Google Guava – Synchronization with Monitor – The Google Guava project is a collection of libraries that every Java developer should become familiar with. The Guava libraries cover I/O, collections, string manipulation, and concurrency just to name a few
Martin Fowler on Polyglot Persistence | Architects Zone – What all of this means is that if you're working in the enterprise application world, now is the time to start familiarizing yourself with alternative data storage options. This won't be a fast revolution, but I do believe the next decade will see the database thaw progress rapidly.
InfoQ: The Kotlin Programming Language – Andrey Breslav introduces the upcoming Kotlin language created by JetBrains, a general purpose JVM-based language, statically typed, object-oriented, and meant to be more concise than Java.
Raible Designs | Play 2.0, A web framework for a new era – This was a great talk on what's new in Play 2.0. I especially like the native support for LESS and CoffeeScript and the emphasis on trying to keep developers using two tools: their editor and the browser. The sample apps look great, but the documentation look sparse. I doubt I'll get a chance to migrate my Play 1.2.3 app to 2.0 this month, but I hope to try migrating sometime before the end of the year.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT and Dart – We view Dart as an ambitious evolution of GWT’s mission to make web apps better for end users … we anticipate working closely with the GWT developer community to explore Dart.
iPhone notes app comparison – All this – I have four note taking apps for the iPhone: Simplenote, Elements, PlainText, and Nebulous Notes. I’ve written about each of them before,1 but I thought it might be useful to compare them all in a single post.
What if this is as good as it gets? – What if, after years of increasing evangelism and fever-pitch hype and demos and speeches and books and talks and blogs and tweets and logos, Microsoft shifts direction once again, destaffs the IE team, and “deprioritizes” any notion of an IE 10?
KT Tunstall On World Cafe : NPR – In an age where the phrase "pop star" usually brings to mind flamboyant divas, Scottish pop-rock star KT Tunstall stands out. With a sound that seems to mesh Melissa Etheridge, Fiona Apple and Dido, she produces heartfelt music in a pop format with a knack for uncluttered, catchy songs.
Assessing Ray Ozzie’s impact at Microsoft | Beyond Binary – CNET News – With nimble and powerful rivals like the Google and the Apple outmaneuvering Microsoft at various turns, the company needs not just someone adept at the helm, but also someone who knows the ins and outs of the waves well enough to spot foul weather on the horizon and plot a new course.
jQuery Mobile Alpha 1 Released | jQuery Mobile – Today we’re pleased to announce the first alpha release of the jQuery Mobile project. jQuery Mobile is a user interface framework, built on top of jQuery, designed to simplify the process of building applications that target mobile devices.
Check Your JMeter – Now Version 2.4 | Javalobby – Today the Apache Jakarta subproject JMeter is releasing the next version of its pure Java desktop app, JMeter, which is designed to load test functional behavior and gauge performance. Features of the newly released JMeter 2.4 include JUnit 4 annotation support, JSR-223 test elements, and HTTPS session recording.
Scala 2.8.0 final | The Scala Programming Language – It is finally here!! After many, many months of hard work, the Scala team is truly happy to announce the new, much-awaited stable release of Scala! The all-new Scala 2.8.0 final distribution is ready
Scripting News: Apple’s brewing shitstorm – Apple is a company that desperately needs to grow up and wipe the smile off its face, and roll its sleeves up and start to appreciate that they're no longer the upstart, the underdog
Sencha Docs gives JavaDoc a Facelift – Sencha – Blog – Sencha Docs offers a fresh take on API documentation for Java. Rather than modifying or restyling JavaDoc, we decided to start from scratch and build a new user interface experience using the JavaDoc parser and Ext GWT. Since Ext GWT is designed to build rich internet applications, it was a great framework with which to build a modern user experience.
Exclusive First Listen: Norah Jones : NPR – A warm, organic-sounding record, The Fall showcases Jones' musical depth in exciting and unexpected ways, suitable for old fans and newcomers alike. Please leave your opinions of the album in the comments section below.
Atmosphere Framework 0.4 Released – Atmosphere allow the creation of RESTful and Ajax Push/Comet applications, and version 0.4 is ready for prime time. This release contains many new features and can be seen in action in many well-known frameworks.
InfoQ: SpringOne/2GX 2009 Keynote – TeamCity 5.0 is approaching inevitably and here we are with fresh EAP build.
All major new features have been introduced already in previous EAPs, but still you’ll find lots of improvements and fixes to check
Google Voice Bookmarklet Generator – Want to use Google Voice on your iPhone more easily? This website will help you turn your contacts into bookmarklets that you can organize in folders within Safari. Then just tap on a bookmark to call!
Jay-Z – Beasties tribute – covers "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" – Chunnel – Jay-Z replaced the Beastie Boys as a headliner of the ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL becuase of MCA's recent cancer diagnosis. Being the nice guy that Hov is, he opened his set paying tribute to the Beasties by basically performing a musical "get well soon" card to MCA in the form of a "No Sleep to Brooklyn" cover.
Daring Fireball: Microsoft’s Long, Slow Decline – To be clear, Microsoft remains a very profitable company. However, they have never before reported year-over-year declines like this, nor fallen so short of projected earnings. Something is awry.
One Billion + You – We’re awed and amazed….to be celebrating one billion Firefox downloads. That’s one billion times in the last five years that you and the rest of the Mozilla community have made the choice to make the Web better.
I Quit The iPhone – Apple and AT&T are now blocking the iPhone version of the Google Voice app. Why? Because they absolutely don’t want people doing exactly what I’m doing – moving their phone number to Google and using the carrier as a dumb pipe
Hawaii Asserts Obama’s U.S. Citizenship – State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president
Three tips for choosing an ESB – Deciding whether your organization will implement an ESB is an important decision. Choosing the right kind of ESB—whether heavyweight or lightweight, open source or closed—is equally important and often more difficult
BPEL tutorial – Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), short for Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL), is an executable dialect of XML that allows for the modeling of interactions between Web services on the cloud. Such modeling is valuable for successful business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation. BPEL was standardized by OASIS in 2004, after collaborative efforts to create the language by Microsoft, IBM, and other companies.
Open source and ESBs – The Enterprise Service Bus [ESB] has been intrinsic to many SOA programs in recent years. You can say you are doing SOA and not have done an ESB. But there is a high likelihood a successful SOA program includes successful ESBs
EasyWeb4J – Overview – EasyWeb4J is an open-source web application stack for Java. Its design is greatly inspired by Ruby on Rails. It significantly reduces time to market and development cost for Java web applications.
Ed’s Elite blog: Printing grids with Ext JS – Grids are one of the most widely used components in Ext JS, and often represent data that the user would like to print. As the grid is usually part of a wider application, simply printing the page isn't often a good solution.