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debug_mode=ON social network for developers

Posted in About Me, General, OpenSource by plunchete on September 22, 2008

I’m happy to announce the creation of a social network in Spanish for developers, the web is http://debugmodeon.com. For the moment you can write articles, rate them and comment an article also you can create groups, each group has a forum and the articles can be associated with the groups.

The user is the most important in our portal, for this reason a user can EARN MONEY publishing articles, you only need your Google Adsense id.

We have created debug_mode=ON based on the idea of the ton of diferent technologies that a developer can learn today. So, a user can creates articles about Java or Cobol, about Agile methodologies, SEO, design patterns, or how to do anything. The groups werw created with the idea of debate arround a concrete subject or a general one (depending the group) all arround the them of computers.

To do the site we used Python, it’s running on the service Google App Engine. We licensed our code under Affero GPL, so our code is Open Source.

debug_mode=ON is a beta version, we’ve opened a thread to get your feedback, ¡all the opinions are wellcome!.

You can read the offical announce here.


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Apache OpenJPA 1.1.0 Now Available

Posted in Java, OpenJPA, OpenSource by plunchete on June 26, 2008

Apache OpenJPA 1.1.0 is now available at http://openjpa.apache.org/downloads.html and via Maven. Version 1.1.0 includes a number of new features and bugfixes, including:

  • Improvements in SQL generation for DB2, Oracle and MySQL
  • Support for memory-friendly streaming of BLOB and CLOB data
  • Support for interface-only domain models
  • Collections and Maps can now contain primitives, enums and @Embeddables, as well as @Entity and @MappedSuperclass types
  • Assorted performance and scalability improvements

For more details, see the release notes.

OpenJPA 1.1.0 was released some weeks ago but until yesterday we didn’t have a oficial announce, they has some problems with the artifacts signatures in maven.

The support for memory-friendly streaming of BLOB and CLOB data was my work in the summer of code 🙂

Summer of Code has finished

Posted in Google Summer of Code, OpenSource by plunchete on August 27, 2007

Last days I couldn’t update the blog, I have been very busy, I have an exam on friday.

Last monday (21th) was the “pencils down” day in the SoC, mi work finished, I think that my work was good, but I have to wait until 31th to know the result. Next weekend I’m going to write a post about the project, the problems and other things.

I want thank to my mentor Patrick Linskey for his help with the project, his kindness and their lessons, thanks Patrick, you rocks! It’ve been a great summer 🙂

And finally thanks to The Apache Software Foundation for accept my proposal and to Google for the Summer of Code.

Thank you very much!

Open Source and the Spanish companies

Posted in OpenSource by plunchete on August 7, 2007

While I have been take part of the Google Summer of Code, concretly on the project Apache OpenJPA, I had seen how some companies are contributing with this proyect, companies like Bea, Sun or IBM. These companies have their own JEE Aplication Server and they have a similar client market, but they are working in the same Open Source proyect, these companies pay their employers to work on the project, concretly Bea donnated the base code to Apache.

What is the reason to do this? In Spain is very rare that a company open their code, but is realy rare that a company pays its employers to contribute on a Open Source proyect. Clearly Bea, Sun and IBM are a large software companies, they cannot be in a mistake. But why spanish companies do this?

How many Spanish companies contribute with Open Source? Only a few.

How many Spanish companies take advantage of Open Source? Almost all of them.

The best example of a Spanish company who believes in Open Source is Warp Networks this company is from Zaragoza (my city) and with only a handful people and a great product eBox, an this product is going to be going to be the official Ubuntu server management tool.

But this is a rare case in Spain and I don’t know why … but this is Spain, people think different, bosses think diferent and companies think diferent.

Will other companies follow this example? What do you think?