Well, everybody is now thinking of JavaOne, and a lot of people are already in San Francisco. Too bad this year I'm not able to go there, again. But there are other conferences on the horizon.
So the big news of the previous week was the availability of Java packages with the latest Ubuntu 7.04 (Faisty Fawn).
About half an hour ago somebody called me at the phone, presumably from a english-speaking country (can't tell because the calling number was masked). For sure he wasn't any of my known foreign contacts. Unfortunately I couldn't understood much, since I was in an area with low signal strength and the audio quality was extremely low.
I've just read David's blog about the pleasure of staying in a low-tech contest. He contrasted Mexico with "no TV, no movies, no cell phones, no computers" versus the "getting connected" paradigm of San Francisco and the Web 2.0 Expo.
Apple has just posted bad news: the release of Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) has been delayed to October.
I was happy to see that Slav Boleslawski's article about a specialized component for rendering photos made its way to the featured articles of this week.
When you are forced to stop or slow down, as I'm being forced to due to my illness still evolving slowly, you have more time to spend just thinking (yep, this is just a try to catch the good in bad moments). For instance, you can look at the big picture of what you're doing, instead of focusing at a single activity, and see whether things are going in the (supposed) proper direction.
Still apologizing for writing just a few lines - but at the time I can't do more - I'd just like to point out this European Commission report which certifies that Sun Microsystems is the biggest FLOSS donor - and it's a cut above (3x) IBM, the second in the list.
Of course, opensourcing Javaâ„¢ had a signif
Well, this year hasn't started well from a certain perspective. The job is ok, I'm doing interesting things, others are on the horizon, but I've experienced a sequence of small but annoying health problems - which have now culminated into a serious bronchitis which is presently keeping me in bed.
Whether you're an agilist or not, you should be aware that automated testing is one of the key factors for the success of your projects.