Daily del.icio.us for December 17th through December 22nd

  • The busy Java developer’s guide to Scala: Scala and servlets – In this article in the The busy Java developer's guide to Scala series, Ted Neward begins a tour of Scala in the real world by examining how Scala can interact with the core Servlet API and perhaps even improve it a little.
  • FrontPage – Dropbox Wiki – The Dropbox Wiki is your designated resource for the more advanced features (and creative uses) that Dropbox has to offer. Like all wikis, this will be constantly changing, and we welcome any contributions you make.
  • Red Hat 3Q up 20 pct, but revenue below estimate – BusinessWeek – Red Hat Inc. on Monday reported a 20 percent increase in profit for the third quarter as budget-conscious companies opted for the software provider's open-source Linux operating system over more expensive proprietary systems.
  • Asia’s wounded giants | Suddenly vulnerable | The Economist – Asia’s two big beasts are shivering. India’s economy is weaker, but China’s leaders have more to fear
  • Management guru: Warren Buffett | Warren Buffett | The Economist – Buffett is known as “the Sage of Omaha”, after the town where he was born and where he has spent most of his life, and much is made of his small-town homespun values. He likes to play the ukulele and he plays bridge (with Bill Gates, among others) in his modest home in Omaha
  • JavaLobby’s Top 10 Articles of 2008 | Javalobby – As a way of looking back at how the year has been on JavaLobby, we've collected the top 10 most read articles. It paints a clear picture about what is important to you, and gives us some hints as to what we should be covering in 2009
  • Dustin’s Software Development Cogitations and Speculations: 2008: Year of the Java Persistence API – It appears that one of the most popular themes in Java development in 2008 has been the Java Persistence API (JPA). I base this statement on the recent announcements that JPA-focused articles appeared in the Top Ten lists of articles for both Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and JavaLobby.
  • Data Platform Insider : Ultimate guide for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 – Last week, our SQL Server engineering team in association with Solid Quality Mentors released an unprecedented 490-page free whitepaper called SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide that provides in-depth information on how to upgrade to SQL Server 2008
  • Scrum in under 10 minutes video | Agile Software Development – Hamid Shojaee from Axosoft published an excellent and funny video on the basics of Scrum. In under 8 minutes of animation Hamid describes most of the basic concepts. I don’t agree with everything (in particular I I would like to see the release burndown chart described), but you can only explain so much in under 10 minutes and every Scrum installation is different anyway. Have a look and enjoy!
  • Stax Networks Launches: Google App Engine For Java – Stax is built on top of Amazon EC2 and allows developers to create, text and deploy Java applications without having to build out their own physical infrastructure.
  • Database Normalisation :: BlackWasp Software Development – The sixteenth part of the SQL Server Programming Fundamentals tutorial discusses the concept of database normalisation. Normalisation is a database design technique that minimises duplication of information, reducing the risk of introducing data errors.
  • 10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language Fast – NETTUTS – Learning a new language can seem like a daunting task. However, as it is with all types of learning, there are certain techniques and practices that will help you learn the language faster and more efficiently. Here are 10 of the best practices that aspiring programmers can use to quickly start programming in a new language
  • Kill Your Database – Rather, save your database with Terracotta. Relational database are valuable for many things, but serving as the cost-effective scalability backbone of high-load web applications isn't one of them. Is your database suffering under the weight of your application?
  • YouTube – Top Gear Tesla review – Top Gear reviews Tesla, smokes Lotus Elise

