The Ballmer Days Are Over — The Brooks Review – Microsoft isn’t dead yet, nor will it be soon. It is however in the early stages of death and Ballmer isn’t going to the hospital — he’s running to go party some more. Microsoft needs a swift kick in the ass.
Makes boring code look pretty… – Simply click the Syntaclet Bookmarklet and it will automatically apply language specific syntax coloring with line numbers to all the code on the page.
Java Concurrency: Java Puzzlers at Google I/O – Josh Bloch and I gave one of his Java Puzzlers talk at Google I/O this year. If you hate Java, you can waste a perfectly good hour listening to us make unfunny jokes at its expense.
InfoQ: Juergen Hoeller on Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2 – Juergen Hoeller talks to Charles Humble about the upcoming features in Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2. The interview also explores SpringSource's attitude to standardisation, and the impact of the Java 7 and 8 language changes, and the Jave EE 6, on the framework.
InfoQ: IT And Architecture: Inside-Out Perspectives – The enterprise that understands the need for a coherent strategy within IT to meet the needs of the business, will invest in a business architecture consisting of a business activity model and a business information model
InfoQ: JasperSoft 4 Released with Big Data Support – JasperSoft this week announced support for reporting against big data systems, including support for a variety of modes for reporting on Hadoop, several popular NoSQL databases, as well as three MPP analytic relational databases
InfoQ: How Facebook Ships Code – most engineers are capable of writing bug-free code. it’s just that they don’t have an incentive to do so at most companies. when there’s a QA department, it’s easy to just throw it over to them to find the errors.
InfoQ: Proving the Business Value of SOA – Anne Thomas Manes discusses SOA goals and objectives used to measure a system’s success, measuring the business value, SOA project metrics, and recommendations on proving the business value of SOA.
InfoQ: Developing Social-Ready Web Applications – Craig Walls discusses social web applications, how to integrate them, how to provide social data in a RESTful and secure way, introducing Spring Social, a framework for developing social web apps.
InfoQ: SOA Security in Practice – Nicolai M. Josuttis discusses various issues encountered when implementing SOA security: heterogeneity and debugging are problematic, ESB plays an important role, and costs involved.
How Meditation May Change the Brain – NYTimes.com – The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds – Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.
Eyal Lupu Java Blog: Hibernate/JPA Identity Generators – This post is about Hibernate standard compatible (TABLE, SEQUENCE, IDENTITY, and AUTO) identity generators it explains what the identity generators are and illustrated the different considerations need to be taken when choosing identity generation strategy.
Scaling writes in MySQL – Coincidentally, during Michael Jackson's memorial service, we actually did hit an incoming rate of a little over 8000 records per second for a few hours.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: The enterprise (apps) in your pocket – Modern mobile phones such Android based devices and the iPhone ship will powerful web browsers which use the same Webkit rendering engine which GWT already supports and increasingly includes great capabilities like geo-location and offline storag
Google Working Toward "Write Once, Run Anywhere" Native Web Apps | Web Builder Zone – Google NaCl is still in the prototype stage with more significant features in the works along with PNaCl (Portable Native Client). The Portable NaCL variation, Google said, will be able to recognize a machine's hardware and run a Native Client application that is tailored to that machine. Developers will simply write one PNaCl module that can run on any processor or operating system (NaCl modules already support Windows, Mac, and Linux).
Microsoft’s RemoteFX raises the bar for remote connections – With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotely in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications – all with the fidelity of a local-like performance when connecting over the LAN
skipfish – web application security scanne – Skipfish is an active web application security reconnaissance tool. It prepares an interactive sitemap for the targeted site by carrying out a recursive crawl and dictionary-based probes
The Secret to Having Happy Employees – You’re the Boss Blog – NYTimes.com – I have learned the long, hard and frustrating way that as a manager you cannot make everyone happy. You can try, you can listen, you can solve some problems, you can try some more. Good management requires training, counseling and patience, but there comes a point when you are robbing the business of precious time and energy.
iSpectrum: Java for iPhone – FlexyCore is pleased to introduce iSpectrum to the Java community. Develop and debug your iPhone native application in Java under Eclipse IDE or port your existing applications or libraries to iPhone market. Enjoy!
Op-Ed Contributor – Microsofts Creative Destruction – NYTimes.com – Internal competition is common at great companies. It can be wisely encouraged to force ideas to compete. The problem comes when the competition becomes uncontrolled and destructive. At Microsoft, it has created a dysfunctional corporate culture in which the big established groups are allowed to prey upon emerging teams, belittle their efforts, compete unfairly against them for resources, and over time hector them out of existence
Make Your Web Site ‘Groovy’ – Forbes.com – For a company with a heavy investment in Java, Groovy should be a no-brainer. If you are starting out on an advanced Web site project, you should make a decision between PHP and Groovy
Facebook Developers | HipHop for PHP: Move Fast – HipHop for PHP isn't technically a compiler itself. Rather it is a source code transformer. HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it.
