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OSCON 2006: My Notes
By harishvc - 4/25/2007 I have posted my notes in my blog. All OSCON entries are preceded with OSCON 2006.
Friday Morning Keynotes
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 Tired and weary from the week, I made it to the final day's morning keynotes which were inpsiring, informative, and entertaining.
Simplifying Service-oriented Applications with Apache Tuscany
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Thursday I attended a session named Simplifying Service-oriented Applications with Apache Tuscany Jeremy Boynes, which discusses the Service Oriented Application pattern for connecting applications as services to one another, and relying on the assembly framework to handle the connections. Apache Tuscany is an early implementation of a system to handle the linkages and leaving the applications with very simple interfaces to implement. The implementation is language-agnostic, and has many interesting features:
Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Wednesday I attended a session named Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry by Howard Lewis Ship, which detailed the Tapestry framework, a framework for creating web interfaces that is very similar to Apple's WebObjects frameworks. The framework understands concepts of application, page, and components, and
Harish's entries on his blog
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 Harish has posted a good deal on OSCON at his blog, Busy IT Bee
Open Source Performance Monitoring Tools, Tips and Tricks for Java
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Friday I attended a session named Open Source Performance Monitoring Tools, Tips and Tricks for Java by Matt Secoske, that covered a number of different tools to help profile and monitor performance for Java applications. Some of the important issues he covered in his talk were:
Java and Ruby Integration
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Wednesday I attended a session named Ruby for Java Programmers by Ugo Cei, which detailed several methods to get Ruby and Java to work together. Several projects were mentioned for either using Ruby inside of the Java compiler, or using java inside of Ruby:
OSCON 2006 - Opening Evening Speakers
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 Tuesday's opening speakers were all very entertaining. Not including the awards given out to members of the open source community, Larry Wahl gave his 'State of the Onion' talk, Damian Conway gave a humorous spoof on the Da Vinci Code by the name of 'The Da Vinci Code Base', and Kathy Sierra gave a fascinating and inspiring talk on inspiring passion in your users by the name of 'Cognitive Seduction'.
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