- Why Your Next Cloud App Will Probably Suck Without….Unit Testing – Put simply, developers use unit tests as an internal control on the functionality and compatibility of their applications when changes to features, code or the environment happen.
- Hacking Knowledge: How to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better in the 21st Century | OEDb – We've collected some amazing tips and tricks (an update of our earlier article, almost seven years old now) you can use to help you get the most out of the time you spend learning. From study suggestions to brain hacks, these tips are sure to help you learn faster, deeper, and better, no matter the subject.
- 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.
- Advanced NFL Stats: Play-by-Play Data – I've recently completed a project to compile publicly-available NFL play-by-play data. It took a while, but now it's ready.
- Introduction to Spring Data Neo4j | Architects Zone – Here's a 1-hour practical guide to getting started with Spring Data on Neo4j. This will cover Spring Data Neo4j's features/benefits, use cases, and a step by step demo.
- The future according to Google’s Larry Page – Fortune Tech – Google CEO Larry Page envisions a future in which computers plan your vacations, drive your cars, and anticipate your whims. Audacious? Maybe. But Page's dreams have a way of coming true.
- 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.
- Sublime Package Control – a Sublime Text 2 Package Manager by wbond – A full-featured package manager that helps discovering, installing, updating and removing packages for Sublime Text 2. It features an automatic upgrader and supports GitHub, BitBucket and a full channel/repository system.
- Eve is a multipurpose, web based agent platform that uses existing protocols for communication (HTTP, XMPP, JSON-RPC) – Eve is a multipurpose, web based agent platform. The project aims to develop an open protocol for communication between software agents. Eve is designed as a decentral, scalable system for autonomously acting agents. Eve uses the existing world wide web as platform, and uses existing protocols for communication (HTTP, XMPP, JSON-RPC).
- 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.
- OWNER – Java properties files made super simple! – The goal of OWNER API is to minimize the code required to handle application configuration through Java properties files. The inspiring idea for this API comes from GWT i18n
- 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.
- Windows 8 proving less popular than Vista | KitGuru – Data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is less popular than Windows Vista, the operating system that proved unpopular with the enthusiast audience.
- 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.
- Microsoft WebMatrix – Open Source Web Applications Made Easier – Open source web apps make it easy to get started developing websites, but they can sometimes be time-consuming to get configured on your computer. WebMatrix makes it simple and straightforward.
- 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.
Tag Archives: Sports
Daily del.icio.us for January 9th through January 11th
- When Is Grabbing the Face Mask Not a Face-Mask Penalty? – To some, the picture speaks 1,000 words and four of them are: the Packers were robbed. The image of Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams with his index finger hooked on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’s face mask was captured far and wide, sparking the question of whether it was a penalty and why it did not negate the fumble
- The best of the best and the worst of the worst of 2010 CES – I’ve been watching Twitter for the best of CES lists, and since I went last week I’ve got my own
- The Smart Phone for your Home Ooma Blog – New additions to the product and services lineup include Ooma Pure Voice™, High Definition Voice, mobile phone calling with the iPhone or iPod touch, Bluetooth support, Google Voice Extensions and voicemail transcription
- AppleInsider | Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS – Google has taken the fate of its Android smartphone platform into its own hands by promoting and directly marketing HTC's latest new Android phone under its own brand. How does the new "superphone" stack up to last summer's iPhone 3GS?
- Book: Succeeding With Agile Tales from a Trading Desk – Mike’s Succeeding With Agile book should be a must read of everyone on an agile project. It reminds us of what is required to make an agile project successful
- Pro JPA 2 (Book review) » Java User Group Münster – Mike Keith and Merrick Schincariol authored a book which focuses on JPA 2, the Java persistence API which is now included in the Java EE 6 specification
- A Good 12 Minutes, NetBeans 6.8 Editor Screencast : Adam Bien’s Weblog – This screencast presents some NetBeans 6.8 editor features. Especially the beginning is interesting and comes with some non-obvious stuff. The mouse, however, was used too much. Sometimes even the keyboard
- The Best of CES – Ces – Gizmodo – CES week meant one thing: Absolute gadget overload. Here's the best of Gizmodo's dispatches from gadget hell, all in one place
- Iomega v.Clone App Portable-izes Your Entire PC – Iomega v.clone – Gizmodo – v.Clone is essentially a portable installation of VMWare, meaning that you can plug your v.Clone-loaded Iomega portable HDD into most any Windows computer, run the app, and boot into your saved virtual machine. The secret, though, lies in what you're booting into—namely, a perfect copy of your main PC
- Thoughts on what an Apple tablet should be – or not :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko – I’ll stand outside the Apple campus in a trenchcoat holding a boombox over my head, playing a Peter Gabriel song up at the upper windows until Steve Jobs is so touched by this romantic gesture that he sends me away with an engineering sample.
