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Blog Archive for turbogeek during June 2005

Imagine John Gage and a puppet at JavaOne. How could that be related to community and open source? It is an interesting thought. All you need to do is think like John Gage. I was at the second JavaOne. I would have been at the first, but I was on an airplane flying the other direction (reading Java in a Nutshell). I had had already ported a game called Xiang Qi (A.K.A. Elephant Chess or...
TilePile - A tile mural creation and editing program. gbarton@dev.java.net TilePile is an application used to aid in creating tile murals. It can be used to import images and convert them into tile murals, edit the murals, and distribute the tile setting process to a set of networked workstations. Compression - The list of file in the DB should be compressed and named random manickaraj@dev.java....
Interview with Alex Lam S.L. of project Algebra Project Name: algebra Summary: Developing application related to Algebra Owner Name: Alex Lam S.L. City: Cambridgeshire Country: UK Hi Alex, tell us a little about yourself. Education: 2nd year undergraduate in Natural Sciences (Physical) Profession: can't really get employed too seriously at this stage, can I? Current Employer: Hmm.......
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) A fine quote from Johnathan's Keynote today: "There is a social utility to free software" Johnathan's core message is that FOSS is good for business by bringing new people into relationships and creating a greater need and thus opportunity to provide infrastructure. It made sense to me. Instead of build it and they will come, this is provide them free...
Wow, get a Sun opteron for 29.95 a month with all the software tools installed and access to support. Just like cell phone with nights and weekends free. There may be a catch. Looking at the Sun web, there is a small clarification: "When you sign up for three years of Sun support services at $29.95 per month." Not too bad considering that it still boils down to $1078.20 a month. Still not bad...
Project IENJINIA will be at JavaOne at the Community Corner at JavaOne 's Vendor Pavilion in the Java.Net Community Corner Booth. The project leaders (who will translate this blog below into Spanish) will be talking about their project and how educators in Mexico are using it. But what is IENJINIA? What is the first thing you think about when you imagine teaching software development? Games...
Before I talk about the new projects in the Global Education and Learning Community(GELC) , let me talk abut JavaOne, Java.net, and FREE (as in some events include free beer) Open Source community events. Java.Net Community Close to 150,000 Members Could you or one of your friends be number 150,000+1 of Java.net? The Java.net community is almost 150,000 members strong and we are all...
In his blog, John Kheit, gives us some very interesting points about Apple's switch to Intel. Most of the points are on the negative side (seems like he is hoping for the best as a Mac fan, but he is worried). There is something missing in his commentary: Fans of the Mac and the experience of the Mac. Let's look at the fans first. My girlfriend's mother, Grace, is a Mac fan. John Kheit gives...
Project Name: schoolclipse Summary: School management (Eclipse rich client application) Owner Name: Stavros S. Kounis City: Thessaloniki Country: Greece Tell us a little about yourself. I'm close to finishing Civil Engineering Dept. of Xanhti's University (Greece). I'm working as Programmer for a Civil Engineering related software company (Civiltech) and I'm a cofounder of...
Phil Wadler and Maurice Naftalin are writing a book titled "Java Generics and Collections", to be published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. Their project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at https://java-generics-book.dev.java.net/ is for the book's technical review. They are posting draft chapters for download and comment by members that join the project. The book is being...