Posted by editor
on April 26, 2007 at 7:33 AM PDT
A big JavaOne crunch, or 50 little crunches? Also:
Feature:Mobile and Embedded Podcast 1: Introduction to the Community
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A big JavaOne crunch, or 50 little crunches?
Those of you with big announcements to drop at JavaOne have it easy, I'm telling you. No, just kidding, of course -- I know people are crunching pretty hard to have their stuff ready for next week's show. But outside of the single-minded developer focus, for a lot of us involved with the show, the weeks leading up to JavaOne have been a series of mini-crunches.
So far, we've been lining up bloggers for our usual front-page blog-centric coverage, setting up a podcasting infrastructure for new java.net content and the Community Corner mini-talks from JavaOne, arranging the Community Leaders weekend, etc. On the O'Reilly plate, I've been working with marketing on the message for the O'Reilly booth, the crossword puzzle for the daily JavaOne Today newspaper, tracking down e-mail addresses of some FOO's who may or may not be at the show, etc. And I should rehearse my BoF presentation. And write my mini-talk. And hack some more functionality into Keaton so there's something non-trivial to show.
See, it's not one big scary project to work on, just lots of little things piling up. So, if you're waiting on something from me, nagging me about it in my current mood would be a really bad idea.
Having mentioned the new podcast infrastructure, I don't want to spoil anything, but you'll be seeing more java.net podcast content in the near future. As with last year, we'll be podcasting all the mini-talks from the java.net booth's "Community Corner". However, this year, instead of trying to blast everything out in near real-time (an idea predicated on the idea of trying to capture the excitement of the show), we're going to dole them out over the course of several weeks, maybe even months. This approach should be a lot more feed-friendly: instead of mini-talks getting blown away on your computer by new ones after just a few hours, you'll have time to find the talks that interest you.
There are going to be other feeds too, and a "super feed" of all java.net content... but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's take a moment to highlight a new podcast feed that's up and running, the Mobile & Embedded Podcast . This series, produced by former java.net Editor Daniel Steinberg, will focus on the people and projects in the small device space. With a podcatcher like Juice or iTunes, you can subscribe to the podcast feed , and iTunes users can also find the podcast in the iTunes store . We're spotlighting the first episode as our Feature Article today.
Mobile and Embedded Podcast 1: Introduction to the Community
Community Leader Roger Brinkley and Technical Evangelist Terrence Barr describe the resources available for Mobile and Embedded developers.
Speaking of ME development, in today's Weblogs , Mauricio