Version 2.0 of the RTS Specification (JSR 1.0) was announced in one of the Keynotes at JavaOne 2007. In Podcast #124, The Java Posse interview Greg Bollella and Dave Hofert of the Java RTS team. The interview gives a nice overview of what real-time means in the Java context. I’m now looking forward to the release of the recorded lectures. (The slides are already available.) You have to join the Sun Developer Network to access these, but registration is free.
While I’m here, let me recommend that every who’s interested in Java should tune in to the Java Posse podcast!
Me wearing my birthday present
Ahlem sent me a Birthday present which I’m wearing in this picture. I’m watching the FA cup final.
The text, which comes from an episode of the Simpsons is:
Renate took the photo!
Today, I’ve been mostly watching Google videos! Aside from the previously blogged video on the death of the desktop I’ve also watched Brion Vibber’s Google Tech Talk on Wikipedia and the MediaWiki software that drives it. Also from Google Video was this Documentary on Open Source available on Google Video:
> “Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf.”
Here’s the video:
In my copious remaining free time, I have also added a links and a few new pages to the [Swansea Learning Lab Resources Wiki](http://learninglab.swan.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php), and listened to Part 1 of the [JavaOne retrospective podcast](http://javaposse.com/index.php?post_id=215987), the first of two special podcasts from the [Java Posse](http://javaposse.com/).
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Just a quickie to note that this blog has had a name check in the Swansea Learning Lab Blog in an article about Bloggers at Swansea U. It’ll be interesting to see if I get any more visitors and comments. And for those of you who are wondering, the the title is a pun!
I have created a Google Code project for the continued development of one of my project student’s projects (A Module Catalogue for my School). This is the first of (I hope) many Google Hosted projects that will provide my students with valuable experience in the use of modern software project development tools.