- Lean service architectures with Java EE 6 – JavaWorld – Although Java EE 6 is far less complex than previous platform versions, it can still be misused to create exaggerated and bloated architectures. In this article, Adam Bien delineates the essential ingredients of a lean service-oriented architecture (SOA), then explains how to implement it without sacrificing maintainability
- Foreign Policy: Photo Essay: The World’s Biggest Election – What do you call 714 million eligible voters, 5,500 candidates, 1,055 political parties, and 830,000 polling stations? Call it the world's biggest election ever, to be held in India, the world's largest democracy, beginning April 16.
- 10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead – Anyway, by my estimation, the day is approximately 12 months away when we’ll be able to kiss a fond goodbye to IE6 support forever. And when that day comes, here are some useful things we’ll be able to do that we couldn’t really do on mainstream sites before
- Cell Phone Makers Agree: One Thing to Charge Them All | GOOD – The world’s major cellphone manufacturers have announced plans to standardise chargers for all phones by 2012, reducing the need to bundle chargers with every phone and changing the fact you can rarely borrow a charger for your phone when you need to.
- StockTwits.com – Real Investors. Real Ideas. Real Time. – StockTwits is an open, community-powered investment idea and information service. You can think of it as Bloomberg for the little guy and gal. Eavesdrop on what traders and investors are talking about RIGHT NOW or contribute to the conversation and build your reputation and following as a savvy market wizard.
- Really? – The Claim – Nasal Irrigation Can Ease Allergy Symptoms – Question – NYTimes.com – In one independent study in 2008, researchers examined a group of children with severe allergies. They found that regular nasal irrigation with a mild saline solution significantly eased symptoms and helped reduce the need for steroid nasal sprays
- Spring Finance > Part 5: Spring Web Flow Integration | StSMedia – In this fifth instalment of the Spring Finance Manager series I am integrating a form wizard into the application. So far, to properly use the Spring Finance Manager application, you had to know the sequence in which you needed to create resources which are exposed through Spring MVC
- The Programmer Has No Clothes: Hibernate is crazy, iBATIS is awesome – Fortunately, while trying to understand Hibernate I came across iBATIS (http://ibatis.apache.org/). iBATIS definitely "has clothes". This is what an open source project should be:
- Technology Review: Gmail Sidesteps the App Store – The technology behind the new Gmail could challenge Apple's control over third-party applications.
- How Bo the puppy wound up with the Obamas – Washington Post- msnbc.com – It starts at a doggie love shack on the bank of a creek in far western Pennsylvania and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
- OpenSecrets lets users download data for free | Politics and Law – CNET News – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics is making 200 million data records from its archive free for anyone to download for noncommercial purposes on its site OpenSecrets.org.
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