There's something about the equinox that brings a sense of renewal. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are moving into warming temperatures and the blossoms of spring. In the north, we're enjoying a cool-down after a steamy summer (for many, the hottest on record). Schools are back in session. A sense of life beginning anew. And here at developerWorks, things are downright festive -- this week, we're welcoming our new director, Alice Chou, and celebrating our 11th birthday. But autumn is also a time of productivity, so we're continuing to roll out first-rate technical resources to help you stay in the game -- resources that show you how to clean up your Python code, explore predictive modeling with PMML, build iPhone and Android apps for WebSphere Commerce, get started with the MongoDB NoSQL datastore, and much more (see below). Now that the sun has crossed the equator, let's all hit the ground running!
And if you're wondering why you didn't see a newsletter last week (during the actual equinox) -- well, let's just say I was in a sunny place, clinging to the last remnants of summer.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Write clean, testable, high-quality code in Python (AIX and UNIX)
- Control su access with sugroups (AIX and UNIX)
- Representing predictive solutions in PMML: From raw data to predictions (Industries)
- Java development 2.0: MongoDB - A NoSQL datastore with (all the right) RDBMS moves (Java technology)
- Improve traceability and team collaboration through Collaborative ALM artifact linking (Rational)
- Build mobile applications for WebSphere Commerce using the hybrid application programming model (WebSphere)
- Integrate disparate data sources with Semantic Web technology (XML)