links for 2009-04-09

  • geocubes – Intelligent Solution for Webmasters

    * Cluster your geo-points and get well-structured representation
    * Add and remove geo-points in realtime to your map
    * Fasten your map search
    * Reduce the load time of your maps

    The number of georeferenced data on your website is growing. Thus the presentation becomes more difficult – points become indistinct clouds. With several thousands of points also the performance becomes a problem – both for your server and your visitors! Our solution is called: geocubes

  • Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine. It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language – it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Every feature supported by Clojure is supported at runtime. Clojure provides easy access to the Java frameworks, with optional type hints and type inference, to ensure that calls to Java can avoid reflection.

    Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system. Clojure is predominantly a functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable, persistent data structures. When mutable state is needed, Clojure offers a software transactional memory system and reactive Agent system that ensure clean, correct, multithreaded designs.

  • Add the ability to make elements "glow" when you hover over them. For browsers that support the text-shadow CSS property, you can also add a halo.