Daily del.icio.us for March 29th through April 3rd

  • Switched – Google Chrome from IE8 – JavaScript is 56 times faster on Chrome The genius behind Google’s web browser (re-tweeted by Douglas Purdy from John Lam), V8 JavaScript Engine.
  • Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun’s top 5 technologies – Computerworld Blogs – By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though? Specifically, what's going to happen to Sun's product lines? As a long-time watcher of both Sun and IBM, here are my best guesses.
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce – Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. It utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Google uncloaks once-secret server | Business Tech – CNET News – Google is tight-lipped about its computing operations, but the company for the first time on Wednesday revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet might at a conference here about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency.
  • Building Rich Enterprise Applications with Adobe AIR – Adobe AIR Team Blog – Adobe evangelist Christophe Coenraets recorded a very impressive demonstration (see below) of a sample application he built using Adobe AIR and Flex. The sample application, called Salesbuilder, demonstrates many powerful features including
  • Lean Software Is Agile, Fit-To-Purpose, And Efficient by John R. Rymer, Dave West, Mike Gilpin – Forrester Research – Lean software is emerging as the antidote to bloatware, enabling architects and developers to rapidly assemble business solutions that deliver "just in time" the software capabilities the business requires both today and tomorrow. The trend toward lean software has been building for years, but the worldwide recession is accelerating it. All application development professionals should know why and how to incorporate lean software into their software strategies for the future.
  • SpringSource Team Blog » Job Trends: Tomcat, Spring, Weblogic, JBoss, EJB – Forrester recently described a trend that they refer to as "lean software" in their paper entitled Lean Software Is Agile, Fit-To-Purpose, And Efficient. They state that "lean software is emerging as the antidote to bloatware" and that "the trend toward lean software has been building for years, but the worldwide recession is accelerating it".
  • Spring Finance > Part 3: DDD, JPA & Transaction Support | StSMedia – Before we start digging into DDD, JPA and transaction management – the main topics of this article, I should note that I am planning to release a new version of the Spring Finance Manager sample application with each article. However, this article is the exception to the rule :-). The code for this article was already realeased with the previous article on the Google code project website. This was needed to get get the sample application running to show the new Spring 3 REST features.
  • InfoQ: Interview and Book Excerpt: Jaroslav Tulach’s Practical API Design – Jaroslav Tulach's latest book Practical API Design covers the topic of API design of software projects. Jaroslav discusses the importance of API design in the modern software applications, what are the different factors that make a good API, and how to go about implementing API frameworks
  • Attack From the Left: Paul Krugman’s Poison Pen | Newsweek Business | Newsweek.com – Paul Krugman has emerged as Obama's toughest liberal critic. He's deeply skeptical of the bank bailout and pessimistic about the economy. Why the establishment worries he may be right.

Daily del.icio.us for October 29th through November 1st

  • esnippet – Google Code – eSnippet just means easy snippet. A snippet repository and snippet IDE client to make snippet using easily. and you can find the demo site at http://snippet.mvnsearch.org
  • Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Never underestimate Microsoft’s ability to turn a corner « – It doesn’t matter that Microsoft didn’t get all that much hype this year at the PDC or that it didn’t sell out or that other companies like Amazon, Google, and Rackspace are ahead in the cloud game.

    You just saw Ray Ozzie turn the creaky old cruiseliner hard to port and damn, it is impressive

  • Esquire Endorses Barack Obama for President – Election 2008 – Esquire – We thought this election would be a serious fight over the future of this country, but only one candidate showed up
  • The Atlassian Blog – The iPhone, JIRA & Transformation – Oh, and speaking of the iPhone and JIRA, if you (like me!) use them both, be sure and checkout JIRA Buddy, an iPhone extension that gives you direct access to the JIRA instance of your choice
  • David M. Karr’s Blog: Book Review: Web Service Contract Design & Versioning for SOA – Overall, I was pleased with the content and level of detail in the book. Reading it motivated me to build some sample code in my primary application server, which led me down some very interesting paths and eventual discoveries
  • Where To Put Your Money Right Now « blog maverick – If you listen to me, I GUARANTEE YOU that you will earn a greater return than 90pct of the richest, supposedly smartest money managers ON THE PLANET. All those Wall Street fat cats, they can’t earn as much on their money for you as I can help you earn.
  • Ubuntu gets horny: Intrepid Ibex (8.10) officially released – The Ubuntu developers have announced the official release of Ubuntu 8.10, codenamed Intrepid Ibex. This release includes new versions of many popular open source desktop applications and also introduces several important new features
  • IntelliJ IDEA :: The Most Intelligent Java IDE – milestone 1 – A first look at IntelliJ IDEA 8, based on a newly redesigned and rock-solid platform, which takes stability and performance of the IDE to a whole new level.

