Spring 4 Enhances Support for Java 8, Java EE 7, REST and HTML5 – Pivotal released Spring 4.0, the first major release since 2009. The new release supports Java 8 with expression of callbacks using lambdas, JSR 310 Date and Time API, & parameter name discovery. Java EE 7 support includes JMS 2.0, JTA 1.2, JPA 2.1..
What Makes a Great API? – John Musser explains how to transform a good API into a great one based on his experience with thousands of APIs at ProgrammableWeb and API Science.
Managing a Startup Isn’t Different – Don’t Re-invent Everything – What troubles me sometimes is seeing startups that re-invent tried and true management principles, or misinterpret them, or even ignore them, for a lack of interest in researching or learning the prior knowledge that already would have served to solve the
Properly testing Spring MVC controllers – Spring Test MVC is indispensable if you want to test your Spring MVC controllers. Simply testing the controller methods without including the Spring MVC framework itself, is useless. Spring Test MVC will be included in the Spring 3.2 release (so I'm told) but for now it can be found on Github:
Manage Your Database Schema in IntelliJ IDEA 12 – A while ago we shared this video with a quick overview of how to set up a connection to a database, use smart completion (even for SQL queries within Java), on-the-fly code analysis, navigation (between queries and database), search (for tables and fields), and more cool features.
Now, please enjoy a new video with even more exciting features available in IntelliJ IDEA 12 for working with databases:
Sublime Text 2 screencast that explores the basics and expanded features of ST2 – Sublime Text is taking the programming community by storm, and rapidly unseating incumbents like TextMate and Vim for many programmers. This screencast series teaches you Sublime Text’s layout, navigation, and flow. You will also learn how to use more advanced features, such as tweaking the program’s interface or installing custom plugins. You’ll even incorporate the vast library of TextMate themes and plugins into the Sublime Text environment. This screencast teaches both the basics and expanded features of ST2, and accelerates you along the learning curve needed to become rapidly productive with this powerful editor.
JUnit Strikes Back | Tomek’s blog – There are also some new project emerging around JUnit, like the new initiative of providing Data Driven Testing to JUnit ( see EasyTest) or another attempt at parameterized tests (see Zohhak).
Spring Framework 3.2 goes GA – Exactly one year after the Spring Framework 3.1 release, SpringSource is pleased to announce that Spring Framework 3.2 is generally available now!
Rod Johnson Talks Scala in TechCast #75 – The Typesafe Blog – Typesafe is very proud to have Rod Johnson on our board of directors but what really gets us excited is when he talks about his use of Scala. In this podcast he talks about why he likes Scala and when Java developers should consider using Scala.
The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story | Blog | Sencha – When a team has problems with HTML5, it usually stems from the fact that they take a “website” development approach to building an app, and often don't use the right tools and architectures for application development. This is what we suspected about the Facebook HTML5 app. The way that app performed — slow loading, choppy user experience in the News Feed, low framerate — exhibited the usual symptoms.
Forecast 2013: The Appification Of Everything Will Turn The Web Into An App-o-verse – Forbes – hat we are seeing are the early stages of what I call, “The Appification of Everything.” This is not about adding more icons to your home screen, though, but about a fundamental shift in how we metabolize information and entertainment. The web as the universal storage medium is being superseded by the internet as universal flow medium. Instead of thinking about the web as a hierarchical tree of documents—a Wikipedia of Wikipedias—we need to start thinking about all of that content as an underlying service layer for application-based interfaces.
Does it pay to know your type? – The Washington Post – In the graphic below, we walk through the 16 types to give a sense of how these bigger-than-life personalities fit in the Myers-Briggs philosophy. The official test is based on Carl Jung’s work in psychological typology. Ryan Smith and Eva Gregersen, creators of celebritytypes.com, helped us take the extra step of historical-figure associations.
Mountain Lion Server tutorials – When setting up a server, getting it right early can save a lot of headache later. We've put together these tutorials to get you started in setting up a server.
US patent chief to software patent critics: “Give it a rest already” | Ars Technica – David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents.
ModelMapper – Simple, Intelligent, Object Mapping. – ModelMapper is an intelligent object mapping library that automatically maps objects to each other. It uses a convention based approach while providing a simple refactoring safe API for handling specific use cases.
depression lies | WIL WHEATON dot NET: 2.0 – So, please, if you or someone you know suffer from Depression — with or without thoughts of suicide — please talk to someone, and get help from a doctor. As Jenny says, Depression lies, and you don’t need to let it control your life.
Troy Hunt: 10 lessons for uncultured web developers – In the pursuit of a more globally harmonious online experience, let’s take a look at 10 lessons relating to aspects of web development with a cultural bent. Some of this may not be new to you, but all of it is relevant if you want to play nice with people from all cultural walks of life.
