weekly links 2011-10

Important Changes to Java, and Oracle Solaris Certifications

Android Threats Getting Steamy

Backward Pulling Force from a Forward Propagating Beam

Convert Adobe Flash FLA files into HTML and reach more devices

The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown

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weekly links 2011-06

Hackers penetrated Nasdaq’s network

Why go with RichFaces

Android Google Maps Tutorial

Using Java 6 processors in Eclipse

Next level of Don’t Repeat Yourself(DRY) principle

Java FX 2.0 – The Installation, Doc and Launch Experience – A Smoke Test

Linux vulnerable to Windows-style autorun exploits and fixed.

Dependency Injection Performance in Java EE 6: Dependent (easy) vs ApplicationScoped (“optimized”)

weekly links 2011-02 & 03

Alt media player VLC cut from Apple App Store | Digital Media – CNET News

Designing our digital future | ZDNet

Forward Technology | Kindle cover #fail

One step closer to JDK7 – feature complete

E-Ink Camo Used to Make Tanks ‘Invisible’

sprite.js

The sprite.js framework lets you create animations and games using sprites in an efficient way. The goal is to have common framework for Desktop and mobile browsers.

CraftmanshipAndTheCrevasse

Why you fail with TDD

10 Tips for Proper Application Logging

Twitter Gets Sued For Letting Famous People Interact Online

HTC Desire and Android Froyo: first impression

My company gave me a corporate phone: an HTC Desire. Most of the “problems” I’ve encountered seem related to the HTC sense interface than Android itself, however here is a list of what I don’t like of the combination of HTC and Android.

  • No file manager. Still didn’t find how to delete files uploaded via bluetooth directly from the phone. Actually there are on market a lot of apps as file manager; but why not provide it by default?
  • When touching a key too often I touch by mistake a neighborhood one. I’ve tried many times to calibrate the touch screen the problem still persist.
  • No way to close an application except calling the advanced task killer.
  • In the pdf viewer there’s no way to put a bookmark. I’m reading the 200+ pages User Guide and I’d like to put a bookmark on the page I am.
  • Took 2 days to discover (without user guide) how to import contacts from the sim to the phone memory.
  • If you put an alarm and switch off the phone, the alarm wont ring. This is a very annoying feature. I can understand that the alarm is a part of the clock application and switching off the phone you switch off all the applications but even my oldest nokia can ring when switched off.
  • When you add/edit a contact and turn your phone in order to have a wider QWERTY it doesn’t turn.

The final response is that android is a very impressive operating system but not very intuitive. While the HTC…