Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review from gdgt – With the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft hasn't changed much — it kept the study build and sharp display, adding a new kickstand and improved battery life. But, despite all it has going for it, the Surface Pro 2 is still a hybrid device that isn't going to suit everyone.
Technology Change: The journey from .NET to Scala – There are now several dev teams at Empathica working on Scala projects. Tool chains are being developed. Coding standards are being established and enforced. Libraries are being standardized across our projects. It’s starting to return to a comfortable
Webinar replay: Spring Boot – Simplifying Spring for Everyone – n this webinar Phil Webb will demonstrate how Spring Boot can take you from zero to Spring with minimal fuss. We will look at how you can rapidly prototype Spring applications using Groovy, and how Spring Configuration in Java applications can be radically
Quantitative Finance Reading List – QuantStart – I've tried to list as many great quantitative finance books as I can. The lists cover general quant finance, careers guides, interview prep, quant trading, mathematics, numerical methods and programming in C++, Python, Excel, MatLab and R.
Galaxy S4 Crams in More Software, Some of It Good – NYTimes.com – For everyone else, the S4 may be buggy in spots and laden with not-quite-there features. But the basics are excellent; this phone is still a fast, bright, handsome pocket rocket. It easily earns its place as a successor to the Galaxy S3 and a rival to the
Atlassian – Git Flow Comes to Java – Git Flow is a branching and merging model introduced by Vincent Driessen that provides a little bit of structure to your development workflow.
Create ipa in Sencha Touch 2 – A guide to Sencha Touch native packaging iOS – Using sencha touch 2 you can create web applications that look like native. You can host application in your server and run in webkit enabled browser, either in smartPhone or PC. Native packaging lets you export web app as ipa for iOS or apk for android (lets you Create ipa in Sencha Touch). You can then use these packages to submit in app store or play store.
Make Your UI More Responsive with HTML5 Web Workers – Web workers can be a very useful and empowering feature but they do have some limitations. All communication into and out of your web workers is done by passing in and out data in the form of messages. All data is passed by value meaning that any object r
Diving into AngularJS | Float Left – These are just my initial thoughts after playing with the framework for a day and maybe I’ll change my mind after I’ve used it more extensively but right now I’m loving Angular and can’t see myself choosing Backbone the next time I start a big front end JS
Tabris 1.0: Cross-platform Mobile Development in Java – After three years in development, EclipseSource has released Tabris 1.0, a cross-platform Java mobile development framework for iOS and Android. Tabris is targeted at enterprises, and unlike other mobile solutions out there it uses a different approach:
Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design – As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. (Sometimes they are referred as the ‘Ten commandments’.)
Hypercritical: Code Hard or Go Home – Given these graphs, and knowing the history between Apple and Google over the past decade, one of two things seemed inevitable: either Google was going to become the new de facto “owner” of WebKit development, or it was going to create its own fork of WebK
Software Leadership #4: Slow Down to Speed Up – Building a quality-focused team isn't easy. But creating a culture that slows down to do the right thing, while simultaneously moving fast, provides an enormous competetive advantage. It's not as common as you might think.
Groovy & Grails for Java Developers – Peter Ledbrook shows how Groovy can be useful for writing scripts, unit tests or builds for Spring projects and how Grails simplifies web application development.
15 Programming Skills Most Coveted By Employers – ReadWrite – So what skills are the most sought after? That's an ever-fluctuating, somewhat difficult thing to track. Normally, we'd avoid turning to a single source for such data, but its very nature makes Indeed.com an ideal place to look. The job search site aggregates more than 16 million listings from a wide range of sources, so it's fairly comprehensive.
Appcache Facts – The application cache is a poorly understood part of the HTML5 specification with a lot of potential. Let's get rid of some of the confusion and make the web a faster place.
Introducing the OpenStack Activity Board » The OpenStack Blog – I am pleased to announce that a beta release of the OpenStack Activity Board (beta) is now live. The development Activity Board announced few months ago provides a visual overview of all the OpenStack public activity of community members across multiple dimensions: contributors and organizations, projects and tools
We need a data democracy, not a data dictatorship – There are few companies that helped spur the democratization of data over the past few years more than Tableau. It has become the face of the next-generation business intelligence software thanks to its ease of use and focus on appealing visualization, and its free public software has found avid users even among relative data novices like myself.
Why China Is Reading Your Email – WSJ.com – Beijing's cyber attacks are rooted in military strategy, says one of America's foremost experts. The best way to combat them is for the U.S. to go on the cyber offensive too.
Performance Testing Java Applications – This talk explores when to start performance testing, how to avoid the common pitfalls, how to profile when the results cause your team to pull a funny face, and what you can do about that funny face. Specific issues to Java and managed runtimes in general
Why Use Twitter Bootstrap? Because I Said So – For me Twitter Bootstrap is a wonderful design tool because as a designer I don't have to focus so much on the UI components and focus more on the overall design of the app and its users. For web based applications and large data driven and heavy interactive websites it's a fantastic design tool
Why Discourse uses Ember.js – Evil Trout’s Blog – One question people keep asking me is “Why did you choose Ember.js?”. It’s a good one, and one that I think can be considered in two ways: “Why use a a client side MVC Framework?” and “Why Ember out of all the frameworks?” Here’s my answer to both of those questions.
