Java: Not Even Once

Code as Craft

In mid-January of this year we started an initiative to remove Java browser plugins from all employee systems at Etsy, as we feel this is a best practice to be striving towards. To that end, we wanted to discuss the challenges we encountered when removing Java browser plugins in the hope that it will help other organizations with the removal process. The first question we needed to answer before removing Java was “Who actually needs Java in their browser?”

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Java: Not Even Once

Code as Craft

In mid-January of this year we started an initiative to remove Java browser plugins from all employee systems at Etsy, as we feel this is a best practice to be striving towards. To that end, we wanted to discuss the challenges we encountered when removing Java browser plugins in the hope that it will help other organizations with the removal process. The first question we needed to answer before removing Java was “Who actually needs Java in their browser?”

Trending Sources

Framework Benchmarks Round 11

TechEmpower

jawn (java). mangooio (java). 1,112 total closed pull requests in the project's lifetime paints a vibrant picture of community involvement. Round 11 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! We'll keep this blog entry short and sweet.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Netty , Vert.x , and Java servlets are fast, but we were surprised how much faster they are than Ruby , Django , and friends. In third place is plain Java Servlets running on Cauchos Resin Servlet container. Java / JVM. Why arent you using Tomcat for the Java frameworks?"

Building A Better Build: Our Transition From Ant To SBT

Code as Craft

There is an existing community-supported SBT wrapper that solves this problem. Furthermore, it should be easy to take advantage of existing extensions from the community. This plugin allows running Checkstyle over Java sources with the checkstyle task. engineering infrastructure ant java sbt scala A build tool is fundamental to any non-trivial software project.

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Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Third place is held by plain Java Servlets running on Caucho''s Resin Servlet container. PHP with an ORM and Cake improved dramatically from last week''s test thanks to configuration changes recommended by the community. Java / JVM.

Frameworks Round 4

TechEmpower

As with previous rounds, the developer community has contributed several additional frameworks for Round 4, bringing the total to 57! Thanks to work by Brad Fitzpatrick and others in the Go community, Go 1.1

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

Compiled languages such as C, C++, Java, Scala, and Ur continue to dominate most tests, and Lua retains its unique position of standard-bearer for JIT languages by showing up within the top 10 on many test types. Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available!

The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

Google’s strengths include its expertise in doing web-scale systems for years, a strong Android developer community, and expertise in Big Data analytics. Its community now numbers 1.8 How will OpenStack community and projects evolve?

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Frameworks Round 3

TechEmpower

The community''s response remains strong! The community contributed numerous framework tests giving us coverage of several platforms we were missing in previous rounds. at the community''s strong recommendation.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

For example, you may have content management and community needs that closely align with Drupal. It's way easier to get your pages setup in these languages than by choosing Java alone. Of course, I'm not sure that anyone chooses Java alone. If you don't believe me, take a look at some interesting data on what programming languages TIOBE Programming Community Index for June 2011 are in use and the current trends.

"Prediction: instead of Oracle coming out and admitting they were morons about their idiotic suit."

Mark Birch

“Prediction: instead of Oracle coming out and admitting they were morons about their idiotic suit against Android, they’ll come out posturing and talk about how they’ll be vindicated, and pay lawyers to take it to the next level of idiocy.” - Linus Torvalds on Oracle’s Java suit against Google. patents Java Oracle Google lawsuit Android

Open Source and Big Data: Two Things I Love About LinkedIn.

Diego Basch

We are encouraged to spend one day each month learning, inspiring others, and sharing knowledge with the community. It’s similar to BDB but written natively in Java. Project Voldemort : a Java implementation of the Amazon Dynamo paper. Today is InDay at LinkedIn.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

As one of the coherent commentators says below, Joel Spolsky himself laments schools teaching Java with the same basic reasoning of my article above, albeit more diplomatically stated.) .NET I say this having used COBOL,forth,assembler,c,c++,java,javascript,prolog and lisp since high school!

