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 Jun 02, 2007 through Jun 06, 2007

  • filehippo.com Update Client – filehippo.com – The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to filehippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
  • I’m moving to Finland 🙂 | Economist.com – But American workers have perhaps the most to feel aggrieved about: theirs is the only rich-world country that does not give any statutory paid holiday
  • Red Hat Magazine | Squid in 5 minutes – There are many great tools that Squid has to offer, but when I need to redirect http traffic to a caching server for performance increases or security, squid?s my pick. Squid has built in proxy and caching tools that are simple, yet effective.
  • Coding Horror: The Best Code is No Code At All – The fundamental nature of coding is that our task, as programmers, is to recognize that every decision we make is a trade-off. To be a master programmer is to understand the nature of these trade-offs, and be conscious of them in everything we write
  • Google kicks offline Web apps into gear | CNET News.com – The goal of Google Gears is to create a single, standardized way to add offline capabilities to Web applications. The initial code is aimed at JavaScript Ajax-style Web applications. It runs on IE & Firefox on Windows, Mac OS and Linux
  • How to build the world’s best paper planes | Lifeandhealth | Life and Health – Get designs for the world’s best paper planes plus tips from aviation experts on how to make them fly faster and longer
  • Christophe Coenraets » Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears – The demo is a Flex-based Sales Force Automation application that uses Gears to save data to a local SQLite database while offline, and automatically synchronizes back with the server when you reconnect to the network.

Daily del.icio.us for Jun 01, 2007 through Jun 02, 2007

Daily del.icio.us for May 31, 2007 through Jun 01, 2007

  • BEA WebLogic Event Server, First and only Java container for high-performance, event-driven applications – BEA WebLogic Event Server is the first and only Java container for high-performance event-driven applications
  • It’s Still the Latency, Stupid…pt.1 – If you think bandwidth is the only thing affecting your network speed, think again. As pipes get bigger, latency becomes the real bottleneck. This article discusses network latency, how to measure it, why its important, and how to plan for it. Complex con
  • Fedora 7 released – You can find a tour filled with pictures and videos of this exciting new release of Fedora 7. This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies
  • TableKit – TableKit is a collection of HTML table enhancements using the Prototype framework. TableKit currently implements row striping, column sorting, column resizing and cell editing using Ajax.
  • Google Gears API Developer’s Guide (Beta) – Architecture – During development of Gears, we experimented with many different architectures for offline-enabled web applications. In this document we briefly look at some of them and explore their advantages and disadvantages.
  • InfoQ: A Wicket User Revisits JSF – Peter recently took a 2nd look at JSF after developing most recently with Wicket. The evaluation was prompted by his recent writing on migrating from Spring MVC / Webflow to Wicket.
  • Google Gears – Enabling Offline Web Applications – Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs:

Daily del.icio.us for May 30, 2007 through May 31, 2007

Daily del.icio.us for Apr 26, 2007 through Apr 27, 2007

  • The Dojo Offline Toolkit | The Dojo Toolkit – Dojo Offline is a free, open source toolkit that makes it easy for web applications to work offline. It consists of a JavaScript library bundled with your web page and cross-browser download that helps to cache your web application’s UI for use offline.
  • AllThingsD – AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. But it is different from other sites in this space. It’s a fusion of different media styles, different topics, different formats & different sources.
  • mir.aculo.us – Prototype 1.5.1: Release candidate 3 – Prototype 1.5.1 is making steady progress and this should be the last release candidate before the final version?and we?ve already lots of stuff up our sleeves for 1.6.0
  • JD on EP: Open Flex links, 2 – There are many more posts and opinion now. I’ll be linking here to ones where I learn a little something different. Links will be updated over the next few hours and presented in chronological order, oldest findings first.
  • Adobe opensources Flex (Exclusive Videos with Adobe) « Scobleizer – Adobe is firing its guns in the Microsoft Silverlight vs. Flash war. Developers win.
  • Adobe to Open Source Flex – Adobe announced plans to release source code for Adobe Flex as open source. The open source Flex SDK and documentation will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL)

Daily del.icio.us for Mar 19, 2007 through Mar 20, 2007

  • OpenLaszlo 4.0 Released | OpenLaszlo – OpenLaszlo 4.0 is the industry?s first and only RIA platform to support the development and delivery of applications in both Ajax and Flash®, all from a single code base
  • Only Ubuntu Linux: Upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) – Ubuntu 7.04 is the current development version of the Ubuntu operating system. It is to be released in April 19th 2007. We can Use Two methods to upgrade Ubuntu Edgy to Ubuntu Feisty 1) Using GUI 2) Using apt-get
  • Adobe Labs – Apollo – Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to t
  • Introducing the Java Pet Store 2.0 Application – Creating a Web 2.0 web application with Ajax, a technology that includes but is not limited to Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, for seamless data interaction is a complex undertaking
  • The Real Lesson of Flex – In addition to being a rich-client development toolkit that targets the Flash virtual machine, an interesting aspect of Flex is that it relies on code-generation to reduce the amount of code a developer has to write by hand