JXTA is just about to turn 5 years old. Hard to imagine. Those internet years at 7 to 1 seem to be in play, at least with my memory. A lot has happened in 5 years.
JaDiMo is a very cool application that can do various things from finding an open parking space to booking a hotel room. It is written with JXTA and Java plus runs on everything from cell phones to desktops. What is really amazing is the number of business use cases they cover.
Edward Ribeiro is a Student at the at University of Brasilia doing some interesting work on JXTA for his Masters dissertation. Daniel Brookshier sat down via email for a chat about what he is doing with JXTA.
Name: Edward Ribeiro
JXTA ID: edwardribeiro
University of Brasilia, Brasilia
Daniel Brookshier (Q): Tell us a bit about yourself.
Joan has just started a new project in the JXTA community at java.net. His project https://juxtacat.dev.java.net/ is just starting, but looks very interesting.
There are two ways you can tell if there is a change in the wind. The first is
that the CEO on the golf course is talking about it. The second is when you
can get College credit. Well open source software has come of age based
on that measure with a certificate in Open Source Technology.
Once again, a fine crop of great projects in the Global Education and Learning Community. This time we have some normal fare for our community in terms of math with Algebra and Path Planning plus study aids and teacher aids with a Study Buddy and an Open Gradebook. We also have a student working on a programming assignment, an educational web site, and an online exam.
The Global Education and Learning Community continues to grow. Again we have a wide range from student-based exploration, teaching tools, Chinese language learning to an innovative healthcare application. The projects are from around the world and include Viet Nam, USA, China, and Brazil. Here are summaries of each of the projects.
Greg Barton has created what I think is the first project in the GELC and possibly in all of Java.net that might be the first Java software you would find in the art classroom. Conceived by a professional artist and a very smart Java developer, this open source and non-commercial application is available to anyone that wants to use it.
The Wippog project and the CVE project with uses it has just entered a stable release. This spotlight talks with the project owner to look at a great mix and a cool way to work with dynamic interfaces.
Sometimes you are surprised when you find someone in the world has the same passions as you. This time it is in the Philippines. One of our newest projects in the GELC is JEDI. JEDI is short for Java Education & Development Initiative. Quite a mouth full, so JEDI is a much better name.