Daily del.icio.us for September 5th through September 9th

  • Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows: Page 1 – In the wake of Google's release of the new WebKit-based Chrome browser, some technology enthusiasts are beginning to wonder if the days are numbered for Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine
  • The U.S. Closes the Mobile Innovation Gap – After lagging in wireless for years, the U.S. has caught up with Western Europe and is now trying to take the innovation lead
  • The Art and Craft of Great Software Architecture and Development: Book Review: The Definitive Guide to Terracotta – This is a rock-solid book with a solid introduction. I wouldn't agree that it's a "Definitive Guide" – I'd like to have seem more help up front in getting your environment set-up for the examples, some case-studies of how Terracotta has been used, more benchmarks, perhaps even benchmark code. But given the fact that it's the ONLY book I can find on Terracotta it's fortunately pretty good and gets you "in the game".
  • InfoQ: Google Chrome: Perspectives and Analysis – On September 1st, 2008, Google announced its new open source browser, Google Chrome. The introduction of a new web browser by Google, a major player in the web by anyone's standards, has predictably resulted in a flurry of attention, analysis and soothsaying. InfoQ has taken some time to compile some of the perspectives and analysis from the community, news media and blogosphere in order to assemble comprehensive coverage of the Google Chrome launch and its impact.
  • Metallica: Master of YouTube? | Listening Post from Wired.com – Metallica, whose leaked album Death Magnetic is slated for a September 12 release, launched a promotion on YouTube today featuring the band's favorite Metallica cover songs on the site. Drummer Lars Ulrich introduces their selections in the video to the right.
  • Microsoft Missing the Boat on Mobile? – O’Reilly Radar – What's so ironic is that if Microsoft started thinking about the user again, instead of thinking about protecting their business, they could do great things. There are many problems yet to be solved in online software, but they won't be solved without bold leaps into the future.
  • Ext JS – Ext GWT: Now with Portal and Web Desktop – Ext GWT 1.1 is right around the corner and incorporates the popular Portal and Web Desktop interface.
  • Google at Age 10 – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – Here’s a quick snapshot of Google by the numbers along with some comparisons to Microsoft. The sources of the data are the companies, Yahoo Finance and comScore.
  • InfoQ: Deploying a 1 Terabyte Cache using EhCache Server – The largest ehcache single instances run at around 20GB in memory. The largest disk stores run at 100Gb each. Add nodes together, with cache data partitioned across them, to get larger sizes. 50 nodes at 20GB gets you to 1 Terabyte
  • Bash scripting Tutorial – Linuxconfig.org – This bash tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of bash scripting.As you will soon discover in this quick comprehensive bash scripting guide, learning the bash shell scripting is very easy task. Lets begin this bash scripting tutorial with a simple "Hello World" script.
  • InfoQ: Jeff Barr Discusses Amazon Web Services – In this interview from QCon London 2008, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Evangelist Jeff Barr discusses SimpleDB, S3, EC2, SQS, cloud computing, how the different Amazon services interact within an application, the origins of AWS, SimpleDB and Microsoft SQL Server Data Services, globalization of the AWS cloud, the March AWS outage, SimpleDB Stored Procedures and converting between AMIs and VMWare.

Daily del.icio.us for January 17th

  • Introduction to Groovy, Part 3 – In this third installment ofIntroduction to Groovy (part 1, part 2) we will continue looking at some features of the Groovy language. Some you may find them on other languages, but some are exclusive to Groovy.
  • PDFBox – Java PDF Library – PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents. This project allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents.
  • TagSoup home page – This is the home page of TagSoup, a SAX-compliant parser written in Java that, instead of parsing well-formed or valid XML, parses HTML
  • Teflon Ted: Book Review: Dreaming in Code – I’m probably not the first (or the last) person to say Dreaming in Code is the Soul of a New Machine for my generation
  • Thinking In Java: In today’s world, what is the role of the Application Server? – Given the likes of Spring and Hibernate, how do people consume the Application Server? Is it all you can eat with JEE still delivering on the promise of writing business logic and letting the App server deal with the infrastructure?
  • People Over Process » Enterprise OSGi, a Discussion with Eric Newcomer – While at the Eclipse Runtime Summit, I had the chance to talk with Iona’s Eric Newcomer (CTO of Iona, Co-Chair, Enterprise Expert Group, OSGi Alliance, and well respected coding guy) about the emergence of OSGi as a server-side, or enterprise technology
  • Grails – Home – Grails aims to bring the “coding by convention” paradigm to Groovy. It’s an open-source web application framework that leverages the Groovy language and complements Java Web development.
  • How do you parse HTML in Java? – The Open Source HTML Parsers in Java page is useful in listing the HTML parsers that are out there. But it doesn’t give much of a clue about which are the “best” in a given situation. In other words, how should one decide which HTML parser to use?

