America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead – Cleaning up the rest of the lead that remains in our environment could turn out to be the cheapest, most effective crime prevention tool we have. And we could start doing it tomorrow.
Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Objective-C – We're all guilty of some Objective-C sins, I'm sure, but the important thing is to improve. We're at the dawn of a new year. Why not take this opportunity to reflect on why you've been so sinful and find ways to code more virtuously in the new year?
Introducing Spring Scala – The goal of the Spring Scala project is simply to make it easier to use the Spring framework in Scala. We believe that there are many Spring users out there who want to try Scala out, but do not want to leave their experience with Spring behind. This project is meant for those people.
twig-persist – Object Datastore for Google App Engine – Twig is an object persistence interface built on Google App Engine's low-level datastore which overcomes many of JDO-GAEs limitations including improved support for inheritance, polymorphism and generic types. You can easily configure, modify or extend Twigs behaviour by implementing your own strategies or overriding extension points in pure Java code.
Java.next() -> Scala or Groovy? – Generally the understanding is that scala has the ability to disrupt the status quo rather than incrementally improving it like Groovy. Scala has done and doing good job of reducing the cost of abstraction transliterate Java into Scala and end up with bytecode that is almost exactly the same. Scala has some original good ideas and well thought out type system.
Antivirus Makers Work on Software to Catch Malware More Effectively – NYTimes.com – Consumers and businesses spend billions of dollars every year on antivirus software. But these programs rarely, if ever, block freshly minted computer viruses, experts say, because the virus creators move too quickly. That is prompting start-ups and other companies to get creative about new approaches to computer security.
HtmlUnit vs JSoup: html parsing in Java – In this blog I will compare JSoup with other similar framework, HtmlUnit. Apparently both of them are good Html parsing frameworks and both can be used for web application unit testing and web scraping. In this blog, I will explain how HtmlUnit is better suited for web application unit testing automation and JSoup is better suited for Web Scraping.
Progress of Happiness – The first is that sucking at something is the first step of getting better at it. And that trying really hard isn’t supposed to be easy. In fact, getting better at anything isn’t supposed to be easy. You are bound to get fail, get hurt, fail again before you succeed.
Safeguard Your Phone from Malware – WSJ.com – According to a report by research group Juniper Networks, JNPR -2.07% hackers are increasingly targeting smartphones and other mobile devices with malicious software (also known as malware) to gain access to personal information. The threat is still small in comparison to computers, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions to protect your smartphone.
Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms – Mobile application development is a very important and strategic IT topic. In 2012, Gartner is making major updates to this research to reflect market convergence. We analyze platforms that allow enterprises to build, support and manage mobile applications for both customers and employees.
Full Samsung Galaxy S III launch event now online | The Verge – If you weren't around for our live coverage of yesterday's Galaxy S III event, it's fair to say that you missed quite a lot. Luckily, Samsung has uploaded the entire event, along with some close-ups, additional hands-on videos, and interviews that you wouldn't have seen yesterday
RubyMotion – Ruby for iOS – RubyMotion is a revolutionary toolchain for iOS that lets you quickly develop and test native iOS applications for iPhone or iPad, all using the awesome Ruby language you know and love.
InfoQ: Architecting in the Gaps – Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.
Real world feedback from a Java dev using Scala | Cape Coder – Since I fall squarely within the target audience for Scala I’ve decided to share my experiences and impressions using Scala from a Java programmer’s perspective. Overall I’m very impressed by Scala and plan to use it more, but do have plenty of constructive criticism which I provide at the end of this blog pos
GitHub Enterprise 11.10.260 Release · GitHub – We're excited to announce the latest release of GitHub Enterprise. The response to the product since its launch last November has blown us away and we'd like to tell you about a few of the great things we've been working on to make it even better.
The Vision for "QlikView.next" – Donald Farmer presented the themes for “QlikView.next,” the code name for the next generation of the QlikView Business Discovery platform.
Why Postgres – Very often recently I find myself explaining why Postgres is so great. In an effort to save myself a bit of time in repeating this, I though it best to consolidate why Postgres is so great and dispel some of the historical arguments against it.
Errai is a framework for building GWT applications – JBoss Community – Errai offers a set of components that simplify building rich web applications using The Google Web Toolkit. The framework provides a concise programming model for powerful client-server communication and extension points that bring Java Enterprise standards to GWT clients.
Canonical dropping CouchDB from Ubuntu One – The H Open Source: News and Features – Canonical is discontinuing its use of CouchDB as part of its Ubuntu One data synchronisation service. The announcement was made by John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager at Canonical. CouchDB has been used in Ubuntu One to provide a synchronisable way of storing and distributing arbitrary structured data which included contacts, notes and playlists.
