There is a bit of a kerfuffle going on between the Hudson Continuous Integration
project and our friends at Oracle over a change in licensing and the trademarking of the name: HudsonCI. It has gotten to the point where there is talk of forking the project
and continuing on without Oracle.
Creator of Hudson, Kohsuke Kawagochi is a former Sun/Oracle employee turned entrepreneur who has built a business offering support and services for Hudson. Kohsuke is brilliant (and not only because he uses the same WordPress them as us, props to iNove), his role at Sun/Oracle was in the JAXB department which takes a certain type of person to be able to function (re: smart).
It appears talks between Oracle and the Hudson committers are underway, which is good because the last thing Oracle needs at this point is more uncertainty in the community.
Also we ask ourselves what exactly can be made of this web-framework matrix which seems to have appeared from the ether at Devoxx 2010 from Matt Raible We voice our, how do you say... <strong/> opinions on the matter
And lastly Jeff Genender introduces us to, and demonstrates, a special piece of software which could cost the telemarketing inudstry millions
Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java
developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket
application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees