Daring Fireball: Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad – The iPad succeeds because it has eliminated complexity, not because it has covered up the complexity of the Mac with a touch-based “shell”. iOS’s lack of backward compatibility with any existing software means that all apps for iOS are written specifically for iOS. There’s a cost for this elimination of complexity and compatibility, of course, which is that the iPad is also less capable than a Mac
Cloud Foundry: Now Supporting Scala – Today, we are announcing Cloud Foundry support for Scala and a variety of associated frameworks. Most Scala applications written to Lift and Spring will deploy seamlessly without modification to Cloud Foundry
Apple’s Twitter – Anil Dash – Could a small team of developers and designers within Apple make a credible realtime messaging service with first-rate native clients on every important platform? Could they graft on a simple, REST-based web-style APIs to the complicated, old-fashioned API that enables push notifications right now?
How the Android Ecosystem Threatens the iPhone | Magazine – The company with the largest and most loyal user base is likely to win that fight, and that’s what both Apple and Google are currently trying to establish. But make no mistake: As is often the case in technology, only one platform will prevail.
Code School – Learn Rails the Zombie Way – Learning Rails for the first time should be fun, and Rails for Zombies allows you to get your feet wet without having to worry about configuration. You'll watch five videos, each followed by exercises where you'll be programming Rails in your browser.
InfoQ: Security vs. Security Architecture – Marc Stiegler presents popular but faulty security architectures used – Independence Day Evil Alien Architecture, the Gilded Cage, and Gone Phishin' – along with effective architectures emerging today.
InfoQ: Leaner Programmer Anarchy – Fred George discusses Programmer Anarchy, a development process where programmers are not just empowered to act but the driving force behind a product, leading to substantial increase in results.
Twitter Engineering: Improving Browser Security with CSP – Over the past few weeks we've been testing a new security feature for our mobile site. It is called a Content Security Policy, or CSP. This policy is a standard developed by Mozilla that aims to thwart cross site scripting (XSS) attacks at their point of execution, the browser
Stomp on Web Sockets – Stomp is a simple text-orientated messaging protocol. It defines an interoperable wire format so that any of the available Stomp Clients can communicate with any Stomp Message Broker to provide easy and widespread messaging interoperability among languages, platforms and brokers.
The Future Of Java | Forrester Blogs – I disagree with Forrester's research note on the Future of Java. They make some good points about how Java's future will be constrained by the bounds of Oracle's business model.
Apache HttpClient 4.1 (GA) released – TheServerSide.com – The Apache HttpComponents project is pleased to announce 4.1 release of Apache HttpClient. HttpClient 4.1 builds upon the stable foundation laid by HttpClient 4.0 and adds several functional improvements and popular features
Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky – Mercurial is a modern, open source, distributed version control system, and a compelling upgrade from older systems like Subversion. In this user-friendly, six-part tutorial, Joel Spolsky teaches you the key concepts.
Visualising Garbage Collection in the JVM | RedStack – Recently, I have been working with a number of customers on JVM tuning exercises. It seems that there is not widespread knowledge amongst developers and administrators about how garbage collection works, and how the JVM uses memory.
Keep My Opt-Outs – Chrome Web Store – Keep My Opt-Outs is an extension for users who aren’t comfortable with personalization of the ads they see on the web. It’s a one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking performed by companies adopting the industry privacy standards for online advertising
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.
Red Hat Offers Its Cloud APIs as Industry Standard – PCWorld – As the industry call for cloud interoperability grows more fervent, open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has submitted its cloud platform, Deltacloud, to the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) as a potential standard for cloud interoperability
The Top 5 New Annotations in JPA 2 — Developer.com – In this article, we provide a reference list of the five most notable new annotations introduced in JPA 2, complete with code examples. We also highlight the changes made to existing JPA 1.x annotations in order to make them easier to use.
InfoQ: Feeding the Agile Beast – Dean Stevens proposes a way of integrating the business value concept into everyday Agile activity in order to achieve a higher value for an enterprise.
InfoQ: Standards and Open Source for Cloud Computing – OpenStack and Apache Deltacloud have similar goals – building lightweight REST APIs that allow cloud provider access via an HTTP network. OpenStack is more focused on public cloud service providers and Deltacloud is more focused on private clouds.
Errai – Errai is a framework for building GWT applications – Errai offers a set of components for building rich web applications using The Google Web Toolkit. The framework provides a unified federation and RPC infrastructure with true, uniform, asynchronous messaging across the client and server.
