Daily del.icio.us for Nov 02 through Nov 23, 2007

  • InfoQ: Prototype and Script.aculo.us: spending weekends at home again – Script.aculo.us creator Thomas Fuchs gives an overview about the concepts and functionality of both Prototype and the script.aculo.us libraries, provides advice on what and what not to expect and gives pointers and hints on how to get started.
  • Enterprise Java Community: Spring Loaded Observer Pattern – This article describes an easy process of implementing the observer pattern in the Spring framework
  • The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark] – An analysis of the Amazon Kindle only as Mark Pilgrim or maybe John Gruber can do:) Must read – very thought provoking
  • InfoQ: Article: What’s New in Spring 2.5: Part 1: Annotation-Based Configuration – The newly released Spring 2.5 features annotation-driven dependency injection, auto-detection of Spring components on the classpath using annotations rather than XML for metadata, annotation support for lifecycle methods, a new web controller model for ma
  • InfoQ: DDD: putting the model to work – This talk will outline some of the foundations of domain-driven design:How models are chosen and evaluated;How multiple models coexist;How the patterns help avoid the common pitfalls, such as overly interconnected models;How developers and domain experts
  • JavaRanch Journal – November 2007 Volume 6 Issue 2 – Spring offers a few helper classes to do some scheduling in your app. In Spring 2.0, both the JDK’s Timer objects and the OpenSymphony Quartz Scheduler are supported. Quartz is an open source job scheduling system that can be easily used with Spring.
  • What is the Google Collections Library? – Kevin Bourrillion & Jared Levy are the two primary creators of the Google Collections Library, which aims to provide an extension to the Java Collections Framework. They discuss what the library is all about, its genesis, and how it will be useful to you.
  • InfoQ: Scrum and XP from the Trenches – The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP
  • InfoQ: Starting Struts 2 – Struts2 is the latest manifestation of the popular Struts Java web application framework. Like its predecessor, its goals are to make web application development faster, easier and more productive than ever before.
  • InfoQ: Homer’s Odyssey or My Life as an Agile Consultant – In this offbeat presentation from Agile2006, Jean Tabaka compares impediments and obstacles encountered by an Agile mentor with those detailed in Homer’s classic.
  • TSS Video: Christian Bauer on JBoss Seam – In this presentation, Christian Bauer discusses how JBoss Seam simplifies the handling of stateful conversations, multi-window operations and concurrent, fine-grained Ajax requests & integrates Facelets, Hibernate, jBPM, Drools, Groovy, iText and Lucene.
  • Seam 2.0 has been released – Seam 2.0 was released this week. JBoss Seam is a powerful new application framework for building next generation Web 2.0 applications by ntegrating Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), Java Server Faces (JSF), EJB3, Java Portlets and BPM.
  • Asual | SWFAddress – Deep linking for Flash and Ajax – SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state.
  • Adobe – Developer Center : Designing for Flex ? Part 5: Designing content displays – Content displays are the key element of Flex application design. Application chrome exists only to support these displays, if indeed it must exist at all.
  • Henrik Stahl’s Blog: BEA videos on YouTube – There are some short clips covering BEA technologies on YouTube. My favorite is the Predictable Java video. I wish my coffee machine was that well-behaved!
  • Hybridizing HTML – How to create Flex forms within HTML pages to easily achieve cross-browser and cross-platform functionality.
  • alphaWorks : IBM Personal Presenter : Overview – A simple, serverless means of producing and distributing rich media content consisting of video, audio, and slides from the originator’s computer to multiple clients.
  • Interface21 Team Blog » The Spring Web Flow 2.0 Vision – The goal of 2.0 is to evolve Spring Web Flow into a complete controller engine capable of handling all types of user interactions, stateless and stateful alike, with support for multiple view technologies and asynchronous event handling (Ajax) natively
  • gwt-ext – Google Code – GWT-Ext is a powerful widget library that provides rich widgets like Grid with sort, paging and filtering, Tree’s with Drag & Drop support, highly customizable ComboBoxes, Tab Panels, Menus & Toolbars, Dialogs, Forms and a lot more
  • xhtmlrenderer: The Flying Saucer Project – An XML/XHTML/CSS 2.1 Renderer – The Flying Saucer team announces Release 8pre1 of the Flying Saucer 100% Java XHTML+CSS renderer, including support for table pagination, margin boxes, running elements, named pages, and more:
  • It’s Only Software » 5 Minute Guide to Spring and JMX – I recently augmented a Spring-based project to expose some of the Spring-managed beans via JMX. Spring makes this very easy, and even if you?ve never used JMX before, this quick tutorial will let you set up your Spring beans to be viewed (and edited!) t
  • Android’s SDK Now Available – Android, Google’s mobile platform, is finally open to the developers. Now you can download the SDK and start to develop great applications in Java. Google launched a competition that offers $10 million awards for the most interesting apps
  • Microsoft Sync Framework != Google Gears (even if the press wants to make it look that way) on Dion Almaer’s Blog – saw Microsoft?s Answer to Google Gears popup in my news feed, along with Mary Jo?s piece itself: Microsoft delivers first test build of its online-offline sync platform.
  • Upgrading to Prototype 1.6: real world examples – Recently I have undertaken upgrading to Prototype 1.6.0. I will now show you some examples of what I?ve done, how I did it and why; you might find this writeup useful when doing the same in your application.

