Links for June 20th through June 23rd

Daily del.icio.us for February 1st through February 5th

  • Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool – Sketching provides a unique space that can help you think differently, generate a variety of ideas quickly, explore alternatives with less risk, and encourage constructive discussions with colleagues and clients.
  • Data Wrangler – Wrangler is an interactive tool for data cleaning and transformation.
    Spend less time formatting and more time analyzing your data
  • Spring Mobile 1.0.0.M3 Released | SpringSource.org – Spring Mobile provides extensions to Spring MVC that aid in the development of cross-platform mobile web applications
  • weightshift/The-Personal-Page at master – GitHub – This simple one-page website is a way for people to have a very quick and easy personable website that aggregates your activity and positions a simple logo, a portrait and some description text in a nicely-formatted manner.
  • The LinkedIn Blog » Introducing LinkedIn Skills « – LinkedIn Skills is a whole new way to understand the landscape of skills & expertise, who has them, and how it’s changing over time.
  • A harrowing, historic week in Egypt – The Big Picture – Boston.com – We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
  • Quora’s Technology Examined | Phil Whelan’s Blog – Quora is a great example of a modern tech start-up. They are very small team who understand the technologies they are using very well. They have made considered choices in the technology they have selected and have a good vision of which components would be better written from scratc
  • Motivating people is more important than modeling them – The primary goal is to find ways to give people enough autonomy, mastery, and purpose to enable them to do great things
  • InfoQ: Characteristics of an Agile Organization – There are some patterns I see over and over that are fundamental to a successful agile adoption, or a large scale enterprise agile transformation. Here are the ones I think are most important and why.
  • InfoQ: Clojure-Java Interop: A Better Java than Java – Stuart Dabbs Halloway, after reviewing Clojure’s syntax comparing it with Java, explains how Clojure-Java interoperability works. He then talks about the need for simplicity in languages, attempting to prove that Clojure is a simpler language, and consequently better, than Java.

Daily del.icio.us for July 15th through July 22nd

Daily del.icio.us for July 7th through July 14th

Daily del.icio.us for June 12th through June 17th

Daily del.icio.us for June 4th through June 8th

  • Missing At WWDC: Steve Jobs, AT&T (AAPL, T) – Apple (AAPL) unveiled new MacBooks, a new Mac OS, a new iPhone OS, and a new iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference today. But two things were missing: Jobs & AT&T
  • AT&T: The iPhone’s anchor | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Today, that exclusive deal is the anchor that’s keeping the Apple and the iPhone from showing its true potential at redefining the mobile phone, smartphone and even handheld computer spaces.
  • The Best Online Tools for Personal Finance – WSJ.com – Consumers are paying closer attention to what they buy, how much they save, and where they invest. These resources can be a huge help. Even better, most of them are free.
  • Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog: Lean and Kanban Software Development Digest – Lean and Kanban software development adoption is growing. More and more companies setup Kanban Boards, limit WIP and eliminate Muda.

    This collection of links will help you understand all that buzz around Lean/Kanban and decide whether it is worth trying.

  • HOWTO: Connect to MySQL in SSIS | Idea Excursion – The MySQL team did just that with Connector/NET 6.0, their ADO.NET provider. This tool allows us to use the the ADO.NET connections in SQL Server Integration Services to easily connect to MySQL. This is a walk through on how to connect to MySQL with SSIS 2005 utilizing the Connector/NET 6.0 ADO.NET provider.
  • 10 Essential SQL Tips for Developers – Nettuts+ – SQL is yet another essential language for developers wishing to create data-driven websites. However, many developers are unfamiliar with various aspects of SQL; so in this article, we'll analyze ten essential tips.
  • InfoQ: Top 10 Changes in Flex 4 – This week, Adobe released their first official beta of Flex 4, codenamed Gumbo. The release includes a number of major changes. This list gives a high level overview of the items that have changed in the latest version of the popular RIA framework.
  • YouTube – Leo Laporte Blows up at Mike Arrington on the Gillmor Gang – June 6, 2009 – Leo Laporte calls out Mike Arrington of TechCrunch after Leo got mad at him for implying that his opinion of the Pre was effected by the fact he had a free review unit.
  • Remembering Tiananmen, 20 years later – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Yesterday, June 4th, 2009, marked the 20th anniversary of the military crackdown on student protesters gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China
  • Google Code Blog: Introducing Page Speed – Page Speed is a tool we've been using internally to improve the performance of our web pages — it's a Firefox Add-on integrated with Firebug. When you run Page Speed, you get immediate suggestions on how you can change your web pages to improve their speed.
  • Spring 3.0 Jumps on Java – InternetNews.com – Version 3.0 of the open source Spring Java framework is nearing completion and is set to offer Java developers new capabilities to rapidly develop applications. SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson will detail the new capabilities of Spring 3.0 during the JavaOne conference this week in San Francisco.

