Links for June 26th through July 1st

Daily del.icio.us for January 17th through January 20th

Daily del.icio.us for March 24th through March 27th

  • JPivot – Home – JPivot is a JSP custom tag library that renders an OLAP table and let users perform typical OLAP navigations like slice and dice, drill down and roll up. It uses Mondrian as its OLAP Server. JPivot also supports XMLA datasource access.
  • olap4j: Open Java API for OLAP – olap4j is designed to be a common API for any OLAP server, so you can write an application on one OLAP server and easily switch it to another. And built on that API, there will be a growing collection of tools and components
  • Mistaeks I Hav Made: Mapping Inheritance Cleanly with XStream – This works with multiple subclasses and with SingleValueConverters. As long as you can determine the concrete type to be unmarshalled from the contents of the marshalled element, you can use this technique to elide the class attribute and get cleaner XML.
  • Amazon Web Services: No Open Cloud Manifesto for us | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Amazon will join Microsoft as two big cloud computing players not signing on to the Open Cloud Manifesto.

    The manifesto, which has raised a ruckus following a Microsoft blog post, is set to be released Monday with IBM as the ringleader. Given the hubbub it was only natural to wonder where Amazon Web Services, one of the premier cloud computing players stood

  • MapReduce programming with Apache Hadoop – JavaWorld – Google and its MapReduce framework may rule the roost when it comes to massive-scale data processing, but there's still plenty of that goodness to go around. This article gets you started with Hadoop, the open source MapReduce implementation for processing large data sets
  • RSS to PDF Newspaper – This is a free software project to let people create printable PDFs from content found on the web. It is a free alternative to HP's Tabbloid service. It is being developed as part of the Five Filters project to promote alternative, non-corporate media.
  • Oracle: If RHEL were free, we wouldn’t compete | The Open Road – CNET News – Now we find out that it's not a question of support at all, but rather that Oracle simply wants Linux to be free. Why? Because that makes its overpriced software seem cheaper.

    At least Oracle is being honest now. Coekaerts' argument is cheeky, but it makes strategic sense for Oracle. It just makes no financial sense for Red Hat.

  • Ubuntu promises DIY Amazon cloud • The Register – The Jaunty Jackalope edition of Ubuntu, version 9.04, due in April, will let you take existing Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) from Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and run them on your own Ubuntu servers.
  • Book Review: Pragmatic Thinking & Learning – Andy Hunt, co-author of several titles in the Pragmatic Programmers series, has turned his pragmatic prism on our brains. His new book, Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactoring Your Wetware, is a delight to read, provided you understand the vocabulary of agile development. It could be a perfect gift for your favorite geek this holiday season.
  • jaxb: A JAXB Tutorial – Wolfgang Laun has created an outstanding tutorial. Wolfgang’s tutorial is possibly the most comprehensive (and most current) information on every aspect of JAXB. I highly recommend it both as a getting started guide and a reference.

Daily del.icio.us for February 27th through March 3rd

  • Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs – Yahoo! News – Microsoft has opened up its hosted version of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs as it tries to take advantage of the demand for software as a service.
  • Feeling tired? Exercise a little – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution — a little light exercise. Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by…
  • Flex 3:Feature Introductions: OLAPDataGrid – Adobe Labs – Leveraging the capabilities of AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid provides a customizable and configurable UI which is capable of consuming the result set of a multidimensional query and displaying it in a cross-tab fashion.
  • BlazeDS – BlazeDS – Confluence – BlazeDS is an open source set of libraries which can be added to Java-based web applications to enable a more simple and efficient means of communicating between Flex and Java. BlazeDS includes an RPC style remoting library and a realtime messaging system
  • InfoQ: Flex 3.0: Update From Adobe’s James Ward – With the production release of Flex 3, InfoQ sat down with Adobe’s James Ward to find out more about Flex 3. Last year, Ward gave InfoQ readers an overview of Flex 3 and discounted a number of Flex misconceptions.
  • Flex cookbook beta – Building Flex Applications with JSPs – Flex can make requests to your existing JSPs using the HTTPService object. These requests can work with any JSPs. A Flex application contains all of the view logic so the JSPs should not return HTML but rather just serialized data
  • Flex cookbook beta – Multiple Column Sorting using the AdvancedDataGrid control – AdvancedDataGrid supports multiple column sorting and the sort indicators and interaction can vary based on the value of the sortExpertMode property.
  • Gears and AIR: The Open Source Difference on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Gears and AIR are very different, and although there is an overlap, they are complementary too. I would love to see some convergence in the future where Gears and AIR APIs join together. That would be a win win for everyone in my opinion. I would also lov
  • WWTelescope – The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telesco
  • Vijay Mandava’s Blog: WLS 10.3 Tech Preview supports SCA – Since WebLogic 10.3 Tech Preview includes an SCA runtime customers now have multiple technology choices to build their business logic — POJO, EJB, Spring or SCA. By including the SCA runtime on WLS, customers can take advantage of the RASP functionality

