my Apps: * COOL MOVIE BROWSER (online sport, tv on net) here * MONEY ON THREAD (personal finance) here * HIT-BALL (cute game) here

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shop This Look: A Weekend Getaway

View this email as a web page OR on your mobile.


Shop This Look: A Weekend Getaway

Shop Roots.com
women
men
leather
shoes
Sept30header_footer_06 Visit us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Twitter Check us out on Flickr
Sept30header_footer_11
Shop This Look: A Weekend Getaway
Womens New Arrivals Mens New Arrivals
Saddle Pack in Rustler Leather, $248
Jamie Cable Infinity Scarf, $38
Raven Jacket, $98
Cassidy Jacket, $498 Reilly Long Sleeve Shirt, $58 Cassidy Jacket, $498
Western Satchel in Vintage Tribe Leather, $288
Shop These Looks
Raven Jacket, $98 Saddle Pack in Rustler Leather, $248 Jamie Cable Infinity Scarf, $38
Cassidy Jacket, $498 Western Satchel in Vintage Tribe Leather, $288 Reilly Long Sleeve Shirt, $58
Roots Fall 2010 Collection  Go behind the scenes of our recent photo shoot  Watch Video
This email was sent by: Roots Canada, Ltd.
1400 Castlefield Ave.
Toronto, ON M6B 4C4
Canada

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

JavaOne 2010 news, views and conference coverage


TheServerSideCOM.com
[TheServerSide Newsletter]
September 28, 2010 39

In This Issue
News
    JavaOne 2010 news, views and conference coverage
Site Highlights
    RESTful resources for potential REST developers
    Avoid complications when requirements change
Key Enterprise Java News Headlines
    Some key headlines:
    Gosling unleashes on .NET, IBM, iPads, Oracle & Others (Interview quotes)
    At JavaOne - Java on the front end get its time to shine
    Is Gosling just being the typical disgruntled employee?
    Java and OpenJDK additions discussed as Oracle takes JavaOne stage

This newsletter is transmitted once a week.
It is printer-friendly and available online.


Sponsored By:

Voice & Data

Get the latest edition of Australia's leading IT and comms convergence magazine in an easy to read, share and search digital format.

Click here to download



News

JavaOne 2010 news, views and conference coverage
JavaOne 2010 is home to the most influential developers in the Java community.This year is the first year that the JavaOne conference is held in conjunction with Oracle OpenWorld and Oracle Develop. Find the latest news and information on development from JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2010.

Site Highlights

RESTful resources for potential REST developers
The RESTful approach to Web services is widely seen as a simpler alternative to SOAP. Access this expert article to find out what you need to know about existing well-established tools if you are contemplating starting a REST style Web service project, but don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Avoid complications when requirements change
When requirements change late in software development lifecycle, things have a tendency to go wrong. Find out how to avoid complications from this expert tip.

Key Enterprise Java News Headlines

Gosling unleashes on .NET, IBM, iPads, Oracle & Others (Interview quotes)
"They'd do anything they can to screw Sun over. I mean, they didn't name Eclipse casually." That's just one of the many gems James Gosling floats in his interview with the folks at BasementCoders.com.


At JavaOne - Java on the front end get its time to shine
It is known for its servers, but even before it purchased Java-originator Sun Microsystems, Oracle had interest in client side technology. Still, it was surprising how much time Oraclea??s Thomas Kurian devoted to user interface issues in his JavaOne Keynote Monday.


Is Gosling just being the typical disgruntled employee?
Recently, there has been a flurry of news bits and interviews with James Gosling in regards to his views on Oracle's takeover of Sun and some of the recent decisions Oracle has taken on some Sun projects and techs since then. In this latest eWeek interview, the father of Java actually comes clean and straight as to why he left Oracle.


Java and OpenJDK additions discussed as Oracle takes JavaOne stage
Just weeks after suing Google for patent infringement related to that company's use of Java technology and the OpenJDK, Oracle Corp. pledged to roll out new versions of the very same Java Developer Kit.


About this Newsletter

TechTarget This e-newsletter is published by TheServerSide.com, part of the TechTarget network. TechTarget provides IT professionals with the resources they need to perform their jobs: Web sites, newsletters, forums, blogs, white papers, webcasts, events and more.

