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Kevin Farnham

Kevin is the managing editor. Kevin is also the owner of Lyra Technical Systems, Inc, a small consulting and publishing company, through which he works on software engineering projects involving mathematical modeling and simulation, and scientific data analysis. Kevin has worked for many years in a Data Center that utilizes high-end Sun hardware and an Oracle database.


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JFrog Announces Artifactory 2.2.1 Release

Posted by kfarnham on February 18, 2010 at 11:25 PM PST

I received a message from the JFrog team, announcing the release of Artifactory 2.2.1:

Hudson 1.346 Release Analyzed by Tyler Ballance and Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Posted by kfarnham on February 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM PST

The Continuous Blog has two new posts about the new Hudson 1.346 release. In Hudson 1.346 Released, Tyler Ballance breaks down the 1.346 release in terms of bugs fixed and enhancements.

Java ME SDK Team: First Aid when Emulator Doesn't Start

Posted by kfarnham on February 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM PST

On the Java ME SDK Team Blog, Tomas Brandalik provides First aid when emulator doesn't start:

YANPAs: They're Everywhere!

Posted by kfarnham on February 10, 2010 at 10:25 PM PST

Where I live (Connecticut, US), a popular bumper sticker is "Motorcycles Are Everywhere!" That's what I was reminded of as I surveyed the past week's posts by Geerjan Wielenga, and saw that he has discovered several interesting YANPAs (Yet Another NetBeans Platform Application, as he sometimes calls them).

Sun + Oracle Strategy Links (from Twitter)

Posted by kfarnham on January 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM PST

For those of you who weren't able to spend 5 hours watching or listening to Wednesday's Oracle + Sun Strategy Update Webcast, here are a few post-event Twitter tweets from people I (@kevin_farnham) follow, that provide links to resources related to the webcast an

Java Tools Community Tweets from Campus Party Brasil

Posted by kfarnham on January 26, 2010 at 8:11 PM PST

As I noted last week, the Java Tools Community is attending and tweeting from the Campus Party Brasil event this week.

O'Reilly Answers: Experimental Software Engineering Q&A Community

Posted by kfarnham on January 24, 2010 at 4:54 PM PST

O'Reilly has a new beta site, O'Reilly Answers, that is devoted to technology. It's a question and answer community, where people can ask questions, and others can respond with the answers. In addition, people can post information on solutions to specific technology problems.

Paul Krill: Apache focuses on Java RIA effort

Posted by kfarnham on January 20, 2010 at 8:47 PM PST

ComputerWorld has published a new article on the Apache Pivot prject, titled Apache focuses on Java RIA effort. Author Paul Krill reports:

Dalibor Topic's Latest OpenJDK roundup

Posted by kfarnham on January 20, 2010 at 8:27 PM PST

Dalibor Topic has posted an updated OpenJDK roundup: The last roundup was two weeks ago, so it's time for another one.

Doc Teger: Three-Part Series on's OpenSSO Project

Posted by kfarnham on January 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM PST

Doc Teger just posted a three part series on's OpenSSO project.