Monday, November 29, 2010

Alternative to the "200 lines kernel patch that does wonders" that you can use right away

I configured this on my laptop a couple of days ago. I can't really
notice any difference so far, but on the other hand it didn't seem
to break anything. Getting ready to try it on my work computer
which is always struggling under the heavy load (VMware,
Eclipse, Weblogic server, SQL Developer, Firefox...)

Monday, November 22, 2010

No Fluff, Just Stuff, day 3

Best presentation of day 3 again goes to Venkat for 'Test Driving
Multithreaded Code'. Concurrent stuff is oddly fascinating.
Venkat: "When I read Goetz' Java Concurrency in Practice, I
realized all my code was broken"

I scored a cool NFJS LEATHER JACKET for attending 5 times.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No Fluff, Just Stuff, day 2

Cool presentations for day 2 were 'Gaelyk: Lightweight
Groovy on the Google App Engine' by Tim Berglund and
'How to Approach Refactoring' by Venkat Subramanian.


Try to knockout before you consider mock out
There's an archive of past presentations and code
from Venkat at Agile Developer.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

No Fluff, Just Stuff, day 1

I wasn't going to do No Fluff, Just Stuff again so soon after
Uberconf, but I won a free admission from Denver Java
User's Group so here I am. Denver JUG has proven to be a
really amazing resource. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Neal Ford's keystone was great. The best session I went to
was Scott Davis on Grails and CouchDB.

No book sales this time and no laptop bag or knapsack
swag. Feels like they are making some adjustments.

Here are some links from day 1:

CouchDB: The Definitive Guide
Mastering Grails: RESTful Grails
The Vietnam of Computer Science
Walking Skeleton
The Petabyte Age
Post Secret

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Oracle cooks up free and premium JVMs"

This is troubling.

Back in September, Oracle's about-face on opening up the
Java spec suggested they were going to go all Microsoft on us.

I was guardedly optimistic about the recent
announcement of an Oracle-IBM partnership in OpenJDK
Would Google, Apache and other big Java players soon join
the team? But this latest news puts that in a new light
and argues against some kind of openness thaw at Oracle.

It is not that different from what BEA was doing with
JRockit, which is a licensed product. Still, you can't help
wondering about Oracle's true intentions towards
free-as-in-beer Java.

Update: Feeling the love from Apache.

More: The Coming War over the Future of Java.


Apache vs. Oracle: A New Front in the Java War

Flame throwing Apache flees Oracle's Java group

Here's kind of a contrarian perspective from Ted Neward:
Thoughts on an Apple/Java divorce.