Thursday, August 21, 2008

Adobe Flex in Atlanta

Our yesterday's AJUG meeting has been awesome. James Ward delivered a great presentation on Adobe Flex and the room was packed (100+ attendees). I just hope Sun can still pull off Java FX and make it truly rock solid because Adobe Flex looks cool and very polished to say the least. Also the integration with Java backends also looked very nice (Adobe's BlazeDS or Granite Data Services). One of the demo's James showed can be found here.

Additionally, here in Atlanta there are more and more Flex projects going on...I wonder if it starts reaching a tipping point.

Finally, I think I need to check out the Atlanta Flash and Flex User Group, especially since it is just around the corner from where I live :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

AJUG DevCon 2009 - Planning

At the Atlanta Java User Group, we are in the middle of planing the 2009 Java DevCon conference. As of now the conference will take place from March 10-11 in Atlanta. We are planning for around 400 attendees. Thus, over the coming couple of weeks we need to finalize our list of speakers. If you're interested in presenting at DevCon feel to contact AJUG at info at ajug dot org or you can also contact me directly at gunnar at hillert dot com.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Spring does not like IBM's Java Runtime Environment

I had to learn the hard way that Java JVMs from from different vendors may behave slightly differently - As it turn out, one of my little apps was running fine on Sun's JVM but was causing a weird NPE on IBM's Java Runtime Environment (1.6 64bit)

As it turns out, this was already a reported issue in Spring's Jira. Even better - it was already fixed and after updating Spring from 2.5.3 to 2.5.5 everything is running smoothly again.