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Tor Norbye (Google), Carl Quinn (Netflix), Dick Wall (Escalate), Chet Haase (Google)

Meet up details for Oslo and Amsterdam


If anyone is interested, Carl and Dick will be in front of the Spektrum in Oslo (where the JavaZone conference was held) at the entrance where the rocket ship was (still is?) tonight (Friday 14th) at 8pm local time. We are intending to go looking for beer and possibly lutefisk. Anyone who wants to is welcome to meet up with us.

Also, tomorrow (Saturday 15th) Dick is aiming to be in Molly Malone's Irish Pub close to the Amsterdam Centraal station at around 8.30pm to 9pm (very roughly - depends on flight, time to find baggage, etc.) so if anyone would like to meet me there, please do.

Molly Malones Irish Pub
Oudezijds Kolk 9
1012 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Category:general -- posted at: 7:55 AM

Java Posse Episode 142 - Special from JavaZone 2007

Velkommen til Episode 142 av Java Posse - Ekstrasending fra JavaZone 2007!

Top reasons indicating you might be on a Broken Project:

  • It takes three months to add one checkbox to a web UI
  • Everything starts to look like it would be quicker to rewrite
  • Everyone on the project has "Architect" on their business card, and yet they never agree on anything!
  • Conversations start with "Oh, that, that's really simple, you just...." followed by a 30 minute description on what to do
  • You time your life around "the build"
  • The GUI is written in AWT... or HTML 3.2
  • Or! The GUI is written in something you wrote yourself
  • The project .... is a home grown web framework
  • Someone just added 5 more hours of meetings to your work week because "it's late"
  • The guy who is supposed to train you, throws a folder of notes at you and runs away cackling gleefully
  • The lines of XML outnumber the lines of Java 10:1
  • You ask about unit tests and get blank stares from everyone, or a "yeah, we should do that really"

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Direct download: JavaPosse142.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:15 AM

Roundup 2007 Session - Desktop and Web

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Recorded at the Java Posse Roundup 2007. Since this was recorded, the landscape has changed a bit, with Adobe Apollo being renamed to Adobe AIR, Java FX being launched at JavaOne, and Google Gears also being released. The audio quality is what you would expect from a recorder in the middle of the room with lots of people sitting around it.

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Direct download: JavaPosse141.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57 PM

Newscast for August 30th 2007

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Quick News

  • A new site collects Java related videos. D TV Java has multiple views for selecting the video you might be interested in, including a blog like view, thumbnail view and random selection
  • We have sat upon this news item for a couple of weeks due to problems accessing the site, but GridGain 1.5 offers an open source, java based grid computing solution built on top of spring and JBoss. As well as a 15 minute video demo of writing a grid application, and the download itself, the gridgain company offers training, consulting and support. They also seem to have a fondness for 2x2 rubiks cubes (which seem like they wouldn't be much of a challenge to solve)

Listener Feedback


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Direct download: JavaPosse140.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04 PM

Newscast for August 23rd 2007

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Quick News Items

Special Section for this week - Gossip

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Direct download: JavaPosse139.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24 AM

Newscast for August 16th 2007 and Glassfish Interview

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Quick News Items

Glassfish Interview

With Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart and Jerome Dochez from the Glassfish project

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Direct download: JavaPosse138.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05 PM

Newscast for August 9th 2007

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Quick News Items

  • Moomba has reached version 0.5. This new and quite ambitious web UI framework provides an eclipse RCP for the web, the idea being that developers already familiar with the Eclipse RCP can build rich and ajax-y web applications using their RCP skills

Listener Feedback

  • Hands Of Romania charity is looking for laptops, servers, network peripherals and other donations

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Direct download: JavaPosse137.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13 PM

Newscast for August 4th 2007

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Quick News Items

  • If you have ever been interested in getting your own JSR through the JCP, you might be interested in a new series on the JCP site that explains each part of the process in detail. Part 3 in the series has just been published, which explains the draft review process
  • The GPS tracker site allows you to track a cell phone using a J2ME program running on that phone, and google maps to display the location

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Direct download: JavaPosse136.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57 AM

Newscast for July 26th 2007

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08 PM

Interview with Josh Reed about CHRONOS, ANDRILL and Antarctica

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Josh Reed is one of our long time listeners, and he wrote in to tell us, from Antarctica! In this interview, Josh tells us what CHRONOS and ANDRILL are all about, how they use Java, and of course what life is like in Antarctica.

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Direct download: JavaPosse134.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10 AM

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