What’s The Impact Of The Economic Slowdown On The Software Business?

Rightrix Research & IndicThreads.com have undertaken a research to gauge sentiment of the insiders to the software business (the developers, architects and managers) and know what they think about the slowdown and its impact. Participating in the survey also gets you 15% off on registrations for the 3rd IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology

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Using Facebook Pages For Networking @ IndicThreads Conference On Java, Pune, India

The 3rd IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology will be held in Pune from 25-27 Nov 2008. In previous years, the conference has been quite good at getting people from various companies, countries and cultures talking about Java. However as yet we didn’t have an online forum for delegates to connect amongst themselves and with the speakers. So we recently evaluated the various networking options available. Creating our own networking site, using Orkut, Facebook, Linkedin or a social networking site like Ning were the options we looked at. Read more

IndicThreads Conference On Java – Version 3.0 – Pune, India

The 3rd edition of the IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology will be held at the Hotel Sun n Sand in Pune, India from 25-27 Nov 2008. The conference is I believe the best place in India for Java learning and discussion. However as I am a speaker at the conference and my firm is the host of the conference, don’t take my word for it. 

Check out – http://Conference.IndicThreads.com and have a look at the sessions and the speakers who would be presenting at the event. Conference sessions deal with topics like Domain Driven Design, SOA, HTML5 WebSocket, Agile, Lean, Ajax, Web 2, Scripting, Java Persistence and Desktop Java amongst others. The theme for the event this year is “Architect The Future

If you think the event is worth it, use the discounted rate currently on offer to grab a seat.  I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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Experts talk RIA, Agile, Project Irritants, Late Hours, Future of Java …

Check out this discussion about emerging trends in software development that I recently conducted on IndicThreads.com.

>> The IndicThreads Software Technology & Emerging Trends Conversation 2008

Project managers & architects from Cognizant, Infosys, i-flex & Persistent discuss the changing nature of enterprise applications as well as the impact of RIA and SOA. They share their thoughts on Agile, project execution models, project irritants, late hours work culture, the future of Java and also give their take on the quality of software education.

A must read for anyone in the software development business. You are sure to get meaningful insights into the software development scene today, particularly in the Indian software industry.

Grails Web Application Development Using Oracle JDeveloper IDE

Check out my new article on OTN about building a Grails web application using the Oracle JDeveloper IDE.

Following the Ruby on Rails (RoR) wave, most software developers have considered, if not tried out, either ROR or some other framework that promises to deliver ROR features. The Grails framework also rode the Rails wave to popularity but is now shaping into a powerful framework in its own right. Grails uses the Groovy
programming language; Groovy syntax is similar to Java’s, but it also adopts some concepts from other languages. Like Java, Groovy generates bytecodes and runs on the Java platform, so it has the power of Java but also adds a few niceties and simplifications.

In this article you will get an introduction to developing Grails applications using Oracle JDeveloper as your IDE. You will also get an overview of Groovy concepts as you go about developing your Grails application.

Visit – http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/oak-grails.html

Related –
* Groovy bridges the scripting and the enterprise Java worlds (Interview with Groovy Lead)
* Grails is a breath of fresh air for Java developers (Interview with Grails Lead)

First Java Champion In India!

Java Champion Award LogoPleased to announce that I have been chosen as the first “Java Champion” in India. Java today is a mature technology that is being taught and used throughout the software world. However it is still evolving and venturing into new domains and uses. This is an exciting time to be working on Java and the ‘Java Champion’ selection makes it that much more fun. It is also great motivation for us at Rightrix Solutions to continue our Java work through Rightrix Research, IndicThreads.com and the IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology.

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