The Oracle Sun take-over stirred a lot of controversy about the future of the Java platform. It is no secret that Oracle’s main goal behind the merger is access to Sun’s hardware technology. This has been fueled by the ambiguity of statements made by Larry Ellison like “Java speaks for itself”. Not much has been said in the last Oracle Open World either. Discussing these speculations is deemed to be fruitless if seen in the light of the nature of the Java platform, the way it evolves, and the way its community is organized around it. This article is based on a first-person account experience in the last Oracle conference, and on open conversation with all concerned parties from the community, Sun, and Oracle. It contrast the relationship Oracle has with their user groups to the way the Java User Group community is, and explores the issues that could rise in the integration process if the relationship between the Java User Groups and their new corporate sponsors is not well-defined.
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In some point in time each freelance starts looking for a good software to manage the time he spent for different projects and different customer. In this entry I am sharing my experience with this task.
There are tens of different projects providing similar functionalities, why developers are not combining their work force to develop one better piece of software instead of working on same functionalities alone....
Due to the recent availability problem in java.net, I've set up Subversion mirrors for Hudson and various GlassFish related projects at http://svn-mirror.glassfish.org/
If you are checking out source code for builds (such as through Hudson :-), or otherwise just need to look at the code, please feel free to use this repository. If you have existing workspaces of these repositories, you may switch...
Entry posted to my new blog.
While I am in Sydney for the next Sydney Java Power Tools Bootcamp, I will be running a Java Coding Dojo, to be held in the Atlassian offices between 5:30 and 7:00pm on the 21st of October. This is a free event, open to anyone who want to do a little recreational coding. I will also be running the inaugural session of the Wellington Java Coding Dojo on October 14, at a to-be-announced...
Content available at: http://blog.arungupta.me/2009/09/fishcat-glassfish-v3-community-acceptan....
See how easy it is to deploy PHP applications over Grizzly.
See how easy it is to deploy JSP applications over Grizzly.
The insights from Magnolia Conference that started September 10th 2009
The Mobility Platform team has been working on a number of new features and enhancements since the release of GlassFish Mobility Platform v1.1 in February 2009. One of those features is the ability to run the Mobility Platform software on top of Glassfish ESB. There is a clear synergy between the Mobility Platform and Glassfish ESB. The former is all about mobilizing the enterprise, while the latter is about integration of enterprise and legacy information systems. By running the Mobility Platform on top of Glassfish ESB, as opposed to just Glassfish, it is possible to write enterprise connectors that sit on the enterprise bus and can mobilize all sorts of information systems.
I'll be speaking at JavaZone 2009 in the next week. See you there!
This coming Thursday 'll be at GooglePlex (Mountain View) for an Eclipse Day...
java.net is evolving to a more sophisticated and modern infra-structure, so I hope to see you all on Monday :)
It's been quite some time since I've posted here, but this deserves a mention.
More importantly, this...
During my holiday in Porto Alegre I met the RSJUG leaders during a friendly BBQ. The agenda included Java in the local market, PUJ and - of course - the best meat you can find in Brazil.
Here are my notes from the Thursday at