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Not Your Father's Java: An Opinionated Guide to Modern Java Development, Part 1

May 01, 2014<p>By Ron<p>This is part 1 in a three-part series: part 2, part 3<p>More working, useful code has been written in the Java programming language …

基于AWS云平台的高可用应用设计

Is Hadoop Not Enough For Cloudera?

Even as the hype around Hadoop has exploded, its use as a “poor man’s ETL” or “unsupervised landfill” has remained somewhat pedestrian. But that’s about to change. At least, if Cloudera has its way.<p>Cloudera is moving beyond Hadoop to add services like search, yet keeping these add-on services …

How much would you spend for an app?

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — The most heavily downloaded apps are free. Most apps that cost anything at all sell for between $1 and $5, although some professional apps — for nurses, dentists, lawyers or others — can sell for hundreds of dollars.<p>What's the most you ever paid for an app?<p>We posed the …

How Google Sets Goals

Goal setting within a startup or company is essential to success. But there are a number of different approaches to attaining these goals both within teams and individually. And what better framework to follow than Google’s strategy around establishing goals.<p>This gem is part of the Google Ventures …

Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber

While we think we know what to expect, plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber says he's not sure what Apple has up its sleeve. He says this is the first time in years that he didn't really know what to expect from Apple.<p>On his WWDC-preview podcast, he said, "The one thing I keep hearing over and over …

Amulet camera records your life, stores it in cloud

"The destruction of music through YouTube is enormous."<p>That's what pianist Krystian Zimerman told an audience in Germany when he stopped his performance to demand a fan stop recording it with a smartphone.<p>But if you think the ubiquity of phone cameras is more than a little annoying, get ready for …

Google Glass

The laughable innocence of Facebook and Google (and us)

I hear wailing.<p>I think it's coming from all those who believed, in some sweet corner of their minds, that they were changing the world. You know, for the better.<p>The generation that believed technology was heralding a new togetherness, a new openness, a new freedom, a new transparency is suddenly …

Privacy

What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

<i>Guest author Rand Wacker is VP of Products for CloudPassage.</i><p>It is no coincidence that sports analogies are boardroom favorites. Sports metaphors can offer a great way for people to engage with business or technology. Right now, as sports fan obsess over the NBA Finals, seems like a great time to …

Online Education Will Be the Next 'Bubble' To Pop, Not Traditional University Learning

Speaking in Providence, RI not too long ago, the post-speech conversation turned to college education. The word was that Brown University’s tuition alone had risen above $50,000 per year.<p>The above number is staggering. For the most part college students tune out during their four years on campus; …

No redesigned iPhone expected this year, report says

If you were holding your breath for a redesigned iPhone this year, it appears you are going to have to wait a bit longer.<p>The next iteration of Apple's smartphone, which is expected to launch in the fall, won't be dramatically different than the current model, people familiar with the matter told …

iPhone

What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet)

Android is open and customizable. iOS is closed, designed for ease. But iPhone users are maturing, demanding more personalization, and Apple might give it to them at WWDC. At D11, Tim Cook said “I think you will see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at …