A picture is worth thousand words! Now that Picasa 3.0 is available
Mac, here is a collage of pictures from the recently
concluded Sun Tech
Days in Singapore.
The complete photo album is available at:
And if you are interested in knowing all the action, read
on Jan 28, 2009
Follow up from Day
Matt Thompson talked about cloud computing. Even though the term "cloud
computing" is becoming more prominent now, it very well echoes Sun's 25
years old mantra - "The Network is the Computer". Even though there are
some prominent players but the field is very much emerging. Matt
touched upon different interpretations of a cloud - Platform,
Infrastructure or Software as a...
on Jan 28, 2009
Follow up from Part
Attended "What Developers should care about MySQL ?" by Colin and
"Groovy and Grails" by Chuk-munn
I enjoyed both the talks for different reasons. Colin's talk explained
storage engine architecture that is unique to MySQL
It was interesting to know that the different storage engines can be
picked a la carte...
on Jan 20, 2009
The Sun Tech Days
Singapore started earlier this morning - over 1100
developers, an outstanding audience!!!
The kick off had a good local flare when the Gods of
Longevity, Fortune, and Prosperity (Fu Lu Shou) showed up to
start the event ;-) The build up to their appearance was really
exciting as evident from
the video below:
This particular event will also be recorded in Singapore
on Jan 20, 2009
If your university is not participating in the Sun
Campus Ambassador program, you can always create an Open Source University Meetup
(OSUM, pronounced "awesome") community. Sun Microsystems offers you the
complete range of Open Source software - OpenSolaris, OpenOffice, NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, and many others.
OSUM provides an opportunity to create a student club and:
on Jan 19, 2009
It is embarrassing to share the post below but certainly very
encouraging to know that readers like
the posts on my two blogs (weblogs.java.net/weblogs/java.net
I've thoroughly enjoyed 544 posts on weblogs.java.net and 762 posts on
blogs.sun.com so far :)
Thanks for the continued readership and feel free to send suggestions
by leaving a comment on the blog!...
on Jan 14, 2009
Technology Camp is an effort to educate students about what
is going on in the world of technology. If you are a student, from
middle school on up through university-level, then this is for you!
There are presentations, demos, hands-on activities on the latest and
most innovative technology from resident technology geeks.
The topic for upcoming camp is Open Source. Find out how...
on Oct 13, 2008
is one-stop for all students interested in Sun Microsystems.
It has content related to all students:
Student Lounge where students can hang out (facebook,
(Open Source University Meetup, pronounced "awesome")
and many other pointers. Visit sun.com/students
Here are few GlassFish...
on Sep 19, 2008
Are you developing Facebook
Would you like to deploy them and monetize before spending any money on
Social App Program
is a new collaborative offering from Sun
Microsystems and Joyent
that allows you to do exactly that! It allows you to leverage
Scalability and Cost-effectiveness of Joyent's cloud powered by OpenSolaris on
on Jul 23, 2008
(aka Mr. Hudson) and I attended The
Server Side Java Symposium, Las Vegas in Mar
2008. In one of the evenings we spent togehter, I decided to
pick Kohsuke's brain on top 10 features of Hudson. My
were lost but luckily I found them so this article is slightly dated
but most of the content is still very much valid. Newer features have
been added since then anyway.
Here you go...
on Jun 18, 2008
have changed the landscape of Ruby,
JRuby and Rails development
and deployment. Code completion, debugging, similar development and
deployment environment and many other features (NetBeans, GlassFish)
together make it a compelling offering.
Leonard and Charles
Nutter are fielding questions on Ruby/JRuby/Rails
on May 17, 2008
#WS6 showed how to configure GlassFish in Eclipse IDE. With GlassFish
v3 TP2, the plug-in is also updated. Here are snapshots
showing how easy it is to install GlassFish in Eclipse. The snapshots
follow the steps outlined in screencast
IDE for Java EE Developers and install. Check the version ...
... add a new server (in order to install GlassFish...
on May 16, 2008
Globalization team in Japan has started translating some of
(on reader's request basis) in Japanese. The first installment is now
live on GlassFish
It's interesting to see that the first two translated entries are on Ruby-on-Rails. As of
this morning, there are 71
blog entries on Ruby-on-Rails. Send them an
email if you are interested in translation of other...
on May 13, 2008
Over the past 10 years JavaWorld.com
is a great source for Java developers focusing on four areas - Java
ME and Developer
Tools. The 10 most recently published articles and tutorials
can be easily
As of yesterday they started a new blog platform - JWBlogs! The
formal announcement in their newsletter
The goal of the
JavaWorld blogs is to provide a daily mix...
on Apr 25, 2008
The highlight of Day 2 of Sun Tech Days Hyderabad for
me was the keynote session by David Axmark
co-founder. In his presentation, he explained how Storage
Engine Innovation (Falcon,
& others), "Free" Time Innovation (MySQL proxy,
Language Connector), Buying Innovation (MySQL
from Ericsson), Business Innovation (open source in 1996, work...
on Feb 29, 2008
Here are some pictures of the food I've eaten so far:
Here are some of the characteristics of Thali (first 3
Banana leaf is used as the base for serving the food -
clean and green
A large variety of items are served, including the
Modular - Items are served in a pre-defined order.
Over the lunch table, we were...
on Feb 27, 2008
I'll be spending some time with partners in Bangalore office next week
(Feb 25, 26).
Then I'll be speaking at Sun
Tech Days Hyderabad (Feb 27, 28) and finally coordinating GlassFish
Day (Feb 29). Of course, my overarching theme is to talk
But these two cities are also known for their local cuisines.
For those who don't know, Hyderabad
are metropolitan cities in two...
on Feb 21, 2008
Day 2 started with breakfast ... yaaay! I had to hunt for breakfast yesterday.
started the day by asking some questions and here are the responses:
100% will come back if organized next year
Fri/Sat is good
$100 Price is good
Got 60-70 submissions so the selection process was difficult
Some of the reasons people came to this conference:
on Feb 10, 2008
Microsystems is a sponsor of a new Ruby on Rails
seminar. Michael Slater and Christopher Haupt, of BuildingWebApps.com
and the LearningRails.com
podcast, are offering a two-day Ruby
on Rails QuickStart seminar in San
Francisco, February 20-21. The seminar is designed to enable web
designers and developers with only minimal programming experience to
become productive Rails developers....
on Feb 8, 2008
GlassFish Day (Feb 29) as part of
India Tech Days
is now shaping up. This is one full day of focused and in-depth discussions
about GlassFish - The Best Open
Source Application Server. Starting from
state-of-the-union, excellent tools integration, performance tips and high
availability/clustering support - get ready to drink from the firehose :)
There is a session by
on Feb 6, 2008