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Daniel Brookshier

Daniel Brookshier (A.K.A. Turbogeek) is a freelance consultant, speaker, author, and Java Geek since Java 1.0. Daniel is one of the core members at and runs several open sorce projects including jxta-remote-desktop here at Daniel's latest book is JXTA: Java P2P Programming, but he also writes articles for and P2PJournal where he is an editor. Daniel's blog covers the P2P world, tips, tricks, and musings on Java and JXTA.


turbogeek's blog

JXTA at 5 Years Old

Posted by turbogeek on April 7, 2006 at 4:37 PM PDT

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.

JXTA in Belgium!

Posted by turbogeek on March 22, 2006 at 8:41 AM PST

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.

An Interview with a P2P/JXTA Brazlillian

Posted by turbogeek on February 16, 2006 at 12:48 AM PST

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.

Juxta-CAT: A JXTA project in Spain at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Posted by turbogeek on February 16, 2006 at 12:47 AM PST

Joan has just started a new project in the JXTA community at His project is just starting, but looks very interesting.

An interview with Brian Koontz, creator of the Open Source Technology program at North Lake College

Posted by turbogeek on November 17, 2005 at 5:16 PM PST

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.

New Projects in the Education and Learning Comunity

Posted by turbogeek on October 6, 2005 at 11:57 AM PDT

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.

New Projects in the Education & Learning Community

Posted by turbogeek on September 7, 2005 at 3:22 PM PDT

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.

TilePile - Making the art of Java really about art

Posted by turbogeek on August 11, 2005 at 2:38 PM PDT

Greg Barton has created what I think is the first project in the GELC and possibly in all of 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.

CVE and Wippog project Spotlight

Posted by turbogeek on August 10, 2005 at 2:05 AM PDT

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.

Project Spotlight on JEDI - They are teaching Java in the Philippines!

Posted by turbogeek on August 10, 2005 at 1:44 AM PDT

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.