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Blog Archive for johnm during May 2007

One of the most exciting things at the show this year is that my company, Krugle, announced the beta of an enterprise search appliance for development teams. After all the months of labor, I can finally share our little bundle of joy with the world. :-) In my experience, one of the biggest problems that enterprise developers face every day is finding useful information across the bazillion...
Keaton is a new java.net project for integrating Apple's QTKit with Java. I.e., make it possible for Java developers to leverage the latest Quicktime support (since Apple seems to have abandoned Quicktime for Java) to be able to do cool media applications. The project is looking for developers to join up and help out. The presentation was given by java.net's own Chief Chief, Chris Adamson. I...
Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter have been doing their wonderful Java Puzzlers shtick at JavaOne for the last 4 years. This year, Bill Pugh has stepped in for Neal to keep the puzzlers puzzling. The puzzles point out all sorts of interesting and exasperating gotchas in the Java language and libraries that linger for ages waiting to humble us all. This year's set of puzzles include a slew of problems...
As noted by various people, including Malcolm Davis, there's a lot of Apple laptops in evidence at the show this year. In particular, a whole slew of them on-stage for the keynote sessions. But where's Apple? Really? For all of Apple's pledges that Java is a first class citizen, Java support on OS X has been tardy, at best. Each new, major release of Java takes many months (as in over a year)...
Sun is, as everybody knows, struggling to get mindshare around their products. This is especially true as they try to get uptake as they open source more of their stuff -- such as Solaris. Hiring Ian Murdock of Debian fame is a pretty good idea to me. One of the biggest hurdles to (Open) Solaris uptake is the fact that so many things in dealing with Solaris are so annoyingly odd to all the...
Is this really JavaOne? Walking around downtown San Francisco in May wearing a t-shirt and shorts and not freezing to death? Record setting heat must be boiling my brain! I spent most of Monday at the Startup Camp 2 festivities over at the old Argent Hotel. Startup Camp is an open space unconference hosted by Sun and run by the nice folks over at Mass Events Labs. If you've never participated...