How Digg is Built | Digg About – At Digg we have substantially rebuilt our infrastructure over the last year in what we call "Digg V4". This blog post gives a high-level view of the systems and technologies involved and how we use them. Read on to find out the secrets of the Digg engineers!
Hosting websites out of CouchDB :: myNoSQL – Together with Couchapps, support for virtual hosts and URL rewrites makes it easier to create and serve web applications directly from CouchDB with no additional middleware
Kindle From Another Planet – Despite being part of the microcomputer revolution from the beginning, the Kindle is the first piece of technology I've seen that feels alien to me. And I mean that in a good way
Flex on the iPad – Trading system – Here is a video showing a sample Flex application running on the iPad. This Mobile Trader application shows chart manipulation and drill-downs using touch events, real time market data updates
LEGO® Java: Apache Camel Context and Route Basics – Camel offers you Java implementations of the EIPs that you can mix and match to get some functionality done, without having to construct the blocks yourself. If you are open and eager to learn new ways of building Java applications, let’s start with some practical Camel examples.
Securing an Ubuntu Server « andrewault.net – In this post, we are going to meet the security challenge in with multi-pronged effort that will include: system analysis, changing settings for additional hardening against attack, installing a firewall maintenance system, scanning for rootkits, and offering a regular maintenance regimen.
Japan brings money home to rebuild | Reuters – Shaken by the prospect of nuclear meltdown after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese investors will dump overseas assets on Monday and bring their money home to help finance reconstruction
Which Technology Should I Choose? | Summa Blog – You will rarely, if ever find a set of technologies that completely fits your needs. Be ready to make tradeoffs – a concession here, in favor of a significant advantage there. Making the best technology tradeoffs can put your application on the right path for a long time
Oracle set to merge Java virtual machines – Oracle's plan to merge the Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine with the JRockit JVM is still evolving, but a single JVM based on both technologies is expected in 18 months to two years
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Released for Amazon EC2 – This is also the first Ubuntu release on EC2 that includes officially supported EBS boot AMIs, taking yet another task off my plate and providing a trusted source for this useful image type.
InfoQ: Citrix Offers a Bare-Metal Desktop/Laptop Hypervisor – Citrix XenClient is a bare-metal hypervisor running on desktop PCs using the Intel vPro technology which allows it to create virtual machines taking advantage of 3D and HD graphic capabilities of the graphic card installed on the machine
GWT UiBinder : Better Web App Seperation of Concerns – One of the newest features introduced in Google Web Toolkit 2.0 is the “UiBinder“. This new way of building views allows the developer to use a declarative approach when doing the layout of a GWT application.
Creating a unified programming model on top of .NET (CLR and DLR) – I watched Anders Hejlsberg’s, chief designer of the C# programming language, developer keynote at TechDays 2010 ‘Trends and future directions in programming languages’.<br />
Here are some the things that caught my attention. The video is worth checking out.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: Look ma, no plugin! – The new crop of HTML5 web browsers are capable of some pretty amazing things, and several of our engineers decided to take some 20% time to see how far we could push them. The result? An HTML5 port of Id's Quake II game engine!
Official Gmail Blog: Gmail on the iPad – With today's release of the iPad, we're launching an experimental two-pane user interface to take advantage of its large touchscreen and tablet form factor. Building upon the Gmail for mobile web app, this new interface displays your conversations on the left and your messages on the right hand side.
InfoQ: High Performance Ajax with GWT – Ajax applications have a big usability jump from traditional web applications and GWT provides tools that give you better Ajax performance for free. You should compare the startup speed of the GWT mail sample to other sample Ajax applications