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My EclipseCon 2009 submissions

Posted by sureshkrishna on December 17, 2008

Today i received one “acceptance” and one “declined” message from the EclipseCon 2009 selection committee. My short talk has been accepted and the tutorial has been declined. I was just hoping that if my tutorial got accepted, i would have definitely attended EclipseCon 2009. With this year’s economy and the way companies are responding to the future training needs, my chances of attending the EclipseCon 2009 have touched ground.

I will definitely have a peek into the EclipseCon 2009 presentations. If i can’t attend, i can at least view the content.

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EclipseCon 2008 – I loved it.

Posted by sureshkrishna on March 21, 2008

EclipseCon needs no introduction. Its been happening from past 4 years and each year it has a lot of interesting news and updates. I was very excited to meet my ex-colleagues from Germany. Its been refreshing for me to talk to these guys [Peter Kirschner (Robert Bosch, Germany), Stephan Eberle (Geensys, France), Frank Gerhardt (Gerhardt Informatics, Germany)] after a long time. I got to meet Jens Eckles from Pulse, looks like they released a new version, i need to check it out. Its one of good products i like for eclipse users. After a long time i got to meet Ralph Mueller from Eclipse foundation and also Ed Merks from EMF project.

This time there are very good sessions about the OSGi, Equinox, RAP, Mylyn, EclipseLink and Jazz. I am personally very impressed with Jazz. I attended the Jazz workshop and looked like a perfect fit for many of the sw engineering problems. I immediately registered and would want to try this out in the next few months. When i was working with Robert Bosch, we were trying to solve similar problems Jazz is trying to solve.

(I heard that GM and Ford are doing some nice and cool things with Eclipse. Hummmm…. i think i am missing this action.)

I had great time presenting my sessions and the audience response was great.

I had lot of fun all these 4 days. From tomorrow the reality comes,  need to go to Office 🙂

Anyway, i had lot of great things to take back from EclipseCon 2008. Hoping to see all of you in the next year with some more great stuff.

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MacBook Air – My take on it.

Posted by sureshkrishna on January 27, 2008

MacBook Air is out in the market and as usual with a huge hype in the AIR. I am impressed by the ad in which take out the Air from a post cover. Thats awesome and it looks great as with any other MacBooks. Many of my techie freaks use Mac and they tell me that its a matter of “cool factor” and “feels great” during demos. I have been reading many of blogs and news about the MacBook Air and hope the following information helps you all.

Technical Specs :

  • Intel Duo Processor : 1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz  (optional)
  • RAM : 2 GB On Board
  • HardDisk : 80GB (4200 RPM)
  • Display : 13.3 inch
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Peripherals : USB, Audio Out, Micro-DVI, Integrated Camera
  • Battery : 5 Hours

The important component that i would always look for is the price and it comes for a price of $1,799. For the folks who would want to get Mac just for the heck of it, its fine but for the general laptop buyers, its toooooooooo expensive. In the market where you would get a decent laptop for $500-$700, its too much to pay $1800 for a “world’s slimmest laptop”. Here is my take on the positive and negative aspects…

Its good to be :

  • World’s slimmest Laptop
  • Another Apple product that i would own
  • Great to carry it while you are on road
  • Excellent choice for frequent travellers

But, i would love to have :

  • Built in CD/DVD drive (though you can get one as USB interface)
  • Phone and Network (LAN) connectivity is needed
  • Built in RAM cripples me after few years

Of course, if you would love to have the sleek laptop, you need to compromise in some of the regular features. I am sure everything else is available as an USB add-in. But in the end, we as buyers need to decide if its “Value for Money” ?

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