So I have been dabbling with Android development for a bit and have been using Apache Maven for years. I recently started to provide some patches for the maven-android-plugin and…
As you might or might not know I have been using Apache Maven for quite a few years now and I have come to do all my development projects the maven way although I am probably not a full Maven maven. I am setting up a new development machine at home after being forced to look for a new job so I might as well write down what I do, since it is probably a bit different from the normal install.
So I found out that Twitter will not keep all my posts forever so I activated the weekly recapture feature on our new wordpress site that will produce a blogpost here each week allowing me to look back later and giving me at least some control over my posts in terms of backing up and stuff. With regards to the old posts I just went and grabbed everything there is with the earliest post from the 7th of August 2008. Not sure if I did any tweeting before that.. so without any more rambling.. (mehr …)
So my manager at work recently sent a question to some of our team members
wondering what we think about this article on SD Times and the presented view about Mono outpacing Java on Linux. Here are a couple of my thoughts…
There are a few different aspects to the usage of Mono and Java that can be compared, so lets talk about them one by one.
Being a part of the Java community for a couple of years now and following whats going on across podcasts and blogs all over I stumbled into an observation today that got me wondering. I was listening to the Floss Weekly podcast episode 52 about Processing.
Shea Phillips has read and reviewed "Adding AJAX" from OReilly he received via VIJUG. Sounds like a good book. Read his review on his blog.
Wow. After a month away from radio, tv, internet and other distractions in Costa Rica, we are back at home in cold and wet Victoria. I had a few thousand…
So here I am at an airport yet again. This time in San Francisco waiting for my flight home. The Friday afternoon Java One sessions are still going on, but when leaving at lunch time you could already see that it is getting less busy.
Looking at the clock it is now basically day three of Java One 2007 – it is just after midnight Wednesday with all the Thursday sessions starting up in a few hours. Considering that I should really jump to bed and get a shut eye, but there are just too many things going through my head.
NetBeans 6 was the next victim of the marketing round. Rich announced that the OpenJDK release is completed today! Awesome – this rocks. We got a full open source Java system now. NetBeans is enabled for contributions. The interim governing board for the OpenJDK was announced and is starting with the creating a of a constitution and holding elections. They will also take care of the TCK issue. The standalone TCK will be available to the community. So here go. Sun talked about open sourcing Java and now its done. Now the challenges and opportunities really start. Faster, faster, faster is a new motto for the upcoming JDK. That motto is meant for performance, but it could easily also be meant for getting java packages out there on Linux and more.
Jon Gage starting it all up today stipulating a first rule for the next 81 hours at JavaOne for all of us – Don’t be shy. Fair enough. As a motto for not being shy we should all forget our background. Be a Brazilian and embrace anybody you meet. Moving over we got to see a very good motivational video about being open introducing the motto for JavaOne 2007 – Open Possibilities. That video worked as introduction to bring Rich Green on stage.
Holy cow. I am sitting here in the general session hall. It is like a freaking aeroplane hangar. The projection wall is a 16:9 plus to 4:3 screen of massive…
Wow. It has been quite a while and a wild run, since I posted about ten or so reasons why I would love to go to Java One this year. The anticipation in the community has been heating up more and more since then and I sure was not sitting idle either.
So I admit it – I am a greenhorn. I have never been to the
JavaOne conference before and I
really would love to go. Attending big conferences sometimes seems to be a waste of
time to many people. However with the large active community around Java and all the excitement currently
buzzing, it is pretty much a given that attending would be a valuable experience.