‘Why I’m A Democrat’ : NPR – At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
Watch my SpringSource Roo Add-ons Video | Javalobby – In this presentation, SpringSource's Josh Long and Spring Roo in Action authors Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala introduce Spring Roo, 1.2, and then go further, exposing Roo's powerful addon-based underbelly.
Big Data Apps and Big Data PaaS | Javalobby – Enterprises no longer have a lack of data. Data can be obtained from everywhere. The hard part is to convert data into valuable information that can trigger positive actions. The problem is that you need currently four experts to get this process up and running:
Nokia, Microsoft head for Last Chance Saloon | Reuters – If the new Lumia phones do not appeal to consumers when they are unveiled next Wednesday, it could mean the end for Nokia, and a serious blow to Microsoft's attempts to regain its footing in the mobile market, analysts and investors said.
Mike Dellanoce’s Blog: 10 tips for getting that native iOS feel with PhoneGap – At Outbox we have been hard at work building our iPad application with PhoneGap. I wanted to share some of the lessons my team has learned so far. All of the following tips have been tested on iOS 5 with PhoneGap 1.8. Also note that these tips apply just as well to web applications running on mobile Safari.
Internet security: Keys to the cloud castle | The Economist – What Dropbox provides is more than adequate for most users. Those with a more stringent need for privacy—most often because they are breaking either a just or unjust law—need to take responsibility for their own privacy, not count on a remote, third party service to provide it
InfoQ: Putting the "re" into Architecture – Kevlin Henney promotes live architecture through refactoring, recovery, re-envisioning, retrospection, re-engineering, repair, rewriting, reduction, reuse, reaction, re-evaluation and remembering.
Componentix blog – Improved Hibernate dialect for Microsoft SQL Server – So I decided to develop customized Hibernate dialect for MS SQL Server. To do this, I started digging the source code of Hibernate (the dialect classes to be precise), and soon I found out that Hibernate’s SQLServerDialect extends from SybaseDialect, which is responsible for most of the “sins” outlined in the paragraph above
Could soapUI be the way to mock complex webservices? | Transient Technology – I have been looking for a good way to mock a complex web-service for integration testing. The idea being to simulate responses intelligently and be able to test a round trip without the actual service. Full integration tests are not possible for various reasons, so this might be the next best thing.
Great Java – O’Reilly Media – Great Java: Level 1 will teach you the fundamentals of Java, from the basics of compilation through methods, objects, and the key concepts of good programming. By the time you're through these lessons, you'll be programming, and programming well.
RIM Teams With Adobe, Shows New Blackberry Features – BusinessWeek – The companies will announce today that Adobe and RIM are expanding their existing collaboration, saying the software developers will be able to use Adobe’s Flash — the technology behind such sites as Google’s YouTube and numerous other video sites on the Web — in their applications
InfoQ: Born To Cycle – Agile development is not about doing a set of practices, it's about a way of "being," it's about learning. How is this learning accomplished? By taking brief pauses after small experiments, even large problems can be solved. In a recent Harvard Business Review interview of Toyota's president, he observed, "…when 70 years of very small improvements accumulate, they become a revolution."
InfoQ: Measuring Agility, Craftsmanship, and Success – David Starr has looked at how and why an organization might want to measure things like: agility, craftsmanship, and organizational success. He found craftsmanship relatively easy to measure, while agility was the most difficult to measure in a useful way.
InfoQ: Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids – Virtual service-oriented grids have the capacity to fundamentally change the way business is conducted in much the same way that the Internet did by reinserting a middleman in the form of software, rather than human. The key to this paradigm shift lies in services, the abstraction of interoperability and reuse.
SOA and TOGAF: A Good Fit? – Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a style of architecture and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an architecture framework. The combination sounds promising, but do they play well together
Cay Horstmann’s Blog: Upgrading to Eclipse Galileo – I just installed Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo)—it seemed a more attractive thing to do than actually getting my work done. Fortunately, I only need three Eclipse plugins right now. Here is how they fared with Galileo
Clojure: Challenge your Java assumptions – JavaWorld – Clojure is a dynamic functional language for the JVM, recently released in version 1.0. Clojure offers a new set of programming techniques for robust code and rapid development. In particular, it has new solutions for multicore computing. Whether you make the shift to Clojure or stick to Java, learning about this new language will challenge your assumptions about the best way to design software.
Why Microsoft is Losing Browser Share | Zoho Blogs – Why is Microsoft losing share? I would submit that it ultimately had to do with their fateful decision to tightly weld together the browser and the operating system. That must be the most bone-headed business decision in Microsoft's history