My technology week in review ending 2010.01.17

My summary of interesting URLs from last week, including stories related to:

And for those of you on Twitter, the stories relate to: @cdibona @merlyn

SQL and DB2

Links related to SQL or more specifically IBM DB2.
IBM DB2 database tuning |
A page on using runstats, rbind, reorgchk, etc... to meaure and improve DB2 performance - from their site "The staff editors at have one mission: to distill the massive amount of performance-related information on the Internet to a set of very simple and useful content that benefits the performance engineering group out there. We setup the hardware, software, and apply the performance tuning parameters and measure the results. We then post the tested results here, for free, for you to use."

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Software development

Programs and processes used to streamline and self-document the development of software. Agile, Object-Oriented, Online, etc...:

jQuery 1.4 Released: The 15 New Features you Must Know | Nettuts+

jQuery 1.4 was recently released. This wasn't simply a maintenance release as some had speculated; there are many new features, enhancements and performance improvements included in 1.4! This post covers the new features and enhancements that you may find beneficial.

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Closure Templates | Google Code
Closure Templates are a client- and server-side templating system that helps you dynamically build reusable HTML and UI elements. They have a simple syntax that is natural for programmers, and you can customize them to fit your application's needs. In contrast to traditional templating systems, in which you must create one monolithic template per page, you can think of Closure Templates as small components that you compose to form your user interface. You can also use the built-in message support to easily localize your applications.

Delicious tags: javascript google development tools java library programming closure html templates

Closure Library | Google Code
The Closure Library is a broad, well-tested, modular, and cross-browser JavaScript library. You can pull just what you need from a large set of reusable UI widgets and controls, and from lower-level utilities for DOM manipulation, server communication, animation, data structures, unit testing, rich-text editing, and more.

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Closure Compiler | Google Code

The Closure Compiler is a tool for making JavaScript download and run faster. It is a true compiler for JavaScript. Instead of compiling from a source language to machine code, it compiles from JavaScript to better JavaScript. It parses your JavaScript, analyzes it, removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what's left. It also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls.

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The various podcasts I listened to this week
In C | Radiolab
Not too long ago, Jad was invited to contribute to In C Remixed, a compilation of remixed versions of the 1964 Terry Riley piece that quietly changed the world of classical music (and eventually pop music too). In this podcast, Jad talks to musicians Michael Lowenstern and Zoe Keating about their remixes, what they did and why.

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Chris DiBona of Google OSS | FLOSS Weekly 100
Hosts Randal Schwartz, Jono Bacon, and Leo Laporte talk with the original FLOSS host, Chris DiBona about open source, Google, programming languages for episode 100.

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Associated Twitter users: @cdibona @merlyn