Daily del.icio.us for December 27th through December 30th

  • La terraza de Aravaca: Lessons learned using GWT, Axis and JPA simultaneously – Here you have some lessons learned that should be taken into account when working with the Google Web Toolkit, Axis and any of the JPA implementations out there
  • PDF embed code generator – This code generator can generate two kinds of PDF embedding code: pure standards-compliant HTML markup, or JavaScript-based PDFObject code. The generator also makes it easy to customize your embed code using Adobe's optional PDF Open parameters.
  • 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.
  • Design Pattern Interview Questions Part (3) – C#, ASP.Net, VB.Net – To give you a practical understanding i have put all these design patterns in a video format and uploaded on http://www.questpond.com/FreeDesign1.htm . You can visit http://www.questpond.com/ and download the complete architecture interview questions PDF which covers SOA , UML , Design patterns , Togaf , OOPs etc.
  • 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.
  • YUI Theater — Douglas Crockford: "Ajax Performance" » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – Douglas Crockford returns to YUI Theater with another chapter in his evolving lecture series. This session, “Ajax Performance,” debunks common misconceptions about the relationship between JavaScript and performance and gives engineers a core focus for improving the performance of web apps
  • 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.
  • Google, WalMart, and MyBarackObama.com: The Power of the Real Time Enterprise – O’Reilly Radar – What do Google, WalMart, and MyBarackObama.com have in common, besides their extraordinary success? They are organizations that are infused with IT in such a way that it leads to a qualitative change in their entire business
  • Fast and ‘free’ beats steady and paid on MySQL • The Register – It appears that since being acquired by Sun Microsystems, MySQL's process has been slowed by a 30,000-person bureaucracy, and the open source community has the patience of a six year old.
  • 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

Daily del.icio.us for February 2nd through February 3rd

  • Adobe Labs – BlazeDS – The BlazeDS Release Candidate was released on February 1, 2008. BlazeDS is the server-based Java remoting and web messaging technology that enables developers to easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real-time to Flex and AIR app
  • Marcel Overdijk’s Blog: Code by convention with Flex and Spring – What this means is that Flex clients can communicate with Java objects deployed on the server. BlazeDS contains a Java Adapter which forms the infrastructure to make this possible. With Jeff Vroom’s Spring Integration you can even use Spring beans to comm
  • Concern mounts over rising troop suicides – CNN.com – Every day, five U.S. soldiers try to kill themselves. Before the Iraq war began, that figure was less than one suicide attempt a day.
  • My videos from Davos « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger – I made quite a few videos on Qik last week while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here’s my favorites, not necessarily in order of importance. I marked the must watch videos.
  • Official Google Blog: Yahoo! and the future of the Internet – Could a combination of (MSFT & YHOO) take advantage of a PC software monopoly to unfairly limit the ability of consumers to freely access competitors’ email, IM, and web-based services? Policymakers around the world need to ask these questions
  • Summation: The Power of Great People (why “good enough” won’t cut it) – In markets characterized by winner takes-all – increasingly true in a globalized world – you need the very best; “good enough” will no longer cut it when against intense competition. These are the people that build great and lasting companies.
  • Design Patterns and Refactoring – sourcemaking.com – Design Patterns and Refactoring
  • Pure Css Data Chart | Css Globe – Data visualization is mostly achieved with flash applications or with help of some programming languages. Are those solutions the only way to present, let’s say simple data chart? How about giving it a try with nothing but good ol’ css?
  • The war on Grails is really a war on Spring | Groovy Zone – Ruby is perhaps a more flexible language than Groovy (and that’s an arguable point, folks, and one which I really don’t care to get into), but Ruby also runs on a less-flexible and less-scalable and less-supported platform than Groovy. I dunno that this m
  • kemelyon » FlexReport – FlexReport is a client-side report generation component. It allows you to easily generate, preview and print reports based in mxml/as3 templates.
  • generatedata.com – Ever needed custom formatted sample / test data, like, bad? Well, that’s the idea of the Data Generator. It’s a free, open source script written in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of forma

Daily del.icio.us for January 17th

  • Introduction to Groovy, Part 3 – In this third installment ofIntroduction to Groovy (part 1, part 2) we will continue looking at some features of the Groovy language. Some you may find them on other languages, but some are exclusive to Groovy.
  • PDFBox – Java PDF Library – PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents. This project allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents.
  • TagSoup home page – This is the home page of TagSoup, a SAX-compliant parser written in Java that, instead of parsing well-formed or valid XML, parses HTML
  • Teflon Ted: Book Review: Dreaming in Code – I’m probably not the first (or the last) person to say Dreaming in Code is the Soul of a New Machine for my generation
  • Thinking In Java: In today’s world, what is the role of the Application Server? – Given the likes of Spring and Hibernate, how do people consume the Application Server? Is it all you can eat with JEE still delivering on the promise of writing business logic and letting the App server deal with the infrastructure?
  • People Over Process » Enterprise OSGi, a Discussion with Eric Newcomer – While at the Eclipse Runtime Summit, I had the chance to talk with Iona’s Eric Newcomer (CTO of Iona, Co-Chair, Enterprise Expert Group, OSGi Alliance, and well respected coding guy) about the emergence of OSGi as a server-side, or enterprise technology
  • Grails – Home – Grails aims to bring the “coding by convention” paradigm to Groovy. It’s an open-source web application framework that leverages the Groovy language and complements Java Web development.
  • How do you parse HTML in Java? – The Open Source HTML Parsers in Java page is useful in listing the HTML parsers that are out there. But it doesn’t give much of a clue about which are the “best” in a given situation. In other words, how should one decide which HTML parser to use?

