Bruce Boyes, my Java Robotics co-leader sent me a link to 'Pierced Eyeglasses.' Not wanting to miss a prime opportunity to reciprocate, I sent him over to 'Frog with implanted webserver.'
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.
I'm always on the look out for something for free. This time I didn't have to look that far.
The Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Software Architects is co-hosting an "Interop City" event on May 31st at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The event will feature a day of presentations, demonstrations, and dialog on .NET and J2EE interoperability. Interop City is a unique event based on a grass roots initiative.
Following is the relevant portion of the event description from MN-IASA's president, Mr. Krzysztof Karski
So, I just finished my first set of presentations for the No Fluff Just Stuff symposiums...
I find myself more and more frequently writing blogs that include extensive code blocks -- I'm looking for away to automatically mark-up the code that I can publish to a blog that will similar to what any credible IDE will do automatically.
Personally, I am delighted that Open Office is using Java. If you agree, please speak up.
JARBUCKS.org - An easy way to track the collective consciousness of the Java community.
in a java.net article i wrote on ashkelon a few months ago, i'd mentioned the idea of resurrecting a community docs web site based on ashkelon. the original site was at dbdoc.org, whose name always felt a little inadequate. so i checked on openjavadocs.org and lo and behold, it was available.
Java, SOA, in China - Part I. I had a chance to spend two weeks in China last month. Needless to say this was a very interesting trip. I spent time in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
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.
I recently blogged a lament regarding obstacles to the use LGPL'ed software... Here's the other side of that coin.
In a large community, it's easy to get lost or overlooked. Here's how the java.net People Wiki can get you noticed and also be a very useful tool for members and project owners.
A few months ago I had cause to extract some code from a dead project into what will be a very useful library. It got me thinking - how much more stuff like this is out there?
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.