Daily del.icio.us for April 29th through May 1st

Daily del.icio.us for December 23rd through December 26th

  • 30+ Great Adobe AIR Apps for Designers and Developers – Here are over 30 great Adobe AIR apps for designers and developers that can help you do everything from tracking your time to measuring pixels, and more
  • First Steps in Flex: A Quick, Small Intro for Programmers – Need to learn Flex, but find all those thick books intimidating? First Steps in Flex was designed to be small (only 140 pages!). Each chapter is only a few pages long, and contains just enough to get you comfortable with the topic. We don't want to bury you in details, but we provide plenty of resources when you need them
  • Wal-Mart to start selling iPhones on Sunday | Technology | Reuters – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones that can surf the web will not be priced as low as some anticipated.
  • Alan Cox leaves Red Hat, suggesting company’s future direction | Business Tech – CNET News – From the JBoss acquisition to Red Hat Exchange, Red Hat has slowly but surely been moving ever closer to applications. This makes sense for Red Hat as it seeks to increase its relevance (and deal size) to the enterprise, selling solutions rather than just cheap bits
  • Top Technology Breakthroughs of 2008 – The economy may be tanking, but innovation is alive and well. When it came to products, incremental improvements were the name of the game this year. Phones got faster (iPhone 3G anyone?), notebooks turned into netbooks and pocket cameras went from recording standard-definition video to HD.
  • Truck and SUV sales rising as gas prices drop – WTF!!!!!! – After nearly a year of flagging sales, low gas prices and fat incentives are reigniting America's taste for big vehicles. Trucks and SUVs will outsell cars in December, according to researchers at the automotive Website Edmunds.com, something that hasn't happened since February.
  • Solar eclipse, Aug. 11, 1999, seen from the Mir space station | Futility Closet – An eclipse appears total only while you're directly in the moon's shadow. Normally the darkness lasts only a few minutes … but in 1973 a Concorde supersonic jet managed to stay in the shade for 74 minutes.
  • Op-Ed Columnist – Time to Reboot America – NYTimes.com – My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we can’t afford, bailouts of auto companies that have become giant wealth-destruction machines, energy prices that do not encourage investment in 21st-century renewable power systems or efficient cars, public schools with no national standards to prevent illiterates from graduating and immigration policies that have our colleges educating the world’s best scientists and engineers and then, when these foreigners graduate, instead of stapling green cards to their diplomas, we order them to go home and start companies to compete against ours.
  • Fly Me to the moon – And let me play among the stars..

