My JavaFX Application

Was going thru the JavaFX 1.2 API and found a lot of new features some of them are: New JavaFX Controls, New Layouts, Charting API, Local Data Storage among others. I was impressed by few samples which i saw here and here. So i thought of exploring the New JavaFX Controls and created a sample … Read more

Recap 2008!!!- A faint recap of events ;)

This has been arguably my worst year so far! ūüôĀ¬† Though my memory is not that lasting and its not that volatile either. I have made all my efforts to write down things/events happened last year.

1. Joining Let Me Know []: I joined Let Me Know team at the end of 2008 and my contribution to the team started mainly from January 2008 and have been a part of the team for over an year now. We have made a lot of progress over an year- with a wide base of readers and over 600 opportunities spanning 7 different areas. We moved from this (blog) to this (now both redirect to the same new portal). Initially i was covering all the events but later February-march we got a pretty good team and my area of focus reduced to Technical Fest!! But later on after the month of May the blog was left to the responsiblity of few and the work during that time increased and also the flow of information reduced. We took a major step of having our own portal and this was all the brainchild of Nitin Rao, the Founder of Let Me Know. He spoke with lot of ppl including Web Developers, speaking to various ppl on Fund Raising and at last we hired Grayscale Design- The most creative technical students i have met. They designed the complete portal from scratch and achieved to our expectation both in terms of the functional requirements and the site asthetics. I feel the current Let Me Know site is the most easy to use site i have ever seen!!! We have few plans at the back of our mind and Nitin has been a great source of inspiration for me and my work!

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RefCardz: Essential MySQL

RefCardz: Essential MySQL MySQL is the world‚Äôs most popular open source database, sporting a barrier of entry low enough to attract novice developers yet powerful enough to power some of the world‚Äôs most popular websites, among them Yahoo!, BBC News, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Craigslist. Recently acquired by Sun Microsystems, MySQL‚Äôs future is indeed … Read more

MySQL: World’s Most popular Open Source database

What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Open Source database management system(DBMS) that one can download for free from MySQL Website ( MySQL is one of the world’s most popular systems for Java web applications because of its¬†consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use.¬†MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving the developers right kind of flexibility.¬†

MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

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JavaFX Important Links

General: JavaFX Homepage:¬† OpenJFX’s Homepage:¬† The JavaFX Community:¬† Useful Links from PlanetJFX:¬† Downloads for JavaFX:¬† JavaFX Script Language Support for NetBeans IDE:¬† JavaFX Technology Screencasts:¬† SDN JavaFX Site:¬† JavaFX Script Overview:¬† JavaFXPad: Articles: Creating Rich Internet Applications With Compiled JavaFX Script Technology: JavaFX FAQ’s: … Read more

Software Freedom Day- September 20

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Their goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates … Read more

Sun Campus Ambassador Programme, Sun CA Selection Process

Sun Microsystems has recently launched “Sun Campus Ambassador Programme“, an initiative to connect with Student Developers at colleges. Its into Third year now and has over 100 CAs all over India. The main work of the CAs is to evangelize Sun Technologies which are Open Source. Sun Microsystems has the largest share in the Open Source Market. Sun CAs help in connecting between the company and College/University. There are certain tasks which the CAs have to undertake as part of their programme, they will have to take up trainings, conduct Demos, Workshops, Events at their college. Also encourage Students to contribute to Sun Open Source Technologies.

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Java 6 Update 7 available- Includes Java VisualVM and VisualVM 1.0

Sun is announcing Java VisualVM, a new GUI-based tool for troubleshooting Java applications. Available as part of JavaSE 6 Update 7 (available today) VisualVM incorporates various technologies, including: jvmstat, Java Management Extensions (JMX), and the NetBeans profiler, in order to provide a unified easy-to-use visual diagnostic tool for both development and production environments. For more … Read more

Write a review and Win upto $250- Review on NetBeans IDE and OpenSolaris OS

Event: Student Reviews Contest- NetBeans 6.1 and OpenSolaris OS (Website)

Organized By: Sun Microsystems Inc.

Key Dates:
Contest Begins: May 5, 2008
Deadline for Contest: June 6, 2008
Judging Period: June 7- June 20, 2008
Winner’s announced: June 25, 2008

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