Daily del.icio.us for Dec 09, 2007 through Dec 11, 2007

  • iBatis vs Hibernate – Mark Richards — an Architect at IBM — talks about the decision criteria behind choosing iBatis or Hibernate for your Java persistence needs.
  • InfoQ: The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution – The architecture of Composite Solution Platforms, as described in this paper, also offers a cleaner interface between SOA and BPM. It gives SOA the opportunity to build truly reusable services: the Resource Lifecycle Services which can be reused across pr
  • InfoQ: What’s New in Groovy 1.5 – Groovy, the Java-like dynamic language for the JVM, has reached the next major milestone with the 1.5 label. With it, come several interesting novelties that we will examine in this article
  • InfoQ: AntiSamy 1.0 Released – Protecting web applications from malicious HTML and CSS – Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a major security issue facing developers. A new project on OWASP known as the “AntiSamy” project, aims to offer a comprehensive, policy driven, API that validates and sanitizes input, as well as providing user feedback on the
  • Neal Ford on what JRuby has that Java doesn’t – Neal Ford and Andrew Glover are both well respected Java developers, as well as big fans of Ruby. In this in-depth discussion, Ford talks about why he believes Ruby is the most powerful language you could be paid to program with today, and explains the pa
  • InfoQ: Presentation: Werner Vogels on The Amazon.com Technology Platform: Building Blocks for Innovation – Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider. From an SOA perspective, it is interesting to note the degree to which Amazon.com has adopted a pragmatic approach to service-orientation, with a service as a cohesive unit o
  • Tug’s Blog: Working on a large XML or SOA project: think about “separation of concerns” – The same way that today we are using SSL accelerators to deal with SSL encryption/decryption, we can put XML appliance to deal with the intensive CPU processing operation: XML validations, transformation, Ws-Security enforcing point
  • Henrik Stahl’s Blog: How fragmented is my Java heap? – One major cause for long GC pause times is heap fragmentation. How problematic this for an application depends on its allocation pattern
  • iBatis Tutorial – iBatis – Its low barriers to entry, transparent utilization of SQL, cleanly divided separation of responsibilities, and elegant integration with Spring, the strengths of iBATIS within today’s computing environment are self-evident.
  • In Relation To… JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 released – I’m proud to report that we released JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 (formerly known as Red Hat Developer Studio) earlier today. The feature highlights of the Developer Studio are: * Out-of-the-box configuration of Eclipse Web Tools, JBoss EAP incl. Seam * JBo
  • Martin Fowler on GroovyOrJRuby – Currently there’s quite a debate raging over the relative merits of Groovy and JRuby as scripting languages running on the Java virtual machine. Curious minds want to know – which of these languages will win this upcoming language war?
  • Martin Fowler on GroovyOrJRuby – Currently there’s quite a debate raging over the relative merits of Groovy and JRuby as scripting languages running on the Java virtual machine. Curious minds want to know – which of these languages will win this upcoming language war?
  • » Microsoft creates GWT clone | Ed Burnette?s Dev Connection | ZDNet.com – If Volta had been released two years ago it would have been revolutionary. At this point, though, Microsoft is playing catch-up with Google and Adobe. Volta also sends a confusing message to .NET developers targeting the browser
  • Amazon EC2 plugin for IntelliJ IDEA – This plugin allow developers to have complete control over their Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Available from IntelliJ IDEA official plugin repository
  • Home | Email Standards Project – The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email. Our goal is to help designers understand why web standards are so important for email
  • Alagad: Data Warehousing Part 2 Dimensional Modeling – Dimensional modeling is a somewhat abstract principle and one that is very requirement specific; needing to be created for specific business-organizational user needs.
  • Spring Web Services 1.5.0 M1 released | Springframework.org – I’m pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.5.0 M1 has been released and includes support for WS-Addressing, WS-Security for the client-side and Java 1.4, @Endpoint component scanning, and more.