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Blog Archive for timboudreau during November 2007

I've contributed a little persistence framework to WicketStuff. Basically, over the summer I needed to write a couple of web applications. My friend Jon suggested I try out db4o, an object database. One of the things I like about Wicket is its simplicity - no XML config files, straightforward HTML that maps to components, and every component has a Model that represents one object. One of the...
After 11 cities in three weeks, we finished up the NetBeans/OpenSolaris South American University Tour last week in Natal, Brazil. On Saturday, after our five hours of NetBeans talks, I was scheduled to do a talk at Natal Java Day, at 9:40AM. I awoke to blazing sunlight coming through the window of my hotel room. My mental clock that judges such things told me it looked like 9 or 10AM. Oh,...
It's been a wild week of travel, to Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina and now Santiago, Chile. We've had some adventures along the way. In Buenos Aires, 90% of the airline pilots were grounded for not having had sufficient vacation to comply with safety regulations. So our flight to Cordoba was cancelled. The next option was to take an overnight bus. So we went to do a little tourism...
It has been a whirlwind trip so far in South America. Last week we did one city a day for four days - lots of arriving in airports at 3AM, sleeping for four hours and then presenting for five, then talking with JUG members and professors into the night, then getting on another plane. But it's been a blast. We've been shooting a lot of videos, so we should have some interesting stuff for...