- What Mark Zuckerberg really said about HTML5 – the complete quote – What Mark Zuckerberg really said about HTML5 – the complete quote
- depression lies | WIL WHEATON dot NET: 2.0 – So, please, if you or someone you know suffer from Depression — with or without thoughts of suicide — please talk to someone, and get help from a doctor. As Jenny says, Depression lies, and you don’t need to let it control your life.
- Unit Testing: Is There Really Any Debate Any Longer? | Dr Dobb’s – Continued resistance to unit tests says more about the organization than it does about the practice.
- 15 Lessons from 15 Years as a Software Architect – Ingo Rammer shares 15 tips regarding people, complexity and technology that he learned doing software architecture for 15 years.
- Need Some Cache? Redis in Depth – Chris Meadows introduces Redis, explaining what it is good for, what does it take to be run, and what’s under the hood through a social networking code example.
- Even Inside Microsoft, Users Rarely "Bing It" | Fast Company – And now, it appears as if Microsoft has even given up trying to make "Bing" a verb that's as much a part of our web-surfing habits as it is our vernacular.
- Technical Debt, Process and Culture – Michael Feathers advices on creating an organizational process and culture that can enhance software development in a way that reduces technical debt.
- 100% code coverage, Hibernate Validator and Design by Contract – The Kitchen in the Zoo – While I learned that 100% coverage should be the goal, in over 10 years I have never worked on a project which achieved that. So I have never surprised to find a bug in code which I thought was "fully" tested.
- Interview with Dennis Ritchie, Bjarne Stroustrup, James Gosling – The C family of languages–C, C++, and Java–has dominated commercial programming for over 30 years. Today, all three languages are at a turning point:
- Troy Hunt: 10 lessons for uncultured web developers – In the pursuit of a more globally harmonious online experience, let’s take a look at 10 lessons relating to aspects of web development with a cultural bent. Some of this may not be new to you, but all of it is relevant if you want to play nice with people from all cultural walks of life.
- ‘Why I’m A Democrat’ : NPR – At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
- Microsoft Vs. VMware: Who’ll Be Private Cloud King? – Cloud-computing – Infrastructure as a Service – Informationweek – Microsoft unveils Windows Server 2012 just days after VMware's vCloud Suite launch. The archrivals use some similar language but take very different approaches to private cloud.
- Watch my SpringSource Roo Add-ons Video | Javalobby – In this presentation, SpringSource's Josh Long and Spring Roo in Action authors Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala introduce Spring Roo, 1.2, and then go further, exposing Roo's powerful addon-based underbelly.
- Big Data Apps and Big Data PaaS | Javalobby – Enterprises no longer have a lack of data. Data can be obtained from everywhere. The hard part is to convert data into valuable information that can trigger positive actions. The problem is that you need currently four experts to get this process up and running:
- Nokia, Microsoft head for Last Chance Saloon | Reuters – If the new Lumia phones do not appeal to consumers when they are unveiled next Wednesday, it could mean the end for Nokia, and a serious blow to Microsoft's attempts to regain its footing in the mobile market, analysts and investors said.
- What is good API design? « Inviting Epiphany – what exactly is it about building libraries that can take up to 10 years to learn?
- Mike Dellanoce’s Blog: 10 tips for getting that native iOS feel with PhoneGap – At Outbox we have been hard at work building our iPad application with PhoneGap. I wanted to share some of the lessons my team has learned so far. All of the following tips have been tested on iOS 5 with PhoneGap 1.8. Also note that these tips apply just as well to web applications running on mobile Safari.
Links for September 2nd through September 12th