I break with my no-underlying-theme theme and do an all-technology tab sweep; in fact, almost all XML.
Hey, check it out:
pukraM elbisnetxE! I think logfiles ought to be line-oriented so you can
grep on ’em. This is not incompatible with XML unless you’re
dogmatic and pedantic.
Real-world WS-*, as in WSIT; Milestone 3 is out. Follow some of Eduardo’s links to find out about people who are making Java play nice with WCF.
Speaking of Web Services, Marc Hadley’s WADL is showing signs of traction; see Automatic Multi Language Program Library Generation for REST APIs.
Moving away from XML, check out the Joyent Accelerator re-pricing. This is higher-end than you’d need for a casual blog, but it’s exactly the kind of thing I’d use if Matt didn’t mind being my ISP as a sideline.
Finally, Graeme Rocher tells us in The Charles Nutter Ruby on Grails story that it’s Grails for teh win and everything else suxx0rz; also, in JRuby, Groovy & Java Integration, that only languages designed for the Java platform can “truly integrate with Java”. Interesting stuff; apparently Grails’ strategy for victory does not include making friends along the way.