Links for October 31st through November 3rd

  • PhoneGap and Cordova with iOS 7 – Now that it’s officially available, I wanted to share my experience running and building PhoneGap / Cordova applications on iOS 7.
  • Putting big data and advanced analytics to work | McKinsey & Company – In a video feature, McKinsey director David Court explains how companies can improve their decisions and performance by getting powerful new tools in the hands of frontline managers.
  • Improved Java Tooling for Cloud Foundry – Pivotal has released several new components that enable developers using Java, Groovy, and other JVM languages to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry quickly and easily. This blog post will show the options available to JVM developers with this new toolin
  • 8 Reasons Why Even Microsoft Agrees the Windows Desktop is a Nightmare – The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it’s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it’s not a good experience for average people. It’s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it. Even Microsoft agrees about this. Microsoft’s Surface tablets with Windows RT don’t support any third-party desktop apps
  • The many reasons why Chrome OS is appealing – If the Chrome OS is “just a browser”, how can it be more appealing to some people given that other devices all have a browser and more? There are a number of reasons and an article we highlight explains them quite well.
  • Java EE 7 and IntelliJ IDEA 13. RESTful Web Services Made Easy – One of the notable changes coming in IntelliJ IDEA 13 is the developer tool set for Java EE 7, the cutting-edge version of Oracle’s enterprise Java platform. IntelliJ IDEA will offer support and productivity-boosting features for all Java EE specifications
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure, As Cloudy Now As Cloud Was – ReadWrite – Remember when everyone tried to define cloud computing? Turns out they're just as confused about software-defined infrastructure.
  • HealthCare.gov failed despite agile practices – In relation to HealthCare.gov, an agile process was implemented and the software was a national failure. This does not mean agile was the primary cause of that failure but it is not unreasonable to assume it played a part. My hope is that we can learn from
  • 16 Traits of Great IT Leaders – CIO.com – If you want to succeed as an IT leader you have to develop a set of traits that will serve you and those around you. Industry leaders and career experts share their thoughts on what behaviors make an IT leader great.

Links for October 14th through October 20th

Links for September 6th through September 14th

Links for May 14th through May 21st

Links for April 15th through April 18th

Links for January 4th through January 8th

Links for September 12th through September 15th

  • Spring 3.1 Caching and @Cacheable | Javalobby – The Guys at Spring have now devised a simple to use caching system based around a couple of annotations: @Cacheable and @CacheEvict. The idea of the @Cacheable annotation is that you use it to mark the method return values that will be stored in the cache.
  • Java Tutorials: ‘At First Sight’ With Closures in Java – In this tutorial we have got familiar with the concept of Functional Interfaces and Java Closure; Understood the Java Lambda Expression syntax, the Method Reference and the Constructor Reference. Also, we wrote our First Lambda Expressions Program with other 'Hello World' examples.
  • Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist – Businessweek – Musk says he’s on target to get a spacecraft to the red planet in 10 to 15 years, perhaps with him on board. “I would like to die on Mars,” he says. “Just not on impact.”
  • Dropbox dives into CoffeeScript – Dropbox now writes all new browser-side code in CoffeeScript, and we’ve been loving it. We’ve already written several thousand new lines of coffee since launching in July.
  • Gallery of free HTML snippets for Twitter Bootstrap. | Bootsnipp.com – Bootsnipp is an element gallery for web designers and web developers, anybody who is using Twitter Bootstrap will find this website essential in their craft.
  • pdf.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that builds a PDF renderer without native code – pdf.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance.
  • Java: Spring Framework Round Table Discussion | Javalobby – This presentation and discussion is about Reducing XML problems when combining XML with Java; specifically with the Spring Framework.
  • j2objc – A Java to iOS Objective-C translation tool and runtime. – J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps.
  • Nootropics – The Facts About "Smart Drugs" – While the idea of enhancing ones intelligence through the equivalent of taking your daily vitamins seems shocking to some, it is a definite possibility for those inclined to try to reach their full potential.
  • Will Go be the new go-to programming language? — Cloud Computing News – The Go language is gaining momentum among PaaS and IaaS vendors, says Apcera founder and CEO Derek Collison. Research shows the language gaining ground, although it hasn’t cracked the top 20. JavaScript and Java remain top dogs among overall programing languages.
  • Taking a look at the new Sencha SOAP Data Proxy | Blog | Sencha – The addition of the SOAP proxy makes it easy to connect your data stores to a whole new set of data. All of the options are there, so you can connect to existing SOAP services or new ones being built.
  • The Rise of the Mobile Web (and Web Audio on iOS 6) – We need to ask two questions: how fast/rich do most apps need to be and how much does the web need to improve to support them. Moore’s law now applies to the web: between javascript performance breakthroughs, mobile hardware improvements, and new APIs, the types of apps the mobile web can support is increasing rapidly.