Daily del.icio.us for March 31st through April 5th
- Creating a unified programming model on top of .NET (CLR and DLR) – I watched Anders Hejlsberg’s, chief designer of the C# programming language, developer keynote at TechDays 2010 ‘Trends and future directions in programming languages’.<br />
Here are some the things that caught my attention. The video is worth checking out.
- Google Web Toolkit Blog: Look ma, no plugin! – The new crop of HTML5 web browsers are capable of some pretty amazing things, and several of our engineers decided to take some 20% time to see how far we could push them. The result? An HTML5 port of Id's Quake II game engine!
- Web and mobile apps come under review on new Stanford site – WhatApp?, officially being launched this month at http://www.whatapp.org, reviews web and mobile apps for privacy, security and openness.
- iPad Keeps Up with Columnist’s Speedy Typing – CBS News – I wrote almost this entire column using an iPad, which partially answered my biggest question about the device: Can it replace a laptop PC? So far, the answer is a qualified yes.
- Official Gmail Blog: Gmail on the iPad – With today's release of the iPad, we're launching an experimental two-pane user interface to take advantage of its large touchscreen and tablet form factor. Building upon the Gmail for mobile web app, this new interface displays your conversations on the left and your messages on the right hand side.
- Tech hiring poised for recovery — and open source leads the way | The Industry Standard – InfoWorld – More hiring and better benefits are actually appearing in Silicon Valley as tech firms come out of the recession
- InfoQ: High Performance Ajax with GWT – Ajax applications have a big usability jump from traditional web applications and GWT provides tools that give you better Ajax performance for free. You should compare the startup speed of the GWT mail sample to other sample Ajax applications
- In Relation To… Hibernate 3.5.0-Final release – Hibernate 3.5 is out with JPA 2.0 support
- GWT 2.0: Using TabLayoutPanel with UiBinder « Giant Flying Saucer – The point to this article is to take a particular Widget, in this case the TabLayoutPanel and to create and show instance of it the old way (which is still supported) and then to show how to do the same but using UiBinder.
- gwt-comet – A Comet Implementation for the Google Web Toolkit – This gwt-comet library provides an efficient Comet implementation for GWT. The library implements Comet by streaming messages over long lived HTTP requests to minimise latency and bandwidth requirements and maximise the throughput.