Daily del.icio.us for September 9th

  • BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » We hate success – The Justice Department has hired a litigator to look at going after Google and its growing dominance in advertising. This isn’t surprising, of course. It’s the yin-yang of American business: we love success stories but we hate too much success.
  • Michael Medavoy: When Did Education and Intellect Become Political Negatives? – Unfortunately, we are now living in a different world. No longer does the public want a leader with an education or experience. The public wants the beer-drinking buddy from Texas or the beauty queen from Alaska. Cover photos on US Weekly and People Magazine are now the new authoritative credentials — so much so that they carry more clout than Harvard Law degrees and Constitutional Law professorships.
  • Mendel Rosenblum, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at VMware, resigns | virtualization.info – This departure comes at the worst moment: yesterday Microsoft officially presented its competing product, Hyper-V, and while the hypervisor is still years behind the VMware technology, the entire industry announced support for it. VMware will need a solid strategy to counter that: cutting-edge technologies rarely wins against Microsoft marketing war-machines and ubiquitous alliances.
  • Beet.TV: Google’s Marissa Mayer on Chrome, New Web Browser – Yesterday in San Francisco, Kelsey Blodget, associate producer at Beet.TV sat down for an extensive interview with Google Vice President Marissa Mayer. In this segment, Marissa talks about the development and functionality of Chrome, the new Web browser from Google
  • Fitbit – Automatically Track Your Fitness and Sleep – Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good quality sleep? How many steps and miles did I walk today? The Fitbit Tracker helps you answer these questions.
  • TC50: iCharts Wants To Be The YouTube For Charts – The self-proclaimed “YouTube for interactive charts,” iChart provides a way for users to take data they created with other services like Excel or Google Spreadsheets, and upload that data directly to iCharts. Once collected, users need only to drag and drop the data to the chart to create a fully-modifiable and interactive chart.
  • InfoQ: AJAX Animator Demonstrates AJAX in RIA World – This open-source project uses AJAX technologies to provide a fully standards-based, online, collaborative, Web-based animation suite. The 0.2 release shows good potential for AJAX plays in the RIA world. The creator of AJAX Animator, who uses the alias Antimatter15, recently shared his insights with InfoQ.
  • InfoQ: Martin Fowler on Avoiding Common Scrum Pitfalls – Jacky Li of InfoQ China spoke with Martin Fowler during ThoughtWorks' AgileChina conference. In this print interview, Martin Fowler talked about Scrum certification and the future of Agile.
  • InfoQ: Pratik Patel on Enterprise JPA, Fetch Groups and Spring 2.5 – Pratik demonstrated JPA API usage and performance tuning using @FetchGroup and @FetchPlan annotations provided by Apache OpenJPA framework. He also talked about unit and integration testing of fetching logic and recommended to test the fetch groups code to prevent any last minute surprises when the application code is promoted to production environment.
  • InfoQ: Neal Ford On Programming Languages and Platforms – Neal Ford talks about the tendency of having multiple languages running on one of the two major platforms existing today: Java and .NET. He also presents the advantages offered by Ruby compared to static languages like Java or C#
  • InfoQ: Typemock: Past, Present and Future – The story of Typemock™ began in 2004, when now-CEO Eli Lopian found that developers didn't practice TDD (Test Driven Development) because writing unit tests was too hard, and he wanted to create a tool which will help developers become agile

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  • iCharts look nice, but I prefer http://www.youcalc.com which does the same but allows for mashing real-time data from APIs and running analytics on the data before charting it.