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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during December 2007

An Apple-made developer preview for Java 6 on Leopard has reappeared - but these are only marginally good news. In fact, we are still missing any official word about when the final release of Java 6 will be available; and being the latest Java 6 preview only for 64-bits hardware, this opens up another bunch of speculation and doubts. And even when Java 6 will be available to us the incident won't...
And even JavaPolis 2007 has gone now. Great conference, as usual. Yesterday I attended for my first time two talks about other languages and language enhancements. I've loosely following those arguments, but now I think it's high time I made a better opinion on them. I saw the presentation of the Scala language. It's pretty well designed by a computer science point of view, but I don't see it as...
Well, this morning I started writing on the blog quite early (8:55), an unusual thing since at that hour either I'm going to a customer or I'm still sleeping :-) but the fire alarm woke me up at 7:25 (and there was smoke smell too!), so at 7:30 I was ready to escape with my photographic gear in one hand and my laptop in the other. Fortunately, the alarm stopped buzzing soon. Yesterday I gave my...
Today, at JavaPolis, I'm keeping on attending talks about Java on the desktop. After the classic "Filthy Makeover" by Chet (this time Romain was missing: where are you? ;-) I'm attending Richard Bair talking about Iris. Iris is the demo that the Swing Guys did at the latest JavaOne (see Jasper Pott's blog) - in a few words it's an applet that allows you to drag-n-drop photos into a Flickr...
Well, yesterday the JavaPolis network spell triggered again and - possibly because of a failed router - there were no network available. I even tried with the pay service from Proximus, but developers clearly didn't tested it thoroughly as because of a trivial disconnection-reconnection of the WiFi (without an explicit logout, of course) I ended up with repeated login failures such as "you are...
I've reached Antwerp for the JavaPolis conference just now, after a three day journey without email. And since I'm fighting against the flu :-( I'll take some time for consuming the queue of messages to answer - of course priority goes to paying customers, so please forgive me if I won't be able to promptly answer you about comments on my blog or anything about my opensource projects.
I've blogged just a few days ago about the Java Day in Rome, talking about the event in general. Now I'd like to focus about what probably was the best talk of the conference. It's a bit curious, but I knew in advance the contents. Francesco Cirillo, leader of XPLabs and global guru of Agile Methods, taught me most of those things a few years ago, when I was lucky enough to attend a class...
I've already shared my JavaPolis agenda and the conference looks pretty interesting, even more than previous years. But there's a special talk that I'd like to recommend (of course, in addition to mine ;-) since it is a BoF in a somewhat uncomfortable slot and thus it could easily slip below your radar. It's "Clustering a Real World Enterprise Application" (a.k.a. project Scarlet) by Ugo Landini...
For some reasons, I'd like to give my JavaPolis presentation with Linux Ubuntu rather than Mac OS X. But I have two showstoppers. The former is related to my inability to activate the video signal to the external DVI connector, in order to properly drive a video projector. I've tried several hints from the internet, friends and workmates, with no luck so far. So I'm directly asking for a working...
I'm just back from the JavaDay that has been held in Rome last saturday, an initiative from JUG Roma. Just a quick post for now (I've been off for three days in a row and I'm fighting with the hundreds of emails that got accumulated): AWESOME. There were 1.200 subscribed persons - I don't have received yet the official estimate of people that actually attended the conference, but for sure they...