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Kopecky Family Band Named Top Live Act

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The key to their business model, which Gabe worked on in our program, is to build a strong, loyal following that has a sense of community with the band. I ran into Gabe yesterday at Bongo Java (my favorite local coffee shop).

Why and How You Should Write REST-Centric Applications

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Its cacheable nature makes is good for scalability With tools like Jersey and JaxB (Java or Scala), marshalling and un-marshalling complex PUT/POST and response data as XML or JSON is a breeze It forces to you think in terms of layers and discrete pieces of logic, making development easier and producing better code It’s fun, I've personally never enjoyed writing web applications as much as I do now How? Again, for Java/Scala I use JaxB, and it has worked splendidly.

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Entrepreneurs Need to Find the Best ‘Curators’

Startup Professionals Musings

Mark is a serial entrepreneur who is now active in the venture capital community for early-stage startups. He is the co-author of several books including “The Black Art of Java Game Programming.”

The Introvert's Guide to Networking

Inc Startups

Perhaps you thrive in your Java community of practice or your local Toastmasters'' group. Despair that you''ll never be gregarious or outgoing enough to succeed at networking? Never fear, introverts. Here are 3 strategies for making connections using your own unique gifts.

What Recruiters Need to Know About EdTech--and the Expanding Talent Pool

Inc Startups

Most of the focus on innovations in education-- MOOCs , for starters, but also less formal online learning communities like Codecademy or Lynda --tend to focus on two things: the looming disruption of traditional education and the opportunity for just about anybody to sharpen their skills.

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How to build a multi-million dollar website without spending a cent

The Next Web

My personal favorites would be Java (Grails), Ruby (on rails) and PHP. You can create awesome content to pull users in, by blogging regularly on an SEO-optimised community blogging platform like WordPress.com.

Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

One example I’ve seen is when someone executes an exercise in code and they forget a basic function of a list in Java, for instance, which is something you should remember as essential.

What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup

www.kalzumeus.com

January has been a very bad month for Ruby on Rails developers, with two high-severity security bugs permitting remote code execution found in the framework and a separate-but-related compromise on rubygems.org, a community resource which virtually all Ruby on Rails developers sit downstream of.

Talk to me about… (This will appear on your badge)

Business of Software Blog

Java Code geek meets Entrepreneur. Community and Support! Community. It’s always entertaining to see how people respond to this question. This appears on attendee badges and is usually an entertaining way to get conversations going. Not everyone realizes we’re serious. We are. This can have consequences… We’re still giggling about this @Grinblo #BoS2017 [link]. Mark Littlewood (@MarkLittlewood) June 19, 2017.

Conjecture: Scalable Machine Learning in Hadoop with Scalding

Code as Craft

” It consists of three main parts: Java classes which define the machine learning models and data types. We also provide utility functions in PHP to process model inputs into the same feature representations used in Java/Scala, ensuring that a model is correctly applied. Intro.

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Recruiting Developers? Create An Awesome Candidate Experience

OnStartups

My advice is to let the candidate pick whatever language they're comfortable with (amongst the mainstream languages available, like Python, Java, Ruby, PHP, Javascript, etc.). tl;dr: If you're trying to attract awesome developers, you need to create an awesome candidate experience (CX).

7 Great Tools to Build a Mobile App

Inc Startups

Developers can use the platform to create simple or complex apps but some Objective C or Java knowledge helps speed up the application creation process. Whether you're comfortable with HTML5 or don't know a single line of code, there's a tool for you.

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Cooking up a startup

The Startup Toolkit

It’s a java applet hosted on an embarrassing snapshot of an old university blog of mine, but such is life). And then begins the exciting time — for the chef, for the diners, and for the cooking community at large who can continue to build their on originality. [1] When you start learning to cook, you compulsively follow the recipe. You stress over timing and ingredient ratios and whether the carrots are truly and properly chopped or just somewhat sliced.

