This will be my last blog entry in this space. Reexamining assumptions made in first entry, jotting down some closing thoughts, and laying some clues as to what follows.
I've been interested in JDO technology for a good year now, and I've begun reapproaching JPOX, which my friend Dion showed me last year. As far as Open Source JDO implementations go, it's supposed to be great. I did run into a few problems while trying to get it running in maven, though. Here are some notes.
First thing's first. If you want to do it, you have to keep your ass in the seat.
Or "dependency injection", if you want to call it that. I've been working with some testing code for the last several days and I had to do a bunch of funky constructor calls, then it struck me what the whole IoC-3 thing was all about.
The Apache Geronimo Project is planning to send out a "State of the Project" announcement tomorrow morning (US time). These are just some of my thoughts on the project's first month.
The MIT Media Lab's "Computing Culture Group" is a "research unit aimed at providing technologies that derive from values and motivations different than those usually held by technologists."
The Open Source Initiative claims that ethics have no place in software or in technology. It appears not everyone agrees with them. Does ethics play a role in software development or computer science? I assert that it does.
Computer Science has about as much to do with Computers as Astronomy has to do with Telescopes.