OSGi DevCon Keynote

I’m excited to be given the opportunity to present the keynote at OSGi DevCon London on February 23, 2010. The event is hosted in conjunction with JAX London. The sessions for the conference look great, with a great lineup of speakers and 15 sessions, including two in-depth tutorials by Neil Bartlett and Peter Kriens, devoted […]

Top 5 Essays You Should Read

Certainly, there are many landmark books in software development that have shaped our industry. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (the GOF book) is one really good example. Unfortunately, a good share of people don’t have the opportunity to read some of these great works because, well…it can get expensive pretty quickly stocking a […]

Mac Migration

Yeah…check out that battery life. That’s not 7 minutes and 26 seconds, that’s 7 hours and 26 minutes. Last weekend, I migrated to a new MacBook Pro. Starting the Migration Before migrating, I had some questions on the migration options. I knew about the OS X Migration Assistant, but I also create daily backups to […]

Agile 2009 Call For Papers

The Agile 2009 CFP is open. This year, I’m the stage producer for Developer Jam. As you can see, Developer Jam has an impressive review committee. We’re hopeful that 2009 will be as successful as 2008. Once again, we’re planning to run a series of clinics. They’ll be hands-on, instructor led exercises that will teach […]

I’m on Twitter

I’ve jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. Possibly a little slow, but better late than never. I’ve started following a few people, and so far I find it fun and interesting. I intend to post mostly on tech stuff. I’ve also included my tweet feed on the right sidebar of this blog. Or you can subscribe […]

New Job New Skin

March 31st marks my first day as an Analyst with Burton Group working in the Application Platform Strategies group. To an extent, this is a career change for me. Since I’ve been in IT, I’ve worked exclusively on enterprise development projects. Over the years, I’ve played most roles on the software development team, but my […]

SpamBots Getting Through

I use WordPress as my blogging system, and a while back, I installed the Challenge Captcha. But recently the SpamBots broke it and have been able to find the correct answer to the math questions. As a result, they’ve been leaving their nasty comments. So, I’ve reconfigured the Challenge to ask the question in a […]