Daily del.icio.us for June 17th through June 22nd
- MockFtpServer – Home – The MockFtpServer project provides a mock/dummy FTP server implementations that can be very useful for testing of FTP client code. Two FTP Server implementations are provided, each at a different level of abstraction.
- InfoQ: Is PHP Ready for the Enterprise? – Although PHP boasts of being the most widely used environment for web application development, it has been traditionally considered as not suitable for the enterprise. InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel regarding the evolution of the language/platform and its suitability in enterprise environments.
- Enterprise Integration Patterns with Spring | Java™ Software Development Videos and Tutorials Directory – Patterns to be discussed include Message Channel, Message Endpoint, Channel Adapter, Content-Based Router, and more. After this session, you will have a clear understanding of how the Spring Integration API promotes the separation of concerns that is essential for producing maintainable, testable code.
- Using the Google Collections Library for Java (1 of 2) | Java™ Software Development Videos and Tutorials Directory – In this session, you’ll learn how the open-source Google Collections Library builds on the excellent foundation of java.util, to provide more of the building blocks you need to do your job. You’ll see many examples of how your code can become simpler, safer, more flexible, and more powerful by adopting classes like ReferenceMap, Multimap, our immutable collections and many others.
- Kevin O’Neill hired by USC as basketball coach – Los Angeles Times – O'Neill has been head coach at Marquette, Tennessee and Northwestern. He led Marquette to the NCAA tournament twice, reaching the Sweet 16 in 1994.
- YouTube – John Hodgman at Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner – Humorist John Hodgman was the entertainment headliner at the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner. Mr. Hodgman roasted the president for being a "nerd", referencing his place in popular culture and passion for comics and science fiction
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Firebug – Nettuts+ – Firebug is one of the most popular tools used by web developers. In this article, we'll take a closer look at ten of its most attractive features.
- Full Weblogic Load-Balancing in EC2 with Amazon ELB – The Server Labs Blog – This is the latest post in the series on deploying a Weblogic cluster in Amazon EC2. Previous posts have shown how to create and configure a weblogic cluster using either standard Amazon EC2 images or RightScale ServerTemplates and RightScripts.
- Jeliot – a Java Program Visualization System | Java™ Software Development Videos and Tutorials Directory – Jeliot 3 is a Program Visualization application. It visualizes how a Java program is interpreted. Method calls, variables, operation are displayed on a screen as the animation goes on, allowing the student to follow step by step the execution of a program.
- Are Pesticides Causing Parkinson’s Disease? | Environment | AlterNet – Scientists are closing in on an inescapable conclusion: Pesticides may be a cause of Parkinson's disease.
- Apache Stonehenge – – Stonehenge is a set of example applications for Service Oriented Architecture that spans languages and platforms and demonstrates best practise and interoperability.
- Key Developments At JavaOne — Application Development Trends – We've seen the steady transition of leadership by Sun to open source, and that's just going to continue to accelerate
Daily del.icio.us for May 24th through May 27th
- Op-Ed Columnist – Cheney Lost to Bush – NYTimes.com – But the bottom line is that Obama has taken a series of moderate and time-tested policy compromises. He has preserved and reformed them intelligently. He has fit them into a persuasive framework. By doing that, he has not made us less safe. He has made us more secure.
- Google Bets Big on HTML 5: News from Google I/O – O’Reilly Radar – If you're like me, you had no idea there was so much HTML 5 already in play. When I checked in with my editors at O'Reilly, the general consensus was that HTML 5 isn't going to be ready till 2010.
