Two recent good news made my day.
In a blog post titled "What Sun should do?", an analyst James Governor wrote:
Get behind Hudson is a big way. Developers really like it. It just works. It makes managing your builds a relatively painless experience.
It's common for a Java project to compile with later versions of JDK than it minimally requires. For example, when Hudson runs on Java6 it takes advantages of those features, but it can also run on Java5 without those advanced features.
The technique to do this is well understood.
On Thursday I was at a conference hosted by Japan Java User Group (JJUG) and gave a keynote about software development productivity and Hudson. I think there were maybe 100-150 people.
On Wednesday, I visited a company where one of the Japanese Hudson committers work for — Appresso.
On Tuesday evening in Sun campus at Youga, I did a talk on Metro and Jersey for two hours.
This is a koban near my house. It's a small police station, and normally there are one or two policemen inside. They do all sorts of things ranging from finding directions for you, taking care of losts and founds, or scolding a shoplifter (or so I hear.) The bicycle you see next to the koban is used to patrol the neighborhood.
The night before I fly to Tokyo, I had a dream about an airplane crashing — I reject the existence of future-telling dreams, but I had to admit that I felt bit uneasy getting into the airplane. (Obviously, my flight to Tokyo was quite peaceful.)
Visiting Tokyo is always an enjoyable experience.
In early September, Cargo project pushed 1.0 alpha-6 release, which contains my improvement of better pluggability support.
Somehow this fall became a travel season for me.