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DimDim: The World's Free Web Conference
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Wednesday I attended a session named dimdim: The World's Free Web Conference by Prakash Khot and DD Ganguly, which showed off an alpha of a fully open source web conferencing platform that looks very promising. The clients use a combination of html, ajax and flash, and the server runs on standard open source software, with a centralized management admin interface built in.
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
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:
Marketing to Dilbert: How to Invite Developers to Your Project
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 I attended a session on Thursday named Marketing to Dilbert: How to Invite Developers Into Your Project, which I had assumed would give me a bit of information about how to convince developers to join an open source project, but in fact did not really live up to my expectations. The session really was aimed more at business community members on how to practice marketing that appeals to developers, but felt mostly like a repurposing of a general marketing talk.
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