A Look at Oracle’s NoSQL Database – Oracle NoSQL Database offers deep integration with Oracle Database. Via Oracle’s External Tables feature, SQL queries can be written against the NoSQL Database and even joined with relational tables.Support for Hadoop, the Apache’s map-reduce technology, i
Introducing the Dropbox Sync API for mobile developers – Get ready to add some Dropbox magic to your apps with the Sync API for iOS and Android, a powerful new library that makes it easier than ever to sync with Dropbox. The API takes care of all the complexity around caching, syncing, and working offline so tha
Parallels 8 Brings Tighter Integration Between OS X and Windows – Parallels 8 throws the gauntlet in a major way, offering closer integration between OS X and Windows than I’ve ever seen in a virtual machine environment. The team pulled out all of the stops to make using Windows apps and even entire desktops a seamless and pleasant experience on any Mac, including the new Retina MacBook Pro.
Why I’m choosing CouchDB – Couch has several features that appealed to me. First, it’s a pure json document store. This means that all documents are json, and they can have any number of fields, and you can add new fields to an existing document at any time. There’s no schema and thus no migrations to manage.
What 10gen nailed with MongoDB by Calvin French-Owen – When my co-founders and I first started on our startup a little over a year ago, we asked other startups about what to database they were using. Nine out of ten people all had the same response: “Just go with Mongo.”
Scalable Internet Architectures – Theo Schlossnagle presents several architectural design principles useful for building scalable systems starting from the networking up to the application layer.
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.
Home | Spring Python – Spring Python is an offshoot of the Java-based Spring Framework and Spring Security, targeted for Python. Spring provides many useful features, and I wanted those same features available when working with Python
Agile programming 10 years on: Did it deliver? – It has been nearly 10 years since programming dignitaries released "The Manifesto for Agile Software Development ," which promoted processes that accommodate changing requirements, collaboration with customers, and delivery of software in short iterations.
Top 25 Best Linux Commands – As a Linux user you’ll come to learn and love certain commands. Here I have posted the 25 top command line snippets.
Blog of Dmitry Buzdin: ThoughtWorks Radar Demystified (GWT) – My opinion is that GWT is one of the unlocking technologies for "Browser as a Platform" vision mentioned in the radar as well. Why is it so, deserves a separate post. I wish ThoughtWorkers to review their view on the GWT potential and put that at least in Trial state.
http://jazzy.sourceforge.net/ – What exactly is Jazzy? Well, for developers, it is a set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow you to add spell checking functionality to Java Applications easily.
Ext JS 3.0 – Be Outstanding – On behalf of the Ext Team, I am pleased to announce the final release of Ext JS 3.0. This release is the culmination of tens of thousands of hours of architecture, development and community feedback.
Hank Paulson, AIG, and ethics – THE WEEK – The New York Times just “dumped a gigantic bucket of kerosene on the Goldman Sachs conspiracy fire,” said Joe Weisenthal in Clusterstock. The Times obtained records showing that then–Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was in steady contact with Goldman, his former firm, as the government was planning the AIG bailout last September
/devel/talk: Choosing a web development framework/toolkit – So some of the questions I battle with are, which framework should I use for this new project, or am I using the right framework for my current project? Is the framework and language it's written in supports writing applications in a powerful, flexible, fast, scalable way?
InfoQ: Google Chose Jetty for App Engine – Google App Engine was initially using Apache Tomcat as their webserver/servlet container but eventually switched to Jetty. This decision sparked many in the development community to ask why the change, was their something wrong with Tomcat?
Shape of planet blogging – Paul Krugman Blog – NYTimes.com – In a way this goes beyond my original point, which was the unwillingness of the news media to referee a controversy by actually reporting the facts. Now it seems that a fact isn’t worth reporting unless someone is prepared to deny it.
Schumer: SEC to ban flash trading – MarketWatch – Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission plans to ban so-called "flash trading," where high-frequency traders can get information just before it becomes public.
Ibatis Tutorial: Inheritance Strategies ~ C for Coding – I believe that Ibatis really is on the "sweet spot" of complexity vs capability for persistence frameworks, offering most of the (useful) features of JPA with significantly less complexity. This tutorial is another in the series that I hope will demonstrate that.
Adam Bien – press.adam-bien.com – This pragmatic book offers the real world knowledge and code you need to develop lean but still maintainable Java EE 5 / 6 applications. Real World Java EE Patterns – Rethinking Best Practices guides you to efficient patterns and best practices in a structured way, with real world code
JPA Implementation Patterns: Saving (Detached) Entities | Javalobby – When switching from Hibernate to JPA a lot of people are dismayed to find that method missing. The closest alternative seems to be the EntityManager.merge method, but there is a big difference that has important implications. The Session.saveOrUpdate method, and its cousin Session.update, attach the passed entity to the persistence context while EntityManager.merge method copies the state of the passed object to the persistent entity with the same identifier and then return a reference to that persistent entity.
Making the Good Programmer … Better | Javalobby – If there's one point that you can take away and implement from this article it's this one. Take pride in what you do. Everything else falls into place, and you will become a great programmer if you take this advice
Apple has 91% of market for $1,000+ PCs, says NPD | Betanews – Move over Microsoft. Apple can claim big, big market share numbers, too. According to NPD, in June, nine out of 10 dollars spent on computers costing $1,000 or more went to Apple. Mac revenue market share in the "premium" price segment was 91 percent, up from 88 percent in May
Ted Husted – Embrace Your Inner Google – A few years back, when I first tried IntelliJ IDEA's refactoring tools, I felt like I was pair programming with Commander Data. In the background, IDEA would compile my code, correct my syntax, and suggest fixes when my programming got sloppy. IDEA helped me write better code in less time.
JPA Implementation Patterns: Data Access Objects | Javalobby – The abstraction provided by JPA is pretty leaky and has ramifications for larger parts of your application than just your Data Access Objects (DAO's) and your domain objects. You need to make decisions on how to handle transactions, lazy loading, detached object (think web frameworks), inheritance, and more. And it turns out that the books and the articles don't really help you here.