Skip to main content

Blog Archive for joshy during May 2006

I just arrived home after a both grueling and exciting week of JavaOne. I'm taking the next two weeks off, though I will be blogging a bit and answering the occasional emails. Don't be surprised if I'm a bit slow to respond though as I'll be in Oregon most of the time sipping coffee and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Once things settle down I'll have a bunch more blogs with photos,...
I'm sitting in the audience watching Tuesday's keynote where Romain Guy and Richard Bair are on stage showing the new Swing demo we built called Aerith. It's a roadtrip slideshow builder that combines Google Maps, Flickr, and Yahoo Geocode to let you make your own slideshow of photos you took on your trip. Once you are doing setting up the slideshow you can share the trip with your friends as an...
I'm doing lots of pre-JavaOne work right now and I could easily bore you with details of our Java.net Community Leaders meeting on Saturday, but instead I'll tease you with our demo. Rich, Romain and I put together a really great demo application using Desktop Java and a lot of cool APIs. We showed it at Licensee Day this morning and it went swimmingly so I have high hopes for the full...
I'd like to share something with you I find both commonplace and entirely amazing. My sister has just launched her own online store and she's already made 200$ in just a few days. Her site is Freshly Squeezed Flash.com, where she sells all manner of custom flash drives enclosed in rubber ducky keychains, hot wheels cars, and even your favorite PEZ dispenser. She is also doing custom designs on...
We are getting closer to JavaOne and companies are preparing to announce their latest and greatest products. We will also have lots of discussions of Java vs AJAX vs Flash vs other hot tech of the day. Before we go down these and other rabbit hole discussions I'd like to take a moment to sit back and look at the big picture: Why are we here? First one caveat. All of the opinions which follow...
I'm going to be a complete nerd for a second and expound upon how amazingly cool it is that something I wrote has been translated into Japanese. I mean, writing down words that someone else pays for is cool and all, but it's even cooler when someone else translates my words into another language. The book even looks cooler. It's a tad smaller and has a very nice book jacket. The paper has a very...