- Dwyane Wade, hours before declaring for the NBA Draft. – Those are the words we used to describe Dwyane Wade just months before the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade’s gone through a lot since his triple-double in the NCAA Elite Eight, but you can bet he’s still the same guy—bringing the entire package both on and off the court
- Maia EAP is finally here | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – We’ve been blogging about the cool new features implemented in the EAP builds of Maia (IntelliJ IDEA 9) for a while, and now at last you can download and try the new build for yourself.
- Atlassian Developer Blog – Introducing the Atlassian Plugin Exchange – I'm excited today to announce the availability of Atlassian's newest website, the Atlassian Plugin Exchange. The Plugin Exchange provides an easy way to find, download, and review plugins for all Atlassian products.
- New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users — Application Development Trends – Red Hat yesterday released a new business rules platform that the company said will make it easier for Java developers and business users alike to build policies and processes into their applications.
- Held hostage by the health system – The Boston Globe – The reason our health system is in such trouble is that it is set up to generate profits, not to provide care. We rely on hundreds of investor-owned insurance companies that profit by refusing coverage to high-risk patients and limiting services to others
- Uploading a file with Flex and Java | Adobe Developer Connection – This article shows how to develop a Flex and Java file upload mechanism for attaching images to an employee list. In the process, it demonstrates Flex's ECMAScript for XML (E4X) language extension, custom components, classes, and events, as well as a Java-like properties file
- Flex 3 Video Tutorial: Webservice Create, Update and Delete (CRUD) | 19Nates – This video series shows you how to create, update and delete records in a SQL database through a .NET webservice and have that displayed in Flex through a datagrid. I also have a little form on there. Watch the overview video to learn more
- Google App Engine Support | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – If you are developing a Java application for Google App Engine, try Google App Engine Integration plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. It will be bundled with the first Maia EAP, but you can download it right now and use with IntelliJ IDEA 8.x
Daily del.icio.us for May 2nd through May 7th
- Agile Architecture : Software & Technology @kirkk.com – Agile practices play a critical role in agile architecture. Test-driven development lends you the courage to undergo architectural evolution. Continuous integration accommodates architectural shifts by ensuring issues encountered while refactoring are identified and corrected quickly. Supplementing your up-front design approach with an emergent strategy emphasizing spikes or proofs helps verify the architectural vision.
- Googleplex in 200 Seconds – Quick tour of Googleplex, Google's Mountain View headquarters
- Fresh Update: IntelliJ IDEA 8.1.1 | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – We’ve just released the fresh IntelliJ IDEA update version 8.1.1 You’re welcome to see what has been fixed and grab the fresh update off the shelf.
- Ext JS – Ext JS 3.0 RC1.1 Released – There are many enhancements in Ext JS 3.0, too many to include in a single post. Some of the major features in Ext JS 3.0 are the splitting of Ext Core and Ext JS, Charting for visualizations, additional User Interface improvements, CRUD-like support with Ext.data.DataWriter, Remoting using Ext.Direct, CSS enhancements to make theming easier, and Accessibility improvements – Section 508 and ARIA support. We also fixed several browser issues for the latest Chrome and Safari releases and added IE8 support.
- If You Tweet It, They Will Come – Pogue’s Posts Blog – NYTimes.com – First, something about Twitter creates trust and togetherness; some of my actors drove over an hour to a place they’d never been, responding to a 140-character request from a person they’d never met. No other technology, online or off, would have resolved my quest so satisfactorily.
- Ubuntu on Amazon Web Services | Ubuntu – Ubuntu Server Edition on Amazon gives you the power of Ubuntu combined with the flexibility of Amazon's cloud computing service. Ubuntu's modularity, virtualization capabilities, range of applications and optimised performance make it the perfect solution if you're deploying applications on Amazon's Elastic Computing (EC2) cloud.
- A new JDBC Driver for SQL Server – Microsoft SQL Server today announced the general availability of the JDBC v2.0 driver has been released. This release continues Microsoft's commitment to the Java community and non-Microsoft centric programming platforms. The driver can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/jdbc.
