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Blog Archive for kohsuke during October 2008

Amazon EC2 has a SOAP web service, and I wanted to talk to EC2 from Hudson, so I decided to use Metro for this. The end result is the JAX-WS commons EC2 module, which is a library you can put in your classpath with Metro 1.4 when you need to talk to EC2. EC2 SOAP API is pretty straight-forward except one caveat — you need to sign the whole request, but their WSDL doesn't say so in a...
On Thursday I was at a conference hosted by Japan Java User Group (JJUG) and gave a keynote about software development productivity and Hudson. I think there were maybe 100-150 people. I wore a Hudson T-shirt, so that others can find me more easily: Here's Takai-san, a Grizzly committer: This is Imai-san, a Hudson committer. I was supposed to be able to meet with Sogabe-san, who...
On Wednesday, I visited a company where one of the Japanese Hudson committers work for — Appresso. We had a little get-together of about 15 people with several lightening talks, and then we all headed for a pub for drinks. One of the things I learned (or perhaps "re-discovered" is more appropriate) here is that there are a lot of talented engineers in Japan who are just not visible...
On Tuesday evening in Sun campus at Youga, I did a talk on Metro and Jersey for two hours. There were perhaps 40 to 50 people (including a Hudson committer who came straight from the airport after a vacation to Hawaii, and a junior-high school student who's a frequent participant to this "hot topic seminar" series.) Most of them who were there didn't know much about Metro, so I did a...
This is a koban near my house. It's a small police station, and normally there are one or two policemen inside. They do all sorts of things ranging from finding directions for you, taking care of losts and founds, or scolding a shoplifter (or so I hear.) The bicycle you see next to the koban is used to patrol the neighborhood. The small yellow box hanging from the window shows the number of...
The night before I fly to Tokyo, I had a dream about an airplane crashing — I reject the existence of future-telling dreams, but I had to admit that I felt bit uneasy getting into the airplane. (Obviously, my flight to Tokyo was quite peaceful.) Visiting Tokyo is always an enjoyable experience. I know the place well, so I can get around, I have friends, and I know where and what I want to...
In early September, Cargo project pushed 1.0 alpha-6 release, which contains my improvement of better pluggability support. With this and the cargo-core-containers-glassfish module that I just pushed, you can now automate GlassFish v2 through Cargo. In this cargo-core-containers-glassfish release of 1.0 alpha-6, we have the support for starting/stopping GlassFish and deploying artifacts to it....
Somehow this fall became a travel season for me. Just a couple of weeks after my trip to Brazil, I'll be travelling to Tokyo for two weeks. One nice thing about Tokyo is that it's such a huge city with a lot of actions that I can meet with a lot of people and visit their companies without ever leaving to another city. So in a relatively short amount of time, I can do a lot. Obviously, me being...