Wednesday, July 19, 2006

No Fluff Just Stuff

The No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium has been doing the rounds for sometime now...This is an excellent event for Java developers, architects, testers, etc... It usually displays an impressive list of presentations covering a good range of Java and/or Software Development topics and usually brings some pretty interesting names of the Java development community for the presentations. The symposium goes around the country so there is a good chance you might get one close to you...If you have not heard about it, check it out at the No Fluff Just Stuff site.

My registration to the Boston NFJS symposium Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 2006 is already in...See you there! :-)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Free books online!

Not a pitch...they are really free. TheServerSide, which happens to be a really good site for java related technical content (got my RSS feed reader hooked up to it, read through the feed always with eager anticipation), is offering a couple of books in PDF format for free. All Java related these include:

You need to register on the site to "get the goodies" but it is worth it. Pretty interesting stuff, yet again, from TheServerSide.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

JavaOne 2006 Sessions Online

Sun has posted the JavaOne conference technical content online. These can be found at the Sun Developer Network site in PDF and multimedia format (audio + slides). Really interesting information in there.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Getting organized!

When you work on several things at time it becomes really important for you to track what you need to do, when you need to do it and to be "nudged" when it is time to do them...And along come things like Google Calendar and Airset (among tons of others!). I have personally been using Airset for quite sometime (long before Google Calendar showed up) and have been pretty impressed with what they have. With such an application I can keep separate calendars for my private life and my work. Even within the work information we can keep separate events from different activities (e.g. management roles activities, development activities, staff vacation). Nicest thing, you can have separate views or integrated views....easy enough to provide people synchronization since some of those calendar sections (tabs in their nomenclature) can be made shareable effectively allowing for people to know what each other is doing. And....for people like me that like to be "nudged" you can have as many warnings as you want on an event that is about to happen... more excuses...Get organized!