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Community

Project IENJINIA will be at JavaOne at the Community Corner at JavaOne 's Vendor Pavilion in the Java.Net Community Corner Booth. The project leaders (who will translate this blog below into Spanish) will be talking about their project and how educators in Mexico are using it. But what is IENJINIA? What is the first thing you think about when you imagine teaching software development? Games...
on Jun 26, 2005
As of today, Friday, 6/24/2005 @ 2:32pm EDT (19:32 GMT), java.net celebrated it's 150,000th registration when java.net user alex_lopez became a member. As of this weblog we are up to 150,007. We went from zero to 60,000 in the first year and accelerated our growth by over 150% in the 2nd year. This 150,000 member milestone is significant for several reasons: REASON 1: Why people register...
on Jun 24, 2005
If I asked you to list the most famous structures in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa would probably show up in your top 10 responses. Like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty, the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) is a major icon of the Euro/American culture that "everybody" knows about. In early June I caught my first glimpse of Torre Pendente while driving into Pisa on the not-quite-...
on Jun 24, 2005
Before I talk about the new projects in the Global Education and Learning Community(GELC) , let me talk abut JavaOne, Java.net, and FREE (as in some events include free beer) Open Source community events. Java.Net Community Close to 150,000 Members Could you or one of your friends be number 150,000+1 of Java.net? The Java.net community is almost 150,000 members strong and we are all...
on Jun 23, 2005
First of all, I know bad reporting very well, because I've done my share of it. The first step in writing a misleading technology article is to step out of your domain of expertise. I daresay the person who wrote the article in question doesn't know up from down in cognitive linguistics or AI. That said, I'm no Ph.D. in cognitive linguistics or AI either. But I just-so-happen to have been...
on Jun 20, 2005
JavaBlogs.com.br - or Jablo, as some people call it - is a valuable resource to Java developers that can read Portuguese. Although their names are similar, it has little to do with javablogs.com, a service mantained by Atlassian that aggregates several other blogs. Jablo is actually a Roller instance customized for the pt-BR locale - at least, as customized as possible given it is maintained by...
on Jun 15, 2005
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.' Pieced Eyeglasses: http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20041214.html Frog with Implanted Webserver: http://www.conceptlab.com/frog/ 'Pierced Eyeglasses' and 'Frog with implanted webserver,' both of which...
on Jun 13, 2005
Project Name: schoolclipse Summary: School management (Eclipse rich client application) Owner Name: Stavros S. Kounis City: Thessaloniki Country: Greece Tell us a little about yourself. I'm close to finishing Civil Engineering Dept. of Xanhti's University (Greece). I'm working as Programmer for a Civil Engineering related software company (Civiltech) and I'm a cofounder of...
on Jun 10, 2005
Phil Wadler and Maurice Naftalin are writing a book titled "Java Generics and Collections", to be published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. Their project in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at https://java-generics-book.dev.java.net/ is for the book's technical review. They are posting draft chapters for download and comment by members that join the project. The book is being...
on Jun 3, 2005
The winners of the Ricoh & the Sun Java[tm] Platform Powered by U contest will announced June 3rd. The contest, sponsored by Sun and Ricoh, included students from universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. The challenge was for the students to develop innovative Javaâ„¢ technology based applications that will run embedded on Ricoh Aficioâ„¢ laser printers and multifunctional...
on Jun 3, 2005
Meeting people is always interesting (frightening sometimes, but interesting). Meeting people that you know from the internet is very interesting. I can not remember meeting one person that seemed like they did on the internet. The real-time experience enhances what you know and it is usually a little disorienting (ok, you will not really explode). But then there is a whole other class of...
on May 31, 2005
An RSS feed of Sun bloggers is available here.
on May 26, 2005
So you want something for free? Come along to the SpikeSource TestFest in the San Francisco Bay Area on 17th June and put your Java and (non-Java) code to the test... literally. Checkout the website, http://www.spikesource.com/testfest.html for registration and further details.
on May 25, 2005
RE: Twin Cities Interop Event being held on May 31st at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The first-of-its-kind event, Interop City brings software technology user groups together for a day of presentations, demonstrations, and dialog on .NET and J2EE interoperability. Interop City is a unique event based on a grass roots initiative. Bringing together User Groups, Corporate IT, Vendors...
on May 24, 2005
It was a pleasure to present at the Northern Virginia Software Symposium over the weekend. The conference was in Reston, VA -- about 15 minutes from where I spent my formative years. The DC area has a lot of fond childhood memories for me, so it was a neat experience to return there as a presenter. I taught four classes: Introduction to Portlets In late 2003, the Java Community Process...
on May 23, 2005
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. Consider this block of code that I blogged at my corporate blog site recently... XQDataSource dataSource = null; DDXQDataSource dataSource = (...
on May 20, 2005
Found this useful link on Sun's blogging policy in an always useful Tim Bray's blog. Actually I found this linked from Jonathan Schwartz's blog where he welcomed IBM's decision to permit company employees to blog and offered them Sun's blogging as a template for their own.
on May 16, 2005
From a recent java.net news entry: "As OpenOffice.org 2.0 approaches version 2.0 final it is being meet increasingly with opposition by free software advocates over its dependency on Java." I am delighted that Open Office is finally leveraging Java. While early attempts to create pure Java office suites failed (Lotus tried this back in the 90's), Netbeans 4.1 has demonstrated that Swing is up to...
on May 12, 2005
As the news editor for java.net I find the Java community a bit quirky sometimes. You are all so busy writing code that... well.... sometimes you forget to tell anyone about it! Hey, I know. You're busy beavers! So, I want to make telling the world a lot easier for you... and in the process for me and everyone else to see what is up in the collective Java world. I've taken two ideas that make my...
on May 4, 2005
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. so i've been thinking about doing this very thing: bringing the site back, under a new (more...
on Apr 22, 2005