- The Sun is Setting on Rails-style MVC Frameworks « caines.ca/blog – I'm becoming more and more certain that this means that Rails-style MVC frameworks on the server-side are going to end up being phased out in favour of leaner and meaner frameworks that better address the new needs of thick-client architecture.
- Trigger – cross-platform app framework – The simplest way for web developers to create native iOS and Android apps from a single HTML5 codebase
- InfoQ: Writing Usable APIs in Practice – Giovanni Asproni presents techniques for writing usable APIs: using user's perspective, naming, the caller should have the control, explicit context, error reporting, logging, organizing.
- InfoQ: Tailoring Spring for Custom Usage – Josh Long uncovers some of the hooks available in the Spring framework: life cycles, scopes, beans, resources, XML marshallers, REST, transactions, caching, Spring Integration adapters, and others.
- WhySQL? Why Evernote is sticking with MySQL instead of NoSQL – There are a few reasons that we’ve decided to store all of your account metadata within a single (replicated) MySQL instance instead.
- The Pope is Apparently not a Republican – The world of finance, while necessary, no longer represents an instrument that favours our well-being or the life of mankind, instead it has become an oppressive power, that almost demands our adoration, mammon, the false divinity that truly dominates the world.
- JPA Applications in the Era of NoSQL and Clouds – Introducing OGM by Hardy Ferentschik @ JUDCon London on Vimeo – In this talk we discuss briefl y the different NoSQL solutions and show where Hibernate OGM fits into the picture. Hibernate OGM (Object Grid Mapper) is built on the robust and proven Hibernate core engine and helps you to port existing JPA (Hibernate) applications to alternative storage engines decoupling application code from a specific NoSQL solution
- OnLive Desktop Plus Puts Windows 7 on the iPad in Blazing Speed – State of the Art – NYTimes.com – The news today is the new service, called OnLive Desktop Plus. It’s not free — it costs $5 a month — but it adds Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer and a 1-gigabit-a-second Internet connection.
- The 6 Major Mobile Trends for 2012 – About Agility – Mobile is one of the big trends for 2012, and with the year just starting, it's a great time to make some predictions about what will happen in the upcoming months. So here they are, the 6 major mobile trends for 2012:
- Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review – That "subtle difference" — of flipping the priorities away from profit and back to great products — took Apple from three months away from bankruptcy, to one of the most valuable and influential companies in the world.
- RESTEasy lets you build RESTful Web Services and RESTful Java applications – RESTEasy is a JBoss project that provides various frameworks to help you build RESTful Web Services and RESTful Java applications. It is a fully certified and portable implementation of the JAX-RS specification. JAX-RS is a new JCP specification that provides a Java API for RESTful Web Services over the HTTP protocol.
- The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile | TechCrunch – I'm very excited about what the next few years will bring — the rate of change is accelerating and the possibilities are endless!
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