    IntelliJ IDEA 8 keeps up with the ever-growing demand for technologies, frameworks and languages support while broadening the possibilities for developing rich, complex solutions that adapt to todays fast-paced environment.

  • Kungfuice.com » Blog Archive » Ext-JS Tasks & Progressbars a match made in heaven – Using Ext-JS this task was actually a lot easier then I had originally thought. Ext has these two great classes called TaskRunner and TaskManager. These classes basically allow you to create a task for execution in a multithreaded manner
  • Why I Support Barack Obama – O’Reilly Radar – we need a president who can harness the best and brightest our country has to offer, a president who is conversant with, and comfortable with, the power of technology to assist in solving these problems, a president who is good at listening, studying, and devising solutions based on the best insight available, rather than on narrow ideology. We need a president who can forge consensus, not just among the partisans in our own fractured democracy but around the world. We need a president who can inspire our citizens and our global partners to forgo narrow self interest and embrace the possibilities that we can achieve if we work together to build a better future.

Daily del.icio.us for September 19th through September 21st

  • Gbridge Does Simple but Secure File Sharing, Syncing, and VNC – Gbridge is a free software that lets you sync folders, share files, chat and VNC securely and easily. It extends Google's gtalk service to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that connects your computers and your close friends' computers directly and securely. Gbridge has many unique features.
  • Space4J – Java Persistence – Space4J is a simple database system that will let you work with Java Collections in memory. Instead of having to perform a SQL SELECT to fetch a User from a database table, you can just access the users map (java.util.Map) and call users.get(id). With Space4J, all your data is kept in memory inside the JVM. There is no need for an extra database application
  • VMware Sees the Open Source Threat | OStatic – With Microsoft and Sun (along with Linux players) bundling virtualization with their server software, and ongoing improvements in open source virtualization offerings such as Xen, I've predicted before and I now predict more than ever that VMware has to radically change its business model.
  • Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach | Javalobby – This wonderful book, Spring Recipes, covers in a very decent way Spring 2.5 from basic to advanced and in many cases some compatible configurations for 1.x, scalable. It is a way to learn each chapter throught the book, 19 well-organized chapters that cover the most important topics in the J2EE world with Spring, and of course, Spring core itself
  • DimeCasts.Net Details for # 46 – Setting up Continuous Integration for your Application with Team City – In this episode we will walk you though how setup and manage a Continuous Integration system using Team City for your application.

    You will get a guided tour on the various steps needed to get your CI enviornment up and running in no time flat.

  • InfoQ: Mockito 1.5 spies on plain objects – Mockito is a mocking framework for Java. It's very similar to EasyMock and jMock, but eliminates the need for expectations by verifying what has been called after execution. Other mocking libraries require you to record expectations before execution, which tends to result in ugly setup code
  • McCain’s Scapegoat – WSJ.com – In a crisis, voters want steady, calm leadership, not easy, misleading answers that will do nothing to help. Mr. McCain is sounding like a candidate searching for a political foil rather than a genuine solution. He'll never beat Mr. Obama by running as an angry populist like Al Gore, circa 2000
  • Java Parallel Processing Framework Home Page – JPPF is an open source Grid Computing platform written in Java that makes it easy to run applications in parallel, and speed up their execution by orders of magnitude. Write once, deploy once, execute everywhere!
  • JPPF, grid computing platform for Java, releases version 1.5 – JPPF is an open source Grid Computing platform written in Java that makes it easy to run applications in parallel, and speed up their execution by orders of magnitude. Write once, deploy once, execute everywhere!
  • Cisco buys into corporate IM | Business Tech – CNET News – On Friday, the networking giant Cisco announced it will purchase Jabber, which uses an open-source IM and presence protocol used by Google Talk and Gizmo

