Thursday, April 19, 2007

Python Meetup in London

Simon Brunning has organised a snap Python meetup for Wednesday 25th. Great! I will head straight to the Porterhouse when I get back down from the publishing 2.0 event in Bletchley.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The guts of OLPC tech

Thanks to John Heffernan for this Google video link.

The bearded Dutch guy who does the intro looks vaguely familiar :-)

The web and the word processor


    "The missing piece is that the Web has no concept of a 'collection of small documents that can be edited/browsed/searched as a unit'." -- The web and the word processor

Monday, April 16, 2007

Dynamic Languages at JavaOne

There will be a BOF for Dynamic Languages at this years JavaOne.


    Session ID: BOF-2958
    Session Title: Dynamic Scripting Languages BOF
    Track: Java SE
    Room: Gateway 102/103
    Date: 09-MAY-07
    Start Time: 21:55

    Abstract for this BOF:

    Java 6 introduces native support for dynamic scripting languages (JSR 223, scripting languages and Java technology.) This BOF session brings together leaders, users, and critics from the Jython, Groovy, PHP, Ruby, and many other scripting camps for an exchange of ideas to develop a common understanding of the state of the art and practical examples of using dynamic scripting languages to solve problems.

I really must get to one of these JavaOne events. The year-on-year increase in interest in dynamic languages continues apace. This year is probably out of the question. Perhaps next year...