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 2010-50

Smart Electronic Sportswear Being Developed by MC10 and Reebok

Stretchable silicon electronics that offer the computing power of rigid chips could make their way into Reebok’s athletic apparel shortly. The company and MC10, a start up maker of flexible electronics, are working together to develop sportswear that incorporates electronics to monitor athletes’ health and performance during training and rehabilitation.

The Play framework

Finally a Java framework made by Web developers. Discover a clean alternative to bloated enterprise Java stacks. Play focuses on developer productivity and targets RESTful architectures.

J2EE Is Dead – Completely Dead

…So J2EE is dead, but Java EE 6 rocks.

Things Every Programmer Should Know

The collection is intended simply to contain multiple and varied perspectives on what it is that contributors to the project feel programmers should know. This can be anything from code-focused advice to culture, from algorithm usage to agile thinking, from implementation know-how to professionalism, from style to substance, etc.

INS2: Australia develops first smartchip for pain

The Implantable Neuro Sensing and Stimulation (INS2) device is considered the first miniature smartchip for treating chronic pain. Its very small size, along with other key features, allows the smartchip to manage pain better in humans.

Why the new JavaFX makes sense

Myriad Sues Sun, Now Oracle, over Java

Apache leaves the JCP, what’s next?

weekly links 2010-48

It’s been a long time I’m not posting but just changed job and relocated abroad, so no time for the blog.

SocialAuth – Java Library for seamless authentication for oAuth and OpenID providers

Eclipse Makes Available New Release of Eclipse Virgo

Using «Federated Login for Google Account Users» in your application

Introducing CQ 5.4, an early sneak-peek.

The way we write software these days

Why Java is being used for high-performance computing

Goodbye SOAP – Welcome JSON REST

Being bad to your customers is bad for business

Oracle’s Reply to Google’s Answer with Counterclaims

A Closer Look at JUnit Categories

Weekly Links 2010-41

Ok this week I didn’t have much time for reading the net, however here are some interesting links

5 things you didn’t know about … Apache Maven

La libertà non ha prezzo: come liberarsi di GMail (Italian)

Announcing Amino, a new UI toolkit for Desktop Java

Oracle and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Java Innovation Through OpenJDK

Oracle’s strategy is now clear

IBM and Oracle to Collaborate on OpenJDK

Peace breaks out?!?

Maven Dependecy JAR Configuration

Use JavaFX to quickly create applications

How free is the OpenJDK?

Mockito – Pros, Cons, and Best Practices

Weekly links 2010-32

During these weeks I was too busy for contributing the weekly link. Here it is one for this week 🙂

Maven is good, but needs some love

…But Maven needs a proper and clean environment…

Functional Programming Concepts in JDK 7 | Javalobby

Kent Beck’s Test Driven Development Screencasts

Following the recommendations of Corey Haines, Michael Guterl, James Martin and Michael Hunger I decided to get Kent Beck’s screencasts on Test Driven Development which have been published by the Pragmatic Programmers.

Testing REST Web Services With JPA and Spring

REST Web Services can be particularly difficult to test, with the need for networking, a web container, multiple threads and transaction management creating extra complexity beyond your standard unit test. In this article I demonstrate patterns designed to address this complexity while enabling complete testing of your REST web service stack.

Oracle shuts down open source test servers

No One Nos: Learning to Say No to Bad Ideas

No. One word, a complete sentence. We all learned to say it around our first birthday, so why do we have such a hard time saying it now when it comes to our work?

Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings

Every meeting is an opportunity. Why waste your first one?

5 things you didn’t know about … Java Database Connectivity

JDBC is more than a background player in database connectivity. The more you know about it, the more efficient your RDBMS interactions will be.

Have you upgraded your Java 1.6_21 to Java 1.6_21?

Selenium 2/Web Driver – the land where Page Objects are king!

12 Things A Programmer Really Needs To Know

URL-based Locale

Spring Reading – Getting Started with Spring Framework