- Anthropology: The Art of Building a Successful Social Site – ReadWriteWeb – Picture if you will, a collaborative site that runs on two servers, is managed by four people, and has attracted a third of its target demographic within six months of launch
- Wade scores 41 as Heat slam Hawks to set up Game Seven | Sports | Reuters – Dwyane Wade scored 41 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 98-72 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday and force a deciding Game Seven in their Eastern Conference playoff series
- Google Code Blog: Gmail for mobile HTML5 Series: Using AppCache to Launch Offline – Part 1 – On April 7th, Google launched a new version of Gmail for mobile for iPhone and Android-powered devices built on HTML5. We shared the behind-the-scenes story through this blog and would like to share more of our learnings in a brief series of follow up blog posts.
Formula 1 in 2009 is going to be awesome
I cannot wait for the start of the 2009 Formula 1 season – To get ready for the season, here is a fantastic computer-animated clip featuring Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel racing on track, as they bring to life the biggest rule changes in the history of Formula One.
It will also be interesting to see how major sponsors and car manufacturers are going to continue supporting Formula 1 with no end in sight of this global financial crisis.
If YouTube doesn’t give you an option to view in HD, add a &fmt=22 after the link in the address bar of click this link.
Daily del.icio.us for February 10th through February 11th
- Fresh Update: IntelliJ IDEA 8.1 | JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Blog – Fresh news, everyone! Hope you share our point of view on new features: there’s simply never enough of them. And performance: you can always get more of it. This is why we’re happy to tell you that IntelliJ IDEA 8.1 is just released. It’s been a really short time since we aired version 8, but thanks to working six days a week without lunch breaks we managed to deliver you this bunch of improvements:
- Brett Favre tells New York Jets he is retiring – ESPN – Without the tearful public ceremony that accompanied his retirement announcement from the Green Bay Packers just 11 months ago, quarterback Brett Favre has told the New York Jets he is retiring.
- Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Chris Pirillo is wrong about best pocket video cameras « – The Flip is the best because it is the best designed and smallest. It is — in talking with my friends — the most likely to end up in their pocket. A camera carried is a camera that is used and a camera that is used, even if it has slightly lower quality that some other camera, is one that’s better.
- Enterprise Java Community: Java EE 6 Overview – The details of Java EE 6 have been getting hashed out for quite a few months in the JSR 316 expert group, which I am part of. The goal of this article is to give you an overview of the changes in Java EE 6 as well as encourage your feedback
- TeamPostgreSQL released, showcases Google Web Toolkit – Webworks S.A. just released TeamPostgreSQL, their web administration and team platform for the PostgreSQL database.
A JEE web application with a rich AJAX client, the application serves as a showcase of what GWT can deliver in this arena, featuring a complex yet highly dynamic, customizable user interface and fast service invocations that are immediately reflected on the client.
- FinancialStability.gov – On Tuesday, February 10th, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner outlined a comprehensive plan to restore stability to our financial system. In the address, Secretary Geithner discussed the Obama Administration’s strategy to strengthen our economy by getting credit flowing again to families and businesses, while imposing new measures and conditions to strengthen accountability, oversight and transparency in how taxpayer dollars are spent
- 1440 Wall Street: Desperation Time for America as Geithner Lays an Egg – It would appear Timothy Geithner#039;s plan to save the world is reaching an impasse – what is going on behind closed doors in Washington?
- InfoQ: A Message Type Architecture for SOA – One key aspect of SOA Governance that is often overlooked is how Data Governance can complement SOA Governance. Even though they both have very different objectives, they both share a set of metadata often called the “Enterprise Data Model”
- Every Swear Word on Every Episode of the Sopranos, Ever, in Chronological Order. (video) – Boing Boing – A fun, weird little experiment by director Victor Solomon. quot;I#039;ve been chopping away at it for a year, here and there between other jobs,quot; he explains.
I was laughing for the first 30 seconds, then kinda hypnotized, then just creeped out, and still couldn#039;t stop watching. Simple and brilliant.
- DynamicJasper :: Making Jasper Reports dynamic – DynamicJasper (DJ) is an open source free library that hides the complexity of Jasper Reports, it helps developers to save time when designing simple/medium complexity reports generating the layout of the report elements automatically.
Daily del.icio.us for November 5th through November 6th
- History of McCain for President – Post-Election John McCain Biography – Esquire – As Barack Obama takes the presidency, the reporter with intimate access to John McCain for two years takes a somber look back at where man gives way to politician.