Daily del.icio.us for Jul 30, 2007 through Aug 03, 2007

  • InfoQ: System Integration Testing Using Spring – When it comes to system integration testing Spring adds real value. In this session, Rod Johnson discusses: integration testing and the support that Spring provides for it, issues around testing the persistence layer, testing web applications.
  • InfoQ: BEA and Oracle incorporate Sun’s Project Tango – In a recent article, Sun’s director for SOA products, Kevin Schmidt mentioned the fact that both Oracle and BEA have incorporated Sun’s Web Services stack, Project Tango. Tango is MS .NET 3.0 interop
  • InfoQ: Using Java to Crack Office 2007 – With Office 2007, no third-party libraries are necessary-a Java application can now read and write any Office 2007 document, because Office 2007 documents are now nothing more than ZIP files of XML documents known as the OpenXML
  • Welcome to jXLS – jXLS is small and easy-to-use Java library for generating Excel files using XLS templates. Also jXLS can be used to read XLS files and populate Java beans with spreadsheet data according to XML configuration file
  • How To Read / Write Excel Spreadsheet From Java – Both JExcelAPI and Jakarta POI (HSSF) are open source software to read & write data from / to Excel spreadsheet even on non-Microsoft platforms. In my tests HSSF came out to be the clear leader and recommended solution because of robustness and features.
  • Eloquent JavaScript – Eloquent JavaScript is a hyper-book providing a comprehensive introduction to the JavaScript programming language. Apart from a bookful of text, it contains plenty of example programs, and an environment to try them out and play with them.
  • http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-atompub-protocol-17.txt – The Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) is an application-level protocol for publishing and editing Web resources. The protocol is based on HTTP transfer of Atom-formatted representations. The Atom format is documented in the Atom Syndication Format.
  • F1 News – Grandprix.com – One of the big problems with the ongoing Stepneygate Affair is that there is a huge amount of hearsay, but not a great deal of fact
  • YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier Face » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – We’re pleased to announce the release of YUI version 2.3.0. This release features six new additions to the library as well as a new skinning architecture and a new visual treatment for most of our UI controls – plus 250 enhancements and bug fixes
  • Greg the Architect : Episodes – Find out what happens when Greg tries to swallow three different SOA pitches in one day. Will he save the day, or will Greg have to chuck the project?
  • Dr. Dobb’s | Java Message Service | July 2, 2007 – SOAP-based web-service development continues to grow, and uses XML and HTTP to remove the implementation details from remote procedure calls. But while SOAP has broken new ground in distributed computing, message-oriented middleware such as the Java Messa
  • Plans for the Rich Web Application Backplane – Both mashups and Ajax are now firmly entrenched in the Web landscape. Put them together and you have the makings for Rich Web applications. This article explains the Rich Web Application Backplane, currently a W3C Note, which is designed to bring standard
  • 10 things I learned about using Hibernate/JPA successfully by SpencerUresk – I decided to share a few things I learned about using Hibernate/JPA in a large project with a complicated database setup
  • OpenJPA no longer requires bytecode processing – Historically, OpenJPA required that you either run a post-compilation tool or run your application with a javaagent. The latest build of OpenJPA removes this restriction by providing various levels of support for unenhanced classes.