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!
session was packed with 400 attendees and there were attendees all over...
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.
some advantages that are described in the blog:
JVM runtime optimization
Efficient memory usage
Native threads to spread work on multiple cores
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
presentations. The projector stopped recognizing any laptop after first
two presos. Fortunately Simon had a backup projector but we lost time
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
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...
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,
(Open Source University Meetup, pronounced "awesome")
and many other pointers. Visit sun.com/students
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!
#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.