JXTA is just about to turn 5 years old. Hard to imagine. Those internet years at 7 to 1 seem to be in play, at least with my memory. A lot has happened in 5 years.
I got involved with JXTA soon after it was announces. Anything with the mark of Bill Joy had to have something smart associated with it, so I jumped in head first. I quickly started writing applications and doing small things. I...
on Apr 7, 2006
JaDiMo is a very cool application that can do various things from finding an open parking space to booking a hotel room. It is written with JXTA and Java plus runs on everything from cell phones to desktops. What is really amazing is the number of business use cases they cover. They have very cleverly moved from their original goal of finding an open parking space to multiple patterns of time/...
on Mar 22, 2006
Sometimes you are surprised when you find someone in the world has the same passions as you. This time it is in the Philippines. One of our newest projects in the GELC is JEDI. JEDI is short for Java Education & Development Initiative. Quite a mouth full, so JEDI is a much better name. But what is JEDI all about?
The initiative is a partnership between the University of the Philippines...
on Aug 9, 2005
This week we have three great projects from three different parts of the world. Here is this week's crop of great ideas from three countries.
o nb-elearning - eLearning Portal Services for Viet Nam
o Open Gradebook - Open source gradebook for teachers
o VICS3D - Interactive Visualizer of Curves and Discrete 3D Surfaces (Portuguese Interface)
o Dictionary - Learning a vocabulary of an...
on Jul 15, 2005
Tossing a t-shirt is not as easy as it looks. Especially if you are a software developer. That is at least what the Swing Set 3 team tells me. Looking at the flesh wounds of one of the members, it is a bit dicy (or rather the launcher bytes).
The Swing Set 3 team only garnered second place this year. I was quite surprised. The winning entry was closer to the Bluetooth of Danish Viking and King...
on Jul 2, 2005
Imagine John Gage and a puppet at JavaOne. How could that be related to community and open source? It is an interesting thought. All you need to do is think like John Gage.
I was at the second JavaOne. I would have been at the first, but I was on an airplane flying the other direction (reading Java in a Nutshell). I had had already ported a game called Xiang Qi (A.K.A. Elephant Chess or...
on Jun 30, 2005
TilePile - A tile mural creation and editing program.
TilePile is an application used to aid in creating tile murals. It can be used to import images and convert them into tile murals, edit the murals, and distribute the tile setting process to a set of networked workstations.
Compression - The list of file in the DB should be compressed and named random
on Jun 28, 2005
Interview with Alex Lam S.L. of project Algebra
Project Name: algebra
Summary: Developing application related to Algebra
Owner Name: Alex Lam S.L.
Hi Alex, tell us a little about yourself. Education: 2nd year undergraduate in Natural Sciences (Physical) Profession: can't really get employed too seriously at this stage, can I? Current Employer: Hmm.......
on Jun 28, 2005
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
A fine quote from Johnathan's Keynote today: "There is a social utility to free software"
Johnathan's core message is that FOSS is good for business by bringing new people into relationships and creating a greater need and thus opportunity to provide infrastructure. It made sense to me. Instead of build it and they will come, this is provide them free...
on Jun 28, 2005
Wow, get a Sun opteron for 29.95 a month with all the software tools installed and access to support. Just like cell phone with nights and weekends free.
There may be a catch. Looking at the Sun web, there is a small clarification: "When you sign up for three years of Sun support services at $29.95 per month." Not too bad considering that it still boils down to $1078.20 a month. Still not bad...
on Jun 28, 2005
Project IENJINIA will be at JavaOne at the Community Corner at JavaOne 's Vendor Pavilion in the Java.Net Community Corner Booth. The project leaders (who will translate this blog below into Spanish) will be talking about their project and how educators in Mexico are using it. But what is IENJINIA?
What is the first thing you think about when you imagine teaching software development? Games...
on Jun 26, 2005
Before I talk about the new projects in the Global Education and Learning Community(GELC) , let me talk abut JavaOne, Java.net, and FREE (as in some events include free beer) Open Source community events.
Java.Net Community Close to 150,000 Members
Could you or one of your friends be number 150,000+1 of Java.net? The Java.net community is almost 150,000 members strong and we are all...
on Jun 23, 2005
Project Name: schoolclipse
Summary: School management (Eclipse rich client application)
Owner Name: Stavros S. Kounis
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm close to finishing Civil Engineering Dept. of Xanhti's University (Greece). I'm working as Programmer for a Civil Engineering related software company (Civiltech) and I'm a cofounder of...
on Jun 10, 2005
Phil Wadler and Maurice Naftalin are writing a book titled "Java Generics and Collections", to be published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. Their project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at https://java-generics-book.dev.java.net/ is for the book's technical review. They are posting draft chapters for download and comment by members that join the project. The book is being...
on Jun 3, 2005
The winners of the Ricoh & the Sun Java[tm] Platform Powered by U contest will announced June 3rd.
The contest, sponsored by Sun and Ricoh, included students from universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. The challenge was for the students to develop innovative Java
on Jun 3, 2005
Meeting people is always interesting (frightening sometimes, but interesting). Meeting people that you know from the internet is very interesting. I can not remember meeting one person that seemed like they did on the internet. The real-time experience enhances what you know and it is usually a little disorienting (ok, you will not really explode). But then there is a whole other class of...
on May 31, 2005
First, I apologize for my long absence from blogging at java.net. I have a busy job as Chief Architect at No Magic. I do talks at conventions, training, run development in three countries (Lithuania, Thailand, and the US), and sing and dance for customers. Kind of hard to get time to blog on my passions of P2P and Java. So without further ado, no more excuses.
Lots of people assume you can...
on Apr 11, 2005
We have another crop of new projects. This week we have learning with orangutans, a study group using Java, the implementation of a belief-system algorithm, and a system for managing a volunteer organization. Take a look at these great projects and lend a hand to help them start.
A game for learning using
A game for learning...
on Apr 5, 2005
Four new projects in the GELC to challenge your thinking. This week we have some high performance computing, a computer algebra system, a resource for Brazilians, and a venture into the hospitality arena to create a room rental system. Take a look at the projects, listed below, and join them if you are interested. If they get you thinking about something different, please propose your own...
on Mar 14, 2005
Tapestry seems to be one of the latest technologies coming out of the Apache/Jakarta community that is gaining steam. Tapestry lets you build web applications with objects, methods and properties instead of URLs and query parameters. But like many open source projects, it needs a little help. In order to fill the documentation and understanding gap, John Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)...
on Mar 6, 2005