Daily del.icio.us for December 28th through December 29th

  • InfoQ: Gartner Vendor Report: Application Infrastructure For Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects – Gartner recently released a report where they examine and evaluate the ability of leading application infrastructure providers/vendors to provide organizations with complete end-to-end support for for Systematic SOA-Style applications and projects.
  • Set Up and Get to Know Your New Mac – You've taken your requisite Apple product unboxing video and boasted about your brand new Mac on Facebook, but now it's time to get down to business. Whether you're new to the Mac or not, here's how to set up and get started
  • How IntelliJ IDEA Won Me Over | Galder’s Passionate Blog – It’s almost a year since I stopped using Eclipse as my main Java IDE and started using IntelliJ IDEA instead. Ever since I’ve been meaning to write this pos
  • Bozho’s tech blog » Why startups should not choose NoSQL – The NoSQL hype is omnipresent. And many startups are tempted to go for Cassandra/MongoDB/HBase/Redis/… . Here I’ll argue why they should rather stick to a SQL solution – MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Agile Glossary – AccuRev has released a glossary of terms for agile software development, intending to accelerate the adoption of agile practices in enterprises.
  • InfoQ: Using a Service Bus to Connect the Supply Chain – Peter Paul van de Beek presents a case study of using a service bus in a supply channel connecting a wholesale supplier with hundreds of retailers, the overall context and challenges faced – including the integration of POS software coming from different software providers-, the solution chosen and its implementation, how it worked out and the lessons learned along the way. 
  • Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurs Are Eating America’s Lunch – By Vivek Wadhwa | Foreign Policy – Watch out, Silicon Valley: China and India aren't just graduating bad engineers and stealing intellectual property anymore. They're fostering innovations that will shake the world
  • Forking will become normal in 2011, so get ready for GitHub | Open Source – InfoWorld – The growing use of distributed version-control systems can't be ignored in your enterprise; plan ahead to keep your developers happy in 2011
  • Redis – Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
  • InfoQ: Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web – In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard.
  • Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising – The NAI Opt-out Tool was developed in conjunction with our members for the express purpose of allowing consumers to "opt out" of the behavioral advertising delivered by our member companies.

Daily del.icio.us for December 19th through December 23rd

  • InfoQ: Continuous Delivery – Jez Humble talks on the importance of Continuous Delivery for a business, outlining the foundational principles and practices to be implemented for a successful CD, explaining how to do continuous integration, various ways of testing, canary releasing, and migrating data.
  • Arduino – HomePage – Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments
  • Git and Social Coding: How to Merge Without Fear | SpringSource Team Blog – Git is great for social coding and community contributions to open source projects: contributors can try out the code easily, and there can be hordes of people all forking and experimenting with it but without endangering existing users.
  • A Visual Guide to Version Control | BetterExplained – A Visual Guide to Version Control
  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Avoid switch! Use enum! « Schneide Blog – Avoid switch! Use enum!
  • Crap4j Home – The CRAP metric combines cyclomatic complexity and code coverage from automated tests (e.g. JUnit tests) to help you identify code that might be particularly difficult to understand, test, or maintain
  • Best CSS3 Animation Demos and Tutorials – Today we are showcasing a post on CSS3 Animation featuring best awesome functions. CSS3 is full of amazing features, some of which are less explored. One of its most amazing feature is CSS3 Animation, which is fun and frolic
  • InfoQ: Josh Bloch on Java and Programming – In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the next big language.
  • Facebook: Why our ‘next-gen’ comms ditched MySQL • The Register – Originally built by Powerset – a semantic search outfit now owned by Microsoft – HBase is part of the Apache Hadoop project, a sweeping effort to mimic Google's back-end infrastructure

Daily del.icio.us for January 27th through February 1st

Daily del.icio.us for January 15th through January 19th

  • Lincoln’s second inaugural address – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation#039;s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
  • Cairngorm – Cairngorm – Confluence – Cairngorm is the lightweight micro-architecture for Rich Internet Applications built in Flex or AIR. A collaboration of recognized design patterns, Cairngorm exemplifies and encourages best-practices for RIA development
  • Selecting the Right Flex Application Framework | Summa Blog – The Flex community is divided between Adobe’s Cairngorm and Cliff Hall’s PureMVC, with strong arguments from both sides. However, your answer may just lie in the “it depends” space.

    This post aims to help you make that decision. It includes analysis of Cairngorm, PureMVC, and the new kid on the block, asfusion’s Mate.

