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New York City gets a Software Engineering High School - Joel on Software - How cool is this? Wouldn't it be awesome to go to a tech high-school? Does a degree matter in this day and age as much as good skills and background?
Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services (AWS) - You can fire up EC2 with data against various public datasets mounted as EBS volumes.
Microsoft confirms UEFI fears, locks down ARM devices - SFLC Blog - Software Freedom Law Center - Ok, our ETE regular Toby DiPasquale found this horrid piece of news about Microsoft's Secure Boot for Windows 8, an UEFI patent, and their newfound proclivity to wall up a previously unwalled garden.
Android Design Guidelines - See http://www.subtraction.com/2012/01/13/android-doubles-down-on-design as well for more on this topic.
Fusion-io Breaks One Billion IOPS Barrier :: Fusion-io - Wow. 1 Billion I/O per second? We love WOZ. Read on. Brent Ozar, SQL Server guy video cast - covers how they use general rules of high database throughput (solid state drives, everyone a DBA).
Use try-with-resources: Language Enhancements for the Java 7 OCPJP Exam - So, we have a new form of try statement that allows you to define 'closeable' objects within, that it then automatically closes once the try block finishes. This is a new Java 7 feature, from Project Coin. Read on...
Chariot Solutions: Introduction to Backbone.js with jQuery Mobile - Our own Steve Smith has written a practical article introducing Backbone.js and jQuery to build a mobile application. A great tutorial for beginners.
SpringSource/html5expense - GitHub - This is a HTML 5 application demonstrating cross-platform mobile using jQuery and Spring.
Big thanks and congratulations to my co-host Jason Grittman, who is moving to California - this is his last show (as a regular!). Thanks Jason for all of your help! We'll hope to have you back soon from your new roost in Silicon Valley!
Well, it's a sad day in Chariot DevNews land. We have to say goodbye to Jason Grittman, who is leaving for a new gig on the west coast.