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Kevin Farnham

Kevin is the java.net managing editor. Kevin is also the owner of Lyra Technical Systems, Inc, a small consulting and publishing company, through which he works on software engineering projects involving mathematical modeling and simulation, and scientific data analysis. Kevin has worked for many years in a Data Center that utilizes high-end Sun hardware and an Oracle database.

 

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Anton Epple Java.net Lightning Interview at JavaOne 2012

Posted by kfarnham on October 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM PDT

I chatted briefly with consultant Anton Epple (@monacotoni) at JavaOne 2012 on the topic "Java/JVM technologies and your involvement in them":

Sven Reimers Java.net Lightning Interview at JavaOne 2012

Posted by kfarnham on October 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT

I chatted briefly with Sven Reimers at JavaOne 2012 on the topic "Java/JVM technologies and your involvement in them":

IBM: Very Active at JavaOne 2012

Posted by kfarnham on September 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM PDT

IBM will be very active at JavaOne 2012. A DeveloperWorks article by Chris Bailey and Steve Poole, IBM@JavaOne 2012, Part 1: Introduction to the IBM sessions, provides an overview of IBM's participation, which will includes an opening keynote and more than 20 sessions.

Kirill Grouchnikov's "Design, uninterrupted" Series Reaches Post #16

Posted by kfarnham on April 21, 2010 at 8:55 AM PDT

Kirill Grouchnikov recently published Design, uninterrupted #16:

Geertjan Discovers Raytheon Applying NetBeans in Mission Critical U.S. Department of Defense Software

Posted by kfarnham on March 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM PDT

Geertjan Wielenga pointed out the Raytheon Virtual Control enterprise management and control system, "yet another NetBeans Platform application in the defense sector." I'm sure I must have sent out an application for employme

No Formal Arrangement/Agreement Exists between java.net and Sonatype

Posted by kfarnham on March 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM PDT

You may have heard about an announcement about a formal arrangement between java.net and Sonatype. Unfortunately, this announcement is premature at best. While Oracle has talked with Sonatype in the past few weeks, there is no contract in place at the moment. We are committed to providing better support for Maven in the future, but we are exploring several options.

rkusterer: Time to Join the NetBeans Community Testing Programs!

Posted by kfarnham on March 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM PST

On Twitter, there was a tweet from @javatools asking "Want to help testing NetBeans and have your name included in the NetBeans source code?" and pointing us to rkusterer's Time to Join the NetBeans Community Testing Programs! page: "The NetBeans Team is pleased to announce the r

Jeff Friesen: Comic Books and Java

Posted by kfarnham on February 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM PST

On his home site, Jeff Friesen, author of 21 java.net articles, has posted an interesting little article titled Comic Books and Java. In the article, Jeff presents a Java application that reads and displays digitized comic books.

Justin Kestelyn Tech Cast Live interview with Mark Reinhold is now available in audio-only format

Posted by kfarnham on February 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM PST

On Twitter, I saw that an audio-only edition of Justin Kestelyn's February 16 Tech Cast Live interview with Mark Reinhold is now available. To see the interview as well as hear it, visit https://channelsun.sun.com/media/show/15028.

JavaFX Olympics Event Schedule App Is Quite Useful for Olympic Fanatics

Posted by kfarnham on February 20, 2010 at 8:45 AM PST

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics web site includes a nice little JavaFX Olympics events schedule application that's quite useful for people who like following almost every Olympic sport. Actually, I suppose it's useful even if you follow only a few sports.