Having Fun. PS3’s here
Well, that’s just another kick-ass gift from Emi!
Here’s what i’m currently playing:
Reading Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation
Thanks to Amit Sharma (of Packt Publishing), I recently got a copy of Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation authored by Brett Porter and Maria Odea Ching.
The book has proven to be an interesting read so far (even for an advanced maven user), covering a lot of important (and sometimes little known) plugins. Its best practices chapter along with the real-life advices/tips that are found throughout the book are a must read. On the other hand, I would really have liked to see a chapter or appendix covering maven support in IDEs + I must admit don’t have much of respect for Archiva (that’s based on a few weeks interaction i had with it 3 years ago – perhaps things have improved?) which is covered in detail in the book, along with Continuum.
Anyway, expect a complete review soon.
Streaming Schedule of ApacheCon Hadoop, HTTP Server, and Lucene Track
Starting in less than 24 hours and for the next 4 days there’s ApacheCon. Don’t miss the live streaming from http://streaming.linux-magazin.de/en/program-apachecon-us-2009.htm . Here’s the schedule (times in UTC):
Wednesday, 04 November 2009: Hadoop Track
17:00 Opening Plenary & State of the Feather
William A. Rowe, Jr. & Jim Jagielski
17:30 Apache Pioneer's Panel
Moderated by Brian Behlendorf
19:00 Introduction to Apache Hadoop
19:30 2009 State of the Elephant
21:30 Becoming a Pig Developer
22:30 Apache Hadoop in the Cloud
00:00 Practical HBase
01:00 Apache Hive: SQL and Data warehousing on Apache Hadoop
Thursday, 05 November 2009: HTTP Track
17:00 Munging URLs with mod_rewrite
18:00 Hardening Enterprise Apache Installations Against Attacks
19:30 Keynote: Standing Out in the Crowd
22:00 Scalable Internet Architectures
00:30 Recent Developments in SSL and Browsers
01:30 Lightning Talks!
Friday, 06 November 2009: Lucene Track
17:00 Implementing an Information Retrieval Framework for an
Organizational Repository, Sithu D Sudarsan
18:00 Apache Mahout - Going from raw data to information
19:15 MIME Magic with Apache Tika
20:15 Keynote: How Open Source Developers Can (Still!) Save The World
22:00 Building Intelligent Search Applications with the Lucene
Ecosystem, Ted Dunning
23:00 Realtime Search
So, Apache friends, enjoy!
Maven and slow dependencies report
If the dependencies report takes too long to finish, it could be due to maven trying to determine (and generate a report of) which repository contains which artifact… and the network and/or repos being slow or unreachable.
In any case, here’s how you can short-circuit that process:
mvn -Ddependency.locations.enabled=false site
On Feb 14 (yep, that was the Valentine’s day), i did a Maven presentation for out local Java User Group, and it looks like it was very well received (which is great cause i was terribly nervous at the begining ).
Here are the contents (embedded from slideshare):
Nigel, why did Kasparov retire from chess?
He’s one of the most original chess players – someone that simply just loves the game. Here’s what Viswanathan Anand
has to say about him:
He’s someone who is very intelligent … but you never know which mood he is going to be in.
Some days he will treat you like his long-lost brother. The next day he ignores you completely.
I have seen him totally drunk and singing Ukrainian poetry and then the next day I have seen him give an impressive talk.
For a while he was trying to learn Turkish. Don’t ask me why … Every day is a surprise with him.
Quick maven tip for downloading sources of a specific dependency
This may come in handy. since on big projects with many dependencies it may take a while to download ALL sources. So, here is an example:
mvn dependency:sources -DincludeGroupIds=org.apache.tapestry
For more, see the dependency plugin docs
Μου ήρθε αρνητικός ΟΤΕ, τι κάνω???
Απίστευτο! Τόσο απίστευτο που πρώτη φορά μπλογκάρω στα Ελληνικά!
Κι όμως, μόλις έλαβα λογαριασμό -9.50 ευρώ (ΜΕΙΟΝ ΕΝΝΕΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΝΗΝΤΑ)… χαχα, τέλεια. Που όμως πάω να τα εισπράξω? Γιατί το μόνο που βλέπω στη πίσω πλευρά είναι : “τι πρεπει να γνωριζεται για την εξοφληση του λογαριασμου σας” – έλα όμως που εμείς θέλουμε το αντίθετο… Να υποθέσω οτι αν δεν με εξοφλήσουν εγκαιρως, δικαιούμαι και τόκους???
Και για να εξηγήσω το αρνητικό ποσό – είναι οφειλή απο προηγούμενο λογαριασμό η οποία κανονικά αφαιρείται από το ποσό του τρέχοντος. Επειδή όμως τον ΟΤΕ τον σχολάσαμε, έχουμε το απλό 0 – 9.50 = -9.50