Sometimes (ok...actually lots of time) what I find on developerWorks amazes me. What articles or tutorials have amazed you?
The article "Embed environmental intelligence into your applications"
captured my attention.
Here's a small tease:
Today, there is a great deal of interest in energy, and its less-desirable environmental shadow, carbon dioxide. To create a more sustainable world, individuals, companies, and governments are focusing attention on energy and how we use it. The route to understanding our usage of energy (and therefore carbon) is to measure and analyze it, to understand the results, and then act on that information. AMEE is a neutral aggregation platform for all forms of energy and activity data, and associated carbon models. In this article, you learn how to use the AMEE platform in your applications to deliver a high quality energy management and carbon calculation solution to your clients.
AMEE is a Web-based API that allows users to store and retrieve many forms of consumption data over long periods, while simultaneously applying recognised carbon calculation models to determine the environmental consequences of that consumption. It has been used by developers to deliver energy tracking and management applications ranging from the UK Government's Act On CO2 calculator, CNN, and Google applications and to power carbon management applications such as Carbonetworks and Misys OpenCarbonWorld. The "Powered by AMEE" logo shows that your application complies with authoritative standards.
I hope it makes you want to go read the full article.