browser database, and a wrapper to access PhoneGap functions from GWT
  • GWT Mobile PhoneGap Showcase for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store – GWT Mobile PhoneGap is a GWT wrapper of the PhoneGap Javascript library. It implements all the PhoneGap functions, and provides links to the PhoneGap API documentation. It is an indispensable app for PhoneGap programmers.
  • TeleHash / JSON + UDP + DHT = Freedom – A new wire protocol enabling applications to connect directly in a real-time and fully distributed manner, freeing them from relying on centralized datacenters
  • nowjs for Node – Directly call remote functions in Javascript – NowJS creates a magic namespace "now", accessible by server and client where functions and variables added to now are automatically synced, in real-time. Also allows you to call client functions from the server and server functions from client
  • NoSQL is What? | Jeremy Zawodny’s blog – I found myself reading NoSQL is a Premature Optimization a few minutes ago and threw up in my mouth a little. That article is so far off base that I’m not even sure where to start, so I guess I’ll go in order.

Links for May 29th through June 2nd

Daily del.icio.us for March 21st through March 24th

Daily del.icio.us for January 24th through January 26th

Daily del.icio.us for December 24th through December 27th

  • RabbitMQ – Messaging that just works – RabbitMQ provides robust messaging for applications. It is easy to use, fit for purpose at cloud scale and supported on all major operating systems and developer platforms. RabbitMQ is open sourced under the Mozilla Public License.
  • InfoQ: Spring AMQP – Matthias Radestock introduces messaging, AMQP and RabbitMQ. Mark Fisher and Mark Pollack present and demo Spring AMQP, an abstraction layer for using AMQP independently from the broker implementation.
  • InfoQ: High Performance Websites in the Cloud – Matt Wood presents the most important AWS services, explaining how to scale up and out, how to extend the stack by adding extra layers such as caching or map-reduce systems, how to use, scale, and create redundant storage, and how to manage and scale out MySQL databases running on EC2.
  • The Talk Show on 5by5 – The Talk Show features discussion about technology, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, movies, directors, and the Web.
  • Leo Laporte Builds Empire With ‘This Week in Tech’ – NYTimes.com – Balancing on a giant rubber ball in a broadcast studio and control room carved out of a cottage in Petaluma, Calif., Leo Laporte is an unlikely media mogul.
  • The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010 – I’ve compiled what I believe to be the best apps that have come out this year.
  • HTML5Labs – Home – The HTML5 Labs site is the place where Microsoft prototypes early and unstable web standard specifications from standards bodies such as the W3C
  • University gives Java parallelism a boost | Developer World – InfoWorld – computer science researchers at the school have released an interactive tool, called DPJizer, to simplify writing safe parallel programs in DPJ (Deterministic Parallell Java), a Java-based modern type and effect system
  • imgscalr – Java Image Scaling Library | The Buzz Media – imgscalr is an very simple and efficient “best-practices” image-scaling library implemented in pure Java.
  • Martin Fowler – What if enterprise software was cheaper, faster, better AND COOL? – Yes, if you honour the Agile Development Manifesto. This means valuing people and interaction over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, collaboration over contract negotiation, responding to change over rigid plans