Dec 062011

Anyone interested in learning Java should also check out some of the free books and other resources I have posted links to here.

By Danny Stieben at…

There are plenty of people I know who’d like to know how to program, yet they’re confused by how to start and what the general ideas of programming are. In addition, there are a large number of programming languages to choose from, so choosing the right one to start out with may be a little difficult for the inexperienced programmer. This article will help you get started with a relatively easy to learn language.

via 2 Websites & 2 Applications That Can Help When Learning Java Programming.

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Oct 272011

By Adrian Klaver at…

jEdit is a cross-platform text editor written in Java. The current stable version at time of this writing is 4.3.2, and it’s available at Besides the cross-platform capabilities, jEdit offers other features, such as a sophisticated plugin system, syntax highlighting for 130 languages, a built-in macro language and extensive encoding support. I wrote this article using jEdit, and I demonstrate some of its features here, especially some of the plugins I have found useful.

via jEdit: a Text Editor and More | Linux Journal.

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Oct 142009

10 Best Security Apps for Your iPhone — Campus Technology

: “Apple’s App Store currently holds about 85,000 applications for you to download to your : “Apple’s App Store currently holds about 85,000 applications for you to download to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course, about 84,900 of those programs consist of free and 99-cent games that your seven-year-old would probably find more compelling than you do. So we’ve scoured reviews, App Store search sites, and recommendation directories to compile this concise list of some of the best security apps currently available.”

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Sep 252009

And Microsoft doesn’t like it!

Microsoft blasts Google over Chrome Frame plug-in – Network World: “Microsoft today warned Internet Explorer (IE) users that they could double their security woes if they installed and used Google Chrome Frame, the plug-in that provides better JavaScript performance and adds support for HTML 5 to Microsoft’s browser.

‘It’s not necessarily that plug-ins aren’t or can’t be secure, but that running a browser within a browser doubles the potential attack surface in a way that we don’t see is particularly helpful,’ said Amy Bazdukas, Microsoft’s general manager for IE.”

 Posted by at 7:34 am
Sep 252009


IE8 runs 10 times faster with Google plug-in – Network World: “Microsoft’s Internet Explorer zips through JavaScript nearly ten times faster than usual when Google’s new Chrome Frame plug-in is partnered with the browser, benchmark tests show.

According to tests run by Computerworld , Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) was 9.6 times faster than IE8 on its own. Computerworld ran the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark suite three times each for IE8 with Chrome Frame, and IE8 without the plug-in, then averaged the scores.”

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Sep 102009

From PC Magazine…

Apple iTunes 9 – At A Glance – Reviews by PC Magazine

: “Apple’s free iTunes app is the default music software choice for just about anyone with an Apple-branded iPod or : “Apple’s free iTunes app is the default music software choice for just about anyone with an Apple-branded iPod or iPhone. It turns out that also goes for buying music; the iTunes Store is now responsible for one-quarter of all music sales in the U.S. But Apple isn’t known for letting the competition catch up. Along with new iPod nano, touch, and shuffle models, the company has just unveiled iTunes 9, a significant update that includes a thoroughly revamped iTunes Store, proper library synchronization across multiple computers (finally), more sophisticated Genius recommendations, and more flexible app management for iPhone and iPod touch users. It’s a solid update that cements its status as our Editors’ Choice for music software.”

 Posted by at 6:46 am
Aug 102009

As part of TechRepublic’s CIO Jury I was quoted on iPhone adoption in enterprise environments. Story can be found on ZDNet and TechRepublic and Examiner.

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