Daily del.icio.us for November 18th through November 22nd

  • InfoQ: Pressure and Performance – The CTO’s Dilemma – In this interview made by Deborah Hartmann during Agile 2008, Diana Larsen and Jim Shore talk about patterns observed in CTOs' activity. CTOs emerge as real people caring for other people in their organization, and are put under a lot of pressure and constraints.
  • Apple – iPhone – iPhone Your Life – Once you own an iPhone, you discover that it’s more than a phone. It’s a way of life. Take a look at some ideas to help you get the most out of your iPhone, wherever you go.
  • JavaScript Table Sorter – Web Development Blog – This JavaScript table sorting script is easy to use, fast and lightweight at only 1.7KB. It includes alternate row formatting, header class toggling, auto data type recognition and selective column sorting. It will currently sort strings, numbers and currency
  • JavaScript Table Sorter | Ajaxonomy – This JavaScript table sorting script is easy to use, fast and lightweight at only 1.7KB. It includes alternate row formatting, header class toggling, auto data type recognition and selective column sorting. It will currently sort strings, numbers and currency.
  • Tour de Flex | Flex.org – Rich Internet Application Development – Tour de Flex is a desktop application for exploring Flex capabilities and resources, including the core Flex components, Adobe AIR and data integration, as well as a variety of third-party components, effects, skins, and more
  • Explore over 200 Flex and AIR samples with the new Tour de Flex application – AIR – James Ward announced a new desktop application powered by Adobe AIR called Tour de Flex exploring Flex capabilities and resources, including core Flex components, Adobe AIR and data integration, as well as a variety of third-party components, effects, skins, and more. James has been working on this project along with fellow Adobe employees Christophe Coenraets, Greg Wilson and others.
  • LIFE photo archive hosted by Google – Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google
  • Ext JS – Ext CDN – Custom Builds, Compression, and Fast Performance – We are pleased to announce that Ext has partnered with CacheFly, a global content network, to provide free CDN hosting for the Ext JS framework. Cachefly’s globally distributed network and aggressive caching accelerate the delivery of web content like JavaScript and CSS, making for an even faster Ext experience.
  • WTFramework bookmarklet – Oskar Krawczyk – blog.olicio.us – Ever wondered which JavaScript framework was used on a specific website but was too lazy to check the source code for the answer? Fear no more WTFramework is here.
  • JCS – Java Caching System – JCS is a distributed caching system written in java. It is intended to speed up applications by providing a means to manage cached data of various dynamic natures. Like any caching system, JCS is most useful for high read, low put applications. Latency times drop sharply and bottlenecks move away from the database in an effectively cached system

Daily del.icio.us for October 2nd through October 4th

  • Examining America’s presidential candidates | Examining the candidates | The Economist – A survey of academic economists by The Economist finds the majority—at times by overwhelming margins—believe Mr Obama has the superior economic plan, a firmer grasp of economics and will appoint better economic advisers.
  • Java Programmer: Quick review of Collections in Java – For a quick go round, I would like to share some of the important features In Java Collections I came to know from this book
  • Q&A With Gabe Rivera, Creator Of Techmeme – The masses might have Digg, but perhaps the influencers have Techmeme. Certainly plenty of large, influential bloggers I know keep an eye on what it is covering. But I recommend it for anyone, not just influencers, for the easy way it organizes what’s happening with technology stories.
  • Captured at Red Rocks: Photos from U2’s Legendary Concert | JamsBio Magazine – On a cold, wet June night in 1983 at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, U2 proved why they were the greatest band on the planet
  • How Google developed the Chrome Web browser – Google's Darin Fisher, a software engineer on the Chrome project, talks about how the Web browser was developed and tested. As you might suspect, agility, speed, and testing were all critical
  • Netflix API : Introducing the Netflix API – On behalf of the Netflix API team, I’m very excited to announce the release of the Netflix API and to launch this site for our developer community. We have been impressed with the applications developers have managed to build using our RSS feeds or by screen-scraping the web site, so we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with a supported API!

    The Netflix API includes a JavaScript API, REST API and ATOM feeds. Use of the API is free and we even allow commercial use.

  • SVNKit 1.2.0, Pure Java Subversion Library | Javalobby – SVNKit is a pure Java Subversion library that provides APIs to access and manipulate Subversion repositories and working copies. SVNKit does not require any native binaries to be installed in order to work with Subversion.
  • SpringSource Announces General Availability of SpringSource dm Server | SpringSource – dm Server redefines the Java server market – OSGi-based server provides a fast, flexible and modular infrastructure across deployment environments
  • YUI 2.6.0 Released » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – The YUI development community is pleased to announce the release of version 2.6.0 of the YUI Library. You can download YUI 2.6.0 from SourceForge or configure your implementation using the updated YUI Configurator.
  • Google Blog Search – Blog Search uses a set of algorithms to try to determine the most popular stories in the blogosphere. We consider factors such as a blog's title and content, as well as its popularity throughout the rest of the blogging community