Links for November 17th through November 22nd

Links for September 29th through October 4th

Links for May 7th through May 13th

Links for January 9th through January 14th

  • RubySource | A Look at Ruby 2.0 – With Ruby 2.0 set to be released on February 24th, exactly on the 20th anniversary of Ruby’s first debut, I decided to write this article to give you a quick rundown of some of the most interesting changes.
  • A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization.ch – That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it selection.datavisualization.ch. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.
  • How Japanese Kids Learn To Multiply – Amazing, No Need to Learn Japanese – Through a Japanese friend on twitter I came across this method and it shows how Japanese pupils learn to multiply in lessons. You do not need to learn Japanese to master this method.
  • An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS – An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
  • Be Careful With Cache Managers | Javalobby – If you are using spring and JPA, it is very likely that you utilize ehcache (or another cache provider). And you do that in two separate scenarios: JPA 2nd level cache and spring method caching.
  • CodeOutlaw: iOS Development on Windows w/ PhoneGap Build – Using PhoneGap Build, I am able to build an app in HTML5, package it up, and send it to their servers to have it compiled and ready to install onto my iOS device.
  • Packaging a Sencha Touch App for iOS using Windows 7 – Packaging a Sencha Touch App for iOS using Windows 7.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro Hands-On: This Is What It Should Have Been All Along – Surface RT was an enormous letdown—not because it was bad, but because it could have been so, so good. But Microsoft brought the Pro version to Vegas and let us play—and I couldn't be happier.
  • UI Testing a Sencha App – I wanted to address this topic by adding UI Tests to my demo Ext JS application and discussing strategies for enterprise application testing.
  • The Atlantic Wire: Building for iPad on HTML5 and Sencha Touch – The Atlantic Wire and projects such as Fastbook showcase what is truly possible with HTML5 and the many benefits of building universal applications with open standards. Publishers like The Atlantic benefit from using HTML5 to build applications that are free of app store constraints, allowing them to innovate on their business model and the technical delivery. With HTML5, companies have the ability to build universal applications without limitations.
  • APIs | Codecademy – Build real-life apps with APIs – Want to write apps and build websites that can text your phone, pull in YouTube videos, or connect to Facebook and Twitter? Start doing all this and more with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Links for October 18th through October 23rd

Links for August 5th through August 9th

  • U.S. Should Adopt Higher Standards for Science Education: Scientific American – Teachers, scientists and policymakers have drafted ambitious new education standards. All 50 states should adopt them
  • Testing SQL Server Code with TST – Enter TST. TST is an Open source Unit Testing framework specifically meant for testing SQL Server Database Code.
  • 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.
  • Long live SOA in the cloud era – SOA’s dictum that ‘everything is a service’ is more relevant than ever – A few years back, SOA (service-oriented architecture) was all the rage. Vendors rushed to remarket everything as SOA, and SOA-washing was the new greenwashing. But in today'srush to the cloud, have we abandoned SOA? If so, we're in trouble.
  • A Brave New World of Testing? An Interview with Google’s James Whittaker – To get an answer, I turned to James Whittaker, an engineering director at Google, which has been at the forefront of leveraging the cloud. James is a noted expert and author on software testing, whose team has been managing Google’s cloud computing testing.
  • 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.
  • Principles of User Interface Design – Principles of User Interface Design

Links for April 5th through April 7th

Links for November 19th through November 20th

Links for November 6th through November 9th

  • What the end of Flash means for Adobe – SplatF – Adobes specific phrase in its release was: "Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences, including gaming and premium video, as well as mobile apps." But the reality is that the mobile browser is the future of the web. So anyone who is using Flash today for anything should start working on a plan to eventually stop using it.
  • JPMorgan Chase makes a case for the big data platform (and career track) of the future. – Five of JP Morgan Chase's seven lines of business now use a Hadoop shared service. They use it for extract, transform, and load (ETL) processing; high-scale Basel III regulatory liquidity analyses and reporting; data mining; transaction analysis; fraud investigation; and social media sentiment analysis. It's also a low-cost storage option for all types of data, including structured financial records, semi-structured clickstreams and Web logs, and unstructured text and social comment feeds.
  • iBackupBot – iTunes Backup Manager for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad – iBackupBot for iTunes is a tool that helps you browse, view, export and even EDIT files backed up to iTunes.
  • Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? – Several of my customer and partner contacts have told me they have heard from their own Microsoft sources over the past couple of weeks that Silverlight 5 is the last version of Silverlight that Microsoft will release
  • Google Launches OAuth 2.0 Playground @ API Evangelist – Google announced the OAuth 2.0 Playground which allows developers to experiment with APIs using the OAuth 2.0 protocol, and understand how the protocol functions and will make your life easier.
  • Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5 (Adobe Flash Platform Blog) – We will design new features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5 as the standards evolve so developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged.
  • Why Flash didn’t work out on mobile devices – Apple leaving mobile Flash off their mobile devices for the last four years, has shown that the web has adapted, with more sites embracing HTML5 for websites, games and apps.
  • 10 Challenges That Will Shape Wall Street in 2012 – Wall Street & Technology – Battered and bruised by a difficult 2011, Wall Street faces another challenging year. We examine 10 critical issues that will set the agenda at capital markets firms in 2012.
  • Redis: Zero to Master in 30 minutes – Part 1 – More than once, I've said that learning Redis is the most efficient way a programmer can spend 30 minutes. This is a testament to both how useful Redis is and how easy it is to learn. But, is it true, can you really learn, and even master, Redis in 30 minutes?
  • Google Web Toolkit and Web Services: The XML Way | Wazi – In this two-part series, we’ll build a project to show how to get and process XML and JSON data, and deal with sundry matters such as security restrictions and server-side proxies. What you’ll learn here should help you deal with all kinds of services and enhance your GWT applications.
  • From the Mule’s Mouth » AMQP and the future of web messaging – The real potential for AMQP is queuing on the web, there hasn’t been a strong play for this yet but I believe queuing will become a fundamental part of orchestrating services on the web as applications start to leverage APIs more.
  • Why The MongoDB Hate? – 10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.10gen has built a novel datastore that offers high availability, sharding, and schema-free design at a very specific cost. Bugs will be pushed, mistakes will be made, and systems will go down. There is no silver bullet.
  • Ektorp – Java API for CouchDB – Ektorp is a persistence API that uses CouchDB as storage engine. The goal of Ektorp is to combine JPA like functionality with the simplicity and flexibility that CouchDB provides.

Links for June 17th through June 20th