Hibernate Should be to Programmers what Cake Mixes are to Bakers – Cake mixes consist of a mix of things you already have in your cupboard plus a load of unnecessary, potentially harmful preservatives. They cost more than making cake from scratch, the resulting cake tastes worse, they take away people’s confidence in their ability to make their own cakes, and they don’t even save you any time. Hibernate has the same misperceived benefits and the same draw-backs. Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t be caught dead using any cake mix. As professional programmers, we should be more skeptical of generic frameworks like Hibernate.
dzone.com – Using MongoDB with Morphia – Morphia is a Java library which acts sort of like an ORM for MongoDB – it allows us to seamlessly map Java objects to the MongoDB datastore. It uses annotations to indicate which collection a class is stored in, and even supports polymorphic collections
O’Reilly’s OSCON Chairman: "Java deserves another look" – Java dominated the Tiobe Index again in 2010 and outsold all other languages in terms of books sold in 2010. That's not bad for a dead language. It's also a reminder that the opinions touted on the blogosphere are rarely reflective of the general spectrum and breakdown of opinions of the software development community.
Java 7 Webcast – Watch this Webcast to find out more about the features of Java 7, hear from technologists at companies that use Java technology, and learn through a series of technical presentations and a panel discussion.
inconsequence » Adventures in Mobile Development – I should state at this point that this does not qualify as a review so much as a disjoint set of observations based on generally shallow experience of a number of mobile development options. It is, in effect, a quick brain dump of my current impressions rather than any kind of careful analysis
MongoDB is the New MySQL – tecosystems – It would be foolish to predict the same success that MySQL enjoyed for MongoDB, because the underlying market context has changed. But it is clear that – whether it is intentional on 10gen’s part or no – MongoDB is, according to a variety of metrics, the new MySQL.
The Post-PC era will be a multi-platform era | asymco – The thesis that one dominant platform wins the mobile “war” is naive. The post-PC era will be a multi-platform era. Developers already understand this. Platform vendors know this. It’s time to unlearn the lessons of the PC era.
InfoQ: Innovation at Google – Patrick Copeland on pretotyping: innovators beat ideas, pretotypes beat productypes, data beats opinions, doing beats talking, simple beats complex, now beats later, commitment beats committees.
Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social | Epicenter | Wired.com – Google believes that with Circles it has solved the tough sharing problem that Facebook has inexplicably failed to crack. “With Facebook I have 500 friends — my mom’s my friend, my boss is my friend,” says Shimrit Ben-Yair, the product manager in charge of the social graph. “So when I share on Facebook, I overshare. On Twitter, I undershare, because it’s public. If Google hits that spot in the middle, we can revolutionize social interaction
Introducing App Engine for Business – Google App Engine – Google Code – App Engine for Business enables you to build your enterprise applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. App Engine for Business provides all the ease of use and flexibility of App Engine with more power to manage enterprise use cases, more capable APIs, straightforward pricing and the SLAs and support you need for business-critical applications.
Google Storage for Developers – Google Code – Google Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google's cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilitie
Google buys VOIP engine behind Yahoo, AOL, WebEx, Lotus conferencing | ZDNet – Given Google’s acquisition of Gizmo5 and its existing Google Voice service, the search giant appears to be collecting enough assets to give Skype and others competition on the consumer and business fronts. GIPS’s software can also be layered into Google Apps in multiple areas as a business collaboration tool.
Querydsl – Querydsl – Mysema Source – Querydsl is a framework which enables the construction of type-safe SQL-like queries. Instead of writing queries as inline strings or externalizing them into XML files they aren be constructed via a fluent API like Querydsl.
The Atlantic :: Magazine :: The Enemy Within – THE CYBER-SECURITY ELITES OF THE WORLD HAVE JOINED FORCES IN A HIGH-TECH GAME OF COPS AND ROBBERS, TRYING TO FIND CONFICKER’S CREATORS AND DEFEAT THEM. THE COPS ARE FAILING. AND NOW THE WORM LIES THERE, WAITING …
iSpectrum: Java for iPhone – FlexyCore is pleased to introduce iSpectrum to the Java community. Develop and debug your iPhone native application in Java under Eclipse IDE or port your existing applications or libraries to iPhone market. Enjoy!
Op-Ed Contributor – Microsofts Creative Destruction – NYTimes.com – Internal competition is common at great companies. It can be wisely encouraged to force ideas to compete. The problem comes when the competition becomes uncontrolled and destructive. At Microsoft, it has created a dysfunctional corporate culture in which the big established groups are allowed to prey upon emerging teams, belittle their efforts, compete unfairly against them for resources, and over time hector them out of existence
Make Your Web Site ‘Groovy’ – Forbes.com – For a company with a heavy investment in Java, Groovy should be a no-brainer. If you are starting out on an advanced Web site project, you should make a decision between PHP and Groovy
Facebook Developers | HipHop for PHP: Move Fast – HipHop for PHP isn't technically a compiler itself. Rather it is a source code transformer. HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it.
Writing good unit tests, Part 1: Follow your GUTs – JavaWorld – Just like production code, test code needs to be rigorously examined to ensure it's clean and bug free. In this first half of a two-part article, Klaus Berg makes the case for why good unit tests are as important as high-quality production code, then provides a comprehensive listing of agile tools and best practices used to improve the internal quality of test code
Hadoop, Analytical Software, Finds Uses Beyond Search – NYTimes.com – MapReduce represented a couple of breakthroughs. The technology has allowed Google’s search software to run faster on cheaper, less-reliable computers, which means lower capital costs. In addition, it makes manipulating the data Google collects so much easier that more engineers can hunt for secrets about how people use the company’s technology instead of worrying about keeping computers up and running.
Useful scripts to plot charts in web pages – In this post I want to suggest you a list of some interesting scripts you can use to plot easily charts (line, area, pie, bar…) in your web pages using jQuery, MooTools, Prototype and other JS frameworks
The Positive Legacy of C++ and Java – In a recent discussion, there were assertions that C++ was a poorly-designed language. I was on the C++ Standards Committee for 8 years, and saw the decisions take place. I think it's helpful to understand the language choices for both C++ and Java in order to see the bigger perspective.
JSP – Create Custom Tags for Beginners | Techie Zone – JSP Tags acts as a plugin to your JSP pages. These are basically Java Classes that get executed when jsp page get rendered by server and browser. JSP comes with in build Tags like jsp:include, jsp:forward, but they are not sufficient to cater to the Web World. To overcome this problem you can design tags based on your business requirement. This article will guide you how we can create an custom tags for JSP.
Memoization in Java Using Dynamic Proxy Classes | O’Reilly Media – Memoizing a function adds a transparent caching wrapper to the function, so that function values that have already been calculated are returned from a cache rather than being recomputed each time. Memoization can provide significant performance gains for computing-intensive calls. It is also a reusable solution to adding caching to arbitrary routines.
giver – Google Code – Giver is a simple file sharing desktop application. Other people running Giver on your network are automatically discovered and you can send files to them by simply dragging the files to their photo or icon shown in Giver. There is no knowledge or set up needed beyond what the person looks like or their name to use Giver.
InfoQ: Architecting for Green Computing – In an article entitled “Green Maturity Model for Virtualization”, Kevin Francis and Peter Richardson explain how to use virtualization to reduce energy consumption. They see 4 types of computing: Local, Logical, Data Center and Cloud Computing, the last offering the most advanced form of virtualization and therefore representing the greenest computing