Apache Sling wins prize at JAX innovation award

April 28, 2008

carsten-felix-sling-award-jax.jpgLast week, Apache Sling won the fifth prize at the JAX Innovation Award.

Carsten, seen here playing happy Sling committers with Felix, writes about how Sling Sling brings the fun back in web development.

I haven’t done much development myself with Sling yet, as I’ve been mostly working on the framework itself, but just writing the simple webloader stuff makes me very much echo what Carsten says: Sling is indeed fun and efficient to work with.

Untangled – at last

February 17, 2008

Although it’s old news already (well, two days old), I’m pleased to mention that Roy Fielding finally has a blog. Subscribed, of course.

Moved to wordpress.com

February 13, 2008

brain-grep-logo.jpgContent moved, redirects are in place, looks good.

Please update you feeds, the new URL is https://grep.codeconsult.ch/feed.

About to move this blog…

February 13, 2008

I’m preparing to move this to a hosted wordpress blog – hosting your own sounded like fun a few years ago, but I have more fun things to do now!

Fow now, I have closed all comments to avoid any data changes until the actual move happens. The unwelcome side effect is that existing comments are not displayed, but that’ll be fixed soon.

Update: moved – comments are active again.

Discover Sling in 15 minutes

January 29, 2008

sling-logo-110x63.pngWe finally got around to documenting the Sling Launchpad (previously known as µsling 2.0) – so grab that while it’s hot: Discover Sling in 15 minutes will tell you everything you didn’t dare to ask. Well, some of it, at least.

I’m very happy with how Sling has evolved since the beginning of the microsling-driven partial rewrite: concepts have been clarified, the code structure is much easier to understand, we have tons of automated tests, and we’re (slowly but surely) reaching a stable state that will allow people to have a closer look and hopefully start contributing more.

And it also looks like we’re done renaming things every week ;-)

By the way, thanks to GHOP student Paul Walker, Sling got a new and improved logo – big thanks!

Leaving my boss after 18 years…

April 1, 2007

As we all know, today is the perfect day for important announcements.

After being my own boss for the last 18 years, I’ll (also) be joining Day Software‘s R&D team, starting in May after ApacheCon.

Leaving my current projects and the teaching gigs has been a big decision, but the job looks really interesting, and a good opportunity to step up to more complex and larger projects.

My involvement in Cocoon and Solr will probably suffer from the move, as it looks like I’m moslty going to be working with other (open source) tools. I feel bad about Solr as it’s only a few months since I was invited as a committer, right before my first contacts with Day…that’s life I guess, one sometimes needs to leave (nice) people and (cool) projects to move on. Being less involved with Cocoon also means leaving nice people and a cool project, but in that case I’ve been involved for much longer so it doesn’t feel as weird.

I thought my next language would be spanish (because I like the sound and it’s spoken in wide areas of the world), but it looks like it’ll rather be Schwitzerditsch, weïl es au toll isch. It’s not a real requirement for the job, but I don’t want to miss too many coffee time jokes either ;-)

Looking forward to it!

iPhone demo by Phil Schiller

January 11, 2007

CBS has published on YouTube the excellent iPhone demo that Phil Schiller did for them, here it is:

It’s good to see that, contrary to others, Apple knows what innovating means…we’ll hear more about that one for sure.