SAP: Is HANA growth overstated? | ZDNet – SAP has shown strong growth with its HANA in-memory analytics systems, but at least one analyst is questioning the growth and adding that the company may be allocating other products to the category.
Microsoft to Make Leaps in the Mobile Enterprise – CIO.com – Apple, Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry bear down for the great mobile enterprise race in 2013. Here are the results from an exclusive survey on mobile app deployment plans for all mobile platforms. The winners and losers may surprise you.
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.
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.
ProGuard – A free Java class file shrinker, optimizer, obfuscator, and preverifier – ProGuard is a free Java class file shrinker, optimizer, obfuscator, and preverifier. It detects and removes unused classes, fields, methods, and attributes. It optimizes bytecode and removes unused instructions. It renames the remaining classes, fields, and methods using short meaningless names. Finally, it preverifies the processed code for Java 6 or for Java Micro Edition.
GWT 2.5 SuperDevMode and Google App Engine – Now an Amazing Combination – With the advent of GWT's new SuperDevMode (SDM), you can easily modify your Java client code and see it quickly reflected in GAE's development environment without any restart necessary. This is an addition to the other native Java debugging features introduced as a result of SDM. Below is a quick screencast of this capability:
MongoDB SQL Server Importer – If you want a quick (but kinda dirty) way to import your SQL Server database to MongoDB, this is your tool. MongoDB SQL Server Importer (Sql2Mongo) is for those who wants to leverage their existing database to learn MongoDB.
Extreme Performance with Java – Charlie Hunt explains what can be done to lower the latency introduced by the Java GC and JIT, including coding tips, and introducing tools for tuning the performance of Java applications.
Protean Echo | Fuse all your cards into one – Echo is the last payment card you'll ever carry. It's your debit, credit, loyalty, and prepaid cards – even your student ID – all combined into a single, elegantly crafted card.
Legit – Git Workflow for Humans – Legit is a complementary command-line interface for Git, optimized for workflow simplicity. It is heavily inspired by GitHub for Mac.
Automating Unit Tests | Blog | Sencha – Unit tests are an important part of the software development process. By clearly defining what we expect from our code, unit tests allow us to develop a high degree of confidence that our applications will function as intended. Automating our unit tests reduces the number of bugs and decreases the amount of time we need to spend manually testing our code.
ocpsoft/rewrite – Rewrite GWT Integration – This enables the HTML5 History.pushState(…) support in your application, which will now use pretty/URLs whenever possible instead of the '#' anchor tag with 'name=value' pairs. Note that you must modify your place tokenization to process the new information.
Java EE vs Spring Framework – This session compares the Spring and Java EE stacks in terms of Web frameworks. It re-examines the motivations behind the Spring framework and explores the emergence of the Java EE programming model to meet the challenges posed. The presentation provides insight into when Spring and/or Java EE is appropriate for a building Web applications and if they can coexist.
Java Sequential IO Performance | Architects Zone – For most IO I've found the use of ByteBuffers and Channels to be the best optimised parts of the IO libraries. If buffered streams are your IO libraries of choice, then it is worth branching out and and getting familiar with the sub-classes of Channel and Buffer.
11 OPEN NoSQL Document-Oriented Databases | Architects Zone – A document-oriented database is a designed for storing, retrieving, and managing document-oriented, or semi structured data. Document-oriented databases are one of the main categories of NoSQL databases. The central concept of a document-oriented database is the notion of a Document.
CloudStack Now Offers MongoDB as a Service | Cloud Zone – ScaleGrid, Inc (http://www.scalegrid.net), a Seattle-based startup, is announcing this week the public availability of MongoDirector, an end-to-end lifecycle management solution for MongoDB. MongoDirector provides a "single pane of glass" to manage MongoDB deployments allowing for simplified and automated MongoDB lifecycle management on both VMware vCenter and CloudStack.
InfoQ: Mobile HTML5 – Scott Davis explains how to prepare a website for mobile devices from small tweaks –smaller screen sizes, portrait/landscape- to using HTML5’s local storage, application cache, and remote data.
InfoQ: All things Hadoop – In this interview Ted Dunning talk about Hadoop, its current usage and its future. He explains the reasons for Hadoop's success and make recommendations on how to start using it.
rap mobile – Secure Mobile Apps. Native Performance. Multi-Platforms. – RAP mobile provides a powerful widget toolkit that renders native iOS and Android widgets. It provides a proven technology stack with SWT, JFace and OSGi. You can write your application entirely in Java, re-use existing code and benefit from first-class IDE tools without the need for cross-compiling.
Are You a Zen Coder or Distraction-Junkie? – The key to true productivity and efficiency is to focus 100% on the one thing you are doing at the moment, and then to completely switch and do something else. There shouldn’t be any blurry transitions from one thing to the next.
InfoQ: SQL Server Unit Testing with tSQLt – tSQLt is a free, open-source framework for unit testing in SQL Server. By writing tSQLt test cases, developers can create fake tables and views based on production data, then compare expected versus actual results in testing. Tests are written in T-SQL, so they can be created directly in SQL Server Management Studio.
