Make me run and support your favorite opensource project

Couple of months ago I started a little “via Twitter” only campaign and now I think it’s the time to give it more visibility, because the deadline is in 20 days.

What?

The main idea is:  for every tweet [tooltip title=”Yes I Will” gravity=”e”][mark color=”yellow”]I will run 1[/mark][/tooltip] meter on Prague Marathon on September 8th 2012 (yes in 20 days) and will donate some money to an open source project.

How?

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Join the campaign now – it’s FUN. Fell more than free to share it with your friends.
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Remixing the Web and Creative Learning? My new mission.

Maybe some of you know, maybe not, but I am part of a great company now called Glogster EDU.  The reason I joined was I will have the opportunity to change how the education system works and to try to implement THE WEB into every school in the World. How awesome is that?

Those who knows me well, probably know the fact that I am a bad-ass person and I don’t like stupid rules and any form of Autocracy (One of the reason I am not active in the Mozilla Project anymore) and now I will have the opportunity to teach people how to remix the web and how to be part of a Great teaching community. (We have more than 3 000 000 community members so far. )

I just create a course in P2PU about Remixing the Web and Creative Learning for Teachers. Feel free to invite your peers to join our mission.

Great Teachers don’t take students to a destination, they provide them with the tools to get there on their own.

5 days FOSDEM in Prague this October.

[dc]W[/dc]hat is FOSDEM? It’s a name of a conference held in Brussels, but it also stand for “Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting”.

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This autumn in Prague we will have something like this – A conference of OpenSUSE Project, SUSE Labs, Gentoo and Linux Days at the same time:  October 22-23 and right after that 4 days of PostgreSQL Conference
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A whole [tooltip title=”Welll ..almost a week” gravity=”e”][mark color=”yellow”]week[/mark][/tooltip] of F(L)OSS activities, hacking parties and talks. Save the dates :)

Wrong marketing approach from Comodo and ActiveState.

I have downloaded a free version of Comodo IDE, called Comodo Edit. It’s fucking good IDE for HTML5, PHP, JS and [put your own language here].

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So far so good. I gave my email address to them, because I like the product and the team. After 12 seconds I receive this “help material”.
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They don’t want to provide me help how to get started, but to sell me the pro-edition:

 
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I understand that approach, but please first give me what I need – links and materials to help me to understand “Comodo EDIT” better and 1 month after that send me an offer for the better IDE.

 

Au revoir, Mozilla. Good bye Mozilla!

Note the date. This was published on April 1.

From today I will not be an active Mozilla contributor anymore.

I’ve spent last couple of years contributing to Mozilla project by translating and localizing content, organizing events, migrating businesses and individuals to open web tools like Firefox, Thunderbird and Bugzilla, talking to conferences, universities and user groups in Europe about Freedom and open web and free culture, organizing fund-raising campaigns, supporting couple of forums about Mozilla technologies, evangelizing developers to write addons and jetpacks and many many more thing, but I don’t see my impact:

 

  1. The Firefox is still the slowest browser in the world on my favorite Windows.
  2. The only e-mails i’ve got from Mozilla are about – “donaaaate more moneyyyy, Bogo”
  3. Most of the people within Mozilla doesn’t care about community at all.
  4. Month after month the things community suppose to do are more that previous month. I have to quit my job in order to drive with the same speed as others.
  5. Most of the people in the World still think Google Chrome is a good browser and Google respect their privacy.
  6. They still don’t want to hire me :(

This is enought!

Au revoir Mozilla.

The new feature

The good part of this is thanks to my Mozilla experience I was hired by Microsoft OpenWeb team as a consultant and  I will try to convince Firefox users to download the new Internet Explorer with “The FX migrator” tools – to transfer ALL of your Mozilla data to Microsoft platform, including your Thunderbird and Bugzilla data and to use the new Microsoft Open Web Cloud provider for storing your data.

Au revoir Mozilla and Thanks for making me leave :(

 

 

New issue is out: Java Weekly Bytes – 13.03

  • Henry Kewl is our first ever winner.
  • Interview with Mario Fusco – the author of Lambdaj and Hammurabi.
  • Picture of the Week : Finland JUG
  • What is “Secure Architecture”
  • Comparing Java and Scala’s Expressiveness
  • Transaction configuration with JPA and Spring 3.1
  • GeekOut 2012 speakers announced
  • SCALEX HTTP API
  • Rebel with A Cause: Interview with Jevgeni Kabanov
  • Something old, but cool: Skype Bot in Java for Fun and Profit
  • Get ready for jBPM Web Designer 2.1!!
  • Apache Commons Math 3.0 arrives
  • Java Developer Conference in Cairo, Egypt
  • How Badly Do We Want a New Java Date/Time API?
  • JavaOne 2012 Call for Papers
  • FindBugs and JSR-305

Click here to read it.

LiveRebel 2.0 is here.

We at ZeroTurnaround are releasing version 2.0 of LiveRebel today!

 

What is LiveRebel about, dude?

LiveRebel 2.0 is an out-of-the-box solution to end slow, inefficient production deployment processes that often happen at 3 AM by overworked operations staff.

With LiveRebel, now every single update is:

  • online
  • transactional
  • 100% reversible
  • fully automated
  • instantaneous in case of minor updates

What does this mean to you?

It means that when something does go wrong, as it inevitably does, there is a panic button to press that will make it all better.

It means that because your application stays online, your updates can be done during the day and businesses don’t have to hide from their customers or lose a cent of revenue.

LiveRebel 2.0 now supports multiple update strategies:

  1. Hotpatching strategy updates the application instance in-memory, without pausing for a moment.
  2. Rolling restart strategy takes each server down at a time for update, but the users don’t notice a thing as they are automatically routed to instance with their session.
  3. Offline update strategy will take all servers down and do a clean restart, the user requests will still resume when servers are up.

How to install it?

Nice walk-through is available here , but it’s simple. Just 3 steps:

  • Download the archive. It comes with 90 day evaluation license.
  •  Unzip it
  •  Run the command center

Here’s is a very short video, that shows the install process:

 

More info and screenshots?

Click on the image to see more.
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#Fosdem 2012 – what’s going on.

Mozilla’s schedule for FOSDEM is quite busy:

1. There is an online streaming that can be watched from here

2. Follow #mozilla tag to follow what is going on right now at Fosdem – including nice quotes, slides and some hacks like this one:

Hacking the #Fosdem‘s “O” – Hack it and tag it with #fosdem-hack and get nice #Mozilla t-shirt (draw). – See more here

3. if you are here, please stop by our booth and get some buttons and join our effort to make the web better.