InfoQ: Nick Kallen Discusses Scala at Twitter – Nick discusses using Scala to build high-performance and scalable network services (including FlockDB), the powerful dualism of Scala which combines the best of object-oriented and functional approaches and also provides his views on the tradeoffs between static and dynamic languages
InfoQ: Scaling with MongoDB – Roger Bodamer provides advice on scaling out MongoDB using replica sets and auto-sharding, plus tips for database deployment and scaling use cases.
Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool – Sketching provides a unique space that can help you think differently, generate a variety of ideas quickly, explore alternatives with less risk, and encourage constructive discussions with colleagues and clients.
Data Wrangler – Wrangler is an interactive tool for data cleaning and transformation.
Spend less time formatting and more time analyzing your data
weightshift/The-Personal-Page at master – GitHub – This simple one-page website is a way for people to have a very quick and easy personable website that aggregates your activity and positions a simple logo, a portrait and some description text in a nicely-formatted manner.
Quora’s Technology Examined | Phil Whelan’s Blog – Quora is a great example of a modern tech start-up. They are very small team who understand the technologies they are using very well. They have made considered choices in the technology they have selected and have a good vision of which components would be better written from scratc
InfoQ: Characteristics of an Agile Organization – There are some patterns I see over and over that are fundamental to a successful agile adoption, or a large scale enterprise agile transformation. Here are the ones I think are most important and why.
InfoQ: Clojure-Java Interop: A Better Java than Java – Stuart Dabbs Halloway, after reviewing Clojure’s syntax comparing it with Java, explains how Clojure-Java interoperability works. He then talks about the need for simplicity in languages, attempting to prove that Clojure is a simpler language, and consequently better, than Java.
iSpectrum: Java for iPhone – FlexyCore is pleased to introduce iSpectrum to the Java community. Develop and debug your iPhone native application in Java under Eclipse IDE or port your existing applications or libraries to iPhone market. Enjoy!
Op-Ed Contributor – Microsofts Creative Destruction – NYTimes.com – Internal competition is common at great companies. It can be wisely encouraged to force ideas to compete. The problem comes when the competition becomes uncontrolled and destructive. At Microsoft, it has created a dysfunctional corporate culture in which the big established groups are allowed to prey upon emerging teams, belittle their efforts, compete unfairly against them for resources, and over time hector them out of existence
Make Your Web Site ‘Groovy’ – Forbes.com – For a company with a heavy investment in Java, Groovy should be a no-brainer. If you are starting out on an advanced Web site project, you should make a decision between PHP and Groovy
Facebook Developers | HipHop for PHP: Move Fast – HipHop for PHP isn't technically a compiler itself. Rather it is a source code transformer. HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it.
Firefox 3 for developers – MDC – If you're a developer trying to get a handle on all the new features in Firefox 3, this is the perfect place to start. This article provides a list of the new articles covering features added to Firefox 3
InfoQ: Is Google Gears Positioned to Add Features to the Web? – There is no doubt that Rich Internet Applications remain a major battleground for the industry along with and complementary to Ad-based revenue models and cloud-computing. Will Gears take a similar path as Flash and become as much adopted by Web sites and
InfoQ: Erlang – software for a concurrent world – How do you program a multicore computer? Easy – do it in Erlang. Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language designed for programming fault-tolerant systems. With share-nothing semantics and pure message passing, Erlang programs scales on multi
JetBrains’ Dmitry Jemerov on IntelliJ 8, Flex, and Scala – Dmitry Jemerov is a lead developer on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA. In this wide-ranging interview with Artima, Jemerov discusses the main focus areas for the upcoming IntelliJ 8 release, as well as his views on IntelliJ's support for Flex and Scala.
Why Java? Because it’s everywhere. – The value of this enterprise capabilities is still very high, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important differentiators of Java. Once you know how to deal with it, it saves you lots of time in development and production.