  • InfoQ: Pair Programming vs. Code Review – Pair programming and code review are each practices that improve the quality of software, as well as promote knowledge sharing. When the Agile vs. Lean, XP vs. Scrum, and vi vs. Emacs debates get slow, developers have been known to debate the merits of pair programming vs. code review. Theodore Nguyen-Cao described code reviewers as chickens, and paired programmers as pigs.
  • InfoQ: Presentation: Kent Beck: Trends in Agile Development – In this presentation, Kent Beck, the father of eXtreme Programming, shows the synergies between business and Agile development. The reason Agile is becoming more popular every day is because it responds to the business needs as they evolve.
  • terraza de aravaca: JPA implementations comparison: Hibernate, Toplink Essentials, Openjpa, Eclipselink – This article is a response to the lack of information on the net about the performance differences among the 4 most well known Java Persistence API (JPA) implementations: Toplink Essentials, EclipseLink, Hibernate and OpenJPA
  • An Illustrated Guide to Git on Windows – This document is designed to show that using git on Windows is not a difficult process. In this guide, I will create a repository, make several commits, create a branch, merge a branch, search the commit history, push to a remote server, and pull from a remote server. The majority of this will be done using GUI tools.
  • Farata Systems » Enterprise Development with Flex – first rough cuts – This groundbreaking book shows Flex developers exactly what’s required to build production-quality Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for the enterprise. Part of the popular Adobe Developer Library co-published by O’Reilly and Adobe, Enterprise Development with Flex goes well beyond Flex tutorials and product documentation to suggest best practices, compare frameworks and tools, and offer efficient techniques for developing enterprise RIAs
  • Choices Narrowed for First U.S. CTO – BusinessWeek – President-elect Obama has two executives in mind for the top technology job, one from Cisco and one from Washington, D.C. Both were born in India
  • Welcome to WordPress.tv « Blog « WordPress.tv – To make it easy for you to find up-to-date, WordPress-themed video content within a couple of clicks. Without having to wade through spammy promotional videos, out-of-date content, and missing chunks of presentations
  • John Goerzen on Why You Should Learn Haskell – O’Reilly Broadcast – John Goerzen is a co-author of Real World Haskell. In a recent interview with O#039;Reilly, he explained how the book came to be, the special magic which makes Haskell worth learning, and how to change your mindset to make learning possible.
  • iFlyz grips your gadgets while uFlyz | Crave – CNET – To use the iFlyz, you attach your phone or media player to the suction cup, clamp it to a seat tray in either the stowed and locked position or unlocked and down position, and adjust the flexible gooseneck to the ideal viewing angle. It works with gadgets including the iPhone, Zune, and iPod.
  • Xpress Suite Adds Automatic Java to iPhone Conversion | JAVA Developer’s Journal – Javaground announced a new component of its Xpress Suite allowing developers to automatically generate a native iPhone program from a Java source code.
  • Felipe Gaucho’s Blog: Servlet 3.0 Unleashed – The specification of Servlet 3.0 was approved by the Public Review Ballot and it was also endorsed by the Java EE Executive Committee (EC).

