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Making Tech Documentaries
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Friday, I attended a talk titled Making Tech Documentaries by Jason Scott.
OSS Project Press Relations
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Thursday I attended a session named OSS Project Press Relations by Josh Berkus, which covered a lot of excellent advice for interacting with the press if you're trying to get coverage for your open source project. In summary, Josh covers the following issues:
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:
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 Day two -- Release Management Automation
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 This morning I attended a session titled Large Scale Webapps: Managing Releases and DevTeam Infrastructure by Jonathan Oxer (slides can be found at http://jon.oxer.com.au/talks) that laid out a fairly comprehensive model for a highly automated development 'Release Management Automation' environment from source code management, to internal documentation, to bug tracking, to packaging, pre-release testing, and finally package release.
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