- InfoQ: Graeme Rocher on Grails 2.0 and Polyglot Persistence – In this interview recorded at JavaOne 2011 Conference, Srini Penchikala talks to Grails project lead Graeme Rocher about Grails 2.0 features, polyglot persistence paradigm and how Grails supports it. Graeme also talks about the tool support and the upcoming features in Grails 3.0 release.
- Spring / GWT Software Architecture for scalable applications – Part 2 « Fancy UI – During this article you will learn how to build efficiently and quickly the backend (based upon the solution described on part one) that is going to be used later by any kind of clients (GWT, Android,…). My aim is to guide step by step on building an example application and gives you all the best practices on each step to achieve high quality code.
- InfoQ: Keynote: Predictability and Measurement with Kanban – David J. Anderson explains how to use predictability, measurement and change management to balance the factors of observed capability, staffing, and delivery targets to achieve predictable outcomes.
- InfoQ: SOA and Cloud: What is in store for 2012? – Traditionally on the brink of a new year, independent analysts and experts share their predictions and this time around we are sharing some relevant ones in the SOA and Cloud space for 2012. This year the common themes underpinning all SOA and Cloud predictions are the rapid changes occuring in Big Data and the consumerization of IT through mobile and open APIs.
- InfoQ: Things I Wish I’d Known – Rod Johnson shares some of the lessons he learned as an entrepreneur – Things I Wish I'd Known – Rod Johnson shares some of the lessons he learned as an entrepreneur
- davidsalter.com: VMware Introduces vFabric 5, an Integrated Application Platform for Virtual and Cloud Environments – vFabric reportedly allows developers to build cloud applications up to 50% faster with Spring that can be run on premise or in the cloud.
- InfoQ: Navigating the Maze of EA Certifications – There are over a dozen Enterprise Architecture certifications available and they are becoming increasingly critical when hiring and evaluating architects. Microsoft’s Mike Walker categorized these certifications into a Reference Guide that can help architects better understand which certification(s) to pursue.
- Mike’s Site: Unit Testing Named Queues: Spring 3+maven2+Google App Engine – Problem, you have a task that you know can take more than 30 seconds to complete, what do you do? What if this task needs to be triggered every day at a specific time? Google provides several mechanisms to to solve just this problem, queues and scheduled task, respectively.
- Just a little Python: MongoDB’s Write Lock – I was curious about the performance impact of the write lock and the improvement of lock-with-yield, so I decided to do a little benchmark, MongoDB 1.8 versus MongoDB 2.0
- Dropbox Automator Is Like IFTTT For Dropbox | TechCrunch – Like IFTTT, Dropbox Automator is capable of triggering a similar series of actions, based on what kind of files have been added to your Dropbox folders.
- Dropbox: the new file system of the web | Collaborable – The Dropbox REST API is going to forever change the way people interact with web apps for business. It allows your web app to put and pull data from any user’s desktop or mobile device.
Links for December 29th through January 3rd