InfoQ: Scooter Framework; Java Made CRUD And Simple – The development of the Scooter framework has been inspired by the simplicity of use exhibited in Ruby on Rails. The Scooter framework presents an alternative for developing Java web applications using Struts, Spring and Hibernate, with a CRUD generator and the ActiveRecord as key features
Random Thoughts » Spring + JTA + JPA + JMS – In this post I will create a simple Order Processing Message Driven Bean that showcases this integration. I will be using an Oracle database and deploy the application on a WebLogic 10.3 server
InfoQ: Open Source VI (vSphere) Java API for Managing VMware Platforms – This talk gives an overview of VMware management APIs, the open source VI Java API, how to leverage VMware vSphere for your development, testing and deployment using the API, the basic concepts and object model of the API, how to configure vSphere/VMware Server, provisioning new virtual machines and managing their lifecycles, monitoring system performance, and automating system management.
Creating a unified programming model on top of .NET (CLR and DLR) – I watched Anders Hejlsberg’s, chief designer of the C# programming language, developer keynote at TechDays 2010 ‘Trends and future directions in programming languages’.<br />
Here are some the things that caught my attention. The video is worth checking out.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: Look ma, no plugin! – The new crop of HTML5 web browsers are capable of some pretty amazing things, and several of our engineers decided to take some 20% time to see how far we could push them. The result? An HTML5 port of Id's Quake II game engine!
Official Gmail Blog: Gmail on the iPad – With today's release of the iPad, we're launching an experimental two-pane user interface to take advantage of its large touchscreen and tablet form factor. Building upon the Gmail for mobile web app, this new interface displays your conversations on the left and your messages on the right hand side.
InfoQ: High Performance Ajax with GWT – Ajax applications have a big usability jump from traditional web applications and GWT provides tools that give you better Ajax performance for free. You should compare the startup speed of the GWT mail sample to other sample Ajax applications
Relevance Blog : Why I still prefer Prototype to jQuery – jQuery is a very nice piece of work, and makes some common tasks easier than their Prototype equivalents. Where it’s good, it’s very good indeed. But its design is uneven, and its scope is limited. For me, at least, Prototype is still the tool of choice. I think it’s a richer, more thorough, and overall better designed library.
Microsoft Hardware Windows 7 Support – If your computer is running a beta version of the Windows® 7 operating system, the following information can help you select the correct beta software to download for your Microsoft Hardware product.
YUI 2 and YUI 3 Source Code Now on GitHub » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – Source for the YUI 2.x codeline and the YUI 3.x codeline have joined YUI Doc on GitHub. YUI has been accepting external contributions since last summer, but the move to GitHub represents a huge step forward in the process. You can now work with the latest source in both of our major codelines
mockito – simpler better mocking – Mockito is a mocking framework that tastes really well. It lets you write beautiful tests with clean amp; simple API. Mockito doesn#039;t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
Ajaxian » Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released – Today, the jQuery project turns 3 years old which, considering the churn rate for open source projects, is a monumental achievement. So it makes sense that on the project’s 3rd birthday, the team has announced the release of jQuery v1.3, the latest and greatest release of jQuery which includes the new Sizzle selector engine.
Open source trading platform could be a win for Wall Street – As the declining global economy pressures financial institutions to cut costs across the board, open source software could provide a promising path for reducing IT overhead. The Marketcetera Trading Platform, which the developers believe is the first of its kind, aims to offer a cost-effective alternative to building a custom software platform in-house.
The storage solution Sun should have built | unixville – The HP MediaSmart Server EX485 is a diminutive low-power device that provides backup and storage service for all your home computers. It runs Windows Home Server, uses commodity hardware and supports Mac & iTunes, all while providing space for 4 internal drives
Granite Data Services (Free, Open Source, Flex & J2EE) – Confluence – Granite Data Services (GDS) is a free, open source (LGPL'd) alternative to Adobe® LiveCycle® (Flex™ 2+) Data Services for J2EE application servers. The primary goal of this project is to provide a framework for Flex 2+/EJB 3/Seam/Spring/Guice/POJO application development with full AMF3/RemoteObject benefits.
Raible Designs | Choosing an Ajax Framework – For #1, we chose Ext JS, Dojo, YUI and GWT because we feel these Ajax libraries offer the most UI widgets. We also considered Prototype/Scriptaculous, jQuery and MooTools, but decided against them because of their lack of UI widgets
patterns & practices: Application Architecture Guide 2.0 (The Book) – Home – Welcome to the patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project site! provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics.This guide is a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, product teams, and industry experts
Unison File Synchronizer – Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other