Sunday Aug 29, 2010
Thursday Apr 01, 2010
By rajeshr on Apr 01, 2010
Thank you folks, for dropping in; more so for kinds words as this.
Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
By rajeshr 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 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 .
Monday Mar 08, 2010
By rajeshr on Mar 08, 2010
Monday Dec 21, 2009
By rajeshr on Dec 21, 2009
And to the folks in the photograph below, who attended the DSEE training at Chennai, my sincere thanks for choosing Sun and more so for offering a wonderful gift.
Life will go on. And from among the very many wild variations in the series of events in life, I would continue to observe and note those little ones that will fall in some interesting pattern.
Thursday Nov 19, 2009
By rajeshr on Nov 19, 2009
Thursday Nov 12, 2009
Friday Oct 23, 2009
By rajeshr on Oct 23, 2009
Saturday Oct 03, 2009
By rajeshr on Oct 03, 2009
Sunday Sep 06, 2009
Monday Aug 24, 2009
Monday Jul 13, 2009
By rajeshr on Jul 13, 2009
And thus I landed in the Norman Manley Intl Airport at Kingston, located so close to the sea that while landing, for a moment at least, I thought the flight was landing in water!!!
I was charged USD 25 for transportation from the airport to the Hilton Kingston and that I felt was reasonable considering the distance covered. It was water on either side of the road for a good distance from airport to the Hotel and I really enjoyed that sight. Like me, if you also carry a misconception that it's beaches and beaches all over this Island, please be clear that no one comes to Kingston to see beaches. There aren't many beaches in this part of the world. For beaches, there are other exotic destinations within the Island.
I love the beaches. Since Kingston offered no famous ones and because I had a weekend at my disposal I followed a friend's advice to book myself on to the Knutsford Express that carried me from Kingston to Montego Bay, an exotic tourist location in Jamaica, on a Saturday, dated 11 July 2009. I came back to Kingston the same day evening in the same bus.
And here I'm resting on a Sunday in my hotel at Kingston. Oh yeah, before I forget, I'm here for a very serious reason, not to enjoy a vacation. A two weeks Boot camp around Sun's Software and Hardware Products at Fujitsu is what really brought me here to this Island. How well I managed to take care of the business purpose of this visit is for the folks in the photograph to comment. May be, their happy faces would well be a positive indication of a good Phase I of the Boot Camp.
Tomorrow I'm starting the Phase II of the program and I am looking forward for a wonderful experience full of learning and fun!
Sunday Jun 28, 2009
By rajeshr on Jun 28, 2009
Tuesday Apr 14, 2009
Wednesday Mar 18, 2009
Friday Mar 06, 2009
By rajeshr on Mar 06, 2009
I'm tempted to remind all that there exist a certification exam for Solaris Cluster, the details of which can be found here. Good weekend to all.
Wednesday Feb 25, 2009
By rajeshr on Feb 25, 2009
Listen to the audiocast here. View the Sun and HP Presentation Slides here .Watch Sun Execs discuss HP and Solaris. And here's the press release.
Wednesday Feb 18, 2009
By rajeshr on Feb 18, 2009
What followed then were some useful demonstrations on technologies like OpenSolaris, JavaFX and Java TV.
Anil Valluri,VP and Managing Director of Sun India, gave the inaugural address, briefing about Sun, its business model and other related topics, and concluded his speech by inviting James Gosling on to the stage. It wasn't surprising to hear a loud round of applause as Gosling walked his way up on to the stage.
Gosling covered a wide range of topics: the evolution of Java from a slow interpreted language in the mid 1990s, its performance improvement over a period of time, the latest release in the form of Java 6 Update 12, the new JavaFX technology, the Glassfish, the Netbeans 6.5 and much much more.
He mentioned the staggering statistics of 15 million downloads of JRE a week, talked about the Java enabled Oyster cards (he pulled out one from his pocket while talking about this) being used in the London Underground by every single train passenger, his work with the rocker Neil Young on the Java-enabled, hybrid-electric Lincoln convertible, why a virus free Java is a preferred choice for applications that require secure transactions over the network and performed a number of demos on JavaFX.
It was quite a charm when he said he was the guilty party behind developing Emacs editor 32 years back or so, which later became GNU Emacs, but urged all present day Emac users to stop using it, as things are not the way it was three decades back and that present day IDEs are intelligent enough to know a lot about the programs that programmers write. Well, here is an IDE worth trying: Netbeans.
Gosling's keynote, needless to say, was an absorbing session.
Several break out sessions on various Sun Technologies followed James Gosling's keynote. It was a good first day and it's only going to get better.
Saturday Jan 31, 2009
By rajeshr on Jan 31, 2009
Thursday Jan 22, 2009
By rajeshr 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.
Wednesday Jan 07, 2009
Tuesday Dec 30, 2008
Friday Dec 12, 2008
By rajeshr on Dec 12, 2008
On 8th, I felt slight weakness in my voice. By evening, I could speak nothing. I still had four days of training left, when an ENT advised me for a complete voice rest. Calling off the batch was an easy option, but not the best one. Hence on Tuesday, my training participants found in the classroom a whiteboard full of instructions, conveying to them clear and loud about an 'Instructor Led Voice-less' training that they were about to face! With a hope of some divine intervention, I continued from where I left on day one and it began to work in my favour. I have never written so much continuously on a white board ever before and I have never played such lengthy dumb charades either . For three full days (almost), I took sessions, without uttering a single word! Occasionally, someone would volunteer to explain to the whole class, concepts that required repeated explanations. It was tough, but it was immensely satisfying. I am not saying that I would ever want to have an experience like this in future, but then this would stand as one of my memorable sessions for obvious reason. I extend my heart-felt gratitude to folks in the picture below for their extreme cooperation in helping me complete this session on a very satisfying note. Thank you folks!
Those who aren't Field Engineers, but administrators of Sun Fire Midrange Servers and are on the look out for a Sun Training, check out this course. Wishing you all a restful weekend!
Sunday Dec 07, 2008
By rajeshr 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.
Thursday Dec 04, 2008
Friday Nov 28, 2008
Sunday Nov 23, 2008
By rajeshr on Nov 23, 2008
Good week ahead to all of you.
Friday Nov 21, 2008
- 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
- Solaris 11 DTrace Session at Hyderabad
- Solaris Cluster Advanced Administration Training
- Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Appliance Administration Training