Programmers and Managers have a symbiotic relationship
In the blog entry "Why don't you get a job?", Chris suggests that "In the future, you may be not just a J2EE developer, or even a J2EE web app developer, but instead a J2EE financial web app developer, or a J2EE medical web app developer, or a J2EE media web app developer, etc.". Fear not my business adverse readers, there's another option.
JavaChina, maybe the biggest Java conference ever held, happened this week. How'd I miss that?
The Object Management Group is working to develop the first ever open robotics standards...
OOPSLA is coming up soon. As the premier object conference, OOPSLA should be of interest to members of the java.net community. I'm the program chair and have been working on revising the conference to be of interest to the larger programming community. Here are some reasons why I think you should attend OOPSLA this year.
I admit to RoR envy (It's fun, powerful and innovative)
but I am more likely to actually use Facelets (in my work).
Are you a participant of Sun's software developer forums? If not, it's high time! The benefits are many.
One of the first comments I heard when Java arrived was "why are we still dealing with 3GLs?" Third generation languages (3GL) have been around a long time. 10 years later, there are still rumblings on why Java, and what is the next generation of languages.
"If you think Sun is doing something that is clueless, you can e-mail email@example.com and have an impartial individual look at your complaint or comment and, where possible, act on it"
Innovation in web component frameworks is a wonderful thing, but there seem to be a lot of babies headed down the drain.
Every now and then you can read people complaining about duplicated efforts in the OSS/FS world and they couldn't be more wrong.
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.
Speaking of the undisputed master of short stories O.Henry, Henry James Formand said this "It is idle to compare O.Heny with anybody. The combination of technical excellence with whimsical sparkling wit, abundant humor, and fertile invention is so rare that the reader is content without comparisons."
Followup to previous blog post about wanting irc.java.net.
FishEye is now up and running for GlassFish. If you haven't heard of FishEye, it's super cool way to provides access to a CVS repository.
What better way to spend a Tuesday evening?
A plea for people to clamor for the creation of irc.java.net
A couple weeks ago, at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, we gave out awards for outstanding contribution to the community. The winners got a framed Duke poster...and a really nice workstation...
Eric Von Hippel's book Democratizing Innovation is a great read for those of us who are wondering where Open Source may be leading us.