What’s Up, JavaDoc? (Jonathan Gibbons) – The Java documentation tool, javadoc, has been somewhat neglected in recent releases, but in JDK 7, it's been getting some amount of long-overdue TLC, albeit mostly under the covers.
Announcing GitHub for Mac – GitHub – Pull requests, merge button, fork queue, issues, pages, wiki –– all awesome features that make sharing easier. But those things are only great after you've pushed your code to GitHub. Today we're happy to announce GitHub for Mac.
InfoQ: Where Did My Architecture Go? – Eoin Woods advices on writing code that preserves the initial architectural design using conventions, dependency analysis, module systems, augmenting the code & checking rules, and language extensions.
CWE – Common Weakness Enumeration: A Community-developed dictionary of software weakness types – International in scope and free for public use, CWE™ provides a unified, measurable set of software weaknesses that is enabling more effective discussion, description, selection, and use of software security tools and services that can find these weaknesses in source code and operational systems as well as better understanding and management of software weaknesses related to architecture and design.
My “NoSQL for Java Devs” slides are now online « Glen Smith – In the talk we looked at four different types of NoSQL options for Java guys: Simple Key/Value in-memory stores (Memcached), sophisticated distributed key/value stores (Voldemort), Document Databases (CouchDB), and Graph Databases (Neo4j).
An introduction to MongoDB – In this short demo, long-time developerWorks contributor Andrew Glover introduces MongoDB, provides a quick tour of its use, and helps you understand where it's most applicable
An introduction to Amazon SimpleDB – an introduction to SimpleDB, a massively scalable, highly available key/value datastore. Part of the Amazon Web Services suite, SimpleDB provides a simple web services interface to create and store multiple data sets, query the data, and return the results. Get started with SimpleDB in this short introduction.
InfoQ: New Books on Software Architecture – Software Architecture is one of the important topics for software engineers, because many failures of software development projects are caused by inadequate design. Thus, it is essential to learn more about architectural issues in theory and practice. Interesting new books that have been published recently or in the near future could be very helpful:
Computing | Down on the server farm | Economist.com – One day soon, these “virtual machines” may migrate to wherever computing power is cheapest, or energy is greenest. Then computing will have become a true utility—and it will no longer be apt to talk of computing clouds, so much as of a computing atm
InfoQ: Integrate Flex with Spring Framework – A key to project success is creating an architecture that new developers can rapidly integrate themselves into and begin to be productive on day 1. Flex with Spring, iBATIS, & Cairngorm help me to quickly produce a patterned- based, repeatable architectur
Twitter Technology Blog: Twittering About Architecture – Twitter is, fundamentally, a messaging system. Twitter was not architected as a messaging system, however. For expediency's sake, Twitter was built with technologies and practices that are more appropriate to a content management system
About – XML Hammer – The XML Hammer application is a free and open-source tool that simplifies elementary XML actions like checking for well-formedness, validation, transformation and xpath searches using any JAXP implementation.
Novell, Red Hat upgrade Linux offerings – LinuxWorld – Novell released SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2), while Red Hat shipped Version 5.2 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Both vendors added improvements on the desktop and the server. There were many areas of overlap, especially with virtualization.