Friday, December 17, 2010

RSS Digest: Week Ending 17-Dec-2010

Java

Joshua Bloch: Performance Anxiety on Performance Unpredictability, Its Measurement and Benchmarking
http://theholyjava.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/joshua-bloch-performance-anxiety-on-unpredictability/


Programming

Things Every Programmer Should Know
http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2010/12/things-every-programmer-should-know.html

Ranking Programming Languages by Size of Community and Number of Projects
http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2010/12/ranking-programming-languages.php

6.094 Introduction to MATLAB
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-094-introduction-to-matlab-january-iap-2010/

Freeware for generating UMLs
http://www.aviyehuda.com/2010/04/freeware-for-generating-umls/


Film

The best films of 2010, by Philip French
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/12/philip-french-2010-best-films


Other

Microsoft releases H.264 Firefox add-on for Windows 7
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Microsoft-releases-H-264-Firefox-add-on-for-Windows-7-1154242.html

Wikileaks
http://xkcd.com/834/

Friday, December 10, 2010

RSS Digest: Week Ending 10-Dec-2010

Java

What's New in IntelliJ IDEA 10
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/whatsnew/index.html

Is the JCP dead?
http://www.jroller.com/scolebourne/entry/is_the_jcp_dead

Java SE 7/8 passed
http://www.jroller.com/scolebourne/entry/java_se_7_8_passed

Java SE 6 Update 23
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u23releasenotes-191058.html

Enum tricks: hierarchical data structure
http://java.dzone.com/articles/enum-tricks-hierarchical-data

Six JDK Classes You Think You Know
http://jnb.ociweb.com/jnb/jnbDec2010.html

Google AI Challenge: Languages Used by the Best Programmers
http://www.r-chart.com/2010/12/google-ai-challenge-languages-used-by.html

Algorithm Performance
http://www.drdobbs.com/high-performance-computing/228500262


Technology

Next-gen iPad prepped for April launch
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/363412/next-gen-ipad-prepped-for-april-launch

Slimmed-down iPad to feature two cameras
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/363517/slimmed-down-ipad-to-feature-two-cameras

Synology Diskstation DS110
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/storage-appliances/363400/synology-diskstation-ds110

Laser weapon lasts for 6 hours
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/12/laser-weapon-lasts-for-6-hours.html

The Anonymous group is taking aim at the wrong target
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/dec/10/internet-wikileaks-anonymous

Friday, November 12, 2010

RSS Digest: Week Ending 12-Nov-2010

Java

Oracle Announces JDK Roadmap for Advancing Java SE
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/173782

Oracle's JVM Strategy
http://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/OOW2010%20-%20JVM%20Strategy.pdf

The Hotspot Java Virtual Machine
http://www.cs.princeton.edu/picasso/mats/HotspotOverview.pdf

Benchmarks Gone Wild Part 1: Watch the clock
http://kirk.blog-city.com/benchmarks_gone_wild_part_1_watch_the_clock.htm

5 things you didn't know about ... multithreaded programming
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-5things15/

Taming the Java Garbage Collector
http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com/2010/11/taming-java-garbage-collector.html

Premium JVM thoughts & Open JVM proposal
http://www.jroller.com/scolebourne/entry/premium_jvm_open_jvm_proposal

Java Concurrency Part 7 : Executors and Thread Pools
http://java.dzone.com/articles/java-concurrency-%E2%80%93-part-7

Green Beans: Putting the Spring in Your Step (and Application)
http://blog.springsource.com/2010/11/09/green-beans-putting-the-spring-in-your-step-and-application/


Finance

The Goldman Sachs Suggested Reading List
http://www.quantnet.com/goldman-sachs-reading-list/


Linux

Fedora 14 Preview: What's New in Fedora 14? 
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/365130-whats-in-store-for-fedora-14

Red Hat Sets a New Standard for the Next Generation of Operating Systems
http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2010/new-standard.html

Data Replication Using rsync
http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7888/


Science

Advanced jets hitting technological turbulence
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/turbulence-hits-hightech-jets.html

Friday, October 29, 2010

RSS Digest: Week Ending 29-Oct-2010

Java

Know the JVM Series -3- When Weaker is Better: Understanding Soft, Weak and Phantom References
http://blog.yohanliyanage.com/2010/10/ktjs-3-soft-weak-phantom-references/

Exposing Java Technology Performance Myths
http://weblogs.java.net/blog/2005/06/29/exposing-java-technology-performance-myths

Babylon 5 and the Great War of Java
http://www.jroller.com/scolebourne/entry/babylon_5_the_great_war

Java exec quits in row over Oracle control
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/362203/java-exec-quits-in-row-over-oracle-control

Bleeding edge - First steps with OpenJDK 7 Build b115
http://www.dzone.com/links/r/bleeding_edge_first_steps_with_openjdk_7_build_b1.html

An Important Software Developer Characteristic: Handling Criticism
http://marxsoftware.blogspot.com/2010/10/important-software-developer.html

C++

C++ Multithreading in Boost
http://www.quantnet.com/cplusplus-multithreading-boost/