Last night's meeting was great. The first presentation on TINI was very cool and showed how you could telnet/ftp into this SIM (RAM-style) device and run Java on it. Granted, it only supports JDK 1.1 and lacks some cool stuff, but it can run a servlet engine and even serve up web pages through a servlet. This was all designed to demonstrate how Java can run on embedded devices. The speaker thought that embedded devices would be the next big thing for Java. IMO, he has to - especially since he seems to have dedicated a lot of work to learning about it. In reality, I hope it is the next big thing, Java (and our job market) could use a real boost.
The second preso was by our good friend Erik Hatcher. It was the first time I've met Erik in person, so that was definitely the highlight of the night. He's a very down-to-earth fellow and gave a great presentation. If I didn't learn so much about XDoclet in the past couple of months, I would've been wowed. I did learn that I should replace my
// TODO: comments with
@todo in the JavaDoc so I can use XDoclet to generate a JavaDoc-like website of my todo list. I'm definitely looking forward to the next time he speaks at the NoFluff Symposium.
Moblogging went fairly well as you can tell from the pictures. These photos look pretty awful on the camera, but turned out decent on this site. I'm heading off on a trip to Chelan, Washington this weekend and will hopefully snap some more pics (pending connectivity).