Back from the TSS Symposium in Prague

Last Wednesday I‘ve landed at noon in Prague, quickly took a taxi, arrived at the Clarion Congress Hotel where the conference well held, registered, went to my room and had a quick last look at my slides. At 3:50pm I was giving a talk on Building Enterprise Applications Using Glassfish . It was about installing GlassFish, deploying an application, monitor […]

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A virus at JavaOne

Today I only attended two presentations and had to leave the conference for some rest. I wonder if I‘m just exhausted about too much JavaOne, or if I‘ve got a virus. This is the email that we received this morning : URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY FROM JAVAONE TEAM The JavaOne conference team has been notified by the San Francisco Department of Public Health about an identified outbreak of a virus in the San Francisco area. Testing is still underway to identify the specific virus in question, but they believe it to be the Norovirus, a common cause of the stomach flu, which can cause temporary flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours. Part of the San Francisco area impacted includes the Moscone Center, the site of the JavaOne conference which is being held this week. We are working with the appropriate San Francisco Department of Public Health and Moscone representatives to mitigate the impact this will have on the conference and steps are being taken overnight to disinfect the facility. We have not received any indication that the show should end early, so will have the full schedule of events on Friday as planned. We hope to see you then.

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JavaOne : My Top 3 Issues

Today it was JavaOne‘s kick off. It started with a keynote with Rich Green. It was concentrated in mobile devices (Amazon presented its Kindle eBook) and, of course, JavaFX took a big place. I‘m still a bit sceptical about JavaFX but Rich Green said that really soon it will be running everywhere, in all kind of mobile devices. And then […]

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From the Golden Gate to GlassFish

Yesterday morning I met Alexis Moussine Pouchkine near the Peer 45 in San Francisco. He had organized a bike tour before the GlassFish unconferences. We were a group of 10 people, ready to cycle through the Golden Gate bridge. Met at 9:30am, had a coffee, put the helmet on and off we went. The weather wasn‘t very clear and it […]

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English review of a Java EE 5 French book

French libraries are full of English books. French blogs are full of comments on English books. Technical French website are full of reviews of English books. But the opposite is not true and doesn‘t happen very often, that‘s why I‘m mentioning it. Few months ago I‘ve been contacted by Meera Subbarao who is the team leader for the JavaLobby/DZone book review team. She wanted to know a bit more about my book on Java EE 5. She got really interested and then quickly, very disappointed : my book is written in French ! That‘s when David Sills came along. David is a book reviewer and volunteered to review my French book. I was ready to help him in any difficulty with the language, but it appeared that David is quite knowledgeable with French. He managed to read it all and wrote a review on DZone. Thanks David for the effort and thanks for the interesting review that you wrote. I‘ll send the following extract to my publisher, who knows, a French book could be published into English once : To be honest, I’d like to have this book in English for newbies in the field! We’d have a lot better applications built, I can say that Read the full review

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