Xebia Web Framework Contest (French)

Xebia is a well known company with a strong focus on Java and Agile.
I already heard of them through Gero Vermaas's blog.
I saw this context in a post from Matt Raible.
See: RIA Contest : Flex / Silverlight / GWT / Echo3 / JavaFX.

The comment are worth reading too : it shows that it is an interesting experiment, but very limited in time and focus. So it won't be true in 3 month or on another kind of project.


Java browser plugin on 64 bit Fedora and more

It's been a long time. So just to say that :
- Fedora 10 should be there soon

- There is some hope for a good java plugin on 64-bits browsers. For now just install java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin. Or better, just yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-*

- being on a project with a lot of JMS, Tibco RendezVous, Complex Event Processing, Event Driven Architecture and the likes, It is the kind of paradigm change that bring some fun to the job ! So no more HTTP request nor function calls : just send events and hopefully someone else will write the code to react to them. We are so used to HTTP and the firewall censorship that we don't even consider JMS ! But there are plenty of cases where it makes perfect sense to use events and messages : a lot of them !

Sound banks

"Conserve the sound" http://www.conservethesound.de/  online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial tel...