Times Skimmer by The New York Times – The New York Times announced today the release of Times Skimmer, a new application for NYTimes.com that provides online readers with the layout and experience of paging through a newspaper, making it easy to browse through headlines and discover stories deep within sections of the Web site.
GraniteDS Projects with IntelliJ IDEA 9 | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – GraniteDS technology allows to create enterprise web applications with Flex at client side and Java at server side. With IntelliJ IDEA you can develop GraniteDS projects with complete coding assistance both for Flex and Java, compile, deploy, run, and debug both client and server side in just few clicks!
Paul Buchheit: So I finally tried Wave… – I don't know what Google has planned for Wave or Gmail, but if I were them I would continue improving Wave, and then once it's ready for the whole world to use, integrate it into Gmail
synergy-plus – Project Hosting on Google Code – Synergy+ (synergy-plus) lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It's intended for users with multiple computers, where each system uses its own display. It's a little like having a 2nd or a 3rd desktop…
Debate Over H1N1 Vaccine? There Shouldn’t Be One – The pandemic flu vaccine is safe, effective, cheap (or free), and necessary. Unless you're allergic to eggs, when it becomes available in your area, make sure you get it, and make especially sure your kids do.
Ext JS Designer Preview Release – We are very excited to share our latest version of the Ext JS Designer. This new version adds many new features to improve your efficiency creating application designs. Once you get accustomed to these features its difficult to live without them.
A ‘LegUp’ for new Java projects | Richard Wilkinson’s Blog – LegUp is a collection of free, open source (Apache 2 licensed) Maven 2 archetypes, and a web based configuration tool provided by jWeekend. It allows you to choose from different combinations of popular Java technologies (Apache Wicket, Spring, Google Guice, JPA, Hibernate, Warp Persist) to allow you to get up and running quickly and easily
InfoQ: Management Strategies For SOA – Mike Kavis wrote an article for the SOA institute, in which he characterizes the success of any SOA implementation into four factors people, process, technology, and business
Building Applications for the iPhone with Flash at Mike Chambers – The next version of Flash Authoring will enable developers to create stand-alone iPhone applications using Flash technologies (including ActionScript 3). These applications are just like any other iPhone application and can be distributed via the Apple iTunes Application store
Op-Ed Columnist – The Wizard of Beck – NYTimes.com – The rise of Beck, Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and the rest has correlated almost perfectly with the decline of the G.O.P. But it’s not because the talk jocks have real power. It’s because they have illusory power, because Republicans hear the media mythology and fall for it every time.
ADO.NET Data Services extension – This document illustrates what can be done with the Restlet extension for the ADO.NET Data Services. We hope that you found it simple and useful to follow to read. It is a good demonstration of how adopting of REST and related standards such as HTTP and Atom facilitates the interoperability across programming languages and executions environments.
noop – Project Hosting on Google Code – Noop (pronounced noh-awp, like the machine instruction) is a new language experiment that attempts to blend the best lessons of languages old and new, while syntactically encouraging what we believe to be good coding practices and discouraging the worst offenses. Noop is initially targeted to run on the Java Virtual Machine.
Siena: the scalable persistence tier for Java – Siena is a persistence API for Java inspired on the Google App Engine Python Datastore API. Siena is a single API with many implementations. You can use siena with relational databases (using JDBC as underlying persistence mechanism), but you can also use it with the Google App Engine's datastore or with Amazon's SimpleDB.
Some Java Concurrency Tips | Java.net – If you still rely on Java 'the language' to implement concurrency in an application, then Carol McDonald's post walks you through various Java concurrency tips specific to Java 'the language'. A helpful reminder that its not necessary to migrate to a JVM-compatible languages like Scala to achieve concurrency results
Dynamic, typesafe queries in JPA 2.0 – Version 2.0 of the Java Persistence API (JPA) introduces the Criteria API, which brings the power of typesafe queries to Java applications for the first time and provides a mechanism for constructing queries dynamically at run time. This article describes how to write dynamic, typesafe queries using the Criteria API and the closely associated Metamodel API.
Dive Into HTML5 – Dive Into HTML5 seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML5 specification and other fine Standards
Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity – Opera is attempting to take advantage of the rise of social networking (the verb) and bake it into the browser, as a personal extension to one’s computing experience. They accomplish this by embedding what amounts to a web server in the browser, and making it possible to share files, music and photos and to post notes or chat directly with your friends
Adobe makes Acrobat.com a business with paid accounts | Webware – CNET – With Acrobat.com, Adobe is coming a little late to a game that Google, Zoho and ThinkFree have been running for years, and that Microsoft is set to join very soon. What may make the difference is that Adobe can work these products very deeply into other pieces of its software. Whether that ends up being a liability compared to competing solutions that remain Web-only is unclear.
Mozilla Firefox.next peek: profiling yourself – One of the features planned for the next version of Firefox (tentatively named Firefox 3.6, but most accurately referred as Firefox.next) is about:me, a specially crafted web page that will let you see your browsing habits profile including most visited sites, time of the day and days you navigate most, how you access sites.