Thursday, August 07, 2008

Most useful iphone app I'm using to date - is Vicinity

I'm behind most folks in upgrading to an iphone 3G - but the most useful iphone app I'm currently using is vicinity - its locates all the useful things you need if you on the road and  find yourself in a strange place  (restaurant, cafes, bars, stores, taxis, banks etc) - it integrates very well Maps too - I highly recommend it! 

There's a nice overview here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Early Access to ActiveMQ in Action

There's early access to some chapters from the book ActiveMQ in Action - on the Manning Early Access Program - MEAP.

The book is aimed to be a  practical guide to ActiveMQ, explaining the best practices for configuring brokers and clients, common gotchas  - how many times do we need to explain that one ? ;) -  broker persistence models, topologies, tuning,  security and integration with containers such as JBoss, GlassFish and Geronimo.