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Blog Archive for arungupta during September 2007

Sun Tech Days Rome 2007 was kick started by Maria Grazia Filippini (Director General, Sun Microsystems Italy) to a room full of approx 300 audience. She was followed by Corrado Sterpetti (Software Practice Manager, Sun Microsystems Italy). Both of them addressed the attendees in the local language. I could not understand any part of the talk (except bongiorno) but the passion was quite visible in...
I attended and presented at NetBeans Day Rome earlier today. I sat down to write a detailed report but Dana Nourie (SDN Technical Writer) has already done a superb job summarizing the event. Instead of repeating the content I'd like to share some photos from the event showing how the developers were engaged all through out the day. The event...
Sun Tech Days are coming to Rome (Sep 24-25) and Milan (Sep 26-28). This is FREE event organized by Sun Microsystems. Basically Tech Days are scaled down versions of Java One packed into a suitcase and brought right to where the developers are as described by Renita Stafford, Program Manager of Sun Tech Days. The agenda for both the venues is very comprehensive with...
Day 3 started with reminders about RubyConf 2007 and upcoming Euruko. Marcel and Koz (from Rails core team) gave the keynote talking about the best practices for Rails (theRailsWay.com). Here are some of the tips they explained: If a controller has more than 6 or 7 actions, and each action > 6-7 lines then there is something wrong. More details here. Associations proxies are...
Day 2 started with regular announcements and keynote by DHH. The demographic distribution of approximately 750 attendees was shown in the filler slides right before the keynote: Germany 29% Sweden 3% UK 17% Spain 3% United States 11% Norway 3% Denmark 7% Italy 2% Netherlands 5% France 2% The technical sessions and BoFs started today and the exhibit hall was opened as well. Sun booth...
Arrived in Berlin 2 days ago for Rails Conf Europe. Sun Microsystems is a diamond sponsor and you can meet me at the "Rails powered by jMaki and GlassFish" booth in the Exhibit Hall. You can read about overall Sun's presence here. I realized in the morning that my Full Conference pass did not account for any of the tutorials. And all of them were completely sold out with...
The support for Rails in NetBeans IDE has improved considerably in the past few days. Greg and Ludo have been working on ramping up the jMaki NetBeans module as well. This screencast is an update to #web2 and shows how the development experience for creating a jMaki-enabled Rails application is drastically simplified. The screencast shows how a jMaki-wrapped Yahoo and Dojo DataTable widget can...
Jerome has been working on GlassFish gem for Rails. Read the interesting discussion on dev@glassfish. This blog announces a technology preview of this gem and describes the steps to try it out. Download GlassFish Gem from here. If you already have JRuby on Rails configured, then skip this step. Otherwise you need to install JRuby on Rails. Download and Unzip JRuby 1.0.1 from here (...
Sun Microsystems is a Diamond Sponsor of Rails Conf Europe 2007 (Sep 17 - 19). We'll demonstrate how NetBeans 6 IDE provides a complete development environment for Rails application GlassFish provides a robust and modular deployment platform jMaki provides a complete framework for creating RIAs Here is list of sessions from Sun speakers:...
Using the instructions followed in JRuby Hack Day and taking some help from Nick, I figured out how to use the JDBC connection pools configured in GlassFish using the JNDI names. All the commands given below are relevant for GlassFish but the same concept will work where ever you deploy your WARed up JRuby on Rails application. Follow the bullet #1 and #2 from here to create a new...