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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during April 2009

As I said in February, I'm going to post on my blog a series about the use of Semantic Technologies and how they are being used in some of my projects. Today let's start giving a small domain model and then design a related abstract API. In the next post I'll show you how to implement it on the top of a RDF triple store. Models The API is designed to manage a set of "observations" (of...
Since BBB is build with Maven, it is pretty IDE agnostic. Specific instructions to build it with different tools are at the bottom of the Sofware Factory Wiki page. You can open and build the project with a single operation using NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA. I believe it's possible to do the same with Eclipse - I'm not an expert of it, but asking for help I was pointed out to try a couple of...
After some delay, as I tried to work around a problem with Maven + Cobertura + Hudson, the BetterBeansBinding project is ready to go. I've released 1.2.2 which is no functionally different from the latest Shannon's commit of BeansBinding: it probably shouldn't be used for production, since I don't know in which state the last commit was done (and the current test coverage is 18%). BTW, I...
It sounds as the two next months are packed with events: May 8, Milan: I'll speak at All4Web about JavaFX, including a RIA vs RIA talk. Free event (in Italian language). May 21, Genoa: I'll attend The Server Day, organized by JUG Genoa. Do you remember the IDE Shootout from JUG Cologne and JUG Genoa? Well, think of a similar event, but focused on Application Servers. And the argument is hot...
I've blogged many times about my skeptical attitude about service models based on the "permanently connected" paradigm. Let me tell you this funny (more or less) anecdote that happened to me this morning. Not to be taken too seriously. Today I'm teaching a class for Sun in the Milan hinterland. When I got off my car in the park lot, I've accidentally dropped the car keys into a street drain (a...
I confess, I missed the key point while reading the announcement. But Google App Engine for Java misses a good deal of classes in the JRE: in a word, they aren't offering the full Java runtime. It shouldn't be ever called "for Java" IMO and I don't understand why Google is using the "Java" term for a thing that is not Java. While for many this is not a problem, for me it is since there is e.g. no...
I've almost completed the inception of BetterBeansBinding: sources are in the new repo (but I have yet to replace the copyright notices), the project has been mavenized (!*), we have the issue repository and the communication plan, yesterday also a new instance of Hudson went up (it's mine, I've been able to deploy it to a different server that doesn't have load problems as the one for blueMarine...
According to Reuters, IBM withdrew its buy offer for Sun. It's not clear whether the deal broke forever or talks could resume, neither whether there are other possible buyers. We have to get patient on this issue.
While the fact I'm a member of the NetBeans Dream Team prevents me from revealing some reserved news, I've got some hints from a private contact of mine, in Italy - so I think I can tell you some details without infringing any secrecy commitment. Since when the WSJ anticipated the first rumors about the Sun/IBM deal, lots of analysts started speculating which would be the most important Sun...