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Cloud Computing and Java Blog

Posted by rags Jan 25, 2009

The Script Bowl Blog

Posted by rags May 7, 2008

Sun Tech Days 2006-2007 Blog

Posted by rags Aug 17, 2006
This event aimed primarily at architects and CIOs is something that I have been helping pull together. It is scheduled for Tues., Jan 31st at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara, CA. http://www.sdforum.org/interop06 The event has a nominal fee and although you should not expect to see code and API level details, it should be an interesting forum to hear from the vendors and more importantly from the users when the rubber meets the road. The main challenges of enterprise integration such as management and identity is expected to be covered in greater length. You should also expect to get a sneak peek for more interoperabilty support in Glassfish at this event. Some of the support, such as early bits for ws-addressing is available today.
In my very first customer engagement with a financial services company in Boston, I was told unequivocally that they needed to see much better interoperability between the platforms they had of which Java was predominant. Developers have been rigging up their own solutions to make their systems interoperate until web services ushered in a promise of unprecendented interoperability. While adoption has been somewhat slow for a variety of reasons, some recent strides have been made in the support for some of the web services standards that are fairly mature. Check out http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051104/sff032.html?.v=22 Also, check out Eduardo's blog. In addition to the community efforts that Java is undertaking with Project Glassfish and Mustang, it's nice to see the community participation in the robust and sustained growth of Java to keep the language and platform competitive. Also, checkout the recent JavaOne 2005 conference .PDF archives at http://www.sun.com/products/interoperability/javaone.html or the multimedia of the sessions at http://developers.sun.com/learning/javaoneonline/ Rags

Sun Tech Days Blog

Posted by rags Oct 23, 2005
As faithfully as the fall colors of New England come around this time of the year, it's time for the next installment of Sun Tech Days. The Sun Tech Days is a world-wide Face-to-face event in which we highlight Java and other technologies from Sun. http://www.sun.com/developers/techdays/ Would be great to hear from the thousands of Tech Days alumni and the developers out there about the proposed agenda and how we can generally enhance the Tech Days experience. This year, we are also premiering Netbeans day and Solaris days in conjunction with the main event. I am a firm believer that virtual learning has it's place and that learning is significantly enhanced in talking to peers, visionaries, etc. and just experiencing the energy level of being in a big room. At these events I have met many great developers around the world including fellow bloggers. To be able to see technologies, solutions and the everyday challenges and rewards through their eyes, is an unique experience for me. I have heard from many Tech Days attendees about how directly pertinent the Tech Days experience has been to their respective careers. However, I also hope to turn over into a new leaf and start blogging more since I realize the limitations of events even if they're so widespread.

Java - the C/C++ inheritance Blog

Posted by rags Jun 28, 2004

JavaOne Hands-on Labs Blog

Posted by rags Jun 25, 2004

Big Brother is watching Blog

Posted by rags Mar 18, 2004

The Chinese Government is insisting that wi-fi chipmakers must bundle a properiatary encryption software not only to make the chips in China but also to be able to sell units made of these chips to the Chinese market.  This piece of software has not undergone public scrutiny and select companies within China have special access to it. See http://wifinetnews.com/archives/003051.html. This reeks of Government control and invasion of privacy with accusations that the software may contain a backdoor. Starting with wi-fi chips, who knows where this will end?

As Java developers, the historical distinction between JCA and JCE has largely been as a result of the US export control Laws. Prior to year 2000, many companies provided clean room implementations of JCE until Sun was able to export the framework while still be seen as compliant with the US export control laws. See http://java.sun.com/products/jce/jce-rsa2000-html-files/rsaSlides.ppt.htm

Steven Levy details the clipper chip controversy and other interesting crypto trivia in his book Crypto. The book talks about how the cryptographers eventually prevailed over relentless Governmental pressure.

However, will the Chinese Government win this round that the US Government never could largely because of it's might and willingness to wage a war of attrition on the Multinational companies who have larger battles to fight at the moment? It's a really scary thought and outcome with possibly much wider ramifications.


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