I caught an odd story on news.softpedia.com this evening about how ISO 18629 is going to grant computer programs the ability to reason. Don't buy the hype--it's bad reporting, and I'll tell you why.
The Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Software Architects is co-hosting an "Interop City" event on May 31st at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The event will feature a day of presentations, demonstrations, and dialog on .NET and J2EE interoperability. Interop City is a unique event based on a grass roots initiative.
Following is the relevant portion of the event description from MN-IASA's president, Mr. Krzysztof Karski
One aspect of the web that Java doesn't really seem to intersect with is virus and spyware combat. I think it's one of our lesser-toted privileges. Nevertheless, it's what I do with the majority of my waking life this winter. Combatting spyrus blooms, IRC botnets, scraping barnacles off of the hulls of old XP machines, and training an army of electromechanical crime fighters who can peel spyruses out of a machine faster than any antivirus software can.
Mark Proctor, the Drools project's most energetic developer, has uploaded the long-awaited XSD files for the many flavors of DRL syntax. This will allow new developers to validate their DRL files and further reduce the overall headache of learning DRL. A hundred thousand thanks to Mark Proctor!
According to its developers, a milestone release of the Apache Geronimo server is tagged in CVS and awaiting binary release by the ASF. But don't get too excited about it just yet--the release is for earlybirds and hackers.
If I were to write a high level object to represent government in Java, what would it look like?