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Learning the holy ways of consulting

You might've noticed another fall in the number of posts here lately, because yet again it is time for summer vacation. I've now been vacating for a week, and it feels like I've been away for a month. So, in order to keep my fingers warm, I'm semi-planning the arrangment for 9 new Java-developers we're receiving in the beginning of August.

The reason I dug into this job of training the newly recruited is obivously that I want to turn these new peeps into miniature versions of myself. They're (mostly) fresh out of university, are all smart and pleasant people (I met them on a couple of previous occasions), and seem like good potential mini-me's ;)

Jokes aside, I have a strong opinion on how new guys and gals should receive the most basic knowledge and in what order this should happen. Personally I was quite abrubtly launched onto a customer's site, but luckily I had a couple of years of experience in the right direction, so I already had basic stuff like a…

Jazoon 2007: Some more notes on last day

I'm just back from some dubbin' in Publin, I mean pubbin' in Dublin, so little time to write a full post. However, I did find the notes I lost from day 4 in Jazoon:

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Last Day. Neil Gafter on closures.

First talk OSGi from Ergon Informatik.

The speaker is really happy with OSGi. It's great, it works really well, etc. Running osgi demo.

Bundles/plugins managed in a phone on a console app called J9 Console.

Goes on to talk about RCP. eSWT for embedded. Subset for SWT. Can run without RCP/osgi context if you don't need them.

JFace, gui toolkit. eJFace for embedded.

eWorkbench lets you bundle simul apps running. eUpdate is the update mechanism that is in eclipse. Pretty cool, the whole update manager is run on an embedded device.

Services can be shared between apps in the same VM.

Issues they have encountered in eRCP. Useful list.

Use JFace fonts and typesets to avoid memory leaks.

Some negative experiences.. Complex bundle dependencies. The services have states to manage, and t…