8 May 2007
This morning we were extremely excited to learn about Sun Microsystems' JavaFX technology, which can extend the realm of possibilities for rich Internet applications. The JavaFX family also consists of JavaFX Mobile for portable devices and cellular telephones along with JavaFX Script, which can simplify the development of rich Internet applications. This afternoon Sun's Bob Brewin (Software CTO for Sun) took the stage to talk more about JavaFX along with the future of Java. From Brewin's talk there are a few interesting points worth noting.
8 May 2007
The JavaOne Pavilion is where a number of different companies are showing off their new hardware and software products -- from graphing software to Java-powered robots and everything in between. In today's coverage of JavaOne 2007 we have a number of pictures we took while on the floor with more in depth coverage of the various exhibitors coming later in the week.
8 May 2007
Sun Microsystems' Project Blackbox is the world's first data center located inside a box (well, a shipping container). One of these shipping container data centers was on display at JavaOne with attendees being free to look around. We took this opportunity to peek inside.
8 May 2007
Officially kicking off JavaOne 2007 was Sun's Executive VP, Rich Green, announcing JavaFX, JavaFX Scripting, JavaFX Mobile, performance improvements coming to Java SE 6, and Java now fully entering the open-source community with the release of the OpenJDK. Showcased during this keynote were a variety of different gadgets running JavaFX, a snippet of JavaFX code, NASDAQ embracing Real Time Java, Ericsson opening some of its source-code, and "Engineers Without Borders" in conjunction with the United Nations. Here are some pictures taken during Green's JavaOne 2007 keynote address -- we'll provide more information later in the day.
7 May 2007
We began our week of JavaOne coverage this morning with some of the information shared during the CommunityOne General Session. Now that the day is winding to an end, we have some additional information to pass along on Sun's first-ever CommunityOne event. Outside of the CommunityOne General Session, other tracks throughout the day were on NetBeans, GlassFish, OpenJDK for mobile & embedded environments, OpenSolaris, Web 2.0, Startup Camp, RedMonk's un-conference, and the discussion of Linux versus Solaris.
While JavaOne doesn't officially get underway until tomorrow, this year Sun Microsystems hosted a free day-long event called CommunityOne. Like this year's JavaOne conference theme, CommunityOne is focusing upon open possibilities and consists of a variety of different sessions to cater to one's interests. CommunityOne has been underway now for just under two hours and there is already a bit of information worth sharing.
20 April 2007
In a little over a month from now Phoronix will be turning three years old, but today we have an early present for our readers and the alternative OS community. As you should be able to see right now, we have a brand new layout. This new user interface is powered by our sixth-generation content management system, PHXCMS, and it sports an overwhelming number of enhancements.
1 January 2007
While it was no QuakeCon, over the weekend was the Masters of the LANiverse LAN party that turned out 250 gamers for 16 hours of gaming action with several tournaments. We had captured some photographs of this event and have some thoughts to share on this Michigan LAN organization.
29 October 2006
Over the weekend, The BoxHeads had put on their October 2006 (Halloween) LAN Party. This event was in Plainwell, Michigan with approximately 100 gamers making it out. In the past The BoxHeads have hosted events up to 150 people, but coming up in December, they will be hosting an event with approximately 250 gamers in Lansing, Michigan. The BoxHeads have been hosting large LAN parties going back to the start of 2003...
23 April 2006
The BoxHeads, one of the largest LAN organizations in Michigan, which attracts visitors from all over the Midwest and Canada, had held its first LAN event for the year. While their venue was the limiting factor, yesterday's event was for 144 gamers and a complete day full of various gaming and hardware activities. A great deal of prizes were given away, and Phoronix had also sponsored a unique computer modding competition. Team ATI was also out in force at the event. While the event was largely a success, there were some damaging power issues. Here at Phoronix we have a great deal of photographs to share this morning from exploding power supplies, an Ubuntu modded case, and an interesting X1900XTX CrossFire setup powering a 1-on-1 Daikatana tournament.