ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Engine – ThinkUp captures your posts, replies, retweets, friends, followers, and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. We'll be adding more networks in the future. ThinkUp stores your social data in a database you control, and makes it easy to search, sort, filter, export, and visualize in useful ways.
Apache declares war on Oracle over Java – Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon  other members of the JCP (Java Community Process) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use
What does IBM joining OpenJDK mean for Java? – Apache Asserts – This week IBM announced it would be supporting Oracle's OpenJDK. At first glance it seems like "Great!" Isn't it good that two big supporters of Java are getting behind a single open source project? Well, in my personal opinion, no. It is bad. Bad for Java. I'll try to explain why
Spring Roo 1.1.0.RC1 Released | SpringSource.org – We're pleased to announce the availability of Spring Roo 1.1.0.RC1. Spring Roo is a lightweight developer tool that makes it fast and easy to deliver instant results for Java developers. This new release almost 300 enhancements
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT 2.1 RC1 is now available – Building on the three previous milestones, we're happy to announce the first release candidate (RC1) of GWT 2.1. Along with the new components and features, we've solidified the Activities/Places, RequestFactory, Editor framework, and Cell-based widget APIs
The PTO addresses Bilski and software patents | opensource.com – The Bilski majority emphasized that abstract ideas are not patentable, and recognized that allowing patents for abstract ideas could hinder innovation. Thus there's still room for discussion of the legal standard for when, if ever, there should be patents on software.
InfoQ: A Discussion with Josh Bloch on the Future of Java – I think it's fair to say that Java's had a hard couple of years. But I do not think the platform or the language are in decline. I think there is some danger of a decline, but I'm counting on Oracle and the Java community to prevent it.
jQuery and or ExtJS » yet another coldfusion blog – Then there is ExtJS. UI maven, FLEX-ala-JS wonder, builder of UI components you could cut glass on. You could build an empire upon their grid component, templating via containers and XTemplate is a wonder, and its baked in extensibility and data "store" model is a dream.
SOA, 5 Years In – SOA provided us with a mechanism to build singly-focused, reusable services in a generic, adaptive fashion. As we move into the world of cloud – which is to network operations what SOA was to distributed computing – I think these lessons will be even more important.
Pojomatic – Pojomatic – Pojomatic provides configurable implementations of the equals(Object), hashCode() and toString() methods inherited from java.lang.Object
ABOUT MTF | Meet The Facts : Meet The Press Needs Fact Checking – Who holds politicians accountable for the statements they make on television? According to host David Gregory: not Meet The Press. Fact checking is one of the primary functions of journalism, but Mr. Gregory has said that it's up to the viewers to determine fact from fiction.
Google As Economic Barometer – Forbes.com – The Internet giant#039;s earnings report on Thursday gives a reading on the economy. Investors searching Google#039;s fourth-quarter earnings may see clues about the state of the Internet ad business, the economy and the future of the company itself.
whitehouse.gov Website Code – You want to read about the code structure of the new whitehouse.gov website on this historic Inauguration Day of the 44th president of the USA. The site is built on ASP.NET.
Technology – President Obama and Vice President Biden understand the immense transformative power of technology and innovation and how they can improve the lives of Americans
Why I often prefer Prototype too on Dion Almaer’s Blog – For me, Prototype is the right balance for many of my projects. I still enjoy playing and using others when the project calls for them, and I am ignoring the huge number of other great frameworks (YUI, GWT, MooTools, Ext, SproutCore, Cappucino, man I could go on forever here).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Offers Customers New Features and Capabilities – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 supports larger x86-64 systems. The number of supported physical CPUs is increased to 126, while maximum memory is increased to 1TB. Virtual server CPU and memory limits have been increased to 32 and 80GB respectively – far higher than competing virtualization products.
InfoQ: Article: Getting Started With Spring Integration – In this article, Joshua Long introduces the readers to Spring Integration, an extension of the Spring framework supporting the Enterprise Integration Patterns. After a short introduction into Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), the article presents an example of the integration between an email application and a blogger one.
Sun looks to free up the rest of Java | The Industry Standard – By freeing these up, Java can be fully open-source and thus be packaged more easily with Linux distributions. In conjunction with this activity, Sun is talking with Linux distributors, including OpenSuse, Ubuntu and Fedora to have them offer an updated ve
Windows Server 2008 Now ‘PHP Ready’ – Microsoft and Zend have worked together on Zend Core, Zend's tested, certified and supported version of PHP. Zend Core and PHP are now certified for Windows Server 2008.
InfoQ: Comparing JEE Servers – When picking which JEE server to use for your application, you have a number of choices to select from. Knowing which application server is the best is key. Jonathan Campbell took a handful of JEE application servers, and came up with surprising results
Ext JS – Blog – Ext JS is pleased to announce the latest release of the Ext JS toolkit and the introduction of a new product, Ext GWT 1.0 (beta 1). The Ext JS version has been updated to 2.1 and includes new components, performance improvements, bug fixes and more.
Ajaxian » Ext JS 2.1 Released – Ext JS 2.1 has been released. In this point release the featured changes are: Full REST support, Added Ext.StatusBar Component and Samples, Ext.Slider Component and Samples, Example to demonstrate Remote Loading of Component Configs, Grid Filtering Sample