Daily del.icio.us for August 20th through August 26th

Daily del.icio.us for August 11th through August 15th

  • LocalCooling – Free Power Management Tool to Optimize Energy Savings – LocalCooling is a 100% FREE power management tool, from Uniblue Research Labs, that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Type-safe Builder Pattern in Java « Michid’s Weblog – Recently I read this rather fascinating post about a Type-safe Builder Pattern in Scala. When Heinz Kabutz mentioned the builder pattern in his latest issues of the The Java Specialists’ Newsletter I decided to try to come up with a type safe version for Java.
  • leejeok: Setup Java, Tomcat, MySQL on Ubuntu (JSP Hosting) – This tutorial will lead you to setup a simple JSP hosting on Ubuntu machine. You may want to consider this as a basic setup to host any of your web application which developed using Java – JSP or Servlet, Tomcat and MySQL
  • InfoQ: Spring 2.5: New Features in Spring MVC – This article is the second part of a three-part series exploring annotations introduced in Spring 2.5. It covers annotations support in the Web layer. The final article will highlight additional features available for integration and testing.
  • jetlang – Message based concurrency for Java – Jetlang provides a high performance java threading library. The library is based upon Retlang. The library is a complement to the java.util.concurrent package introduced in 1.5. The library should be used for message based concurrency similar to event based actors in Scala. The library does not provide remote messaging capabilities. It is designed specifically for high performance in-memory messaging.
  • keyczar: Toolkit for safe and simple cryptography – Google Code – Keyczar is an open source cryptographic toolkit designed to make it easier and safer for devlopers to use cryptography in their applications. Keyczar supports authentication and encryption with both symmetric and asymmetric keys
  • Linux.com :: Using free software for HTTP load testing – A good way to see how your Web applications and server will behave under high load is by testing them with a simulated load. We tested several free software tools that do such testing to see which work best for what kinds of sites.
  • Op-Ed Columnist – Eight Strikes and You’re Out – Op-Ed – NYTimes.com – Senator McCain did not show up for the crucial vote on July 30, and the renewable energy bill was defeated for the eighth time. In fact, John McCain has a perfect record on this renewable energy legislation. He has missed all eight votes over the last year
  • IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.4 Takes Off – Good news, everyone! We’re happy to announce the release of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.4! Though this is a regular maintenance release, we have some cool stuff (besides performance improvements and bug-fixes — things you can typically find in any maintenance release) up our sleeve for you: Reworked Ruby, JRuby and Rails support, Way better smart Maven integration, Version control with Subversion 1.5
  • Hadoop: When grownups do open source | The Register – Despite being a canon of Java engineering, Hadoop is actually pretty useful, if you've got a problem it can solve.

