http://twitter.com/tobrien - twittering the conference
Everyone I speak to describes the same love/hate relationship with Maven. They use Maven for builds, it tends to work well when it works, but then *crashbang* when it sucks it sucks. I’m not making this up, everyone I speak to professes some frustration with Maven.
FX impressive, but I’m still on the fence
Disclaimer: I like and use Flex. Been using it with Rails applications, it has some limitations. Adobe
(Macromedia) never really got the programming side of Flash right (see Flash 8 IDE) and try writing anything of sufficient complexity to require more than 100 lines of Actionscript. It gets difficult fast.
I’m not ruling out a victory for Sun in the rich client space, and I’m sure Chris Adamson is happy that Sun is refreshing Java on the client-side. But, it is a busy space. I just sat through another FX presentation and, I’ll have to say it’s impressive the stuff that Sun (Chris Oliver) has implemented. Some of the applications are very interactive. Evidently you can download JavaFX now and start using an IDE called FX Pad, check it out.
Me == Hoping that Sun succeeds in this space.
I’m off to a session on Open Sourcing Sun.
No Harmony for Harmony
Quote from Schwartz this morning: “Right now there is nothing preventing Apache from shipping Harmony.” (from the press briefing) And in other news, Geir M. is handing out CDs with Eclipse and Harmony in the pavillion and is draped in the Brazillian flag.