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Fernando Lozano

Fernando Lozano is an independent consultant who has worked with information systems since 1991. Among his customers are government agencies, chemical, banking and health-care corporations. He has a BA in computer science as well as many professional certifications in networking, databases and software development from Sun, IBM, Microsoft, LPI and Red Hat. He's also a counselor to the Linux Professional Institute Brazillian affiliate and associate edior at Java Magazine (Brazil), besides teaching operating aystems and object oriented programming college courses.


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Shared web hosting versus Java frameworks

Posted by flozano on July 31, 2007 at 6:40 AM PDT

During the latest days I've been fighting with my hosting provider because I tried to deploy Xwiki ( in my hosted web site. The core issue was XWiki requires that the web container security policy includes:

permission java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission "suppressAccessChecks";

The real motives why industry analysts love to predict Java fall... and why they will spend another 10+ years being proven wrong.

Posted by flozano on September 29, 2006 at 2:15 PM PDT

The real motives why industry analysts love to predict Java fall...

Afraid of trying JPackage?

Posted by flozano on August 31, 2006 at 6:56 PM PDT

Most Linux developers and sysadmins I talk to think JPackage is great, once they are introduced to the advantages of not having tons of copies of every jakarta-commons-whatever and having each application automagically use the Java release (or even vendor release) it needs.

But mosf of them are scared of the bootstrapping procedure, except for the few lucy ones that already have a JPackage

Java One mini-talks for Linux users

Posted by flozano on May 14, 2006 at 11:41 PM PDT

The Java.Net Community Corner in the Java One Pavillion will feature a few talks of special interest for Linux developers, ranging from on Sun proprietary JVM and new JCP standards to F/OSS JVMs.

If you are around, please come and join us!

Date/Time Talk
May 16, 11:30am Packaging Java apps for Linux using JPackage

I wanna a real NetBeans Day

Posted by flozano on March 20, 2006 at 6:50 AM PST

Remember last year's JavaOne NetBeans Day? It was more about JavaStudio than Creator. I hope this year we have an event centered on NetBeans itself and less on the closed forks maintained by Sun.

Echoing the Java Compatibility Call to Arms

Posted by flozano on March 15, 2006 at 10:07 AM PST

Sun itself is asking developers to test their apps with third-part JREs to ensure the Java platform remain compatible.

What happened to all my Eclipse plug-ins?

Posted by flozano on February 10, 2006 at 6:39 AM PST

I must admit I'm having trouble figuring out the inner workings of the Eclipse ecosystem. Almost all main tool vendors participate in the project and you can find hundreds (if not thousands) open source plug-ins.

When Applets are not WORA

Posted by flozano on January 27, 2006 at 9:07 AM PST

During the end of 2005 I had a customer who could not run a Java Applet on his desktops, despite having the latest update from Sun. And the desktops ran the fastest-growing OS and browser in the market today

This customer ran Fedora Linux 4 and Firefox 1.5.

How Should You Teach Software Development?

Posted by flozano on January 5, 2006 at 7:33 AM PST

First of all, I have to admit that teaching in college was not the pleasant experience I expected it to be. I love teaching. But I found most students had no interest in what I was trying to teach them. I know I am not a bad teacher, because when I do training I receive a good feedback from my customers.

If you use Linux, you should use JPackage

Posted by flozano on December 8, 2005 at 6:37 AM PST

JPackage ( is an Open Source Software project that aims to provide popular Java applications and libraries in a manner that is compatible with Linux standards like the FHS and administrative best practices for the platform.