Copyright 2010 TechTarget. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Us:
TechTarget
Member Services
275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466
Contact: Webmaster@techtarget.com



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gathering Competing Opinions on Terracotta's Ehcache and BigMemory


TheServerSideCOM.com
[TheServerSide Newsletter]
September 21, 2010 38

In This Issue
News
    Gathering Competing Opinions on Terracotta's Ehcache and BigMemory
Site Highlights
    Agile software testing strategies for managers
    Stump the experts - get your SOA & integration questions answered at no cost
    FAA uses open source ESB to handle flight data
Key Enterprise Java News Headlines
    Some key headlines:
    JavaOne Kicks Off Sunday Night with Keynotes and an Open Bar
    Good News for GWT Developers: Google Makes Instantiations Available for Free
    Guzz. A New Data-Layer Framework
    Easy Database Access with Spring 3.0 and the JdbcTemplate

This newsletter is transmitted once a week.
It is printer-friendly and available online.


Click here to find out more!
Sponsored By:

Voice & Data

Get the latest edition of Australia's leading IT and comms convergence magazine in an easy to read, share and search digital format.

Click here to download

  ADVERTISEMENT  
AD SearchSOA.com - SOA and Web Services
SearchSOA.com is the most extensive online community dedicated to service-oriented architecture. Over 450,000 IT professionals turn to SearchSOA.com for industry news, expert advice and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. SearchSOA.com and its blog, SOA Talk, are your online portal for information to solve specific SOA problems or just to stay up with industry developments-membership is free, join today!
 

News

Gathering Competing Opinions on Terracotta's Ehcache and BigMemory
Joseph Ottinger

GigaSpaces' Joseph Ottinger provides a competitor's insight into Terracotta's latest announcement about memory management and Ehcache. I should probably say that while Joe works for GigaSpaces, he's a bit of a loose cannon when it comes to his opinions, so don't take this as an official position paper from his current employer. These are purely Joe's thoughts on the topic.

Site Highlights

Agile software testing strategies for managers
How will agile testing methods be determined? What are the best testing tools? Learn what agile project managers need to know to assure high quality in their tests.

Stump the experts - get your SOA & integration questions answered at no cost
We've recruited 4 top independent experts to present at SearchSOA.com's free virtual seminar on October 5 titled "SOA & Application Integration in Action." Attend as they uncover the latest tools and essential best practices that comprise the definitive SOA blueprint for success required for any winning SOA projects. Register today!

FAA uses open source ESB to handle flight data
Agencies within the federal government have adopted open source software. Find out how the FAA created flight data system that features the FUSE ESB from Progress.

Key Enterprise Java News Headlines

JavaOne Kicks Off Sunday Night with Keynotes and an Open Bar
JavaOne kicked off on Sunday night, with a host of keynotes and an open bar. Larry's keynote went long, but like any keynote, it was more about hype than issues. Let's see how the issues get dealt with as JavaOne gets going.


Good News for GWT Developers: Google Makes Instantiations Available for Free
This is some seriously good news for both GWT developers, and more to the point, junior developers who were a little trepid about coding GWT user interfaces.


Guzz. A New Data-Layer Framework
A full-stack data solution framework with many unique features.


Easy Database Access with Spring 3.0 and the JdbcTemplate
The Spring approach to database access is simple. Don't get distracted by the IoC, DI or aspect oriented features of the Spring container.


About this Newsletter

TechTarget This e-newsletter is published by TheServerSide.com, part of the TechTarget network. TechTarget provides IT professionals with the resources they need to perform their jobs: Web sites, newsletters, forums, blogs, white papers, webcasts, events and more.

Copyright 2010 TechTarget. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Us:
TechTarget
Member Services
275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466

Policy: PRIV LINK


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters ... on hammered dulcimer

video

Very nice unplugged Metallica's ballad "Nothing Else Matters"... 
on unconventional instrument for rock music.
Super cool -- great job!



Now, the original:



If you want to know more about the instrument read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammered_dulcimer.


Listen Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven on harp here.

Cheers!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Optical chip enables new approach to quantum computing

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today’s computers.

Scientists from Bristol’s Centre for Quantum Photonics have developed a silicon chip that could be used to perform complex calculations and simulations using quantum particles in the near future. The researchers believe that their device represents a new route to a quantum computer – a powerful type of computer that uses quantum bits (qubits) rather than the conventional bits used in today’s computers.


Unlike conventional bits or transistors, which can be in one of only two states at any one time (1 or 0), a qubit can be in several states at the same time and can therefore be used to hold and process a much larger amount of information at a greater rate.

