Monday Feb 28, 2011
Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Mar 30, 2010
Like every year, this year also we had a fifteen minute session (~) on 'Strange & Unusual Talent' (earlier known as 'Java Jacket Giveaway') for which nine delegates got on to the stage to display their talent and win back a really cool Java Leather Jacket. This time around a Flautist and a 'dancer' managed to win the support of thousands of Tech Days delegates (winner is decided based on the intensity of applause by the audience) to carry away a Java leather jacket each.
I'm certain, thousands of Tech Days 2010 delegates had great two days of learning and of course some fun.
Wednesday Mar 24, 2010
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Mar 24, 2010
On a stage that reflected only bright red colour from one end to the other, Ravichandra Kulur displayed his extraordinary skill in playing the Flute quite effortlessly. It was mind blowing.
It was followed by a demonstration around a new feature in VirtualBox called teleporting and then about a really cool drawing tool developed using JavaFX.
Krishan Dhawan, Managing Director of Oracle India addressed the crowd after this.
As James Gosling walked on to the stage, thousands of Tech Days Delegates gathered in there gave him a very warm reception. He covered quite a few things in his keynote, starting with the staggering statistics about 10 billion-ish Java Enabled Devices, a number more than the human population on earth(!), jdk 7, Java EE 6, Glassfish v3, Netbeans 6.8, Java Card 3, JavaFX.
Among several interesting things that James Gosling spoke on day 01 of Tech Days 2010 at Hyderabad, a few things that stand out in his keynote is his reference to Java being used in all Universities across the globe as part of undergraduate courses and how students could just "Learn (it) Once and Work Anywhere," his mentioning of blogs by Mark Reinholds and John Rose to pick up new knowledge on Java technology, his excitement about the auto deployment feature of Glassfish v3 that enables a developer to modify his/her code on the fly without wasting any time and finally about his thoughts on multi-threaded programming and its significance a few years into the future (say 2030), where one might see processors that may have more than 5000 cores(!!!), courtesy Moore's law.
What interested me personally was the software that James was using to run through his presentation. Though he was using an Apple laptop, I was sure he was neither using a keynote or an OpenOffice.Org. He revealed to us at one point of time during his presentation that he was using an application that he developed using JavaFX to run through his slides!!! That was kind of cool. I am inspired and I am going to spend some time reading and developing on JavaFX. I encourage all of you to do so, coz it is damn cool.
Several break out sessions (a.k.a tracks) on different technologies occurred at different locations within the venue and it all appeared to be well-received by the delegates. And after all that, we had some entertainment session in the late evening, something that's unchanged on the Tech Days agenda for several years now.
A good day 01 at Tech Days 2010 .
Saturday Jan 31, 2009
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jan 31, 2009
Thursday Jan 22, 2009
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jan 22, 2009
And yeah, if you decide to take up the rare opportunity to see James Gosling and other visionaries of Sun share their thoughts, live, register for Sun Tech Days 2009 right here.
Sunday Dec 07, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Dec 07, 2008
Through a teach back session, in a matter of an hour, I got to hear from them, all that they learned in five days time. Their performance was captured and that's what you see below:
I'm certain, some day or the other, there'll be a part 2 for this story.
Saturday Nov 15, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Nov 15, 2008
For me, it was engaging to first discuss the fundamentals of Portal Server using the standard course materials and then use a handout, prepared locally, to discuss the installation and configuration of Portal Server 7.2 on Glassfish v2, introduce the audience to the OpenPortlet Portlet Container project as well as the PortletPack used as plugins in Nebeans 6.1 IDE and finally concluding the discussion by installing WebSynergy Milestone 3 the next generation Portal Server from Sun, released on 31st October 2008. I sincerely hope that the discussions help all folks in picture below to go out and execute their project with minimal roadblocks.
Preparing the hand out for this session was tiring, time consuming, but was enriching. I express my heart-felt gratitude to all the bloggers on Portal technology, whose blog posts came in very handy for me in completing the process just in time. I know there must be someone out there who would be wanting to get a text book installation of Portal Server 7.2 done on Glassfish and might be wandering around the world of Internet trying to fetch detailed note on the installation procedure. For all of such souls, I have uploaded an extract from my handout that details on the installation and configuration procedure of Portal 7.2 on Glassfish. If interested, download it from here.
