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Blog Archive for arungupta during September 2008

Sun Tech Days kick started yesterday in the beautiful city of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Over 1000 attendees, completely charged, willing to discuss their issues, amazing amount of energy and all there to learn about different Sun technologies - just a superb recipe to succeed and outpace everybody else in the world! The GlassFish session was packed with 400 attendees and there were attendees all over...
SUCESU-ES organized ES JUG (Espirito Santo, Brazil) meeting yesterday and I presented on GlassFish. The slides are available here. There were approx 100 attendees and I was pleasantly surprised to see almost half the audience had heard of GlassFish. The complete agenda is published here and there were other speakers from Sun as well. I did not get much time to talk...
Andreas blogged about why he likes JRuby even though he dislikes Java. JRuby is "It's just Ruby" with more than 50,000 tests to ensure MRI compliance. The blog highlights that there is no need to know Java, at all, to run JRuby. Here are some advantages that are described in the blog: JVM runtime optimization Efficient memory usage Native threads to spread work on multiple cores Great garbage...
Mauricio, Doris, Simon and I visited DFJUG @ Taguatinga yesterday (make sure to pronounce it correctly, otherwise you'll be corrected again & again, as I was :). 200 attendees, mostly students, stayed all along the 4 hourof  presentations. The projector stopped recognizing any laptop after first two presos. Fortunately Simon had a backup projector but we lost time in debugging...
Started San Francisco 2 days back, through Washington Dulles, with a stop over @ Rio de Janeiro and finally arrived Brasilia yesterday. The local airlines (TAM) from Rio to Brasilia offered a nice sandwich where as any meal need to be bought during domestic travel in US (even if it's across the continent). So that was a nice experience! Daniel deOliveira, a Java Champion and DF JUG(oldest...
During Rails Conf Europe 2008 Day 1 I attended an excellent tutorial on Deploying and Monitoring Ruby on Rails. The session very clearly explained the several deployment options with Rails. My notes from the session are here and the slides are now available.  Here are couple of snapshots from the slide: The complete set of slides from Rails Conf Europe 2008 are available here....
This blog updates TOTD #45 to use Facelets as view technology. Powerful templating system, re-use and ease-of-development, designer-friendly are the key benefits of Facelets. Facelets are already an integral part of Java Server Faces 2.0. But this blog shows how to use them with JSF 1.2. Download Facelets from here (or specifically 1.1.14). Facelets Developer Documentation is a...
sun.com/students is one-stop for all students interested in Sun Microsystems. It has content related to all students: Student Lounge where students can hang out (facebook, friendfeed, flickr and others) Student Blogs OSUM community (Open Source University Meetup, pronounced "awesome") Campus Ambassadors and many other pointers. Visit sun.com/students today! Here are few GlassFish...
Alex De Marco is a happy user of FREE 12-months GlassFish Hosting @ OStatic. Here is what he has to say: Many thanks to OStatic and LayeredTech for offering free hosting, and to Sun for providing a powerful yet free application development stack: Glassfish, Java, MySQL, and OpenSolaris. VERY MUCH appreciated! You can avail this exclusive and limited-time offer here! Technorati: glassfish...
TOTD #42 explained how to create a simple Java Server Faces application using NetBeans 6.1 and deploy on GlassFish. In the process it explained some basic JSF concepts as well. If you remember, it built an application that allows you to create a database of cities/country of your choice. In that application, any city/country combination can be entered twice and no errors are reported. This blog...