How to keep up to date on Front-End Technologies – The Recipe – The web is a rapidly evolving universe. An important part of our job as front-end developers is keeping up to date and staying close to new tools, trends and workflows. Hundreds of blog posts and articles are published every day, but there is no way you c
Revisiting the Sencha Touch 2.2 Sql Proxy – I’m pleased to report that all of the bugs that I had previously reported now seem to be fixed in the Touch 2.2 RC1 beta! So, let’s do a little deep-dive into the proxy, shall we?
Lessons Learned: A Year with a Large AngularJS Project – @jhooks – After a year of working with a large AngularJS project, I thought I’d share a few of the lessons that I learned in the process. Firstly, I love AngularJS. It suits my needs exceedingly well, and I expect it will be my goto for the forseeable future when I
How I Use Evernote (And IFTTT) — Aaron Francis – Recently, a good friend asked me "What's the best way to store important documents? Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud?" I responded with an in-depth description of my Evernote process. This is the expanded, even more wonderful version of that answer.
Guitar Handbook Download with Berklee Online | Berkleemusic.com – Get a taste of Berklee's legendary guitar instruction in our free downloadable Guitar Handbook. This extensive PDF contains lessons taken from Berklee's 12-week online guitar courses, and covers introductory topics such as scales, triads, strumming techniq
Microsoft Windows 8 criticism response: not like New Coke | BGR – Microsoft executive Frank Shaw is not happy with everyone who compared Windows 8 to New Coke this week. Shaw, who serves as Microsoft’s vice president of corporate communications, has written a blog post swiping back at media outlets who bashed the company
US patent chief to software patent critics: “Give it a rest already” | Ars Technica – David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents.
ModelMapper – Simple, Intelligent, Object Mapping. – ModelMapper is an intelligent object mapping library that automatically maps objects to each other. It uses a convention based approach while providing a simple refactoring safe API for handling specific use cases.
Obama and Palin, a Tale of Two Speeches – NYTimes.com – I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it. All of us — we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.
InfoQ: Groovy Update: To Infinity and Beyond! – Guillaume Laforge reviews the main features brought by Groovy 1.6 – better performance, multiple assignments, optional return, AST transformations, Grape, OSGi -, what’s most interesting and new in Groovy 1.7 – anonymous classes, annotations, power asserts, AST viewer and builder -, and what’s coming in Groovy 1.8: closures, modularization, Java 7 support, DSL, AST templates, better performance
Overview – Google URL Shortener API – Google Code – You can use the Google URL Shortener API to programmatically interact with this service and to develop applications that use simple HTTP methods to store, share, and manage goo.gl short URLs from anywhere on the Internet.
W3C Releases Best Practices for Mobile Web Apps – International Web standards body, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a new standard for developers of mobile Web applications. The document, published as a W3C Recommendation, is titled "The Mobile Web Application Best Practices"
InfoQ: Using REST for SOA – Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST in an enterprise SOA solution showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, reliable messaging, notifications, and security
SOA Makes Its Home in Financial Services Arena CIO.com – The death of SOA has been much exaggerated according to a new report. Forrester analyst Jost Hoppermann said that in financial services companies, SOA is very much alive and is being increasingly deployed within the industry
TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index – The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors
Cloud.com | The Power Behind Your Cloud – The Cloud.com CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management, and configuration of multi-tier and multi-tenant infrastructure cloud services by enterprises and service providers.
Oracle one-ups VMware with Java virtualization – Gained with Oracle's acquisition of BEA Systems, the new Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option combines the venerable WebLogic Server with the OS-free JRockit Virtual Edition technology. It also includes the new Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, for identifying and converting existing WebLogic workloads into collections of virtual appliances, or "assemblies."
Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video – While an open-source VP8 could end concerns about H.264’s licensing issues and Theora’s quality, questions still remain about whether Google can provide a video standard on which everyone can agree
Ajaxian » So all this is done in HTML5 by the way – The Web is so special as it isn’t owned by a single vendor. This means that this kind of crap can’t happen. One company can’t change the rules in one fell swoop. There isn’t that one company that can become misaligned with the interests of certain developers and Do Bad Things.
Google Testing Google Voice Desktop App Internally – Google never commented on how they might use Gizmo5’s technology. But we’ve confirmed that they have now built a Google Voice desktop application to make and receive calls. From a user perspective, this will let Google Voice users take calls right from their desktop
Rich Internet Application Screen Design | UX Magazine – This article will outline the process we use to create rich applications, focusing primarily on screen design. All of the content is geared specifically toward productivity applications like Software as a Service (SaaS) products and Rich Enterprise Applications (REAs
Object Computing, Inc. – Exploring Google Guava – Google recently announced the public availability of Guava, a Java utility library previously available only internally at Google. Guava provides building blocks that build on the existing Java libraries and result in productivity aids for Java programmers
Java’s more relevant than you think. – With syntax being relevant for a mass-market language, and a runtime that’s tuned well enough that a lot of these languages use it as an operating environment – Java’s not only relevant, it’s important.
hamcrest – Library of matchers for building test expressions – Provides a library of matcher objects (also known as constraints or predicates) allowing 'match' rules to be defined declaratively, to be used in other frameworks. Typical scenarios include testing frameworks, mocking libraries and UI validation rules.
Load Testing Relational Databases With JMeter – Apache JMeter is a performance testing tool which is entirely written in Java. Any application that works on request/response model can be load tested with JMeter. A relational database is not an exception: receives sql queries, executes them and returns the results of the execution.
The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Seven Languages in Seven Weeks – Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell. With Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, by Bruce A. Tate, you’ll go beyond the syntax—and beyond the 20-minute tutorial you’ll find someplace online. This book has an audacious goal: to present a meaningful exploration of seven languages within a single book.
Technology Review: Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet – BigSheets is built on top of another piece of software called Hadoop. This is an open-source platform for processing very large amounts of Web data by splitting up tasks and handing them off to a cluster of different computers
The CTO Corner – The CTO Corner is dedicated to the topics and issues important to today's busy technology executive, the Chief Technology Officer. This site focuses on leadership & management, technology trends, and contemporary development & programming practices
QuirksBlog: The iPhone obsession – Web developers should take a look at their sites on a Nokia and a BlackBerry and fix whatever’s wrong. It isn’t that hard to get your hands on a testing device
Nailgun: Insanely Fast Java – Nailgun is a client, protocol, and server for running Java programs from the command line without incurring the JVM startup overhead. Programs run in the server (which is implemented in Java), and are triggered by the client (written in C), which handles all I/O.