Ok, I think I've spent enough time on preliminaries, so this time I'm gonna show you some UML diagrams and code. I also have to introduce you Emmanuele Sordini, one of my best friends and co-author of the Mistral project.
Today I'd like to explore the business perspective of parallel computing, as business is what in the end pays for our living.
Continuous Integration (CI) servers are facilities able to monitor changes in a source repository (e.g. CVS or Subversion) and schedule a new build automatically, in order to verify if the new committed code broke the stability of the system.
As part of the opensourcing programme of Java, Sun has also made Duke graphics open sourced. This means that, complying with the BSD License, everybody can include Duke on his/her application graphics, even making changes (and redistributing them).
So, guys, c'mon!
I was going to publish some other blog entry about my projects, but as I think that for the next days the "opensourcing Java" stuff will get the lion's share, I think I'll pause for a while... ;-)
After the short parenthesis on the Java / GPL stuff - looks like Sun will clarify everything in a matter of days - I'm switching back to my original topic.
As I told you a few days ago, one of the purposes of the blueMarine cluster of projects is to research in new technologies and understand some possible future scenarios of computing.
I'm opening a small parenthesis in my thematic sequence of blog entries to talk about something I've just read on the Dr. Dobb's Portal. Looks like Sun is going to use GPL for the upcoming open source licensing of Java Standard Edition.
I think that it's a good thing that I first describe the context where my next posts will live.
Thanks to the staff at java.net, I've got my brand new blog in the most important Java community on the planet. Wow. This means that I will try to make my posts even more interesting, as I have to keep up with the quality of my new home.
As you probably deduced by the title, this first entry is just a test to see if I'm able to use the java.net blogging tools without causing too damage.