Sunday Sep 28, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Sep 28, 2008
I would hope that very soon all of 'em would subscribe for the free OpenSSO training available at OpenSSO website, which no doubt would compliment the ILT on AM 3480 course they attended, especially to gain insights on topics like Session Failover and protecting J2EE Applications(Module 3 and Module 5 respectively in OpenSSO Training).
Before I take leave, let me also publish below their teach back sessions. I must say, they did a fantastic job in reviewing the whole course all over again on the final day.
Wishing you all a grand week ahead
Thursday Aug 28, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Aug 28, 2008
Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jul 23, 2008
Click on the image here and you would be taken to a page full of information on world's largest open source, identity management project. A derivative of this project is Sun Java System Access Manager,a core identity infrastructure product offered by Sun Microsystems.
Today marks a significant day for the OpenSSO community as Sun announces comprehensive, enterprise-class support and indemnification for OpenSSO. More details about the same here.
If you are one of those folks, who keep track of the press coverages (just like me), you may want to read the press release of the announcement here.
If you are looking for a store full of OpenSSO goodies, this is the place to go.
Oh yeah, before I forget: we do have a Sun Learning Services course on Sun Access Manager, course coded AM 3480, details of which are published here. Enjoy this 'seamless access.'
Sunday Jun 22, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jun 22, 2008
Ask 'em, it isn't easy to survive IDM 4485 training. Deployment experience is a must.
Monday Jun 09, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jun 09, 2008
Sunday Jun 01, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Jun 01, 2008
Saturday May 03, 2008
By Rajeshr-Oracle on May 03, 2008
Now if you want to hear the story of a more lucky SCP , you might want to get in touch with Ms Swathi Reddy Potu, employee of Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai, who turned out to be the most wanted for being the 500, 000th Sun Certified Professional, receiving special recognitions for being so. It happened at a NIIT Test Center in Chennai. The 'small gift' that this candidate would receive from Sun includes:
[\*] A Conference Pass to the 2008 JavaOne conference, which is held from May 6 to May 9, 2008.
[\*] A pass to Java University, which is held on May 5, 2008.
[\*] $1000 US prize money.
[\*] Return Airfare.
So one more milestone is hit and none would get another chance to be the 500,000th SCP. But one thing I assure you, every time you succeed in a certification test, there is some element of fortune, big or small, awaiting you somewhere in this planet. So don't hesitate; just go for it.
Let me leave you with an interesting video (~20 minutes) of an interview with the first java programmer, and hear him underscore the importance of Java certification. Look who makes a guest appearance in this video. Enjoy!
Saturday Nov 17, 2007
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Nov 17, 2007
I was at Delhi last week, going through a training on Sun Java System Directory Server. It was a rather small batch. As a matter of fact, some of the folks who were nominated for this training pulled out at the last moment because of some urgent project requirements. So I ended up handling one of those small batches. You could see my DIR2337D friends below:
I must publicly apologize to one of the folks in the picture above for not being able to raise the standards of my training delivery to his expectations, as indicated by the Education Post Event Survey form. I would find out from him what went wrong this time and would certainly take corrective measures to improve upon my delivery skills. But otherwise, things went rather smoothly.
I had also taken up a T3 (Train The Trainer) program for our partner Instructors on Solaris Courses(SA 210 S10 & SA 230 S10) during the period 29/Oct/2007 - 02/Oct/2007. Wouldn't it be unfair if I don't post their snap here. So here it is:
Right then, this was a whistle-stop for me. I hope to be back soon, in a much better state of mind, and post something useful..
Tuesday Nov 13, 2007
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Nov 13, 2007
Friday Oct 05, 2007
By Rajeshr-Oracle on Oct 05, 2007
Monday May 21, 2007
- Transition to Solaris 11 Session at Hyderabad
- Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session at Hyderabad
- MySQL for DBA Training in Bangalore
- Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Appliance Administration training in Bangkok
- Wishing A Grand Year 2015
- Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM for x86 training at Thiruvananthapuram
- A 12 day marathon
- MySQL Performance Tuning Session in Bangalore
- Solaris 11 Performance Management Training
- Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11g: Maintenance & Operations Training