Daily del.icio.us for October 18th through October 20th

Daily del.icio.us for September 27th through October 1st

Daily del.icio.us for September 24th through September 27th

  • Completely Test Your BlackBerry Phone for any Problems with this Secret Shortcut – If you own a BlackBerry mobile phone (or plan to buy one), here’s a very useful shortcut (or can we say Easter Egg) that enables you to perform a complete health checkup of your BlackBerry hardware.
  • Using Java Persistence in a J2EE 1.4 Web Application – This document takes you through the basics of how to add Java™ Persistence functionality to a J2EE 1.4 web application. Though the Java Persistence API was introduced as part of the Java EE 5 platform, it is possible to use Java Persistence in a J2EE 1.4 application
  • FactCheck.org: FactChecking Debate No. 1 – McCain and Obama contradicted each other repeatedly during their first debate, and each volunteered some factual misstatements as well. Here’s how we sort them out:
  • Davenport WebDAV-SMB Gateway – Davenport is a servlet which provides a WebDAV gateway to SMB shared resources. Typical usage would be to provide web-based read and write access to Windows shared drives. WebDAV clients, such as Windows' "Web Folders" can copy files to and from the shares over HTTP. Non-WebDAV-capable web browsers can also access the network, downloading files from shared folders in a seamless fashion.
  • Bailout Could Deepen Crisis, CBO Chief Says – washingtonpost.com – The director of the Congressional Budget Office said yesterday that the proposed Wall Street bailout could actually worsen the current financial crisis
  • Oracle enters hardware market; Launches storage server to ride shotgun with database | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Wednesday unveiled its first ever hardware product–a storage server with embedded software designed to work with the company’s databases and be used in a grid. The Exadata programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. Oracle and HP also launched a “database machine.”
  • The Geek Stuff » Turbocharge PuTTY with 12 Powerful Add-Ons – Software for Geeks #3 – PuTTY is hands-down the best, free, and lightweight SSH client for Windows. I have provided list of 12 powerful PuTTY add-ons with screenshots, that will solve few shortcomings of the original PuTTY
  • InfoQ: Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design – I distilled the essence of the talk down to a modest collection of pithy maxims, in the spirit of Jon Bentley's classic Bumper-Sticker Computer Science, Item 6 in his excellent book, More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder (Addison-Wesley, 1988).
  • Bliki in a Jar 3.0.9 released – Bliki in a Jar is a small Wiki written in Java with focus on supporting the Wikipedia syntax. It is intended to run on an USB stick as a replacement for a paper notebook as a Personal Information Manager
  • Ext JS – Improving Application Usability with Ext JS Keyboard Handling – As you can see, adding custom key handling within an Ext JS application is quite easy. For any custom keys, including function keys, alpha keys with or without modifiers (alt/shift/ctrl) there is Ext.KeyMap. For navigation, arrows, paging, home/end there is Ext.KeyNav.
  • Hey Rod, You Are Killing Your Company – Weiqi Gao’s Observations – After a new major version of Spring is released, community maintenance updates will be issued for three months to address initial stability issues. Subsequent maintenance releases will be available to SpringSource Enterprise customers. Bug fixes will be folded into the open source development trunk and will be made available in the next major community release of the software.

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 April 14th through April 16th

  • Searchable javadocs – Javadocs are good but not great as they miss a key feature of being able to do a full text search. Enter Documancer – It allows you to point to the index.html Javadoc file of a given library and one can then run full text searches through the Javadocs
  • DataCleaner – eobjects – DataCleaner is an open source project concerned with creating a data quality solutions for business and organizations wishing to measure and increase the quality of their data. DataCleaner includes functionality to profile and compare data, to validate da
  • IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » Announcing New Release of JetGroovy Plugin – We’re glad to announce the general availability of the new release of JetGroovy Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. Version 1.5 brings yet more of IntelliJ IDEA´s smart, advanced features to Groovy and Grails developers
  • HtmlUnit 2.1 Released « A Public Scratchpad – The HtmlUnit team is pleased to announce a new release of HtmlUnit. This latest version includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, and sports excellent support for GWT, jQuery and Sarissa, decent support for Prototype and Dojo, and basic
  • Enterprise 2.0: A Computer Security Nightmare? – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog – One conclusion, the report notes, is that users are routinely, and fairly easily, circumventing corporate security controls. And that is because traditional firewall technology was not meant to grapple with the diversity of Internet applications of recent
  • Amazon’s cloud computing will surpass its retailing business | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Everyone else–Google and Microsoft–are working on their cloud computing services, but they are really in the first revision of their respective offerings. Amazon is ahead and tweaking
  • It’s Only Software » 5 Minute Guide to Spring and Simple[r!] JDBC – I recently worked on a personal project to learn how one can write dead-simple plain old JDBC applications using only Spring Framework 2.5 without an ORM layer. Spring 2.5 has many features that provide some of the convenience of ORM libraries
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Daily del.icio.us for January 11th

