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.
W3C Releases Best Practices for Mobile Web Apps – International Web standards body, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a new standard for developers of mobile Web applications. The document, published as a W3C Recommendation, is titled "The Mobile Web Application Best Practices"
InfoQ: Using REST for SOA – Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST in an enterprise SOA solution showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, reliable messaging, notifications, and security
SOA Makes Its Home in Financial Services Arena CIO.com – The death of SOA has been much exaggerated according to a new report. Forrester analyst Jost Hoppermann said that in financial services companies, SOA is very much alive and is being increasingly deployed within the industry
TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index – The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors
Spring 3.0: REST services with Spring MVC « oudmaijer.com | – Spring 3.0 has support for REST style WebServices, the Spring MVC controllers facilitate the functionality. In this example I will show an example of how to implement a basic REST service that uses XML marshalling to sent information over HTTP
Use Apache Wink with the Jackson JSON processor – Apache Wink is fast becoming one of the de facto implementations of the JAX-RS 1.0 specification. The providers included with the standard Apache Wink distribution for JSON marshalling and unmarshalling, such as JSON.org and Jettison
InfoQ: From Agile Development to Agile Operations – Stuart Charlton talks about the opportunity brought by cloud computing to introduce agile methods and processes to the operational side of IT, reflecting on how cloud computing affects the relationship between development and operations, suggesting goals that help bridging these two worlds together, and proposing an integrated approach to application design, development and operations.
Ehcache – Web Caching – Ehcache provides a set of general purpose web caching filters in the ehcache-web module. Using these can make an amazing difference to web application performance. A typical server can deliver 5000+ pages per second from the page cache. With built-in gzipping, storage and network transmission is highly efficient.
sardine – Project Hosting on Google Code – Sardine is useful for interacting with a webdav server and is much easier to programmatically manage remote files than with FTP. Sardine is focused on being a useful library for common use cases. I also need it to support the latest version of HttpClient. It abstracts away the connection details and provides easy to use methods to accomplish webdav'y actions.
WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House – As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we're releasing some of the custom code we've developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify. We're excited to see how developers across the world put our work to good use in their own applications
Beanlib – Java Bean Library – Beanlib is a utility library for use with JavaBean. Beanlib for Hibernate in particular makes it easy for developers to reuse the same pojo classes for both persistence and data transfer objects
Happiness is a Warm Cloud – Jay Pipes – Rackspace is also heavily invested in Cassandra, and sees integration of Drizzle and Cassandra as being a key way to add value to its platforms and therefore for its customers
JPA implementation patterns – After discovering that there was a lack of documentation on how to use JPA in real-life scenario's, Vincent Partington has written a series of blogs about the JPA implementation patterns he discovered while writing JPA code. To wrap up the series, he has made an overview of all the patterns that have been discussed for easy reference.
Ten of the Burgers – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com – One Monday a month, the Burger of the Month Club convenes at a New York restaurant to eat and rate the restaurant's burger. Below, two of the club's members, Brett Weiss and Jason Beckerman, discuss 10 of the 47 burgers the group has tried
In Afghanistan, Part Two – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Today, nearly eight years after the initial invasion of Afghanistan, the country remains unstable at best- there has been so much powerful photography coming out of Afghanistan the past few months, I had a very hard time editing down to just these, recent photographs from Afghanistan
Love thyself :: ConcurrentHashMap – ConcurrentHashMap is both a very useful class for many concurrent applications and a fine example of a class that understands and exploits the subtle details of the JMM to achieve higher performance
Simple 2.1 – XML serialization – Simple is a high performance XML serialization and configuration framework for Java. Its goal is to provide an XML framework that enables rapid development of XML configuration and communication systems
InfoQ: FlexMonkey 1.0 Released – FlexMonkey is an open source testing tool for Flex and AIR applications. FlexMonkey provides for the capture, replay, and verification of Flex user interface functionality. FlexMonkey generates ActionScript-based testing scripts that can be run from the FlexMonkey application or included within a continuous integration environment.
First Steps to Scala – In this article, you'll follow twelve steps that are designed to help you understand and gain some basic skills in the Scala programming language.
InfoQ: Dion Hinchcliffe on Web 2.0 and Web Oriented Architecture – Dion Hinchcliffe is an advocate of Web 2.0 and the Web Oriented Architecture. He explains how a mindset shift helped some companies be very successful using the Web 2.0 model while others have failed. He also considers that eventually most companies will migrate to WOA because we are living in an increasingly networked world.
Jackson JSON Processor – Home – There is a nice and fast XML / JSON parser with the name Jackson. It is especially useful for fast XML parsing and JSON processing with JAXB support.
Introducing Java DB 10.5.1.1 – The next major release of Java DB, version 10.5.1.1, is now available for download. Java DB is Sun's supported distribution of the Apache Derby open-source database. Java DB is 100 percent Java technology and easy to use. Don't be fooled by its small JAR file (2.5M): This free database is fast, reliable, and packed with features
InfoQ: Spring Framework 3.0, The Next Generation – Juergen Hoeller co-founder of Spring Framework, sees 3.0 as the completion of what was started with 2.5. Some topics covered in his presentation are: more annotation-based configuration options, Unified EL++, REST, Portlet 2.0 and Java EE6 support.
Java Entrepreneur: AMR: Oracle/Sun to ‘Wreak Havoc’ on Enterprise Software Market – Of the top 50 software vendors ranked by AMR, two-thirds have applications that require Java, including many Oracle competitors… 'Not only will vendors be impacted by the fragile economy, but 33 out of the top 50 vendors will have to reevaluate their commitment to the Java programming language,' said AMR vice president Dennis Gaughan," Gage writes
RESTful Web Services Cookbook – RESTful Web Services Cookbook is a book for programmers designing and developing RESTful web services, to be published by O'Reilly and Yahoo! Press by the end of 2009. This book is currently a work in progress.
A Review of 5 Java JSON Libraries – Rob@Rojotek – If you are looking for a simple lightweight Java library that reads and writes JSON, and supports Streams, JSON.simple is probably a good match. It does what it says on the box in 12 classes, and works on legacy (1.4) JREs.
Jailer – Database Subsetting and Sampling Tool – Jailer is a tool for database subsetting and sampling, schema browsing, and rendering. It exports consistent, referentially intact row-sets from relational databases. It removes obsolete data without violating integrity. It is DBMS agnostic (by using JDBC), platform independent, and generates DbUnit datasets, hierarchically structured XML, and topologically sorted SQL-DML.