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Blog Archive for sfharris during May 2006

It's the last day at JavaOne 2006. The Sun General Session just ended. I've still got a full day of technical sessions that I am looking forward to. Here is brief overview: Scott McNealy was in rare form in today's general session as he talked about his new post CEO life with a good dose of humor. And as we've all come to expect from Scott he had a top 10 list, this time "The 10 Best Things...
Grid computing is getting a fair amount of press these days. Some of you may be familiar with Sun Grid and the compute-server project on java.net. In a technical session today, Van Simmons, Sean Merrit and James Gammill have contributed their own unique grid architecture and coining the term "Flash-Gridding" to describe it. They claim that grid computing, in general, is too difficult. The idea...
Can you imagine a world in which everyone is wearing medical sensors? Where everyone is downloading 10 megs of medical data per day to some remote database. Where doctors can perform physicals without needing their patients to visit the office and researchers can spot medical trends such as flu outbreaks in real-time? Sound like science-fiction??? Well, of course, it is at the moment, but...
It is only natural that from year to year different themes are emphasized at JavaOne. This year the slogan seems to be "For Everything that Matters". In the Sun General Session this morning Jonathan Schwartz and others placed an emphasis on "things that matter". Things that are important to Sun and the Java Community which it supports; and things that are important to the Java Community that...
Happy NetBeans Day. Yesterday was Mother's day. I sent my mother a card. Today is NetBeans Day. I could not find any NetBeans Day cards anywhere. I think Hallmark might want to look into this. The first session hosted by Jonathan Schwartz at Net Beans Day was filled to capacity so much so that I could not get in. There were two rooms available and it would have been nice (and more comfortable...
It's Net Bean Day Eve. JavaOne is upon us once more and I am looking forward to a week of learning, connecting with my fellow engineers, and hopefully being amazed on occasion. On Saturday I attended the java.net Community Leaders Meeting. Once a year just before JavaOne the leaders of various communities on java.net get together to discuss various ways in which to make java.net a better place...