Surveillance and Security Lessons From the Petraeus Scandal – More broadly, this scandal centers around email, and it’s a reminder that the legal protections for email fall far short of what they should be. We need to modernize our privacy laws—for example by passing the proposal that is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee—and we need protections that cover metadata of the kind that was apparently so central in this scandal.
Coding Horror: A SSD in Your Pocket – Now I feel like a total dork for continuing to carry around a 2010 era flash drive that I thought had decent performance at 20 MB/sec. Forget that noise. Now we can darn near carry pocket solid state hard drives on our keychains! Nobody told me, man!
Web Views & RubyMotion – Marcgg#Blog – Here we go, another article on RubyMotion! For those of you that don’t know what’s that’s all about, it’s a toolchain created by Laurent Sansonetti (of MacRuby fame) allowing you to create native iOS application using Ruby.
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.
Spring GemFire 1.0.1 Released for Java and .NET | SpringSource.org – I am pleased to announce that 1.0.1 GA release of the Spring GemFire project is now available for both Java and .NET! The Spring GemFire project aims to make it easier to build Spring-powered highly scalable applications using GemFire as distributed data management platform.
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS gets official, adds speed with 802.11 – The new standard obviously catapults Bluetooth into a new dimension; rather than being good for nothing more than sending images from one phone to another or syncing a fitness module to a DAP, v3.0 is nimble enough to handle camcorder-to-HDTV, PC-to-PMP and UMPC-to-printer transfers. In fact, the inclusion of the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) provides increased throughput of data transfers "at the approximate rate of 24Mbps
Oracle expected to slash thousands of Sun Microsystems jobs – San Jose Mercury News – Coleman believes Oracle could shrink, sell or shut down Sun's high-end server products and storage business. "The servers are being dramatically squeezed by the next generation of servers and blades," a type of server, Coleman said. "Sun's storage business is not a leader and it's being squeezed by commodity storage" competitors.
AppleInsider | End users, developers seen flocking to iPhone apps on wide scale – A mobile analytics firm has published new findings which show the iPhone taking the majority of the app market — especially when it comes to the sheer number of users. Examining 8 million users and 100 apps, researchers at Flurry hint that Apple's handset has a conspicuous market share lead among developers, the number of apps and the actual range of customers for those apps.
Ubuntu 9.04 boots in 17.5 seconds! – So how fast did Ubuntu 9.04 boot with a solid-state drive? Really freaking fast. Like, “I can’t believe it’s already done” fast. Well, here, watch for yourself:
gxp -Google XML Pages – GXP is a templating system used to generate XML/SGML markup (most often HTML). Support for multiple languages – currently Java
Ext JS – Ext GWT Grid, Grid Plugins, and EditableGrid – Ext GWT 1.1 development is moving along nicely and includes a new Grid component. Grid is based on the Ext JS Grid and will support the same features including grid plugins, grouping, totaling, and inline editing
InfoQ: Christophe Coenraets Discusses Flex 3, AIR, and BlazeDS – In this interview from QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets discusses Flex 3, Flex Builder, AIR, BlazeDS, the move towards open source at Adobe, how to integrate Flex with existing applications, and the challenges of integrating Rich Internet Applicatio
Copy your files faster with TeraCopy – TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.