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A picture is worth thousand words! Now that Picasa 3.0 is available on 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 here! Technorati: conf suntechdays singapore
on Jan 28, 2009
Follow up from Day 1. 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 1. Attended "What Developers should care about MySQL ?" by Colin and "Groovy and Grails" by Chuk-munn Lee. I enjoyed both the talks for different reasons. Colin's talk explained the pluggable storage engine architecture that is unique to MySQL (pronounced my-ess-kew-ell, not my-sequel). 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 Book of...
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 and blogs.sun.com/arungupta). 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
Sun Student 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
sun.com/students 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, friendfeed, flickr and others) Student Blogs OSUM community (Open Source University Meetup, pronounced "awesome") Campus Ambassadors and many other pointers. Visit sun.com/students today! Here are few GlassFish...
on Sep 19, 2008
Are you developing Facebook and/or OpenSocial applications ? Would you like to deploy them and monetize before spending any money on infrastructure ? 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 Sun's renowned...
on Jul 23, 2008
Kohsuke (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 notes 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
NetBeans and GlassFish 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. Tor Norbye, Brian Leonard and Charles Nutter are fielding questions on Ruby/JRuby/Rails support in...
on May 17, 2008
Screencast #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 #ws6 anyway. Download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers and install. Check the version ... ... add a new server (in order to install GlassFish...
on May 16, 2008
GlassFish Globalization team in Japan has started translating some of my blogs (on reader's request basis) in Japanese. The first installment is now live on GlassFish Wiki. 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 SE, Java EE, Java ME and Developer Tools. The 10 most recently published articles and tutorials can be easily subscribed. As of yesterday they started a new blog platform - JWBlogs! The formal announcement in their newsletter said: 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 - MySQL co-founder. In his presentation, he explained how Storage Engine Innovation (Falcon, InnoDB, PBXT & others), "Free" Time Innovation (MySQL proxy, Language Connector), Buying Innovation (MySQL Cluster 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 pictures): Banana leaf is used as the base for serving the food - clean and green A large variety of items are served, including the traditional sambar/rasam/rice/yogurt 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 about GlassFish. But these two cities are also known for their local cuisines. For those who don't know, Hyderabad and Bangalore are metropolitan cities in two...
on Feb 21, 2008
acts_as_conference Day 2 started with breakfast ... yaaay! I had to hunt for breakfast yesterday. Robert 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: Mickey Mouse Speaker lineup...
on Feb 10, 2008
Sun 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
The 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 Accenture...
on Feb 6, 2008