A New Java Library for Amazing Productivity | Javalobby – Personally, I think this library is a godsend, and I think there’ll be a LOT of teams picking it up over the next five years, just like the popularity of Spring has swept the globe due to all the efficiencies it bestows on developers. The library, by the w
The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story – This four-minute video gives you a quick overview of Sencha Fastbook, and shows you a side-by-side comparison of how well our HTML5 app performs against both the native iOS and the native Android Facebook apps (versions 5.2 and 1.9.12 respectively, the latest available when we made this video on December 10th).
Promoting iOS Apps with Smart App Banners – Safari has a new Smart App Banner feature in iOS 6 and later that provides a standardized method of promoting apps on the App Store from a website. <meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=myAppStoreID>
Building Twitter Bootstrap · An A List Apart Article – Thanks to the foresight and focus of a small group of designers and developers, we were able to evolve our development process, build an extensive front-end toolkit, and help thousands of others bootstrap the projects they love
Infotron Spreadsheet Analyzer – Breviz, the Spreadsheet Visualization Tool reveals the hidden logic of a spreadsheet, to help you spot errors and make your spreadsheets less risky and more efficient.
Apple iTunes becomes much more than a "break-even" business. – iTunes now is a blend of many business models. Some, like music, use a wholesale revenue recognition method and have very low to zero margins, others, like eBooks and Apps, are sold using an “agency” revenue model with potentially higher margins and some, like Software, are recognized at full value with very high margins.
Implementation Spotlight: ShowMeTheParts.com – Sencha – Blog – We chose Ext JS because of the overall design, component architecture, and robust handling of data along with the flexible and powerful grid and associated components. Plus, the detail of the Ext JS API documentation and the thorough list of examples made Ext JS the best choice.
Keep Making Social Networks, Facebook Hasn’t Won – As a company grows, it can only innovate so quickly. It becomes more conservative, less willing to take risks and in Facebook’s case it will ultimately have to bow to external pressures post-IPO
gwt-distcc – Project Hosting on Google Code – If your GWT compiles are getting really slow and your computer doesn't have as many CPUs as you have permutations, a distributed compiler can share the load with other computers.
Tweet Nest – A browsable, searchable and easily customizable archive and backup for your tweets
InfoQ: Groovy: Best Practices Developed From Distributed Polyglot Programming – Jonathan Felch discusses Groovy starting with its initial manifesto, its major features, language’s capabilities from a financial perspective and lessons learned in an actual project, Groovy’s main dynamic and meta-programming features and the power of using them together, ending with a look at what is not so great or not working as it is supposed in Groovy.
Exclusive First Listen: Norah Jones : NPR – A warm, organic-sounding record, The Fall showcases Jones' musical depth in exciting and unexpected ways, suitable for old fans and newcomers alike. Please leave your opinions of the album in the comments section below.
Atmosphere Framework 0.4 Released – Atmosphere allow the creation of RESTful and Ajax Push/Comet applications, and version 0.4 is ready for prime time. This release contains many new features and can be seen in action in many well-known frameworks.
InfoQ: SpringOne/2GX 2009 Keynote – TeamCity 5.0 is approaching inevitably and here we are with fresh EAP build.
All major new features have been introduced already in previous EAPs, but still you’ll find lots of improvements and fixes to check
Java VisualVM – Developer`s Nightmare is Over – VisualVM is an open source tool for monitoring and profiling your Java applications. VisualVM is now integrated with JDK 6 update 7 release and also available as a stand-alone setup. Java 7 plans to integrate next version 1.2.
InfoQ: Solving SOA Problems by Merging It with WOA – Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA)… [is] a parallel "track" for SOA that's evolved organically in the wilds of the online world to meet many of the same challenges that we have in our organizations today.
InfoQ: Software Testing With Spring Framework – This article provides an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing. I will use a sample loan processing web application to help the readers in implementing an Agile Testing framework in a typical Java EE application and how to use Spring test classes to test the application functionality.
Wolfram|Alpha Webservice API – The Wolfram|Alpha API gives you access to the Wolfram|Alpha platform at all levels—from individual results to complete Wolfram|Alpha output pages. The API operates as a high-performance REST-style webservice, with convenient bindings for all popular languages and platforms.
Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5 – You may think of video files as “AVI files” or “MP4 files.” In reality, “AVI” and “MP4″ are just container formats. Just like a ZIP file can contain any sort of file within it, video container formats only define HOW to store things within them, not WHAT kinds of data are stored
Google Voice Bookmarklet Generator – Want to use Google Voice on your iPhone more easily? This website will help you turn your contacts into bookmarklets that you can organize in folders within Safari. Then just tap on a bookmark to call!
