Links for July 1st through July 5th

Links for June 26th through July 1st

Daily del.icio.us for December 28th through December 29th

  • InfoQ: Gartner Vendor Report: Application Infrastructure For Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects – Gartner recently released a report where they examine and evaluate the ability of leading application infrastructure providers/vendors to provide organizations with complete end-to-end support for for Systematic SOA-Style applications and projects.
  • Set Up and Get to Know Your New Mac – You've taken your requisite Apple product unboxing video and boasted about your brand new Mac on Facebook, but now it's time to get down to business. Whether you're new to the Mac or not, here's how to set up and get started
  • How IntelliJ IDEA Won Me Over | Galder’s Passionate Blog – It’s almost a year since I stopped using Eclipse as my main Java IDE and started using IntelliJ IDEA instead. Ever since I’ve been meaning to write this pos
  • Bozho’s tech blog » Why startups should not choose NoSQL – The NoSQL hype is omnipresent. And many startups are tempted to go for Cassandra/MongoDB/HBase/Redis/… . Here I’ll argue why they should rather stick to a SQL solution – MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Agile Glossary – AccuRev has released a glossary of terms for agile software development, intending to accelerate the adoption of agile practices in enterprises.
  • InfoQ: Using a Service Bus to Connect the Supply Chain – Peter Paul van de Beek presents a case study of using a service bus in a supply channel connecting a wholesale supplier with hundreds of retailers, the overall context and challenges faced – including the integration of POS software coming from different software providers-, the solution chosen and its implementation, how it worked out and the lessons learned along the way. 
  • Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurs Are Eating America’s Lunch – By Vivek Wadhwa | Foreign Policy – Watch out, Silicon Valley: China and India aren't just graduating bad engineers and stealing intellectual property anymore. They're fostering innovations that will shake the world
  • Forking will become normal in 2011, so get ready for GitHub | Open Source – InfoWorld – The growing use of distributed version-control systems can't be ignored in your enterprise; plan ahead to keep your developers happy in 2011
  • Redis – Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
  • InfoQ: Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web – In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard.
  • Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising – The NAI Opt-out Tool was developed in conjunction with our members for the express purpose of allowing consumers to "opt out" of the behavioral advertising delivered by our member companies.

Daily del.icio.us for October 29th through November 3rd

Daily del.icio.us for February 23rd through February 27th

Daily del.icio.us for January 27th through February 1st

Daily del.icio.us for December 12th through January 5th

  • Generate a self-signed SSL Certificate with OpenSSL | *.hosting – Occasionally it may be necessary to generate a self-signed SSL certificate. This could be for internal websites, or for other internal uses that may require secure encrypted network transmissions. We decided to post this guide for everyone to use, since using the guide as a reference may hopefully be useful to those of you out there
  • Google Collections Library: 1.0-final! – Google Collections Library – The Google Collections Library 1.0 is a set of new collection types, implementations and related goodness for Java 5 and higher, brought to you by Google. It is a natural extension of the Java Collections Framework.
  • InfoQ: Re-thinking Lean Service – Taiichi Ohno discovered some counter-intuitive truths as he developed the Toyota System. Similar counter-intuitive truths wait to be discovered by leaders of service organisations. When they are understood and applied, service organisations' performance is transformed to levels that, to the current mind-set, would be considered unachievable.
  • InfoQ: SpringSource’s Ben Alex talks about Spring Roo, Spring Shell and Spring Security 3.0 – Dr Ben Alex, The Project Lead of the Spring Roo code generator project, discusses using Roo on an existing project, building custom templates and add-ons for Roo, and how its capabilities compare to other productivity tools such as Grails.
  • sesawe.net – English – Sesawe is a global alliance dedicated to bringing the benefits of uncensored access to information to Internet users around the world
  • iPhone App Developers | PointAbout – PointAbout allows you to quickly mobilize the content you’re already publishing, like RSS & XML feeds, APIs and HTML content. Our AppMakr.com service builds native mobile applications in minutes instead of months, across multiple phone platforms without any ramp-up time and no need for proprietary programming expertise.
  • jLinq – LINQ for JSON – jLinq is a fully extensible Javascript library that allows you to perform LINQ style queries on arrays of object.
  • Querying JPA Entities with JPQL and Native SQL – Learn how to take advantage of the Java Persistence query language and native SQL when querying over JPA entities.
  • Spring Module OXM – A new feature of Spring Framework 3.0 | united-coders.com – I think the Spring OXM module is absolutely usable. It is a nice way to keep the code independent from the underlying marshalling technology. And there are a lot more ways to use Spring OXM. At this time the Castor project, Apache XMLBeans, JiBX, XStream and JAXB is supported
  • JD | Java Decompiler – The “Java Decompiler project” aims to develop tools in order to decompile and analyze Java 5 “byte code” and the later versions.
  • As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His – If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?
  • Grails – 1.2 Release Notes – SpringSource are pleased to announce the 1.2 release of the Grails web application development framework. Grails is a dynamic web application framework built on Java and Groovy, leveraging best of breed APIs from the Java EE sphere including Spring, Hibernate and SiteMesh
  • A Unix Utility You Should Know About: lsof – good coders code, great reuse – If netcat was called the Swiss Army Knife of Network Connections, then I’d call lsof the Swiss Army Knife of Unix debugging.
  • 100+ Open Source/Free Security Tools | TuVinhSoft .,JSC – Below are some open source/free tools that can help you with security testing as well as tools that will keep your system secure. Please use these tools ONLY for good.
  • YouTube – Google Web Toolkit 2.0 New Features – This video provides an overview of new features in Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2.0, a tool which enables developers to produce highly optimized, browser-specific JavaScript for their apps
  • Ext JS 3.1: Massive memory improvements, TreeGrid, and more – On behalf of the Ext Team, I am extremely excited to announce the final release of Ext JS 3.1. With this release we rededicate ourselves to making Ext JS the best it can be, in both features and performanc
  • InfoQ: Amazon RDS: MySQL Database as a Cloud Service – Amazon recently added a new MySQL database offering to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform named Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which works just like a traditional MySQL installation
  • InfoQ: Whats New in Spring 3.0 – Arjen Poutsma reviews Spring Framework 2.5 and takes a look at Spring 3.0 – Java 5+, Spring Expression Language, REST support, Portlet 2.0, declarative model validation, early support for Java EE 6 – and the roadmap ahead.
  • Spring Framework 3.0 goes GA | SpringSource Team Blog – After a long ride, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring 3.0 GA (.RELEASE) is finally available (download page)! All of SpringSource is celebrating – join the party
  • Pivotal Tracker – Free Lightweight Agile Project Management – Tracker is a free, award winning, agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog.
  • Agile software development, the principles. Principle 11 – The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  • Using Linux – Linux Administration Basics – Linode Library – This document presents a collection of common issues and useful tips for Linux system administration. Whether you're new to system administration or have been maintaining systems for some time, we hope these tips are helpful regardless of your background or choice in Linux distributions
  • JAX-WS 2.2/Metro 2.0/Java EE6/GlassFish V3 Released | Java.net – We are pleased to announce the release of JAX-WS 2.2 and JAX-WS 2.2 RI. RI is also included in Metro 2.0. As Metro 2.0 is bundled in GlassFish v3, you don't require any separate installation step. On the servlet containers like Tomcat, you follow the installation instructions in the bundle.
  • Metro 2.0 released | Java.net – Metro 2.0 has been released. Here is an overview of the new features

