Sunday, July 26, 2009

Best of this Week Summary 20 July - 26 July 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Best of this Week Summary 13 July - 19 July 2009

  • Pretty basic SOAP monitor (proxy) that allows you to edit SOAP messages before sending them on. Does not support a proxy (yet).

  • IBM recently released Milepost GCC (website has styling from 1998 ;), a "compiler which analyses the software and determines which code optimizations will be most effective during compilation using machine learning techniques. Experiments carried out with the compiler achieved an average 18% performance improvement. The compiler is expected to significantly reduce time-to-market of new software, because lengthy manual optimization can now be carried out by the compiler." Related to that is also the Collective Tuning wiki, dedicated to developing self-tuning computing systems.

  • ZeroTurnaround "has released the results of their "Java EE Containers - Heaven or Hell" survey. Using responses from 700 respondents, they cover topics such as: containers most often used on large projects, fastest container, redeploy times and annual costs of redeployment in a series of charts and calculations. Both the charts and raw data are made available for your own analysis."

  • Looking for petabyte and beyond scale storage? The opensource project Ceph might be an option: it is a distributed network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability.

  • Several basic and advanced JPA implementation patterns can be found here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Best of this Week Summary 06 July - 12 July 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best of this Week Summary 29 June - 05 July 2009