- Digg – 700 Covers For Obama From Around The World – 700 newspaper front pages from all over the world, the day after Barack Obama was elected 44th president of the United States.
- AMD, Red Hat demo VM migration between AMD, Intel servers | InfoWorld | News | 2008-11-06 | – In Thursday's demonstration, AMD moves a live VM from an dual socket Intel Xeon DP Quad Core E5420-based system to one based on AMD's forthcoming 45nm Quad-Core Opteron processor, using Red Hat open-source virtualization software
- Sun shines dimly in Big Blue’s shadow |Fatal Exception | Neil McAllister | InfoWorld – As Rich Green says, the key will be not just delivering products and professional services, but doing so with better ROI than anyone else. Sun needs to convince its customers not merely that it offers an impressive product and service portfolio, but that it can be as valuable a partner as IBM. Until it can do that, Sun is going to have a hard time crawling out from under Big Blue's shadow.
- Change.gov – "Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today." – President-Elect Barack Obama
- Op-Ed Columnist – Bring on the Puppy and the Rookie – NYTimes.com – Promising to also be president for those who opposed him, Obama quoted Lincoln, his political idol and the man who ended slavery: “We are not enemies, but friends — though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.”
- Wicket: A simplified framework for building and testing dynamic Web pages – Wicket provides an object-oriented approach toward developing dynamic Web-based UI applications. Because Wicket is pure Java™ and HTML code, you can leverage your knowledge about Java to write applications based on Wicket, dramatically reducing your development time. This article gives you an overview of Wicket and describes how you can use Wicket to rapidly build Web-based applications in a non-intrusive and simplified way
- Reassessing the Dangers of BPA in Plastics – TIME – There's no denying that bisphenol A (BPA), the latest headline-making toxin, is ubiquitous — it's in hard plastic water bottles, the lining of food and beverage cans and, most disturbingly, the plastic baby bottles that most parents commonly use. What's less clear, however, is exactly what effect BPA has on human health
- My Top List of Java Tools | Javalobby – Lack of imagination is one of our worst sins as software developers. We do the same things over and over again, but we rarely modify our ways: me at least. After some years, these are the tools that made it into my tricks box for everyday tasks. Tiresome operations are not my thing
- BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Hamilton targets title hat-trick – New world champion Lewis Hamilton has told BBC Sport he wants to claim the Formula One title three times.
The 23-year-old British driver said he has no intention of chasing Michael Schumacher's record seven F1 triumphs
- JUnit and EasyMock | Refcardz – JUnit and EasyMock are the predominant choices for testing tools in the Java space. This reference card will guide you through the creation of unit tests with JUnit and EasyMock. It contains detailed definitions for unit testing and mock objects as well as a description of the lifecycle of each. The APIs for both JUnit and EasyMock are covered thoroughly so you can utilize these tools to their fullest extent.
- Joe on Computing : A maze of twisty little Java web service standards, all alike – It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the fractal-like Java standards related to web services. As fast as each can be learned, Sun invents another, and a dozen open source implementations appear. For my own sanity I tried to create a rough map of some of them. I tried to avoid making recommendations; my main objective was to sketch out how they fit together. I also focused on the open source options; there are many good commercial implementations of all of these too.
- The Atlassian Blog – Come with me a on Magic Quadrant Ride – Gartner's popular Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2008 is out and Atlassian scored huge on the survey. Atlassian was recognized at the top as a leading company in the market for social software and team collaboration, based on our vision and execution
Daily del.icio.us for September 27th through October 1st
- Amazon Web Services – The new site offers better navigation and easier access to the content related to each service. All of the relevant options and links are available in a series of convenient pull-down menus. It is now much easier to find AWS news, events, and media coverage. Dedicated sections on the right side provide convenient access to information of interest to developers (including the once elusive AMI directory) and to business managers
- Amazon launches pre-emptive strike against Microsoft’s planned cloud platform | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com – Amazon announced that it plans to offer developers this fall the ability to run Windows Server or SQL Server via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). According to the Amazon Web Services site, “the ability to run a Windows environment within Amazon EC2 has been one of our most requested features, and we are excited to be able to provide this capability.”
