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
Dvorak - I'm not going to say it's transforming but I am going to say it is popular."
Regarding recent musings on naming of Java SE 8. Looking at the trend, people are leaning towards the elephantine. I'd look further down the road: my vote, "Phoenix".
Take a look at the second place winner for the t-shirt chucking contest at JavaOne.
First came the spell checker, then the grammar checker... We are way over due for the Rudeness CheckerTM.
The jPodder team is proud to be the current Duke's pick hoping that Duke is using it, too. With respect to JavaOne I would love to see that Sun would publish their media files through one or several RSS Feeds with the media files attached as podcasts. So maybe next year the rest of the world can follow JavaOne with ease rather than clicking through a ton of websites.
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!
SwingLabs has created some fun components.
email@example.com 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?
David Walend's minitalk this noon at the java.net booth at JavaOne offered enlightening tips and tricks on how to start a project at java.net. All well worth keeping in mind!
Graham Hamilton recently wrote a blog entry about a change in the naming conventions for Java. He didn't turn on comments, so I'll oblige here.
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)
Just 2 years old and over 150,000 registered members later, the java.net community continues to grow and add more reasons for anyone interested in Java to join.
Some of my less patient readers are wondering why-the-heck I am blogging about my Tuscan vacation on java.net. Stick around, I'm getting there...
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
I caught an odd story on news.softpedia.com this evening about how ISO 18629 is going to grant computer programs the ability to reason. Don't buy the hype--it's bad reporting, and I'll tell you why.
If you can read Portuguese, this is great news!