Links for December 22nd through December 27th

Links for October 6th through October 10th

Links for July 11th through July 26th

Links for May 14th through May 21st

Links for February 1st through February 5th

Links for October 2nd through October 5th

Links for August 5th through August 9th

  • U.S. Should Adopt Higher Standards for Science Education: Scientific American – Teachers, scientists and policymakers have drafted ambitious new education standards. All 50 states should adopt them
  • Testing SQL Server Code with TST – Enter TST. TST is an Open source Unit Testing framework specifically meant for testing SQL Server Database Code.
  • Fr. Naus retires after 50 years at Marquette – Rev. John Naus, S.J., has retired after serving Marquette for nearly five decades. From his days as Tumbleweed the Clown, his famous Christmas cards and long tradition of celebrating 10 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel, he has touched many lives.
  • Watch High-Speed Trading Bots Go Berserk – Technology Review – The stock market today is a war zone, where algobots fight each other over pennies, millions of times a second. Sometimes, the casualties are merely companies like Knight, and few people have much sympathy for them. But inevitably, at some point in the future, significant losses will end up being borne by investors with no direct connection to the HFT [high-frequency trading] world, which is so complex that its potential systemic repercussions are literally unknowable.
  • Long live SOA in the cloud era – SOA’s dictum that ‘everything is a service’ is more relevant than ever – A few years back, SOA (service-oriented architecture) was all the rage. Vendors rushed to remarket everything as SOA, and SOA-washing was the new greenwashing. But in today'srush to the cloud, have we abandoned SOA? If so, we're in trouble.
  • A Brave New World of Testing? An Interview with Google’s James Whittaker – To get an answer, I turned to James Whittaker, an engineering director at Google, which has been at the forefront of leveraging the cloud. James is a noted expert and author on software testing, whose team has been managing Google’s cloud computing testing.
  • MongoMapper – A Mongo ORM for Ruby – Built from the ground up to be simple and extendable, MongoMapper is a lovely way to model your applications and persist your data in MongoDB. It has all the bells and whistles you need to get the job done and have fun along the way.
  • Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system – Kafka provides a publish-subscribe solution that can handle all activity stream data and processing on a consumer-scale web site. This kind of activity (page views, searches, and other user actions) are a key ingredient in many of the social feature on the modern web
  • Brian ONeill’s Blog: A Big Data Trifecta: Storm, Kafka and Cassandra – We're big fans of Cassandra. We also use Storm as our distributed processing engine. We've had a lot of success using our Cassandra Bolt to create a successful marriage between the two. To date, we've been using Storm to integrate with our legacy technologies via our JMS Spout. Now we're looking to expand its role beyond legacy system integration.
  • 9 Reasons Why Your Company Needs A Mobile Strategist – Forbes – As their name implies, these mobile strategists play a critical role in gathering business requirements, building a ‘mobile center of excellence,’ creating a mobile strategy that aligns to the key business drivers, and selecting the right technology and platform to support both short- and long-term needs. At this point, a business without a mobile strategy is a business without a strategy at all.
  • Principles of User Interface Design – Principles of User Interface Design

Links for February 24th through March 5th

Links for September 9th through September 10th

Links for August 9th through August 12th

  • YaHP Converter – Yet another Html to Pdf converter for Java – YaHP is a java library which permits to convert an html document into a pdf document.
  • Java JSON library tour – In this series of Java JSON tutorials, we focus on three popular third party Java libraries to process JSON data, which are Jackson, Google Gson and JSON.simple
  • InfoQ: Why I Chose MongoDB for guardian.co.uk – Mat Wall makes a journey through Guardian’s online history, outlining technologies used – Perl/CGI, CMS, J2EE, Oracle-, and explaining why they chose a NoSQL solution – MongoDB – and its advantages.
  • InfoQ: Is REST the future for SOA? – REST can be used as both system design approach leveraging ROA (true REST approach) and SOA design implementation leveraging REST technologies (REST Web Services). Although both approaches have their merits, they do not change the hardest part– defining business services/resources aligned with the enterprise business model.
  • disruptor – Concurrent Programming Framework – Concurrent Programming Framework that provides high performance alternative to bounded queues for exchanging data between concurrent threads
  • There’s no such thing as big data – O’Reilly Radar – perspective. They’re fearless, because they have less to lose. But big, entrenched incumbents should still be able to compete, because they have massive amounts of data about their customers, their products, their employees, and their competitors. They fail because often they just don’t know how to ask the right questions.
  • Video: Getting Started with Spring Data Redis | SpringSource.org – In this video, Redis founder, Salvatore Sanfilippo, introduces the technology, its data structures and the fundamental concepts behind it. Then SpringSource engineer, Costin Leau, discusses the Redis support in Spring Data, and will showcase how easy it is to get started and scale out into a cloud environment such as Cloud Foundry.
  • NoSQL – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like SQL – tecosystems – What is apparent is the demand for query languages within the NoSQL world. The category might self-identify with its explicit rejection of the industry’s original query language, but the next step in NoSQL’s evolution will be driven in part by furious implementations of SQL’s children.
  • Try the unconventional alternative – Business of Software Blog – The next time you are faced with a decision that looks like a choice between A, B, or C…. pause for a moment and let your imagination wonder. Is there an option D, E, or F?
  • Why GNU grep is fast – The key to making programs fast is to make them do practically nothing. 😉