InfoQ: Using DRY: Between Code Duplication and High-Coupling – DRY is an important principle, but abusing it can generate problems such as increased coupling and reduced readability. The lesson here is that no matter how great a principle is, it should not be used disregarding other good programming practices.
Three Laws of Good Software Architecture | Javalobby – The issue with architectural decisions is that they effect the whole system and/or you often need to make them early in the development process. It means a lot effort if you change that decision a couple of months later. From an economic standpoint architectural decisions are often irrevocable. Good architecture is one that allows an architect to make late decisions without superior effect on efforts and costs. Let's put that on record.
Simple Offline Data Synchronization for Mobile Web and PhoneGap Applications – In this article, I describe a simple data synchronization strategy that uses the device’s (or browser’s) SQLite database. The implementation currently leverages the Web SQL API (even though the W3C is no longer actively maintaining the spec) because both iOS and Android support it, but they don’t support IndexedDB, the official alternative
InfoQ: Cloud Foundry: Design and Architecture – Derek Collison discusses the goals, the design premises and patterns employed in creating the architecture of Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS, unveiling internal architectural details.
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
Technology Review: Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet – BigSheets is built on top of another piece of software called Hadoop. This is an open-source platform for processing very large amounts of Web data by splitting up tasks and handing them off to a cluster of different computers
The CTO Corner – The CTO Corner is dedicated to the topics and issues important to today's busy technology executive, the Chief Technology Officer. This site focuses on leadership & management, technology trends, and contemporary development & programming practices
QuirksBlog: The iPhone obsession – Web developers should take a look at their sites on a Nokia and a BlackBerry and fix whatever’s wrong. It isn’t that hard to get your hands on a testing device
Nailgun: Insanely Fast Java – Nailgun is a client, protocol, and server for running Java programs from the command line without incurring the JVM startup overhead. Programs run in the server (which is implemented in Java), and are triggered by the client (written in C), which handles all I/O.