- Start-Ups Mine Database Field — Nimble Software Helps Make Sense Of Information Tide Business Innovation – Most databases are based on technology that originated 30 years ago. But change is in the air.
A mob of start-ups have been developing variants of the software, which provides the equivalent of filing cabinets for corporate information. Customers say the offerings are generating faster answers to questions that require sifting through huge volumes of business information.
- Greenplum’s petabyte-scale database supports data warehouses, bi databases, and the data warehouse appliance with MapReduce – Greenplum is redefining the database for Petabyte-scale analytics at breakthrough speeds with MapReduce. Gain competitive advantage and extreme scalability at a lower cost, by managing all of your data on commodity hardware running the Greenplum database
- The Singapore Grand Prix – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Formula One Racing held its 800th race on Sunday in Singapore,with the Singapore Grand Prix – also the first Formula One race held at night. Organizers built, then lined a 5 kilometer track with over 1,600 lamps, said to be four times brighter than those used at football stadiums.
- Favre’s 6 TDs lead Jets past Cardinals 56-35 – NFL – Yahoo! Sports – Brett Favre set a career high and tied Joe Namath’s Jets mark with six touchdown passes, including three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of a series of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter before holding on to beat the Cardinals 56-35 on Sunday
- Barack at the Debate in Oxford, MS 9-26-2008 – a set on Flickr – Candid behind-the-scenes photos from Obama campaign photographer David Katz (via John Gruber and the Daring Fireball)
- Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads – Yahoo! News – A security hole in Adobe Systems Inc software, used to distribute movies and TV shows over the Internet, is giving users free access to record and copy from Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service
- Mini-Microsoft: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain (Microsoft) Officers – First SPSA. Now this. Microsoft is dying from the inside, and the folks sucking it dry have zero motivation to change things. It's working out pretty damn well for them.
- Obsessable: Your personal technology guide. – Obsessable covers the latest in the world of technology, including cell phones, cameras, and HDTVs — obsessively, of course.
Daily del.icio.us for May 18th through May 20th
- Why the Roku Netflix Player is the First Shot of the Revolution – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog – In the small, generic plastic box that is the new Netflix Player made by Roku, I think you can see the future of video.
- Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Formula One Racing World – It was June 2007 in sleepy Surrey County, and Coughlan, a statuesque blonde, sauntered through the door of the shop holding a sheaf of 780 pages. Scan them onto two CDs, she told the clerk, a forgettable middle-aged guy in a forgettable office park in the
- Should we discard Interfaces? | Learning by Experience – Is a class that only has interfaces as dependencies easier to test then classes that have implementations as dependencies? Most of us are eager to say yes, but in fact, frameworks like EasyMock enable us to mock (non final) classes.
- Graeme Rocher’s Blog: Grails.org now powered by Grails – We've just launched a re-write of the Grails.org site in Grails. Previously the site was powered by Confluence (the Atlassian wiki), now in the spirit of eating ones own dog food it is a fully Grails powered site.
- IntelliJ Tips & Tricks – Listen to Neal Ford, the software architect at ThoughtWorks and a fabulous speaker, giving you some hints on improving productivity through the intensive use of keyboard shortcuts for carrying out various tasks while coding with IntelliJ IDEA.
- WEB4J – Minimalist Java Web Application Framework -> Criticisms of Spring, PHP, and Rails – The Spring Framework is popular. It has also met with a disturbing lack of criticism. The following remarks are based on Spring 2.0.
- US billionaire Buffett backs Obama for president – Yahoo! News – Warren Buffett, the world's richest man, is backing Barak Obama for US president and thinks current US economic policy will push the dollar lower against other global currencies
- Webmonkey: the Web Developers Resource – The original web developer's resource has returned. Webmonkey has been completely redesigned, and we're ready to rock once more. Also, our entire content library is now hosted on a wiki, so every tutorial, reference page and code example is open for editi
- A conversation Clinton was having…: RE: Java haters, gtfo – Well everyone's favorite potty mouthed blogger is back, slinging poo and doing nothing much to help anything. That said, I've met Hani, and he's actually a pretty cool and down to earth guy.
- Firefox 3 RC 1 full review – Mozilla Links – A year and a half after the last major Firefox release, Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is here with a very long list of new features and improvements.