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JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7

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Bruce Eckel

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JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7 (View in Weblogs)
Posted: Dec 19, 2007 12:53 AM
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Summary
You can listen to most of the 2007 sessions on the Javaposse site to get an idea of how fun and engaging the conversations were. We expect more people this time, maybe even a sellout.
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Go to http://www.JavaPosse.com to listen to podcast recordings made last March.

Because of space limitations, we will cut off attendance at 70, so if you're interested, sign up soon (and beat the early-bird deadline of January 15 for substantial savings).

http://www.mindviewinc.com/Conferences/JavaPosseRoundup/

Theme: Don't Repeat Yourself

This year, we'll be exploring that most-ignored concept in computing, DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself). The instances of repetition and wasted effort are many and obvious: duplicated code, duplicated JSRs, duplicated open-source projects, even duplicated teams within a company. More subtle, however, are situations where we are trying to prevent duplication and may end up making things worse. For example, the reason there are many frameworks is probably that the existing ones didn't quite do the job, so we build another. Occasionally the newer frameworks are a positive move, but the process of proliferation can cause excess confusion and drive people away -- or drive them to create yet another framework. And consider the "not invented here" syndrome. It's usually harmful, but sometimes it's the right choice. What about "make one to throw away?" Does practice count as duplication? Other potential topics might be open source and the reuse landscape, and the design of libraries for reuse.

Although the theme sets the general tone of the conference, it doesn't prevent session topics that might be considered "off theme." The goal of the theme is to stimulate ideas, not to prevent discussion.


Vincent O'Sullivan

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Re: JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7 Posted: Dec 19, 2007 2:09 AM
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It sounds like it will be a good conference. Good luck.

> The instances
> of repetition and wasted effort are many and obvious:
> ...duplicated open-source projects...

Is it the case where one open-source project is tackling a problem then other similar open-source projects should, in effect, "cease and desist"?

Bruce Eckel

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Re: JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7 Posted: Dec 19, 2007 9:16 AM
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> Is it the case where one open-source project is tackling a
> problem then other similar open-source projects should, in
> effect, "cease and desist"?

Excellent topic for a session!

Rickard Öberg

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Re: JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7 Posted: Feb 3, 2008 5:34 AM
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I have written a blog entry which discusses the DRY principle in relation to the Qi4j project that I am working on. You can read it here:
http://www.jroller.com/rickard/entry/don_t_don_t_repeat

Carl Carlson

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Re: JavaPosse Roundup 2008, March 4-7 Posted: Mar 27, 2008 2:04 PM
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> I have written a blog entry which discusses the DRY
> principle in relation to the Qi4j project that I am
> working on. You can read it here:
> http://www.jroller.com/rickard/entry/don_t_don_t_repeat

Thanks Rickard, i'm actually trying to implement this across some of my projects such as betfair. Although it's quite basic at the minute there are plans to expand and switch to java and hence DRY comes into play

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