Daily del.icio.us for Dec 09, 2007 through Dec 11, 2007

  • iBatis vs Hibernate – Mark Richards — an Architect at IBM — talks about the decision criteria behind choosing iBatis or Hibernate for your Java persistence needs.
  • InfoQ: The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution – The architecture of Composite Solution Platforms, as described in this paper, also offers a cleaner interface between SOA and BPM. It gives SOA the opportunity to build truly reusable services: the Resource Lifecycle Services which can be reused across pr
  • InfoQ: What’s New in Groovy 1.5 – Groovy, the Java-like dynamic language for the JVM, has reached the next major milestone with the 1.5 label. With it, come several interesting novelties that we will examine in this article
  • InfoQ: AntiSamy 1.0 Released – Protecting web applications from malicious HTML and CSS – Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a major security issue facing developers. A new project on OWASP known as the “AntiSamy” project, aims to offer a comprehensive, policy driven, API that validates and sanitizes input, as well as providing user feedback on the
  • Neal Ford on what JRuby has that Java doesn’t – Neal Ford and Andrew Glover are both well respected Java developers, as well as big fans of Ruby. In this in-depth discussion, Ford talks about why he believes Ruby is the most powerful language you could be paid to program with today, and explains the pa
  • InfoQ: Presentation: Werner Vogels on The Amazon.com Technology Platform: Building Blocks for Innovation – Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider. From an SOA perspective, it is interesting to note the degree to which Amazon.com has adopted a pragmatic approach to service-orientation, with a service as a cohesive unit o
  • Tug’s Blog: Working on a large XML or SOA project: think about “separation of concerns” – The same way that today we are using SSL accelerators to deal with SSL encryption/decryption, we can put XML appliance to deal with the intensive CPU processing operation: XML validations, transformation, Ws-Security enforcing point
  • Henrik Stahl’s Blog: How fragmented is my Java heap? – One major cause for long GC pause times is heap fragmentation. How problematic this for an application depends on its allocation pattern
  • iBatis Tutorial – iBatis – Its low barriers to entry, transparent utilization of SQL, cleanly divided separation of responsibilities, and elegant integration with Spring, the strengths of iBATIS within today’s computing environment are self-evident.
  • In Relation To… JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 released – I’m proud to report that we released JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 (formerly known as Red Hat Developer Studio) earlier today. The feature highlights of the Developer Studio are: * Out-of-the-box configuration of Eclipse Web Tools, JBoss EAP incl. Seam * JBo
  • Martin Fowler on GroovyOrJRuby – Currently there’s quite a debate raging over the relative merits of Groovy and JRuby as scripting languages running on the Java virtual machine. Curious minds want to know – which of these languages will win this upcoming language war?
  • Martin Fowler on GroovyOrJRuby – Currently there’s quite a debate raging over the relative merits of Groovy and JRuby as scripting languages running on the Java virtual machine. Curious minds want to know – which of these languages will win this upcoming language war?
  • » Microsoft creates GWT clone | Ed Burnette?s Dev Connection | ZDNet.com – If Volta had been released two years ago it would have been revolutionary. At this point, though, Microsoft is playing catch-up with Google and Adobe. Volta also sends a confusing message to .NET developers targeting the browser
  • Amazon EC2 plugin for IntelliJ IDEA – This plugin allow developers to have complete control over their Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Available from IntelliJ IDEA official plugin repository
  • Home | Email Standards Project – The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email. Our goal is to help designers understand why web standards are so important for email
  • Alagad: Data Warehousing Part 2 Dimensional Modeling – Dimensional modeling is a somewhat abstract principle and one that is very requirement specific; needing to be created for specific business-organizational user needs.
  • Spring Web Services 1.5.0 M1 released | Springframework.org – I’m pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.5.0 M1 has been released and includes support for WS-Addressing, WS-Security for the client-side and Java 1.4, @Endpoint component scanning, and more.

