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Blog Archive for mortazavi during May 2006

This is the best time to take a close and serious look at a preview of Apache / Derby 10.2. Use Derby and get involved! Provide constructive feedback before this upcoming release of Derby comes into "official" being. Rick Hillegas, a senior staff engineer at Sun and an Apache Derby committer, has put together a snapshot of Apache / Derby 10.2 prior to its final release, which will be coming, I...
I was lucky to meet a colleague Slava Galperin at the last JavaOne 2006 session that I attended on Friday. I met Slava while we were both working on DARPA projects at Teknowledge Corporation. Slava has also worked at myCFO, Sun, and now A9, a internet search company funded by Amazon. I ran into him in the session on given by Craig Russell and Larry White, two of my Sun colleagues. Craig, Larry...
Is it the T-shirt bombardment at the night of the party (tonight) that attracts them? Is it the scantly dressed ladies that some companies use to prop up their marketing fronts? Is it the opportunity to network? Or is the answer far simpler for the majority? I think the real answer is that people learn best and are inspired by the simple example of their peers.
Craig Robinson and Brent Newman (both of RealNetworks) reviewed the use of Mobile Media API (MMAPI) in their session. In practice of using these APIs, this is what they said they've observed: Huge differences in codecs supported by varying devices. Some implementations of MMAPI seem to be incorrectly reporting their capabilities. (Robinson and Newman say they can make some documented...
Bernard Traversat's session focused on his Boeing and FCS JXTA-networking collaboration and ended with a discussion of simple JXTA programming constructs. (A good weblog on the topic of JXTA is Mohamed Abdelaziz's.) I found his analysis of the history of the Internet insightful. Here are the three chapters according to Traversat, who is a director of advanced development at Sun Microsystems: I...
Earlier today, I had a chance to talk to Sun Distinguished Engineer Greg Bollella while we both gleefully watched the 2006 Slot Car Race in action. Greg, who has been behind Real Tim Java for the past 10 years, graciously shared some insights about the race and how participants were doing. If you want to participate and if you want to learn more about Real Time Java and mechatronic...
The master craftsmen of memory management in concurrent programing (William Pugh, Univ. of Maryland, and Jeremy Manson, Purdue University) have advice worth following by every programmer of multi-threaded Java code. The session included a couple of interesting multi-threaded puzzlers that arise due to compiler and processor oprimization of threads and serialization of operations and a mention...
If you're interested in Java EE related news, in Glassfish and other Java-for-the-enterprise topics, The Aquarium should be one of your way stations.
I'm afraid castle is closed for good. So, the advice below the line, below, was worthless ;-) I walked to an Algerian cafe two blocks lower at Leavevworth and Geary. Cafe Grain D'or. ------ Bad Advice Follows: For Barcelona vs Arsenal, to take place @ 11:45 today, a colleague recommends: Edinburgh Castle at 950 Geary Street -- that's about 10-15 minutes walk from the Moscone.
Check out my general impressions of the first day, here.