Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I thought I'd post updates on what I'm interested in, to give a glimpse of what I'm looking into and have moved away from. Perhaps I'll have enough data to create a graph someday :)

Up and coming

  • Neo4J - A graph store - no more ORMappings

  • Qi4J - A composite development framework, a new way of writing Java applications, a way of life

  • Groovy GRAILS - Excellent for prototyping Java stuff

  • Mercurial - When thinking different, why not Version Control as well?

  • Swing Appframework, Java6u10 - Propably the next big thing in Rich Internet Applications

  • Visualization of graphs - Am looking for a nice, easy API for creating several hierarchical trees that I can drag and manipulate

  • Amazon EC2 - Java enabled servers on demand!

  • Twitter, Blog, IRC -New (and revisited) ways of communicating intra-project/company

  • javaBin, JavaZone - Working with the JavaZone conference for a year was damn fun!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mavenized Neo4J example

The weekend after JavaZone, I was one of the participants on a "GeekCruise", where we looked into emerging technologies such as Qi4J, Neo4J and Enterpricy stuff.
Matrix diagram
In short, Neo4J is a network/graph database that promises to deliver Web 3.0, Semantic Web and RDF greatness. 

Friday, September 26, 2008

Graph visualization of a Java application

Wouldn't it be great to visualize the object graph and relations of Java classes or of a running Java application?
Graph viz