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A long day in SFO - and - Fun with Puppets

Posted by bboyes on June 26, 2005 at 11:21 AM PDT

We started at 8AM with a breakfast cooked on the spot - thanks to Flip! All day we have been hearing from java.net community leaders and organizers about what works (and what doesn't) in their various communities and projects. I've learned alot but it's like 'sipping from a firehose'.

For example, there are some great Eclipse tutorials in the Java tools incubator. There is a new Java user group mascot who made the journey all the way from Brazil. I'm thinking that Juggy needs a cousin Robby from the Robotics community...

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On a more serious note, Boeing recently selected JXTA(TM) Technology to provide the peer-to-peer (P2P) discovery service for the System of Systems Common Operating Environment (SOSCOE) for the U.S. Army's multi-billion dollar Future Combat Systems (FCS) initiative.

Speaking of JXTA, the JXME project seems to be alive and well. This is what we want to see as an optional application layer on top of RF links between mobile robots.

Tomorrow is the second and last day, and it starts at 8AM again. At least there is no shortage of good coffee in San Francisco...

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