jueves mar 23, 2006

NetBeans Cookies API Secret Unveiled

NetBeans Cookies API secret unveiled

I've always been wondering what a Cookie means when you're developing NetBeans. There're two answers to this:

  • The Official Answer, which is quite good.
  • The real thing, the hidden secret, which I observed moments before Geertjan started his presentation on NetBeans module development. Here's a photo:

I'll try to post tomorrow, more seriously, about the NetBeans Day and the Java Expo. It was a great experience.

Happy NetBean-ing,
Antonio

miércoles mar 22, 2006

I've met Geertjan!

while( true )
  System.out.println("I've met Geertjan Wielenga!");

Oh my! I'm still recovering ;-)

Well, the fact is that I wanted to meet him. As you probably know we're currently holding the Java Expo, Sun Tech Days and the NetBeans World Tour in Madrid, so there's all sort of interesting people around.

Geertjan allowed me to take and post this photo of him:

Geertjan's live blogging

While blogging live from the Java Expo.

He's presenting tomorrow (NetBeans Day). I'm eager to talk to him about NetBeans Module Development. Let me know if you want me to ask him anything.

Cheers,
Antonio

P.S.:
Things to improve for the next Java Expo:

miércoles oct 26, 2005

Smart guys around

We are WE nowadays. With capital letters.

Family is getting bigger. We are more. And we are smarter. ex-StorageTek and ex-SeeBeyond people around. Great people, great products.

Take, for instance, David Lee Todd's blog, explaining how SeeBeyond products used Lisp. Welcome, David, and nice post.

(Oh, I admit I'm a Scheme fan. I usually dream of substituting Ant's XML with Scheme and of building a NetBeans plugin for Scheme).

Cheers,
Antonio

jueves ago 11, 2005

HP-UX Open Sourced!!!

Ha, ha, ha. Ha. An HP's Vice President (Martin Fink) saying we should open-source Solaris using some other license, but not CDDL. That's so funny!!

If we used another license for Solaris then HP wouldn't be able to use some of Solaris source-code files inside HP-UX!!. The fact is that they can now with CDDL. Anyone (as far as I understand the CDDL) can get the Solaris source code and use it in their software.

But, if we were to release Solaris using GPL then HP wouldn't be able to use our source-code in HP-UX, unless they were to release HP-UX under the GPL.

So the question is, is HP going to release HP-UX under the GPL,... or not?

And, just questioning, what are HP's contributions to the open-source movement? NFS? Tomcat? The XSLT compiler? JXTA? Solaris? NetBeans? Any of these?

Or maybe they've opened the standards for their (now dead) HPPA architecture as we have done?.

viernes may 27, 2005

Java Expo 2005 next wednesday !!

I know it's a long time since my last post. Sorry by that. More in a minute.

This is just to notice the Java Expo 2005 is due next wednesday!!

James Gosling, Mark Bauhaus, Simon Ritter (and even Ruiz Gallardón, Madrid Major), lots of customers, lots of friends, lots of interesting things (including "Swing with a Zing: Designing Rich Clients With Java" by Simon, I won't miss that one! ;-))

So see you there, guys. Have fun meanwhile!

viernes oct 22, 2004

Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite?

Liberté, Fraternité, Egalité???

So I wonder what Microsoft is thinking about... The should join Liberty now: that'd be safer for their customers, right?

Customers? Well, maybe Microsoft's customers are not in charge after all...

viernes oct 08, 2004

Kenny won't let them die

So you are writing a Word document in Microsoft Windows and the system just hangs.

And you forgot to save your work so you're in trouble. Big trouble.

And you restart your box and start all over again. And you think of Gates.

You don't understand why the system hangs. It just happens. You either reboot or reinstall. No options left.

Now imagine that happens with the computers of your bank. The computers holding your money. Or the computers handling a nuclear plant. Or the computers making people travel to Mars.

Here at Sun we have Kenny Gross. Impressive guy. Impressive team. Go see how Kenny uses maths to early detect failing parts of servers. Wow. Isn't that cool?.

I'll be posting on J2SE5.0 and NetBeans 4.0 Beta2 by next week. Keep tuned. Have a good weekend.

viernes sep 03, 2004

SunLabs is cool

One of the cool things of working at Sun is that this company spends lots of money in research and development.

These guys at SunLabs have a special sixth sense to anticipate future needs for the customers, and (of course) for the company. Go take a look at their current projects and verify yourself, or download some Cool Stuff from them.

It's good to feel that somebody is thinking in solving future customer's problems while you concentrate in solving their problems today. It gives you a feeling of tranquility. You know, because these guys have been working so hard lately we can deliver 64bit JVMs today, and have lots of different, high-tech garbage collectors in our JVMs today, etc., etc.

You know, these guys are really good. (By the way, you know they're always seeking for good people, consider submitting your CV if you feel like working with them). I really appreciate all the research they've done/are doing with garbage collectors. They're the best in the world, of course ;-). The only problem with that is that tuning a garbage collector appropriately is now sort of difficult: you have too many garbage collectors in your JVM to choose a single one !! :-D.

But I wanted to note a specific project today: The Enterprise PDA Project. As far as I understand this will allow easier integration of PDAs in enterprise environments. That basically means that whenever these guys at SunLabs are done it will be easier for me (and for you too) to securely access Sun resources through wireless access (it's sort of dangerous now, you know: too risky).

Feeling good again. These guys are working in solving tomorrow's problems today. Tranquility.

Yeah. This is a cool company!

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