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Edward Ort

Ed Ort is a writer on the staff of the Sun Developer Network. He writes technical articles that appear on java.sun.com and developers.sun.com. After a long career at IBM, where he focused on relational database technologies and programming languages, Ed came to Sun and turned his attention exclusively to Java technology. Besides writing, Ed also manages the JavaLive chat program, and the newsletters: Core Java Technologies Tech Tips, and Enterprise Java Technologies Tech Tips. When he's not writing, running chats, or handling newsletters, Ed is usually hiking or jogging in the mountains that surround Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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I covered Sun Tech Days in Milan Italy, September 26-28, 2007 for the java.sun.com site. The sessions were very good and the speakers very professional. Find out more about what I saw and heard...

Last year I attended NetBeans Software day, a day that preceded the official opening of the 2006 JavaOne Conference. For that session, Sun booked a medium size meeting room in the Argent Hotel (...

I'm here with more than 500 other attendees at the 5th annual TheServerSide Java Symposium in Las Vegas. It's an easy trip from my house to the Venetian Hotel where the Symposium is happening....

This is my second blog entry from the ServerSide Java Symposium. In my first blog I ended with the statement that I've already learned a few things and hope to learn a lot more. Well I did. What I...

It's Day 2 of TheServerSide Java Symposium. I attended two good technical sessions this morning -- one on the Tango project and the other on Project Dynamic Faces.

Karen Tegan Padir is Sun's Vice President of Enterprise Java Platforms. I've never heard her speak before today. That's a shame because I found her to be an engaging and enthusiastic speaker. In...

I had hoped to write a blog immediately after I attended last week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I had also hoped to attend multiple days of the show. Neither happened...

"Someone said that Adaptive Path's most notable product is four letter words." That was one of the many interesting quotes that Jesse James Garrett, co-founder of the product and...

So here I am at the Web Builder 2.0 Conference at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. John Crupi, a former Sun guy and now the CTO of JackBe, alluded to the interesting circumstance of doing a...

I just came back from a panel discussion titled "Java Technology, AJAX, Web 2.0, and SOA".

I had two initial thoughts standing in line waiting to get into the the technical session "The SOA Programming Model" (TS-3608): 1. Wow, there's a whole lot of people in this line -- who knows,...

I've got to admit, I don't use NetBeans as much as I could or should. But after attending NetBeans Software Day on Monday I'm psyched. I'm going to the blackboard now and will write 100 times "I'm...

Sitting here in the middle of the Mohave (I work remotely from Las Vegas) I'm starting to feel the beginning of a heat swell that will ultimately climb in June into the 110s. That's one of the...

This morning I took a trip to open source land by attending back-to-back sessions on JBoss and Hibernate.

I just returned from a session titled "Pragmatic SOA: A Case Study." So what did I learn? I think I learned that SOA is doable today. That although there are still some significant gaps...

I thought that a session title that had the phrase "Hitchhicker's Guide" in it would draw a good audience, but I had no inkling of the crush of humanity waiting to get into the session "A...

Well the heat has hit Las Vegas, my hometown of over a year now. We were pretty lucky there for a while. Late Spring temperatures usually climb into the 100s and sometimes spike into the 110s....

The session is titled "What's New With NetBeans IDE?" (TS-3204). The answer to the question in the title is some very cool new stuff. The session was lead by Steve Wilson, who's an engineering...