Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Roller is the open source Java blog server that drives the popular Sun's employee blogs at blogs.sun.com, IBM developerWorks blogs, JRoller.com and numerous other blog sites. Currently making its way through the Apache incubation process, Roller is built on a host of Apache technologies including Struts, Velocity, Lucene, Jakarta Commons, XML-RPC and more. This overview, a primer for Roller users and contributors, covers the Roller feature set, architecture, lessons learned, project status and future plans.Andi is already looking into travel arrangements. I think the stars might be aligned just right for a vacation in Ireland. The week after the conference is the Sun summer shutdown and the in-laws have bravely volunteered to watch the boys.
Triangle Citysearch: Rust-colored walls, wooden chairs and a colorful row of mounted lights give Cafe Cyclo a cozy atmosphere, perfect for quiet conversations. By day, expect a quiet lunch spot. By night, expect a jazzy social scene with understated energy and lots of charm. The menu is as loaded with drink concoctions as it is with munchies. This is the perfect place for a light meal; the Asian-influenced dishes range from Vietnamese spring rolls to seared tuna.That's us: jazzy and social with understated energy. Come on down. Josh has the details.
... an obligatory Sun-related post to counter all that borg talk
The news had already leaked out via blogs, but now it's official: Java Studio Enterprise is going open source as part of Netbeans 5.5. I'm really looking forward to 5.5. I'm most interesed in the Subversion support, but I'll definitely be checking out the 2-way UML modeler and the new XML tools as well. No doubt about it, the 5.5 feature set will lure a lot of new developers to Netbeans.