VMware Spins Out SpringSource, Cloud Foundry and GemFire – Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.
Netflix Log4J Optimizations Yield Logging at Massive Scale – Blitz4k, Netflix’ internally optimized version of log4j, has been released to Github. Blitz4j efficiently generates logs within a massively concurrent and heavy traffic environment while consuming fewer resources than other, more traditional logging technologies. It achieves this by overriding sections of log4j’s code where synchronization and deadlocks may occur.
How People Change – NYTimes.com – It’s a lousy leadership model. Don’t try to bludgeon bad behavior. Change the underlying context. Change the behavior triggers. Displace bad behavior with different good behavior. Be oblique. Redirect.
How Amazon Followed Google Into the World of Secret Servers – “It will be interesting to see, over the next 10 years or so, how successful the traditional server vendors will be competing against that kind of server capacity,” Pinkham says. “Once developers realize they can use this much cheaper, homogenous infrastructure, the power may shift toward the folks who build the cheapest, simplest hardware.”
Supporting Mobile Devices in a Web Application – The purpose of this paper was to prepare the reader for possible issues when preparing a web application for mobile deployment. The paper is an exercise to help the reader gain some experience prior to having to do the same.
facebook-java-api – Google Code – A Facebook API client implemented in Java – The purpose of this project is to provide a high-quality, more up to date version of the Facebook API client for Java developers, and to allow it to be maintained regularly over time.
The Mythical 5% – So you must learn continuously and teach yourself new technologies, but it’s not that simple. It’s definitely good to learn more about programming, but you can’t just learn more about programming
O’Reilly — ActionScript 3.0: Is It Hard or Not? – The code doesn?t have to reside in classes. Variable datatypes don?t have to be declared, even in the strict compilation mode. The language is designed to provide as much or as little structure and flexibility as the task at hand requires.
Webwereld | Six enterprise application trends to watch in 2008 – If 2007 was any indication of what’s to come, the one thing companies using expensive enterprise applications-ERP, CRM and supply chain management systems-is that more change vendor alliances, pricing schemes and software innovation is on the way in 2008.
Checklist/Tuning Guide for Optimizing the JRockit JVM – The goal of this document is to provide information for tuning the BEA JRockit JVM using a checklist approach. A lot of territory is covered, from esoteric command-line options to iterative performance testing
Generating JUnit Tests for Legacy Java Applications – Unit tests give us the confidence to change applications, even legacy applications that we didn’t write ourselves. To avoid the drudgery of writing a test case for every edge and boundary, we can let JUnit Factory generate a large set of tests for us.
Setting up a GWT project in IntelliJ IDEA 7 – IntelliJ IDEA 7 has built in support (in the form of a bundled plugin) for GWT projects. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a GWT project in IDEA 7.
Apache Home – MarkMail – MarkMail is a free service for searching mailing list archives, with huge advantages over traditional search engines. Each email is stored internally as an XML document, and accessed using XQuery.
Manage RSS feeds with the Rome API – Java World – In this article John Ferguson Smart shows you how to use the Rome API to read and process RSS feeds in any format. You’ll also learn how to set up an RSS feed to deliver build reports in a continuous integration environment, using Continuum as your CI ser
Velocity or FreeMarker? – Java World – In this article, Jeroen van Bergen explains where template engines fit into your application architecture and shows you some of the operations common to all template engines. Finally, he compares the two leading Java template engines, Velocity and FreeMar
Enterprise Java Community: Design to Unit Test – The key to writing good unit tests starts with a good design. Design should facilitate unit testing. A design thought out on solid design principles like creating clean interfaces, composing objects correctly, using dependencies properly help writing test
Rails Yet To Make Dent in the Enterprise – The eardrum-rupturing buzz around Ruby on Rails among Web developers is understandable. So why is this free, open, easy-to-use, passionately advocated Web-app framework having such a hard time gaining serious traction in the enterprise?
HTML V5 and XHTML V2 – While the intention of both HTML V5 and XHTML V2 is to improve on the existing versions, the approaches the developers chose to make those improvements is very different.