Jay-Z – Beasties tribute – covers "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" – Chunnel – Jay-Z replaced the Beastie Boys as a headliner of the ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL becuase of MCA's recent cancer diagnosis. Being the nice guy that Hov is, he opened his set paying tribute to the Beasties by basically performing a musical "get well soon" card to MCA in the form of a "No Sleep to Brooklyn" cover.
Daring Fireball: Microsoft’s Long, Slow Decline – To be clear, Microsoft remains a very profitable company. However, they have never before reported year-over-year declines like this, nor fallen so short of projected earnings. Something is awry.
One Billion + You – We’re awed and amazed….to be celebrating one billion Firefox downloads. That’s one billion times in the last five years that you and the rest of the Mozilla community have made the choice to make the Web better.
I Quit The iPhone – Apple and AT&T are now blocking the iPhone version of the Google Voice app. Why? Because they absolutely don’t want people doing exactly what I’m doing – moving their phone number to Google and using the carrier as a dumb pipe
Hawaii Asserts Obama’s U.S. Citizenship – State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president
Three tips for choosing an ESB – Deciding whether your organization will implement an ESB is an important decision. Choosing the right kind of ESB—whether heavyweight or lightweight, open source or closed—is equally important and often more difficult
BPEL tutorial – Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), short for Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL), is an executable dialect of XML that allows for the modeling of interactions between Web services on the cloud. Such modeling is valuable for successful business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation. BPEL was standardized by OASIS in 2004, after collaborative efforts to create the language by Microsoft, IBM, and other companies.
Open source and ESBs – The Enterprise Service Bus [ESB] has been intrinsic to many SOA programs in recent years. You can say you are doing SOA and not have done an ESB. But there is a high likelihood a successful SOA program includes successful ESBs
EasyWeb4J – Overview – EasyWeb4J is an open-source web application stack for Java. Its design is greatly inspired by Ruby on Rails. It significantly reduces time to market and development cost for Java web applications.
Ed’s Elite blog: Printing grids with Ext JS – Grids are one of the most widely used components in Ext JS, and often represent data that the user would like to print. As the grid is usually part of a wider application, simply printing the page isn't often a good solution.
Optional Annotations – The JAX-WS programming model uses a number of optional annotations for adding details about your service, such as the binding it uses, to the Java code.
Ibatis Tutorial: Aggregation with groupBy – This tutorial builds on the knowledge from the Ibatis Inheritance Tutorial. As such the configuration and schema won’t be repeated here for brevity.The next feature I will introduce is dynamic grouping.
Jester – the JUnit test tester. – Jester finds code that is not covered by tests. Jester makes some change to your code, runs your tests, and if the tests pass Jester displays a message saying what it changed. Jester includes a script for generating web pages that show the changes made that did not cause the tests to fail.
Moserware: The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection – In just 220 milliseconds, two endpoints on the Internet came together, provided enough credentials to trust each other, set up encryption algorithms, and started to send encrypted traffic. And to think, all of this just so Bob can buy milk
Using Psychology To Save You From Yourself : NPR – This is the story of how obscure psychological research into human decision-making first revolutionized economics and now appears poised to remake the relationship between the government and its citizens.
State of the Art – Palm Gets It Right With Pre, Its New Smartphone – NYTimes.com – The Pre, which goes on sale Saturday, is an elegant, joyous, multitouch smartphone; it’s the iPhone remixed. That’s no surprise, really; its primary mastermind was Jon Rubinstein, who joined Palm after working with Steve Jobs of Apple, on and off, for 16 years. Once at Palm, he hired 250 engineers from Apple and elsewhere, and challenged them to out-iPhone the iPhone.
Flex, RIA | Adobe Labs – Adobe Flash Collaboration Service – Adobe Flash Collaboration Service allows you to build real-time, multi-user applications with Flex in less time than ever before. And because Acrobat.com hosts the service, issues like deployment, maintenance, and scalability are taken care of for you.
Common Java Cookbook – This collection provides expert tips for using Java-based utilities from projects such as Apache Commons, Apache Lucene, and Apache Velocity.
InfoQ: Flex Open Source Data Visualization Framework: Axiis – A new open source addition to the Adobe Flex world is Axiis, a data visualization framework released in May under the MIT license. Data visualization is a term frequently used to describe graphical views of application data, such as charts and graphs.