Daily del.icio.us for Nov 02 through Nov 23, 2007

  • InfoQ: Prototype and Script.aculo.us: spending weekends at home again – Script.aculo.us creator Thomas Fuchs gives an overview about the concepts and functionality of both Prototype and the script.aculo.us libraries, provides advice on what and what not to expect and gives pointers and hints on how to get started.
  • Enterprise Java Community: Spring Loaded Observer Pattern – This article describes an easy process of implementing the observer pattern in the Spring framework
  • The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark] – An analysis of the Amazon Kindle only as Mark Pilgrim or maybe John Gruber can do:) Must read – very thought provoking
  • InfoQ: Article: What’s New in Spring 2.5: Part 1: Annotation-Based Configuration – The newly released Spring 2.5 features annotation-driven dependency injection, auto-detection of Spring components on the classpath using annotations rather than XML for metadata, annotation support for lifecycle methods, a new web controller model for ma
  • InfoQ: DDD: putting the model to work – This talk will outline some of the foundations of domain-driven design:How models are chosen and evaluated;How multiple models coexist;How the patterns help avoid the common pitfalls, such as overly interconnected models;How developers and domain experts
  • JavaRanch Journal – November 2007 Volume 6 Issue 2 – Spring offers a few helper classes to do some scheduling in your app. In Spring 2.0, both the JDK’s Timer objects and the OpenSymphony Quartz Scheduler are supported. Quartz is an open source job scheduling system that can be easily used with Spring.
  • What is the Google Collections Library? – Kevin Bourrillion & Jared Levy are the two primary creators of the Google Collections Library, which aims to provide an extension to the Java Collections Framework. They discuss what the library is all about, its genesis, and how it will be useful to you.
  • InfoQ: Scrum and XP from the Trenches – The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP
  • InfoQ: Starting Struts 2 – Struts2 is the latest manifestation of the popular Struts Java web application framework. Like its predecessor, its goals are to make web application development faster, easier and more productive than ever before.
  • InfoQ: Homer’s Odyssey or My Life as an Agile Consultant – In this offbeat presentation from Agile2006, Jean Tabaka compares impediments and obstacles encountered by an Agile mentor with those detailed in Homer’s classic.
  • TSS Video: Christian Bauer on JBoss Seam – In this presentation, Christian Bauer discusses how JBoss Seam simplifies the handling of stateful conversations, multi-window operations and concurrent, fine-grained Ajax requests & integrates Facelets, Hibernate, jBPM, Drools, Groovy, iText and Lucene.
  • Seam 2.0 has been released – Seam 2.0 was released this week. JBoss Seam is a powerful new application framework for building next generation Web 2.0 applications by ntegrating Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), Java Server Faces (JSF), EJB3, Java Portlets and BPM.
  • Asual | SWFAddress – Deep linking for Flash and Ajax – SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state.
  • Adobe – Developer Center : Designing for Flex ? Part 5: Designing content displays – Content displays are the key element of Flex application design. Application chrome exists only to support these displays, if indeed it must exist at all.
  • Henrik Stahl’s Blog: BEA videos on YouTube – There are some short clips covering BEA technologies on YouTube. My favorite is the Predictable Java video. I wish my coffee machine was that well-behaved!
  • Hybridizing HTML – How to create Flex forms within HTML pages to easily achieve cross-browser and cross-platform functionality.
  • alphaWorks : IBM Personal Presenter : Overview – A simple, serverless means of producing and distributing rich media content consisting of video, audio, and slides from the originator’s computer to multiple clients.
  • Interface21 Team Blog » The Spring Web Flow 2.0 Vision – The goal of 2.0 is to evolve Spring Web Flow into a complete controller engine capable of handling all types of user interactions, stateless and stateful alike, with support for multiple view technologies and asynchronous event handling (Ajax) natively
  • gwt-ext – Google Code – GWT-Ext is a powerful widget library that provides rich widgets like Grid with sort, paging and filtering, Tree’s with Drag & Drop support, highly customizable ComboBoxes, Tab Panels, Menus & Toolbars, Dialogs, Forms and a lot more
  • xhtmlrenderer: The Flying Saucer Project – An XML/XHTML/CSS 2.1 Renderer – The Flying Saucer team announces Release 8pre1 of the Flying Saucer 100% Java XHTML+CSS renderer, including support for table pagination, margin boxes, running elements, named pages, and more:
  • It’s Only Software » 5 Minute Guide to Spring and JMX – I recently augmented a Spring-based project to expose some of the Spring-managed beans via JMX. Spring makes this very easy, and even if you?ve never used JMX before, this quick tutorial will let you set up your Spring beans to be viewed (and edited!) t
  • Android’s SDK Now Available – Android, Google’s mobile platform, is finally open to the developers. Now you can download the SDK and start to develop great applications in Java. Google launched a competition that offers $10 million awards for the most interesting apps
  • Microsoft Sync Framework != Google Gears (even if the press wants to make it look that way) on Dion Almaer’s Blog – saw Microsoft?s Answer to Google Gears popup in my news feed, along with Mary Jo?s piece itself: Microsoft delivers first test build of its online-offline sync platform.
  • Upgrading to Prototype 1.6: real world examples – Recently I have undertaken upgrading to Prototype 1.6.0. I will now show you some examples of what I?ve done, how I did it and why; you might find this writeup useful when doing the same in your application.