Links for March 26th through March 28th

Links for March 7th through March 15th

Links for November 22nd through November 30th

Links for November 8th through November 10th

Links for September 17th through September 25th

  • Does everyone hate MongoDB? – Server Density Blog – Both MongoDB and 10gen are incredibly successful with a huge number of deployments, large and small, so what we’re really seeing the hype cycle in action rather than everyone hating MongoDB.
  • I’ll Give MongoDB Another Try. In Ten Years. | Diego Basch’s Blog – This gave me a nasty feeling about MongoDB. If something so elementary can be so wrong, what other problems could be lurking in there? I immediately switched to CouchDB (once again because it was pretty trivial), but if this were a serious project I’d be using Postgres
  • What The Numbers Show About Taxes and Economic Growth | Here & Now – Do tax cuts lead to economic growth? David Leonhardt of the The New York Times says the data does not support the claim. Leonhardt charted the numbers on taxes and economic growth over the last 25 years and found that tax cuts were not followed by economic growth
  • HTML5 Storage Wars – localStorage vs. IndexedDB vs. Web SQL – If you're only deploying on mobile platforms, then Web SQL is a no-brainer. Or if you're running on desktops and can require Chrome or Safari as your browser, then Web SQL is also for you. I wouldn't use the other two standards in any heavy-duty app at the moment.
  • persistence.js is an asynchronous Javascript object-database mapper – persistence.js is an asynchronous Javascript object-database mapper. It has database-independent abstractions and can therefore easily be ported to new databases.
  • Connectify – Share, Save, Simplify – Connectify Hotspot is an easy to use software router for Windows computers that utilizes your PC’s built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices.
  • Benchmarking Parallels, Fusion, and VirtualBox Against Boot Camp – The Mac Observer – In light of our recent tests, there should be no surprises in today’s results. Users who need the absolute best performance should natively boot Windows using Boot Camp. Those who want a compromise between performance and convenience should consider Parallels 8 or Fusion 5, although Parallels 8 holds a performance advantage in most tests.

Links for August 1st through August 5th

Links for July 23rd through July 27th

Links for July 9th through July 13th

Links for May 20th through May 23rd

  • 5 Weeks of Go – In my opinion the Go designers have done an excellent job of blending the flexibility and convenience of a scripting language with the performance and safety of a strongly typed compiled language
  • Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim – Google on Wednesday was cleared of charges that it had infringed Oracle's Java patents, ending the second major phase of the trial.
    "Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
  • Mocha – the fun, simple, flexible JavaScript test framework – Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node and the browser, making asynchronous testing simple and fun. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases
  • JRuby Core Team Members Enebo and Nutter Moving to Red Hat – Breaking news! At JRubyConf 2012, it has just been announced that JRuby core team members Thomas Enebo and Charles Nutter are moving from Engine Yard to open source giants Red Hat.
  • Palantir, the War on Terror’s Secret Weapon – Businessweek
  • Even in the red, StockTouch makes stock market look good – (One of my personal favorite apps) – StockTouch is visually very pleasing, and the ease of interacting with it makes understanding complicated financial information a snap. It’s also successful in its ability to present users with the big picture of the world of finance at any given moment
  • I took Hanselman’s advice and now look at me… – About a month ago, I watched Scott Hanselman's awesome productivity talk, It's not what you read, it's what you ignore, and it spurred me to take a hard look at my daily Internet usage. As a result I've finished several projects that were previously languishing on my todo list, and I've improved my focus.
  • sipml5 – The world’s first HTML5 SIP client – Google Project Hosting – This is the world's first open source HTML5 SIP client (May 12, 2012) entirely written in javascript for integration in social networks (FaceBook, Twitter, Google+), online games, e-commerce sites… No extension, plugin or gateway is needed. The media stack rely on WebRTC.
  • Tech Talk: the Hedgehog Programming Language – The Palantir Finance programming language — Hedgehog as we know it — is an interpreted, statically typed, object-oriented language. With a syntax that’s based loosely on Java, it mixes roughly Java-style semantics and a few idiosyncrasies that make it a really interesting case study in language design. It’s built to be extremely efficient for batch operations on time series, which is the heavy lifting in financial analysis.
  • Palantir Sysmon – lightweight platform monitoring for Java VMs – Sysmon is a lightweight platform monitoring tool. It's designed to gather performance data (CPU, disks, network, etc.) from the host running the Java VM. This data is gathered, packaged, and published via Java Management Extensions (JMX) for access using the JMX APIs and standard tools (such as jconsole or jmxtrans).
  • High Scalability – High Scalability – Startups are Creating a New System of the World for IT – We are still figuring out the New System of the World for IT. What was strange just a few years ago is now commonplace. Many discoveries and innovations wait to be made, it will never be complete, but the path has been set. 

Links for April 21st through April 26th