GUI Architectures essay from Martin Fowler – In this essay I want to explore a number of interesting architectures and describe my interpretation of their most interesting features. My hope is that this will provide a context for understanding the patterns that I describe.
Why I choose CouchDB over MongoDB | Chris Allnutt – Use MongoDB only if you don’t care about the state of the data, but want to sling it out distributed as fast as possible. If you’re willing to wait an extra millisecond to ensure that that save and replication actually happens, and when it fails you just use the last valid version use CouchDB
Wit.io: Ruby and Python: pivot points – Python and Ruby seem similar. They’re dynamic, flexible and expressive. But everyone knows we don’t use them the same way. After 6 years with Ruby and 2 months with Python, I’ve tried to find ‘pivot points’ that define how different they are
Introducing the 5-watt server that runs on cell phone chips — Cloud Computing News – Can ARM wrestle its way into the server market? Calxeda and Hewlett-Packard think so. On Tuesday Calxeda launched its EnergyCore ARM server-on-a-chip (SoC), which it says consumes as little as 1.5 watts (and idles at half a watt). And HP, the world’s largest server maker, committed to building EnergyCore-based servers that will consume as little as 5 watts when running all out.
Have your HTML5 and native app too | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld – A small company called AppMobi says you now can have your cake and eat it, too — that is, you can develop HTML5 apps that tap into native hardware and OS capabilities, such as gravity sensing, accelerometer, GPS, camera, sound and vibration, and the file system. Its MobiUs browser for iOS implements HTML5's DirectCanvas API for gaming, as well as the HTML5 local storage API for saving executables and data in the browser cache so that apps can run offline.
Is caching an ‘Architectural Smell’? – We can take the concept to the next layer of abstraction and identify a number of "Architectural Smells". A recent blog article touched upon one of mine – the (over) use of Caches.
New eBook – Building a Sencha Touch Application – I just published the Building a Sencha Touch Application eBook. Based on the Sencha Touch tutorials I have written for this blog, the book will teach you how to create a Sencha Touch 1.1.1 application that allows its users to take notes and store them on the device running the app.
Enterprise Java Applications on VMware – Best Practices Guide – This paper discusses best practices for running Enterprise Java Applications on VMware vSphere virtual machines. The guidelines will help you to get the best from your Java applications and application servers when you run them on VMware vSphere.
Intel lost the tablet war — is the desktop next? – Intel is losing the multi-billion-dollar tablet war. Tied to Microsoft and its second-rate mobile architecture (currently Windows Phone "Mango"), it's way behind the transformation sweeping the computing world. I'd never count Intel out, but the ARM architecture and its related ecosystem are ideally positioned to win a major share of the desktop of tomorrow.
Redux: Inspecting HotSpot JVM Options – There is enormous scope for coarse and fine grained control of JVM behaviour. The option -XX:+PrintFlagsFinal allows comprehensive reporting of the options and their values. The available options vary by build and JVM type (server or client). Recording and auditing this output is an important step in any Java benchmarking or continuous monitoring exercise
DB Sanity – database consistency and reporting application – DB Sanity performs checks on a database for verifying data consistency and correctness of application deployments or production data. It is invoked by the command line and creates an HTML report with a summary and listings of faulty database entries.
javasimon – Java Simon – Simple Monitoring API – Java Simon is a simple monitoring API that allows you to follow and better understand your application. Monitors (familiarly called Simons) are placed directly into your code and you can choose whether you want to count something or measure time/duration.
Obituary: printf("goodbye, Dennis"); | The Economist – All of his technological miracles, along with a billion others sold by Apple's competitors, would be merely pretty receptacles were it not for Dennis Ritchie. It is to him that they owe their digital souls, the operating systems and programs which make them tick.
Android and IDEA for the Eclipse Refugee » Canoo RIA Blog – Now that IntelliJ IDEA 11 EAP (Early Access) has a visual layout window, there is almost no reason for me to write my Android apps in anything else. I wrote this post to help other users along their way when converting between the IDEs.
InfoQ: Simple Made Easy – Rich Hickey emphasizes simplicity’s virtues over easiness’, showing that while many choose easiness they may end up with complexity, and the better way is to choose easiness along the simplicity path.
SQL Server in EC2 – So, there you have it – it’s possible to get great performance for certain types of SQL Server operations in EC2. If you’re looking for a cheap way to set up a data warehouse, you should look elsewhere
Previewing Sencha Touch 2: Native Packaging and Performance | Blog | Sencha – Native packaging is now a feature in Sencha Touch 2. With just one command, you can package your application for iOS and for Android. You’ll no longer need to write your own wrappers or wrangle with other solutions, it’s all built in to Sencha Touch. Best of all, you’ll be able to package for both iOS and Android from both Mac and Windows.
Facebook and Heroku sitting in a tree – We're delighted to announce that Facebook and Heroku have teamed up to bring you the fastest and easiest way to get your own Facebook app up and running in the cloud.