Daily del.icio.us for August 30th through September 9th

  • Implementing composite keys with JPA and Hibernate – Occasionally, you come across a situation where a composite key is required, and you need a strategy for this. This tip shows you how to implement composite keys with JPA and Hibernate.
  • A Simple Java class for Amazon SimpleSQS – With such a beautiful service such as the Amazon Simple Queue Service, it shouldn't be wrapped up with a lot of complicated layers of classes for utilizing. That is why I developed the simple POJO, single class method for utilising Amazon SQS from within Java
  • Welcome to Solr – Solr is an open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, a web administration interface and many more features
  • Scrummerfall « Tales from a Trading Desk – Scrummerfall. n. The practice of combining Scrum and Waterfall so as to ensure failure at a much faster rate than you had with Waterfall alone
  • Generate PDFs with XStream and XSL-FO – In this article, you saw how easily you can create a PDF document from Java business objects using XStream and XSL-FO. The separation of concerns allows you to isolate the view from the business objects, thus you can change the view (PDF document) without having to modify the Java code
  • log4jdbc – JDBC proxy driver for logging SQL and other interesting information – log4jdbc is a Java JDBC driver that can log SQL and/or JDBC calls (and optionally SQL timing information) for other JDBC drivers using the Simple Logging Facade For Java (SLF4J) logging system.
  • beet – Beet records user behavior and performance data for your Spring-based Java application. It can thus help you to analyze usage patterns and research production performance issues.
  • Prototype JavaScript framework: Prototype 1.6.1 released – We’re pleased to announce the release of Prototype 1.6.1 today. This version features improved performance, an element metadata storage system, new mouse events, and compatibility with the latest browsers. It’s also the first release of Prototype built with Sprockets, our JavaScript packaging tool, and PDoc, our inline documentation tool.
  • InfoQ: Hypertable – An Open Source, High Performance, Scalable Database – This presentation discusses Hypertable, an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. Doug discusses the differences between Hypertable and traditional database technology, support for massive sparse tables, scaling to petabytes size, and how Hypertable is designed to run on top of an existing distributed file system, such as the Hadoop DFS.
  • Clojure vs Scala, Part 2 | Code Monkeyism – There are two languages stirring up the Java World: Clojure and Scala. Clojure a Lisp dialect on the JVM, powerful and pure and the Scala language a tight integration of object and functional programming. Which should you learn?

Daily del.icio.us for July 6th

  • jQuery Visualize Plugin: Accessible Charts & Graphs from Table Elements using HTML 5 Canvas | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA – A while back, we wrote an article describing a technique we came up with to use JavaScript to scrape data from an HTML table and generate charts using the HTML 5 Canvas element. The technique is particularly useful because the data for the visualization already exists in the page in structured tabular format, making it accessible to people who browse the web with a screen reader or other assistive technology.
  • InfoQ: Merapi Project Utilizes Java to Expand the Desktop Capabilities of Adobe Air – Merapi is a technology that can be used as a messaging bridge between applications that run in the Adobe Flash player or Adobe AIR and applications written in Java
  • InfoQ: Introduction to Data Services – Data services are software services that encapsulate operations on key data entities of relevance to the enterprise
  • 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

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.