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Blog Archive for editor during January 2008

Snow, a breakdown, and a very late editor's blog It started last night with snowflakes falling just before dinner time. Understand that this is Atlanta, where we get snow once every 3-4 years. It kept falling for a few hours, and I ended up letting my two-year-old daughter, Quinn, go outside and check it out before bedtime: Unfortunately, it turned to rain overnight, and then our car...
It would be a busy day even if Sun hadn't bought MySQL So the front page was already looking like it was chock full of good stuff to blog about: an announcement of an all-night BarCamp in the middle of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days, Simon Morris with another clever and insightful desktop Java manifesto, a Blu-Ray event in Barcelona next week, and so many good forum posts that I...
ME Developer Days are approaching The early crush of 2008 conferences is now well underway, both big and small. Last week in the Java world, it was CodeMash and Sun Tech Days Atlanta (BTW, I forgot to give a shout-out to the former Pathfire colleagues I met at STD-ATL, so hi to to Kelly, John, and new-hire Marty. Unless you were supposed to be at work, in which case, I didn't see you and...
10 years of Tech Days, 11 questions for James Gosling, and then some cake The highlight of the second day of Sun Tech Days Atlanta was probably the wide-open Q&A with James Gosling. In this season of rehearsed, orchestrated, and fully-landscaped tech conference keynotes -- think Bill Gates at CES this week, or Steve Jobs at MacWorld next week -- it's really saying something that Dr....
A hefty afternoon schedule at Sun Tech Days Atlanta Sun Tech Days Atlanta got started yesterday with parallel tracks for NetBeans Day and Open Solaris Day. Actually, the schedule wasn't what you might expect: the sessions kicked off at 1PM and went fairly late into the evening (I think the last one wrapped up at 7PM), which left the morning free to get some work done or meet up with...
CodeMash and Sun Tech Days Atlanta begin New year, new conference schedule. On this first full week of 2008, the first two events on the java.net calendar are underway. Up in Sandusky, Ohio, it's CodeMash, a novel conference that seeks to bring together top people of different stripes -- Java, .NET, PHP, etc. -- and get them to share ideas, experiences, and opinions. Among their Java...
How Java's faring in the rough-and-tumble There were a few interesting items in this morning's news that aren't germane enough to the java.net community to be on the front page, but might bear a little discussion here in the editor's blog. Daring Fireball had a link to the Financial Times story Paramount in HD DVD blow (free registration required), which suggests that the Java-powered Blu-...
This blog brought to you by a weird new keyboard OK, I need to type the blog with a fair amount of care today, because for the new year, I've committed myself what some may consider a bizarre piece of hardware, a keyboard meant for use with video editing programs, the Bella Pro Series 3.0 for Final Cut Pro. It replaces the arrow keys with a media jog/shuttle wheel, and color codes all the...
Are you and Java going in the same direction? I was trying to think of a poll question this morning, with a desire to do one last sort of "look ahead to 2008" item, when I realized there was a chance to re-use a poll and see how much opinions have changed. To wit, in our last poll of 2006, we asked What version of Java do you expect to be using at the end of 2007? The majority voted for...