I am at JavaOne, again! It is great to be a JavaOne Alumni, but it is interesting because of the changes we see from prior years. The Java 1.5 release is one of the bigger things to happen. Most of the conferences I have been to have had new version of Java, but this is a much bigger jump. Java has always suffered from a lack of templates and other syntactic sugar, but it is finally here.
JavaOne is all about education. But the Java Education and Learning Community will also be participating too. Come see Cathleen Obata, Rob Stevenson, Daniel Brookshier, and many others from JELC, Sun Microsystems, Collabnet, and O'Reilly who have helped build the community here within JELC and the greater Java.net community.
Education and Research Becomes JELC
Serial Killer Applications
Viral Marketing with JXTA
Introducing the Education and Research Community
Java.Net is a very big place on the net nowadays. There are a lot of communities and hundreds of projects. But what is in each community? Why would you host your project in one or the other? Today I am going to tell you about one of the Java.Net communities I manage, Education and Research (E&R).
JXTA - Is it important or just cool?
Ive had the same conversation with four different people this month. The conversation started when I was showing how a well-known ID can directly connect two peers. All four made the same observation: Doesnt that go against the idea that P2P is about creating ad-hoc networks and the dynamic discovery services and resources?
Time for me to switch jobs. This time it looks like it is for the long term. After years of consulting I am now a full-time employee of Texas Instruments. I am in the Education and Productivity Systems group in Dallas. My new job is to lead TI into the next generation of collaborative software (and any thing else I think is cool and will make TI a company you want to buy products from).
Time for a poll. The goal is to uncover a few ideas to apply P2P to grid computing. Grid computing of course is used to solve some very big problems. Some, like weather prediction, calculating PI, or even the SETI or Folding @Home projects are obvious. But what is not obvious or at least not applied today. What are your thoughts and ideas? What are your applications for grid computing?