Happy New Year Techies!!!

I just wanted to say happy new year to the community, without you guys, we would still be living in the dark ages. Here are a few that I am looking forward to in the new year:

  1. Oracle Sun merger:- The untold future of NetBeans, MySQL, Swing and every open source that Sun has been working on in the past. What would happen to Sun Open Source (SOS!!!) Movement.
  2. Looking forward to JavaFX1.3 release, Authoring tool and improved Composer plugin.
  3. Android uprise against iPhone (not because I can easily write Android based application) and hopefully with Visual XML builder to build Android UI. JavaFX running on Android, anybody????
  4.  Looking forward to seeing real-world JavaFX application and possibly a showcase linked to the JavaFX.com site.
  5. Java EE 6 support in Google App Engine
  6. Google Wave open to the public and how well it does against Twitter and Facebook
  7. Java Store open to Europe (well this is where I am based and want to sell applications not just provide free).
  8. My new video blog ( well that’s me trying to be more Armel 2.0 – the sequel) to better engage with the community.
  9. looking forward to networking with fellow developers and techies.
  10. looking forward to the new buzzwords (old technology, new name)

Well, 2009 is was good year for Java and tech scene. I hope that you all enjoyed the year as much as I did. Why not share what wish list with me (comment box). Subscribe to follow my blog as I will try to bring more interesting articles in the new year.

Happy 2010 New Year, wish you all; success, properity, fame (yup) and fortune. Don’t forget, if you need a server-side, UI, Android or JavaFx developer, just mail me.


Next stop… Google Wave… I have received my invite!!!

I am sure by now, must geeks around the world have heard about Google Wave and its endless capabilities. I am not sure of the last one. Anyway, I have received my invitation from Google about 2 weeks, yippie, but I did not logged in until today mainly because I was too busy on other projects of mine.

When first logged, I have to admit that I was not very much impressed. I thought looked like a better version of Twitter based on the user interface. Nevertheless, I am looking to build a demo Wave application that can be embed into the Google Wave. I want to build something simple but I am not getting any inspiration. By the way, initially this blog entry was going to be a tutorial about how to build a wave app.  This is what I decided to do. I have created a wave or should i say a wavelet, which will be used to brainstorm ideas about what to build.

Ooh, I have an idea. I think that I should make a tutorial which will show to build a Google Wave application that extract phone numbers from “blips” and make it possible to dial them straight¬† using the “callto” protocol. This will allow a participant to dial a number from the wave app to let’s say their Skype phone. This should be simple enough. Now let’s find the time to do it. Hopefully my next entry will be it.

Until then, keep the channel open.

My Google Wave Screenshot