Sun jilted in Oracle big-systems love • The Register – That was a triple whammy directed at Sun. Not only was Oracle endorsing low-cost Intel boxes over Sun's mighty Sparc to power the server farms that run cloud data centers – an area where Sun has been heavily pushing Sparc – but she was also hitting Sun's Sparc Niagara processor family in an area where Sun has been making a lot of noise: power consumption.
Without further ado: Reverie « Vincent Laforet’s Blog – I’m proud to finally share this short film with everyone – no time for words – let’s let the moving images do the talking… Here is the raw footage (downsized to 1/4 resolution) from the prototype EOS 5D MKII that Canon allowed me to borrow over a 72 hour period.
Rands In Repose: Impossible – What’s important when the CEO asks for the impossible is that he’s pushing the definition of possibility for what the team can accomplish. Maybe your CEO only has an idea, and can only feel the possibility in what he’s asking, but it’s not his job to make it all happen. That’s where you come in. You’re the person responsible for transforming the feel, the intuition, the glimpse of a plan, and the confidence into knowing and doing.
Amazon adds Oracle support to EC2 | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – The move will give Amazon’s cloud services some serious enterprise heft. In a blog post, Amazon said it will offer EC2 services preloaded with Oracle’s software–Enterprise Linux, Database 11g, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager and developer tools–as well as support options.
Direct Reports : Everybody (Why Leave IIS?) – If you have gotten a chance to try an early build of SQL Server Reporting 2008 Reporting Services, you know that one of the changes in the product is the removal of the Internet Information Services (IIS) dependency.
Google Visualization API – Google Code – The Google Visualization API lets you access multiple sources of structured data that you can display, choosing from a large selection of visualizations. The Google Visualization API also provides a platform that can be used to create, share and reuse visualizations written by the developer community at large.
Flex Charts with Google Charts and Eastwood Charts – The concept behind Google Chart API (and hence applies to Eastwood Chart Servlet as well) involves providing data for chart generation to the chart provider via HTTP URL parameters and getting an image (PNG) as a response.
Comet Daily » Blog Archive » Oracle, BEA, and Bayeux – Developers from BEA contributed efforts towards defining the Bayeux protocol, and it’s great to see them ship this update to WebLogic. They also have a tutorial available, Using the HTTP Publish-Subscribe Server, providing detailed information for WebLogic users.
Stellarium – Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Database vendors add Google’s MapReduce – LinuxWorld – Greenplum and Aster Data Systems, two startups involved in large-scale data analysis, announced this week that their products will support MapReduce, a programming technique originally developed by Google for parallel processing of large data sets across commodity hardware
Back To School: Expand Your Brain with Evernote – Let's take a look at how you can use your computer, cellphone, and digital camera in conjunction with the free, cross-platform application Evernote to remember everything for the rest of your life–or at least until the end of the semester.
Virtual worlds | If you build it… | Economist.com – Google’s launch of Lively, in July, seemed to have great potential. But in the weeks since it opened its virtual doors, Lively has remained surprisingly lifeless, hosting a dwindling number of users and prompting a string of negative reviews.
Feeling tired? Exercise a little – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution — a little light exercise. Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by…
Flex 3:Feature Introductions: OLAPDataGrid – Adobe Labs – Leveraging the capabilities of AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid provides a customizable and configurable UI which is capable of consuming the result set of a multidimensional query and displaying it in a cross-tab fashion.
BlazeDS – BlazeDS – Confluence – BlazeDS is an open source set of libraries which can be added to Java-based web applications to enable a more simple and efficient means of communicating between Flex and Java. BlazeDS includes an RPC style remoting library and a realtime messaging system
InfoQ: Flex 3.0: Update From Adobe’s James Ward – With the production release of Flex 3, InfoQ sat down with Adobe’s James Ward to find out more about Flex 3. Last year, Ward gave InfoQ readers an overview of Flex 3 and discounted a number of Flex misconceptions.
Flex cookbook beta – Building Flex Applications with JSPs – Flex can make requests to your existing JSPs using the HTTPService object. These requests can work with any JSPs. A Flex application contains all of the view logic so the JSPs should not return HTML but rather just serialized data
Gears and AIR: The Open Source Difference on Dion Almaer’s Blog – Gears and AIR are very different, and although there is an overlap, they are complementary too. I would love to see some convergence in the future where Gears and AIR APIs join together. That would be a win win for everyone in my opinion. I would also lov
WWTelescope – The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telesco
Vijay Mandava’s Blog: WLS 10.3 Tech Preview supports SCA – Since WebLogic 10.3 Tech Preview includes an SCA runtime customers now have multiple technology choices to build their business logic — POJO, EJB, Spring or SCA. By including the SCA runtime on WLS, customers can take advantage of the RASP functionality
OpenXML4J – Office Open XML API for Java – OpenXML4J is a Java implementation of the ECMA-376 : Office Open XML File Format. It provides developers with a set of classes to create innovative solutions with the Open XML file format.
java.net: JAX-WS Web Services Without Java EE Containers – One justification for including JAX-WS 2.0 as part of Java SE 6.0 instead of Java EE 5 is that web service delivery with JAX-WS 2.0 does not require a container. This article shows how to use the JAX-WS class javax.xml.ws.Endpoint to publish web services
Apache Directory releases: LDAP Server 1.5, Studio 1.0 toolset – Apache has announced the release of Apache Directory Server 1.5.1, and Apache Directory Studio 1.0, a toolset for use with any LDAP solution but with special integrations with Apache Directory Server. Directory Server 1.5.1 is an implementation of LDAP v3
InfoQ: Spring 2 and Beyond – Spring 2.0 takes POJO-based development to a new level of sophistication. The themes of Spring 2.0 are simplicity and power: it makes existing tasks even easier, while extending the power of Spring to new areas. In this session,
Blogbody: IDEA Really is That Good – I consistently find myself trying to explain why IDEA is so good. This is my attempt to explain my favorite "features". I say "features" because many of these aren’t the type of bullet-point features you might see in a direct comparison (ie: "EJB3 Support