Books I am currently reading

As I’ve said before, I am a voracious book collector and (usually) reader as well. I love books and could spend hours reading. With a demanding job, a wife and a young daughter, I’ve built up quite a backlog and hope to get to most of these books in the next few weeks. Here are the books on my current ‘reading’ list:

Technical Books

Scripting in Java: Languages, Frameworks, and Patterns
By Dejan Bosanac
Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321321936
Publication Date: August 2007
Price: $49.99   $25.97
Rating: (Total Reviews: 2)
Sales Rank: 355093


Spring in Action
By Craig Walls, Ryan Breidenbach
Manning Publications
ISBN: 1933988134
Publication Date: August 2007
Price: $49.99   $28.43
Rating: (Total Reviews: 43)
Sales Rank: 6432


iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF
By Bruno Lowagie
Manning Publications
ISBN: 1932394796
Publication Date: December 2006
Price: $49.99   $31.06
Rating: (Total Reviews: 4)
Sales Rank: 30402


Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts
By Cédric Beust, Hani Suleiman
Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321503104
Publication Date: October 2007
Price: $49.99   $29.94
Rating: (Total Reviews: 2)
Sales Rank: 140707


Prototype and script.aculo.us: You Never Knew JavaScript Could Do This!
By Christophe Porteneuve
Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 1934356018
Publication Date: January 2008
Price: $34.95   $23.07
Rating: (Total Reviews: 0)
Sales Rank: 49628


Non-Technical Books

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
By Nicholas Carr
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393062287
Publication Date: January 2008
Price: $25.95   $17.13
Rating: (Total Reviews: 1)
Sales Rank: 1672


The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
By Jeffrey Toobin
Doubleday
ISBN: 0385516401
Publication Date: September 2007
Price: $27.95   $16.22
Rating: (Total Reviews: 67)
Sales Rank: 9


Daily del.icio.us for Aug 27, 2007 through Sep 01, 2007

  • Programming Resources, News and Ideas: Red Hat Developer Studio – Introduction – The beta version of Red hat Developer Studio has been released recently. RHDS is a based on eclipse with set of pre-configured tools from JBoss IDE and Exadel Studio. RHDS gives us out of box and 100% open source platform for enterprise-level….
  • Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Building a Flex DataGrid – This week, we?ve got a nice one for all of you Adobe Flex aficionados. The boys over at Paranoid Ferret Productions have a good introduction on how to build one of the most useful of components, a DataGrid, Flex-style.
  • Eulerian Technologies – DatePicker using Prototype and Scriptaculous – DatePicker using Prototype and Scriptaculous. You’ll find here the code and instructions for a datepicker widget using Prototype and Scriptaculous librairies.
  • Apache News Online: 24 August 2007 – Apache FOP 0.94 Released – The Apache XML Graphics team is pleased to announce the release of Apache FOP version 0.94. FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) is a print formatter driven by XSL Formatting Objects [1] and an output independent formatter.
  • Apache News Online: 29 August 2007 – Apache OpenJPA 1.0.0 Released – The Apache OpenJPA community is pleased to announce the release of Apache OpenJPA version 1.0.0. Apache OpenJPA is a feature-rich implementation of the persistence part of Enterprise Java Beans 3.0, also known as the Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • 10 Candidates for Extreme Makeover, Ticker-Edition « GigaOM – Sun Microsystems is changing its ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA in order to better reflect the company?s role in new network infrastructure. Here?s 10 companies that we think could use an extreme ticker makeover.
  • Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT 1.4 release and out of beta – It’s a really big day for Google Web Toolkit: GWT 1.4 is now available — and, with more than a million downloads under our belt, GWT is no longer in beta!
  • InfoQ: Availability & Consistency – When we move to distributed architectures for scalability, fault-tolerance reasons we are also introducing additional complexities. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels dives into the different parameters that play in the tension between availability and consistency
  • InfoQ: Patrick Linskey discusses OpenJPA and the JPA specification – At The Spring Experience conference, InfoQ caught up with Patrick Linskey of BEA to discuss the current status of the Apache OpenJPA project. Linskey explains where OpenJPA came from, how it fits into the OR Mapping space, the features it provides
  • Ajax programming with Struts 2 – Java World – In this article, Oleg Mikheev shows you how to use Struts 2, Dojo and JSON to display data in an Ajax-style table. In the process, he introduces some Ajax-friendly features of Struts 2, including its integration with WebWork, Guice & the Dojo toolkit.
  • JLINQ: IBM’s new paradigm for writing Java database applications – The project code named Java Language Integrated Query (JLINQ) gives database application developers an easy, GUI-based means to significantly increase productivity in both the design and implementation phases
  • start – MUScoop Wiki – The primary purpose of this Wiki is to archive Marquette sports information and history. In time, this wiki will become the one-stop-shopping repository for records, player statistics and biographies and team results for all MU sports teams.

Daily del.icio.us for Jul 22, 2007 through Jul 26, 2007

Daily del.icio.us for Jul 21, 2007 through Jul 22, 2007