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"The world has changed so much since I was a child." I used to hear my parents or grandparents say such things. I never thought that the day would come where this statement would be coming out of my mouth. We all know much progress had taken place in the 20th century, after all. You'd always hear statements such as "there was no television at the time, we listened to the radio." Now I get to...
on Mar 16, 2005
NetBeans really rocks. As many of you know, I am a long-time user of NetBeans, now. Already 4 years now that I am using NetBeans. Already 8 months that I was playing with the alpha, beta, RC1, RC2 of NetBeans 4.0. And yesterday, it was a big day: The official announcement of the NetBeans 4.0 release. The first time I met a NetBeans developer, after 4 years exchanging mails about NetBeans. When...
on Dec 17, 2004
During the keynote of this morning, Someone of Sun (I am sorry, but I don't remember who) speaked about Java and Real Time Application. Java and Real Time Application ? Not possible, I though. You can't garantee Real Time when you use applications based upon JVM having a Garbage Collector that can suspend your thread at any moment, and for somes time (it may be short, but always too long for Real...
on Dec 16, 2004
Yesterday morning, Javapolis began with a Key note of Rick Ross, the founder of http://www.javalobby.org. He explained why it's very important to have a strong and active java community. He said that we, as Java developper have to play an actor's role, and not be passive. Then, he does a little presentation of web sites that form the javalobby community. He also speaked about what he will set in...
on Dec 16, 2004
Firstly, I was amazed that they were using a Apple portable. Reason why I was amazed is that JDK 5.0 is not yet available for Apple's PC. I was thinking how they will show JDK 5.0 in action with a portable running under Apple Mac OS X. But in fact, it was only presentation of slides. So, in fact no "JDK 5.0 in Action". The first part of the presentation was the most interresting. The reason was...
on Dec 13, 2004
Javapolis 2004 started today. Today, it was the first day of the University. The morning, during 3 hours, I listen to Adrian Colyer explaining AspectJ and explain us how it worked and why we would use it. He wins. I will certainly try AspectJ one of those next days. The demo he does that convinces me is his demo concerning Hibernate. He had a class called Address with somes fields. And without...
on Dec 13, 2004
This is a story of helping out a friend, which is a good thing for community members to do if they get the chance. The friend in this story is Bruno Souza. He is the current Community Leader of the JUGS Community here on java.net, and a more enthusiastic guy you'll never meet! (and he's a snappy dresser!) Now, those of you readers who know me are not surprised to learn that I have spent some...
on Jul 22, 2004
I have been discussing for a long time how only open source is not enough for Governments. Although open source is a strong point of freedom it allows you to end up tied to a product, what may be not as bad as being tied to a vendor, but may bring you the same types of problems, specially if you are the government. But this is true for companies also. In November 2002, me and several others from...
on May 31, 2004
One of the most influential computer communities in our days is clearly the Free Software Community. It is interesting to see how a community that started with the idea of developing a free source operating system, and has organized itself around software projects, turned into a worldwide force, both technically and also politically, with influences seen in so many places, from small to big...
on Sep 2, 2003