Daily del.icio.us for January 14th

  • Tweak your Ubuntu desktop with Ubuntu Tweak – Download Squad – Ubuntu Tweak makes it easy to customize your desktop environment and a handful of other settings like your startup session and power management settings. The utility runs on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 and could make life a lot easier on Linux/Ubuntu newbies.
  • Project Euler – Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and prog
  • Michael?s Random Thoughts » The Pitfalls of Java as a First Programming Language – A Response – Blaming the first language for a failure to design a good curriculum where other necessary languages are taught appropriately is a naïve argument that misses the point and isn?t helping anyone
  • bobdc.blog: Scraping and linked data – Somehow, code monkeys surrounded by earth-toned cubicle fabric think that it makes them resemble DJs surrounded by crates of vinyl if they use musical buzzwords to refer to the act of combining multiple things into a new one
  • datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open source JavaScript Date library for parsing, formatting and processing.
  • Microsoft MIX07 – How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client – A recent presentation by Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client went into detail on how developers should approach the problem of making their applications perform well on
  • HTML Purifier 3.0.0 released – HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are st
  • A BigDecimal Cookbook for financial calculations – Computations that yielded amounts, quantities, adjustments, and many other things were generally done with little or no attention to the special precision and rounding concerns that arise when dealing with financial issues.
  • Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) v2.0 – The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 2.0 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and
  • Lightview – Lightview was built to change the way you overlay images on a website.
  • Best Color Tools For Web Designers – Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That?s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets o

Daily del.icio.us for January 13th through January 14th

  • Tweak your Ubuntu desktop with Ubuntu Tweak – Download Squad – Ubuntu Tweak makes it easy to customize your desktop environment and a handful of other settings like your startup session and power management settings. The utility runs on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 and could make life a lot easier on Linux/Ubuntu newbies.
  • Project Euler – Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and prog
  • Michael?s Random Thoughts » The Pitfalls of Java as a First Programming Language – A Response – Blaming the first language for a failure to design a good curriculum where other necessary languages are taught appropriately is a naïve argument that misses the point and isn?t helping anyone
  • bobdc.blog: Scraping and linked data – Somehow, code monkeys surrounded by earth-toned cubicle fabric think that it makes them resemble DJs surrounded by crates of vinyl if they use musical buzzwords to refer to the act of combining multiple things into a new one
  • datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open source JavaScript Date library for parsing, formatting and processing.
  • Microsoft MIX07 – How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client – A recent presentation by Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client went into detail on how developers should approach the problem of making their applications perform well on
  • HTML Purifier 3.0.0 released – HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are st
  • A BigDecimal Cookbook for financial calculations – Computations that yielded amounts, quantities, adjustments, and many other things were generally done with little or no attention to the special precision and rounding concerns that arise when dealing with financial issues.
  • Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) v2.0 – The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 2.0 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and
  • Lightview – Lightview was built to change the way you overlay images on a website.
  • Best Color Tools For Web Designers – Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That?s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets o
  • HtmlUnit vs HttpUnit « A Public Scratchpad – If you?re using HttpUnit for legacy reasons, it?s a fairly solid package, but don?t expect to get much support. If you?re starting a new project and are trying to decide between these two frameworks, HtmlUnit wins hands down. It has the features,

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 09, 2007 through Aug 11, 2007

  • LiMo Foundation: Welcome – Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone established the LiMo Foundation to develop the Foundation Platform, a Linux-based, open mobile communication device software platform
  • Erlang, the next Java – Erlang is going to be a very important language. It could be the next Java. Its main problem is that there is no big company behind it
  • Judge Says Unix Copyrights Rightfully Belong to Novell – New York Times – In a decision that may finally settle one of the most bitter legal battles surrounding software widely used in corporate data centers, a federal judge ruled Friday afternoon that Novell, and not SCO, is the rightful owner of the copyrights for Unix OS.
  • NIST endorses Microsoft’s Open XML in upcoming vote | Tech news blog – CNET News.com – The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is backing Microsoft’s effort to certify Office Open XML as an international standard.
  • How well do you know prototype? – Here, I’ve collected most common use cases that do NOT use all of prototype’s capabilities and their simple solutions. I hope this will be a basic checklist to go through when developing for your next project
  • Learning JavaFX Script, Part 1: An Introduction to JavaFX Script for Java Programmers – The JavaFX Script programming language (hereinafter referred to as JavaFX) is a declarative, statically typed scripting language from Sun. Because JavaFX Script is statically typed, it also has the same code structuring, reuse, and encapsulation features
  • Real Web 2.0: Quick and dirty Web applications with bookmarklets – Bookmarklets are an important part of the Web 2.0 landscape, and they exemplify the qualities of Web 2.0 technology I tend to focus on in this column: transparency and openness.
  • WebLogic Server Virtual Edition Launcher Appliance – WLS-VE is a combination of a Java application server (WebLogic Server) with a Java Virtual Machine that works with hypervisor software and provides only the set of operating system features that WebLogic Server needs to offer its full range of services.
  • Arvind Jain’s Blog: WebLogic Server Virtual Edition (WLS-VE) goes GA – With a single command, WLS instances can quickly be deployed onto VMware ESX-enabled resource pools, fully integrated and tuned to run within their own dedicated virtual machines… all without any 3rd party operating systems.
  • yav – Javascript form validation tool – Yav is a SIMPLE, POWERFUL and CUSTOMIZABLE javascript-based form validation tool.
  • New elements in HTML 5 – HTML 5 introduces new elements to HTML for the first time since the last millennium. New structural elements include aside, figure, and section. New inline elements include time, meter, and progress. New embedding elements include video and audio.
  • Download Query Express – Query Express is a simple Query Analyzer look-alike, but being small and free it can be run where the SQL Server client tools are not installed or licensed. This makes it especially useful as a query tool for MSDE and SQL Express. It also connects to Orac

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 04, 2007 through Aug 09, 2007