Links for 2009-08-21
With Blende 8 Galileo Deisgn presents a video podcast about fotographing. New episodes will be available all 14 days.
VMWare provides several free information events about vSphere 4 in Germany, Austria an Switzerland from 26.August till 29.October.
Galileo Computing created a video training about VMWare vSphere4 – 83 lessons and 10 hours.
I also found a blog about a question someone was interested in too: Why is that action not available?
According to that roadmap MS Windows 8 is intended for 2012 with cluster support, one-way-replication, inproved file handling …
Denoise My Image is a free tool for improving the picture quality.
My favorit: Launchy is a free small app for starting programs, documents, urls … with just a jew keystroke.
Oracle provides free ebooks about SOA (after a registration). Content is
- Grid Enabled Architecture: Move to Modern Service Oriented, Grid Enabled Architecture
- Business Process Management: Achieve Business Flexibility through Oracle BPM
- Business Activity Monitoring: Stay Agile Responding to Changes in Real-time
- Data Integration: Integrate Data at High Performance and with High Productivity
- Application Integration Architecture: Accelerate Application Integrations
- History: Service-Oriented Architecture Milestones
- Case Studies: Comprehensive, Preintegrated, Hot-Pluggable Middleware
A nice toy (maybe a tool also). Draganfly is a quadcopter which transports and controlls a photocamera or videocamera. So you can take your own pictures from the air.
The VCC team at https://vcc.dev.java.net/ is pleased to announce our first bleeding edge pre-alpha release of the Virtual Computer Control API (version 0.0.3) and associated implementations (version 0.0.3) and plugins (version 0.0.1). The Virtual Computer Control API is designed to be a virtualization platform agnostic API for controlling (Ant, Maven, Hudson) virtual computers (VMWare ESX, VMWare Workstation, Xen, KVM, QUEMU, libvirt, VirtualBox, AmazonEC2, xVM): list, start, suspend, stop and pause a virtual computer, take a snapshot or revert to a snapshot, clone a virtual computer, query their network settings.
There is a free ebook how to install Windows 7.
RMBench Relational Modeller is designed to be a one-stop Eclipse-integrated solution for grapically modelling relational databases. But sadly there arent any screenshots online. So you have to compile and install it for yourself.
JSR-294 Jigsaw & OSGi – maybe somewhere in the middle? Peter Kriens, BJ Hargrave and Richard Hall suggested a new approach for the moludarization in Java – not as complex as OSGi and Jigsaw, but compliant to the OSGi specs.
Microsoft Research publishes Code Contracts. Speaking with Java terms (sorry I dont write .NET code) the basic concept is a validator class which takes several closures. Then you could validate your object/parameters:
static private int TraditionalValidation(int Input1, string Input2, List
Contract.Requires(0 <= Input1 && Input1 <= 100); Contract.Requires(Input2.Length > 5);
PHPUnit 3.4 is a stop before release.
Cloudera announces Hadoop World: NYC 2009.