  • Grails development in IntelliJ IDEA – Grails development in IntelliJ IDEA – Tutorial
  • Data Binding in Java – In this interview with Artima, Shannon Hickey, spec lead for the Beans Binding API, JSR 295, discusses the challenges of Java data binding, and how the JSR 295 API simplifies that task.
  • A Rails Developer Moves To Grails, Grails Developers Make The Case – Grails developers are making their case for Java developers to consider Grails as the next generation framework for developers to consider adopting. Darryl West a Rails developer recently switched to Grails and offered 10 reasons why Rails developers may
  • First experiences with IntelliJ… and its stunning Groovy/Grails support – Glen Smith – So first impressions are excellent. The IntelliJ guys have done a really nice What’s new page where you can see all the integration points with a ton of screengrabs.
  • Jungle Disk Plus – Jungle Disk 1.50 includes support for the new, optional, Jungle Disk Plus service. Jungle Disk Plus adds several highly requested features to the basic Amazon S3 service, including web access to your files, upload resume, and block-level file updates.
  • XML Spreadsheet Reference – This reference describes the elements and attributes that make up the XML Spreadsheet (XMLSS) schema when the data in Excel 2002 spreadsheets and Microsoft Office XP Spreadsheet Components is exported to the Extensible Markup Language (XML) format.

Daily del.icio.us for January 6th

  • Official Google Docs Blog: New features for 2008! – It’s been two months since we launched Google Presentations and already we’ve got new toys! We’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to get you new features as quickly as possible
  • Amazon Web Services Blog: Increasing Amazon S3 Data Transfer Performance – The Amazon S3 team is now beta-testing support for an important low-level networking feature which has the potential to significantly increase the performance of large data transfers to and from S3, particularly (but not limited to) for long distance data
  • Blueprint Grid CSS Generator – This tool will help you generate more flexible versions of Blueprint’s grid.css and compressed.css and grid.png files. Whether you prefer 8, 10,16 or 24 columns in your design, this generator now enables you that flexibility with Blueprint.
  • The Most Hated Company In the PC Industry – Asustek is the most hated company in the industry. Microsoft, Apple, Dell and Palm hate Asustek because the company can give us something they can’t: A super cheap, flexible, powerful mobile computer. At $299, why would anyone not buy one?

Daily del.icio.us for Dec 23, 2007

  • BitNami :: BitNami Stacks – BitNami stacks make it incredibly easy to install your favorite open source software. Application stacks include an open source application and all the dependencies necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL and PHP or Ruby. All you need to do is download
  • Sriram Krishnan: Amazon SimpleDB – Technical Overview – Structured storage was one of the missing pieces in Amazon’s cloud services jigsaw puzzle (the other has to be the ability to host a site completely on EC2 without using dynamic DNS hacks) and Amazon is plugging that hole today with the launch of SimpleDB
  • Remember The Milk – Services / Remember The Milk for Gmail – Remember The Milk for Gmail is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage your tasks in Gmail (complete, postpone, and edit tasks), add new tasks (and connect them with your emails, contacts, and Google Calendar events), automatically add tasks for sta
  • Eventually Consistent – All Things Distributed – Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the concept of eventual consistency in the context of data replication. In this positing I would like to try to collect some of the principles and abstractions related to large scale data replication and t