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Blog Archive for hiheiss during May 2006

The three top contestants in the 2006 JavaOne Conference Slot Car Racing Programming Challenge got their last chance to win the “gold” at the Friday morning keynote in which James Gosling called them onstage for the white-knuckle last go around the track. The contestants wrote hard real-time code to read the sensors on the track and set the track voltage, in order to try to get the car around...
At the Friday morning keynote, 5/19/06, James Gosling talked with Sun Distinguished Engineer Greg Bollella about Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). “Greg was the original spec lead for JSR 1 where I was one of the worker bees,” remarked Gosling. The big news is that Sun Java Real-Time System 2.0 is in the pipeline and supports new platforms – in particular real-time garbage collection...
The JavaOne session, “Dancing While Gaming – Multitasking VMs on Real Devices”, focused on helping developers gain a wider and deeper understanding of the Multitasking VM implementation on real devices based on the interaction between Sun and Samsung who are engaged in a joint collaboration through the work of Jae Hyou Lee of Samsung Electronics and Yaniv Shani of Sun. MVM deployment is...
Staying Flexible with Open Source SOA I checked out the session called "What Is Happening With SOA in Open Source?" which was actually a panel hosted by Mark Hapner, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Web Services Strategist at Sun. Was curious what these folks had to say on the subject. The participants, open source technical experts, were: Jeremy Boynes, IBM; Glen Daniels, Sonic Software; Mark...
It's day two of JavaOne '06, and I’m over at the Slot Car Racing Programming Challenge area, where the track is heating up. Developers are standing in line, some for the 20th or 30th time! to see if their latest tweaks will pan out as they hoped. A lot has been happening here. The ABC Morning News guys were here with their cameras. Developers are taken with the chance of being onstage with...
At JavaOne earlier this week, I took in TS-5540, “Making Java/.Net Technology Based Web Services Interoperability Real” with Sun’s Arun Gupta and Microsoft’s Kirill Gavrylyuk. Sun and Microsoft developers have been meeting at “Plugfests” in Microsoft’s test facilities in Redmond, Washington, where they identify bugs and work to assure interoperability in their web services code....
Among the topics currently scheduled for my editorial beat: -- The Slot Car Programming Challenge wherein developers get to test their skills with Real-Time Java. Standard 1/24 scale cars run around a track with 80 sensors spread along its length with a power supply controlled by an A/D converter driven from a workstation. Contestants have to write software that controls the car while going as...