Daily del.icio.us for January 13th through January 15th

  • Relevance Blog : Why I still prefer Prototype to jQuery – jQuery is a very nice piece of work, and makes some common tasks easier than their Prototype equivalents. Where it’s good, it’s very good indeed. But its design is uneven, and its scope is limited. For me, at least, Prototype is still the tool of choice. I think it’s a richer, more thorough, and overall better designed library.
  • Microsoft Hardware Windows 7 Support – If your computer is running a beta version of the Windows® 7 operating system, the following information can help you select the correct beta software to download for your Microsoft Hardware product.
  • YUI 2 and YUI 3 Source Code Now on GitHub » Yahoo! User Interface Blog – Source for the YUI 2.x codeline and the YUI 3.x codeline have joined YUI Doc on GitHub. YUI has been accepting external contributions since last summer, but the move to GitHub represents a huge step forward in the process. You can now work with the latest source in both of our major codelines
  • Funny: Microsoft Attempts To Kill Music Forever With Songsmith Commercial – My ears are shooting streams of blood As I watch this demo play But thanks to Songsmith#039;s magic touch I#039;ll write like Bruce Springsteen
  • mockito – simpler better mocking – Mockito is a mocking framework that tastes really well. It lets you write beautiful tests with clean amp; simple API. Mockito doesn#039;t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
  • Drunk on Software » Blog Archive » Episode 7: Enterprise Flex Applications and Anvil – In this Episode, we chat with Anvil project founder Ryan Knight. Anvil is an Open Source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications
  • Ajaxian » Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released – Today, the jQuery project turns 3 years old which, considering the churn rate for open source projects, is a monumental achievement. So it makes sense that on the project’s 3rd birthday, the team has announced the release of jQuery v1.3, the latest and greatest release of jQuery which includes the new Sizzle selector engine.
  • Drink coffee, see dead people | Breaking News | News.com.au – HEAVY coffee drinkers are more likely to have hallucinations or feel quot;the presence of dead peoplequot;, according to new research.
  • QuickFIX/J – Free, Open Source Java FIX engine – QuickFIX/J is a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol. It is a 100% Java open source implementation of the popular C++ QuickFIX engine
  • Open source trading platform could be a win for Wall Street – As the declining global economy pressures financial institutions to cut costs across the board, open source software could provide a promising path for reducing IT overhead. The Marketcetera Trading Platform, which the developers believe is the first of its kind, aims to offer a cost-effective alternative to building a custom software platform in-house.
  • YUI Compressor Online – Rodolphe Stoclin has created a simple Web wrapper on top of the YUI Compressor that let#039;s you throw up your JavaScript and get back a compressed version. It uses jQuery to do the inline results and show you the compression rate.
  • Ajaxian » jsCron: Schedule code to run via simple JavaScript – Andrés Nieto has created a fun little JavaScript utility jsCron that lets you schedule JavaScript functions to run at certain times.

Daily del.icio.us for December 31st through January 4th

  • Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle – Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle
  • I’m using Git because it makes me feel cool | unethical blogger – As 2007 became 2008 the writing was on the wall, Git was our new bicycle. It had been blessed by Saint Torvalds and clearly we needed to get in on the ground floor of the new cool before it became mainstream.

    We needed to switch to Git immediately. Who cares if Git is extremely fast, it's not like time is money or something ridiculous like that

  • Why Git is Better Than X – This site is here because I seem to be spending a lot of time lately defending Gitsters against charges of fanboyism, bandwagonism and koolaid-thirst. So, here is why people are switching to Git from X, and why you should too. Just click on a reason to view it.
  • Microsoft Readies Cost-Cuts; Though Massive Layoff Unlikely – NBCBAYAREA- msnbc.com – Microsoft will embark on a significant cost-cutting initiative in 2009, which might begin as early as this month, to offset a global slowdown in sales. However, sources tell Jim Goldman of CNBC, the cuts will largely be handled through attrition and the non-renewal of contract employees, rather than through a rumored, sweeping layoff.
  • Google Launches ‘The Google’ For Older Adults | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source – The popular search engine Google announced plans Friday to launch a new site, TheGoogle.com, to appeal to older adults not able to navigate the original website's single text field and two clearly marked buttons.
  • Javascript Best Practices – This document is a list of best practices and preferred ways of developing javascript code, based on opinions and experience from many developers in the javascript community. Since this is a list of recommendations rather than a list of absolute rules, experienced developers may have slightly differing opinions from those expressed below.
  • ie7-js – A JavaScript library to make MSIE behave like a standards-compliant browser. – IE7 is a JavaScript library to make Microsoft Internet Explorer behave like a standards-compliant browser. It fixes many HTML and CSS issues and makes transparent PNG work correctly under IE5 and IE6.
  • Main – browsersec – Google Code – Browser Security Handbook landing page – This document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers. Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of several classes of security vulnerabilities.
  • With 2008, Let’s Say Good-bye to Mediocrity – It is our acquiescence that has led to the spread of this culture of mediocrity. We accept dropped phone calls on our wireless networks, computers that constantly crash, broadband networks that are best effort.
  • HtmlUnit 2.4 Released – A new release of the pure GUI-Less browser is available, which allows high-level manipulation of web pages, such as filling forms, clicking links, accessing attributes and values of specific elements within the pages, you do not have to create lower-level requests of TCP/IP or HTTP, but just getPage(url), find a hyperlink, click() and you have all the HTML, JavaScript, and Ajax are automatically processed.
  • Audiolizer Puts Your iTunes Library In The Cloud, But Lala Does It Better – Audiolizer is a new music streaming service that lets you put your iTunes library in the cloud. After uploading your iTunes Library database file, the site will automatically compile a list of links to every song, allowing you to access your favorite music when you’re away from your home computer. Users can also manually search for individual songs.