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 2010-29

The Passage of Time by ToniVCCommons Configuration

Commons Configuration provides a generic configuration interface which enables a Java application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.

Lambdas in Java Preview – Part 1: The Basics | Javalobby

…closures (or better lambda expressions) will (probably) be added to JDK7..

Lambdas in Java Preview – Part 2: Functional Java | Javalobby

…giving some practical examples of lambdas, how functional programming in Java could look like and how lambdas could affect some of the well known libraries in Java land…

Lambdas in Java Preview – Part 3: Collections API

In this part I’ll focus on how the addition of lambdas could affect one of the most used standard APIs – the Collections API.

First Symbian^4 Screenshots Surface

for those interested in, there are some previews of the 4th version of Symbian OS

Life is Too Short to Parse Command Line Parameters

Recently, DZone MVB Cedric Beust unveiled JCommander, a tool he developed that takes away the manual labor of command line parsing.  Just six days after posting his announcement for JCommander 1.0, he’s already got an expanded 1.1 version out.  New features include simple internationalization, type converters, and password parameters.

OutOfMemoryError in Eclipse with JDK 1.6.0_21, on Windows

This past weekend I spent a good amount of time trying to solve an OutOfMemoryError that made Eclipse crash every 5 minutes.

Sun Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 10.10 and later

Apparently the Ubuntu folks have started putting some weight behind their recommendations for switching to the “OpenJDK.” Fortunately, the official, “proprietary” Java is still available through another Ubuntu repository.

Effective JSON with Google Web Toolkit

Hopefully every developer knows JSON protocol or has at least heard about it. In Google Web Toolkit technology, JSON is a very common protocol