There are still a few things that big business needs like out of the box presence, identity management, and a true P2P database.... Quick Links Kerika - http://www.kerika.com/ JXTA - http://www.jxta.org/ JXTA Commons Project - https://commons.jxta.org/ JXTA Company Spotlight - http://www.jxta.org/companies/companyarchive.html JXTA is just about to turn 5 years old.
The JXTA world is indeed spread all over the world. This time Daniel Brookshier talks with one of the Belgium developers of JaDiMo, Steven Palmaers. JaDiMo started out as a school project and is now moving into commercialization. This one of the more industrious applications using JXTA which depends on J2ME to create mobile P2P. Read on to learn more...
Java Education & Development Initiative (JEDI) is a collaboration between Sun and the University of the Philippines Java Research and Development Center. JEDI aims to equip teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources to teach Java and students to have resources for learning. Read on for more information on this very innovative project.
More projects in the Global Education & Learning Community. 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 specified idiom
Take a look at the second place winner for the t-shirt chucking contest at JavaOne.
John Gage meets a puppet named Juggy at JavaOne. Juggy is a great little Java Finch and is the mascot of the Java User Group community at Java.net. But there are Brazilians, open source, and healthcare too. John Gage+Juggy+Brazilians=serendipity. Read on for more!
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Today we are announcing another graduation of a Java project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). We talked with the project owner of Algebra, a project created by a passionate mathematician, Alex Lam S.L. in the UK (we are indeed the 'Global').
johnathat Schwartz says: "There is a social utility to free software" Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is good for business via bringing new people into relationships and creating a greater need and thus opportunity for providing infrastructure. With that he announced the open sourcing of Sun's application server. Wow! Read on for Daniel Brookshier's viewpoint. What does TurboGeek have to say?
Wow, get a Sun opteron for 29.95 a month with all the tools. Just like cell phone with nights and weekends free. Is it a good value?
If you cut your teeth on an Apple or similar computer and learned a bit of Java, you have all you need to help tutor your kids Project IENJINIA has graduated from the Global Education and Learning Community's incubator and is now in the tools for teaching area of the GELC. Read on for more info on this newly graduated project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC)
Daniel Brookshier catches up on his blogging! Here is what is up for this week:
o Java.net getting close to 150,000 members and how you can be number 150,000+1
o FREE Open Source events at Java.net events at JavaOne
o Uyaklar - Turkish Rhymes Generator
o Collocation-Dictionary - A collocation dictionary built by English language students.
o ISIProject2005 - Simple web application using different technologies.
o Mobile - Mobile aid application for the elderly
This week's project Spotlight is SchoolClipse. SchoolClipse is a tool for managing a small private school. The result is a very nice application that is currently available in an Alpha release. I talked to the project's owner, Stavros Kounis who is a Civil Engineering Student in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Phil Wadler and Maurice Naftalin are writing a book titled "Java Generics and Collections". They are using the Global Education and Learning community to help with the review of their book. Come take a look at their project and help them out. It is certainly a great way to learn about the subject before the book is published.
The student winners of the Ricoh & the Sun Java[tm] Platform Powered by U contest will announced June 3rd. The contest has been hosted by the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at Java.net. Students competed for Sun computers and a trip to JavaOne plus their university gets a high end Ricoh MFP. Read on for more about why we did the contest and info about the awards event.
Meeting someone real-time enhances what you know about a person and it's usually a little disorienting (ok, you will not really explode) You never know if the next person is going to make your day, year, or life better and my mission at JavaOne is to meet as many people as I can. Read on for more about why you should look me up or go on your own mission to meet interesting people at JavaOne.
The final bit is of most concern to us. Since the core of peer presence is run from the RDV, only the peers in the peer group will get messages and be able to see data about fellow peers. This help scale the system plus if we are doing this the most efficient way, a couple of peers within each group are volunteered as RDV which means no single computer does the duty for all peers.
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.
Orangutan - Game for learning by helping orangutan survive in the Bornean forest.
Fuja - Projects, articles and sample code produced by a Brazilian study group
Dempster-Schaffer - Measuring belief and plausibility to make a decision based on multiple inputs.
DonorManagementSystem - A system for managing people and resources for volunteer Organizations.
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.
cas - computer algebra system
lionra - Library and framework for implementing Distributed Threads in Java
javabr - A java web source for Brazilians programmers.
JRoom - The purpose of this project is to study Java technologies and develop a project with room rental service for companies.
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 (email@example.com) started the TapestryWebComponentExamples project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC).