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Daniel Brookshier

Daniel Brookshier (A.K.A. Turbogeek) is a freelance consultant, speaker, author, and Java Geek since Java 1.0. Daniel is one of the core members at and runs several open sorce projects including jxta-remote-desktop here at Daniel's latest book is JXTA: Java P2P Programming, but he also writes articles for and P2PJournal where he is an editor. Daniel's blog covers the P2P world, tips, tricks, and musings on Java and JXTA.


turbogeek's blog

JavaOne Day One

Posted by turbogeek on June 29, 2004 at 1:18 AM PDT

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.

Education at JavaOne

Posted by turbogeek on June 22, 2004 at 1:28 PM PDT

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 community.

Education And Research Becomes JELC

Posted by turbogeek on May 27, 2004 at 11:30 AM PDT

Education and Research Becomes JELC

Killer Applications and JXTA

Posted by turbogeek on March 26, 2004 at 11:57 PM PST

    Serial Killer Applications

Peer-to-Peer, JXTA, and Making a Lot of Money with Virul Marketing

Posted by turbogeek on March 26, 2004 at 11:55 PM PST


    Viral Marketing with JXTA

Education And Research Community at Java.Net

Posted by turbogeek on March 16, 2004 at 9:09 PM PST

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).

Is JXTA Exciting?

Posted by turbogeek on March 2, 2004 at 2:12 PM PST

JXTA - Is it important or just cool?

If you already know about a P2P service, is that bad?

Posted by turbogeek on March 2, 2004 at 2:12 PM PST

I’ve 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: Doesn’t that go against the idea that P2P is about creating ad-hoc networks and the dynamic discovery services and resources?

Things change, but remain the same

Posted by turbogeek on October 18, 2003 at 2:15 PM PDT

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).

Where's the Grid?

Posted by turbogeek on September 15, 2003 at 6:39 AM PDT

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?