Apache considered harmful – People have a great capacity for change. Those people can and will continue to lead us as our institutions fail and eventually harm us.
Video: Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j | SpringSource.org – The Spring Data Neo4j project has evolved to support the Neo4j graph data store within the Spring paradigm. Neo4j expert, Michael Hunger, provides a guided tour of the technology and provides details on how to get started in this Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j.
Google Just Snuck Most of Chrome OS Onto the iPad – The Next Web – With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple’s ecosystem.
Bezos Gone Wild! Amazon Selling Every Non-iPhone Smartphone for One Penny – LAUNCH – – Through next Monday, Amazon is selling all non-iPhones for one penny with a new two-year contract. Smartphones on sale for $0.01 include the Motorola Droid Razr, which Verizon sells for $299 with a two-year contract, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch, which Spring sells for $199 with a two-year contract, and the BlackBerry Torch 4G, which AT&T sells for $99 with a two-year contract.
Servlet 3.0: A Sneak Preview – Apart from the addition of functionalities such as filters and web application events, the Servlet specification—one of the key Java APIs for web application development—has not undergone any major changes since its introduction. However, the specification has remained robust, and the release of the new Servlet 3.0 specification (JSR 315) will affect a major change in the way developers build Java web applications.
Service Oriented Architecture Reference Architecture – This document specifies the OASIS Reference Architecture for Service Oriented Architecture. It follows from the concepts and relationships defined in the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture. While it remains abstract in nature, the current document describes one possible template upon which a SOA concrete architecture can be built.
wro4j – Web Resource Optimizer for Java – The purpose of wro4j project is to reduce the number of requests needed to load a page and the amount of data to transfer to clients, achieving drastic improvement of loading times. The resources can be benefit also from minification and compression.
Exclusive First Listen: Norah Jones : NPR – A warm, organic-sounding record, The Fall showcases Jones' musical depth in exciting and unexpected ways, suitable for old fans and newcomers alike. Please leave your opinions of the album in the comments section below.
Atmosphere Framework 0.4 Released – Atmosphere allow the creation of RESTful and Ajax Push/Comet applications, and version 0.4 is ready for prime time. This release contains many new features and can be seen in action in many well-known frameworks.
InfoQ: SpringOne/2GX 2009 Keynote – TeamCity 5.0 is approaching inevitably and here we are with fresh EAP build.
All major new features have been introduced already in previous EAPs, but still you’ll find lots of improvements and fixes to check
Java VisualVM – Developer`s Nightmare is Over – VisualVM is an open source tool for monitoring and profiling your Java applications. VisualVM is now integrated with JDK 6 update 7 release and also available as a stand-alone setup. Java 7 plans to integrate next version 1.2.
InfoQ: Solving SOA Problems by Merging It with WOA – Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA)… [is] a parallel "track" for SOA that's evolved organically in the wilds of the online world to meet many of the same challenges that we have in our organizations today.
InfoQ: Software Testing With Spring Framework – This article provides an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing. I will use a sample loan processing web application to help the readers in implementing an Agile Testing framework in a typical Java EE application and how to use Spring test classes to test the application functionality.
Wolfram|Alpha Webservice API – The Wolfram|Alpha API gives you access to the Wolfram|Alpha platform at all levels—from individual results to complete Wolfram|Alpha output pages. The API operates as a high-performance REST-style webservice, with convenient bindings for all popular languages and platforms.
Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5 – You may think of video files as “AVI files” or “MP4 files.” In reality, “AVI” and “MP4″ are just container formats. Just like a ZIP file can contain any sort of file within it, video container formats only define HOW to store things within them, not WHAT kinds of data are stored
State of the Art – Palm Gets It Right With Pre, Its New Smartphone – NYTimes.com – The Pre, which goes on sale Saturday, is an elegant, joyous, multitouch smartphone; it’s the iPhone remixed. That’s no surprise, really; its primary mastermind was Jon Rubinstein, who joined Palm after working with Steve Jobs of Apple, on and off, for 16 years. Once at Palm, he hired 250 engineers from Apple and elsewhere, and challenged them to out-iPhone the iPhone.
Flex, RIA | Adobe Labs – Adobe Flash Collaboration Service – Adobe Flash Collaboration Service allows you to build real-time, multi-user applications with Flex in less time than ever before. And because Acrobat.com hosts the service, issues like deployment, maintenance, and scalability are taken care of for you.
Common Java Cookbook – This collection provides expert tips for using Java-based utilities from projects such as Apache Commons, Apache Lucene, and Apache Velocity.
InfoQ: Flex Open Source Data Visualization Framework: Axiis – A new open source addition to the Adobe Flex world is Axiis, a data visualization framework released in May under the MIT license. Data visualization is a term frequently used to describe graphical views of application data, such as charts and graphs.