A few years ago I became the Development Manager for a small InfiniBand software startup. I had been a Team Lead for some time, but this was the first time that I was "the Boss" rather then being the "First among peers". It was a hard transition for me, and I quickly overwhelmed myself and pissed-off my developers by trying to micro-manage them. There is some question as to whether or not...
on Jul 25, 2004
The first java.net Fairness Board Election has resulted in a tie between two of the candidates. Out of the total of 6 candidates in this election both Fred Lavigne (l2fprod) and Alex Winston (thealexwinston) tied for the most amount of votes. As a result, we will be holding a tie-break election online next week from July 25th - July 31st, 2004 to decide which of them will win the election....
on Jul 22, 2004
While browsing the news feeds I came across an interesting article by Esther Dyson on the topic of "Meta-Mail". Perhaps I had heard something about this concept before, but the one advantage of my mid-life-memory is the thrill of discovering new ideas each and every day... but I digress... "Meta-Mail" is Dyson's term for melding business processes and email.
Simply put, email needs structure...
on Jul 20, 2004
I haven't blogged in a while - even after attending Java One 2004, which is source for blogging heaven - but I couldn't let this date pass on without making some noise.
From Maven's main page:
Maven 1.0 Released - 13 July 2004<br><br>Maven 1.0 has been released.<br><a href="http://maven.apache.org/start/download.html">Download</a> | <a href="http...
on Jul 13, 2004
Jay Zimmerman brought his travelling road-show "No Fluff Just Stuff" to Austin this past weekend, and it was great fun. If you aren't familiar with these events, imagine a cross between a three day long Java User's Group meeting and a Star Trek Convention and you won't be far off the mark. Attendence is limited to 200, so it's a lot more intimate then an event like BEA eWorld. I'd estimate...
on Jul 12, 2004
The java.net Fairness Board Election is happening this week. Voting is for java.net members only and the voting period ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, July 17, 2004.
The java.net Fairness Board is a 3 member impartial panel that acts as oversight for java.net to ensure the community is run fairly. Elected Fairness Board members serve a term of 2 years.
There is one seat that will be...
on Jul 12, 2004
I've posted a JavaOne 2004 recap to my site as promised. Please click here for a complete end-of-week conference summary including daily reports and photos from wireless sessions and events around the conference. Enjoy!
PS Please post any feedback or comments here.
on Jul 6, 2004
So I've just got back from my first JavaOne, and I'm sorry I never attended previously. There were some great tech. sessions and BOFs (and a couple of dire ones - specifically a JSF tech session that degenerated into a marketing session ), but best of all, I got to meet a huge amount of people, and finally put faces to a lot of familiar names. Special thanks to the Geronimo, Groovy, Tangosol,...
on Jul 6, 2004
The Concept Map is an interactive diagram that allows panning, zooming in and out, and resizing. Additionally, the diagram contains links to the technologies associated web page. [This feature makes it easy to find the tech web page.] There is also a quick index of the different Java technologies.
The map implementation is in Flash, and NOT JSF, Swing, or some other Java...
on Jun 29, 2004
Tonight we'll get a look at several of the communities. Don't miss it. Jini, JXTA, Java Community Process, and java.net will all have a chance to give a whirlwind presentation (and prizes), and then you'll get a chance to corral folks about any one you're interested in. Question about JIni? Ideas about JXTA? Complaints about the Java Community Process Just come in, see what's up, get some...
on Jun 29, 2004
An encyclopedia of Java, javapedia allows everybody in the community to describe the parts of Java technology. The wiki mindset allows developers to get involved in the community by allowing the addition, editing and commenting of entries. For instances, authors and tools developers can add links from the technology described in javapedia to their efforts.
Javapedia is an opportunity to become...
on Jun 28, 2004
My immediate impression of JavaOne 2004 is certainly positive and I have already met some very interesting folks who are using Java innotive ways. Jonathan Schwartz gave an excellent key note this
morning and emphasized that the majority of innovation happens elsewhere. More and more I am finding this statement to ring very true.
We have been very busy in the JDBC Engineering team over the past...
on Jun 28, 2004
Click hear to read more about my plans for JavaOne. I'll post slides for both my "Advanced Wireless Programming" tech session and "J2ME at Five" BOF to my site on the day of the presentations, and I'll also be blogging as much as I can throughout the conference on BillDay.com with an end of week summary of important wireless related information to java.net.
Hope to see many of your in San...
on Jun 27, 2004
The java.net Advisory Board is a group of well-known and well-respected academics and industry experts who advise the communities, projects, and participants of java.net on issues related to Java technology and community building. This panel of experts operates in a purely advisory role. They communicate with the java.net community both directly and through the Community Manager....
on Jun 25, 2004
My apologies for the somber note amidst the hype and hoopla over the upcoming JavaOne festivities.
Alas, Bob Bemer has passed away due to complications from cancer. Bob invented the ASCII data format and was an old-school computer geek. "He never got the coding out of his
system. He was a coder until he couldn't code any more. He lived it and
breathed it." said his son. R.I.P.
The title of this...
on Jun 24, 2004
Throughout the 1950s significant advances were made in the aerospace field, building on the scientific and technological breakthroughs from the previous decade of war. Innovations were incremental, with carefully laid out programs to test and develop new rockets and supporting infrastructure. Then in 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik. Overnight, space exploration went from a fringe...
on Jun 21, 2004
Nominations begin this Sunday for a seat on the java.net Fairness Board. Here is a description of the Fairness board and how the election process works.
What is the Fairness Board?
java.net's governance defines several Boards to help ensure the community runs smoothly and fairly. One of them is the java.net Fairness Board.
The java.net Fairness Board consists of three (3) members and provides...
on Jun 17, 2004
You would think with all the trash talk going on, its all about Java vs. C#, (or J2EE vs. .NET), and modern development process like refactoring. LAMP is often left out of many conversations. However, LAMP is a big contender for a share of the web market.
Many Mac owners might be familiar with DealMac. A grad student, who spent his time gathering info on Mac deals and then publishing his...
on Jun 14, 2004
Well, the earlier blather about the potential of open-sourcing Java seems to be squashed by this report.
The biggest thing, IMHO, is Gosling's quote implying that there is a serious discussion about this going on inside Sun.
on Jun 5, 2004
The May monthly report has been posted in the java-net project's file sharing section in the Monthly Reports folder. Here are some highlights:
java.net membership rose to over 52,000 members.
The project list grew by 66 new projects to 931.
The new Java Enterprise Community was launched.
The Java Education and Learning Community (JELC) was launched and combines the efforts of the existing...
on Jun 4, 2004