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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during January 2007

Keeping an old habit since the old times of C/C++ development and Makefile, mostly under Unix, I usually set environment variables to specify some properties that should be available during compiling or testing. But environment variables can create troubles sometimes. For instance, Mistral automated tests need to deal with a number of images that are used as a test case. Unfortunately, most of...
Well, my last blog post was about the Rio plugin of Mistral, and ended with an open (and expected) problem related to performance - something that I thought I'd have addressed in the next post. But as often happens, other commitments prevented me from completing the next step in the planned time - I think we'll have to wait two or three weeks still. In the meantime, I'm busy - among other things...
... but most of the replies to my previous post "Where are we going?" (also at TheServerSide follow-up) ended up talking about closures etc. It sounds like nowadays it's inavoidable to talk about code and syntax. Too bad. I thought that my next post would have focused on the "process" concept (since it looks like there's a sort of language barrier), but I'm postponing it and getting into the mud...
I returned from JavaPolis with a bag of mixed feelings. The good ones: the conference was great, well organized, rich of contents (I'm repeating again, three days of conference for 200€ is excellent price for value), I met people, last but not least the idea of reaching Antwerp by car was very good as I enjoyed my photographic trip through northern France. The bad ones: I'm worried about where...
*** edited to add: please be aware that Jan 11 meeting has been cancelled *** January 2007 is a special month at JUG Milano: we will have two guests in a week, and two very important guests: Dennis Reedy and Jonas Boner. Filippo Diotalevi just confirmed the two meetings: On January 11, Dennis Reedy will present "Dynamic Services: Architecting for change". A quick introduction about the talk: "...
Frank Sommers at Artima tells us that it's official, the Apache Foundation accepted Sun's Jini contribution. Jini now is an Apache incubator project under the "River" name. Frank also interviews Dan Creswell, 2004 Jini Community Award, about the new perspectives of Jini. A suggested reading IMHO. Technorati tags: Jini, Apache