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Driving developer adoption

Hazard Lights

Ten years ago architectural standards in large or mid sized companies were set by the CIO or Architecture review boards and the choices were fairly limited (Solaris, Linux or Windows for the OS; Oracle, DB2 or mySQL for the database; Weblogic, Websphere or jBoss for the app server, Java or.Net for languages, etc). Leverage existing communities of interest : As an early stage company it is hard to create a movement on your own.

Open Sourced Software Differentiates Vaadin from closed source dinosaurs

ArcticStartup

Other than spread of use, having open sourced software leaves much more space for a supporting community of developers, which works as sort of a backup generator if fatal failures in the code come to life. Imagine you’re a kid, your friend is building a brick house made of Legos.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why You Need to Learn.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

What we have seen is a dramatic increase in the importance of JS to the web community. After all, you wouldnt want to jump into Scala without learning Java first. Web 2.0

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Lean Startup Israel – New Meetup Group

Guy Nirpaz

Guy Nirpaz Blog Thoughts from my startup journey Lean Startup Israel – New Meetup Group Hi, In the past weeks I’ve been busy in setting up a home for the lean startup community in Israel. Many people offered to help and I believe there is a room for the lean startup community in Israel.

Best Of Both Worlds: Mixing HTML5 And Native Code

mobile.smashingmagazine.com

Android Web views have the benefit of being able to expose an entire Java class to JavaScript. On the Java side, the WebViewInterface is a standard Java class. With a commitment to quality content for the design community. Smashing Magazine. Menu Search. × Search.

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The Alien Entrepreneur: The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft

Alien Entrepreneur

Boomi would have been a good acquisition had it not been written in Java, but even Boomi only has it about 70% right. While CTO of Bluespring Software we were members of the elite Managed ISV community. I guess Java is not dead, or is it? Java is not dead, but be careful.

Inside Chicago's Start-up High School

Inc Startups

The fact is we have an unsustainable community if one out of every two kids doesn’t finish high school. And they’re kids who are going into our community unemployable with no network of friends and family and support.”

Cooking up a startup

The Startup Toolkit

It’s a java applet hosted on an embarrassing snapshot of an old university blog of mine, but such is life). And then begins the exciting time — for the chef, for the diners, and for the cooking community at large who can continue to build their on originality. [1] When you start learning to cook, you compulsively follow the recipe. You stress over timing and ingredient ratios and whether the carrots are truly and properly chopped or just somewhat sliced.

Lessons Learned: Why PHP won

Startup Lessons Learned

The number one reason I keep coming back to PHP is that it has overwhelming community support. Ive written elsewhere that success in creating a platform is "becoming a function not of the size and resources of the company that builds it, but of the size of the community that supports it." But that just begs the question: why does PHP have the most thriving community? I didnt mean by this that Java programmers are dumb.

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Optimizing Search Engine Rankings with Microsites

47 Hats

Well, I just rechecked the two sites Dennis talks about, with Google Instant Results on: Java-Logging.com had slipped to #7, but dotNETLogging.com was still the #1 result. We also added the sites to link directories and contacted some webmasters of Java and.NET link lists to include our sites.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Ning Communities. t have time to learn iOS or Java during the weekend. Aptana Cloud (svn, IDE, php, java, rails etc…). On-line Communities. The Funded : TheFunded.com is an online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide.

Four Months of statsd-jvm-profiler: A Retrospective

Code as Craft

Most interestingly, however, there have been a few people using statsd-jvm-profiler outside of Hadoop entirely, on enterprise Java applications. One of the major benefits of open-sourcing a project is the ability to accept contributions from the community.

ArcticStartup's Guide To Lithuania: Top Startups, Events, Spaces

ArcticStartup

You can find out many more events in Lithuanian weekly StartupDigest , especially smaller meetups centered around particular communities and groups of interest - Php, Java, Ruby etc.