- Canada Likely to Label Plastic Ingredient ‘Toxic’ – New York Times – The Canadian government is said to be ready to declare bisphenol-a, or B.P.A. as a toxic chemical. It is widely used in plastics for baby bottles, beverage and food containers as well as linings in food cans.
- Jodd Library -Proxetta – Proxetta is all about dynamic proxies. Using just Java. In the same way you would code it by yourself. And the only dependency is Jodd & Asm library.
- Census for open-source apps kicks off – CNET News.com – Open-source management company OpenLogic, IDC and Unisys launched the Open Source Census. The project is based around a tool, OSS Discovery, that scans systems for known open-source projects and anonymously submits the data to an OpenLogic database.
- Process Monitor – Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon
- MySQL adoption: Deep and wide | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET Blogs – I love this anecdote from Jonathan Schwartz's blog. As is demonstrated again and again, enterprises have no idea just how awash in open-source software they are…until they ask.
- Java Community News – Rod Johnson’s Predictions for Enterprise Java – In a series of predictions for the future of Java EE, Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring project, shares his opinions on de facto versus de jure standards, the role of the JCP, and on why Java EE 6 will usher in renewed app server competition.
- Amazon Web Services gets serious about enterprise | Software as Services | ZDNet.com – It now seems that Amazon is moving aggressively to make its cloud computing services palatable for enterprise users — not surprising, given that enterprises including The New York Times and Nasdaq are now customers
- Google delivers; Maybe paid clicks weren’t such a big deal | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – Google on Thursday allayed concerns about its paid click growth rate with first quarter earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations. Google reported first quarter net income of $1.31 billion, or $4.12 a share, on revenue of $5.19 billion.
- Red Hat News | What’s Going On With Red Hat Desktop Systems? An Update – Red Hat team notes that they will not be working on a consumer version of their Linux product in the foreseeable future, instead focusing on enterprise software.
- Hiring the Rowing-Forward 30% – His anecdotal "70% Rowing Backwards" sounds roughly right to me, and it bothers me a lot. Studies show that programmers derive their primary satisfaction by being productive, so such an environment sounds downright depressing. But managers obviously don't
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