“It is widely believed that a quantum computer will not become a reality for at least another 25 years,” says Professor Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics. 

“However, we believe, using our new technique, a quantum computer could, in less than ten years, be performing calculations that are outside the capabilities of conventional computers.”
The technique developed in Bristol uses two identical particles of light (photons) moving along a network of circuits in a silicon chip to perform an experiment known as a quantum walk. Quantum walk experiments using one photon have been done before and can even be modelled exactly by classical wave physics. However, this is the first time a quantum walk has been performed with two particles and the implications are far-reaching.

“Using a two-photon system, we can perform calculations that are exponentially more complex than before,” says Prof O’Brien. “This is very much the beginning of a new field in quantum information science and will pave the way to quantum computers that will help us understand the most complex scientific problems.”

In the short term, the team expect to apply their new results immediately for developing new simulation tools in their own lab. In the longer term, a quantum computer based on a multi-photon quantum walk could be used to simulate processes which themselves are governed by quantum mechanics, such as superconductivity and photosynthesis.

“Our technique could improve our understanding of such important processes and help, for example, in the development of more efficient solar cells,” adds Prof O’Brien. Other applications include the development of ultra-fast and efficient search engines, designing high-tech materials and new pharmaceuticals.

The leap from using one photon to two photons is not trivial because the two particles need to be identical in every way and because of the way these particles interfere, or interact, with each other. There is no direct analogue of this interaction outside of quantum physics.

“Now that we can directly realize and observe two-photon quantum walks, the move to a three-photon, or multi-photon, device is relatively straightforward, but the results will be just as exciting” says Prof O’Brien. “Each time we add a photon, the complexity of the problem we are able to solve increases exponentially, so if a one-photon quantum walk has 10 outcomes, a two-photon system can give 100 outcomes and a three-photon system 1000 solutions and so on.”

The group, which includes researchers from Tohoku University, Japan, theWeizmann Institute in Israel and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, now plans to use the chip to perform quantum mechanical simulations. The researchers are also planning to increase the complexity of their experiment not only by adding more photons but also by using larger circuits.

The research will be published in the next issue of Science, Friday 17 September.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

IBM developerWorks news: BPM Journal, schema scope, iWidgets, and more

IBM 16 September 2010 | Volume 11, Issue 37 
developerWorks Weekly Edition
 

Welcome, developers!


Gone are the days when businesses banished IT folks to dark, remote garrets where they stared at code into the wee hours and had little contact with anyone else in the enterprise. These days, if a business wants to survive, it needs to constantly monitor and optimize all of its processes -- and IT plays an integral role in the pursuit of that agility. (Welcome to the team!)

Business process management (or BPM) is a management approach that aims to help you and your business optimize performance by continuously examining and improving business processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Naturally, IBM has tools and technologies dedicated to helping you take advantage of BPM, and developerWorks' Business Process Management Journal can help you understand how these solutions work, and use them to optimize your own processes. The current issue includes a wide range of articles (several on the new WebSphere Business Compass), as well as tips and perspectives on BPM that you won't find anywhere else.

So take a look -- you might get some good ideas for the next strategy meeting (where I hear there will be snacks).

Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team


This week's top features on developerWorks:





DEVELOPER RESOURCES

Spotlight


Updated: developerWorks top 10 most popular articles

Don't miss the Cloud Computing for Developers virtual briefings in October

Webcast: Get ahead with development and testing in the cloud (30 Sep)

My developerWorks: Meet Wade Williams of IBM Cognos Mashup Service team

News: CareCloud and Streetline named co-winners of IBM Silicon Valley SmartCamp

Join us for developerWorks Live! briefings

Downloads & Trials


Trial: Rational Software Architect V8

Download, try, or buy

Additional Resources


IBM privacy policy

IBM copyright and trademark information

 
 
 Developer events in your area
WebSphere Foundation and Connectivity Summit in Edmonton
Please join the WebSphere Chief Architects and Software Development Laboratory experts from Hursley, UK, and North America for an exclusive briefing on how Application Infrastructure and SOA Connectivity solutions can help solve a variety of business and IT challenges. (24 September 2010, Edmonton, AB)
Register today >
More

IBM Corporation
Attn: Developer Communications, M/D 241
150 Kettletown Road
Southbury, CT USA 06488
 Contact IBM