pátek 11. září 2009

Red Hat developer conference Brno 2009

This time of the year again all the developers interested in this event came to Brno to gather together to have a fun on the developer conference. The conference took place at the Masaryk University at Brno. On the following link is the full agenda including the presso for the Mobicents presentation, what I was involved at.
Developer confernce pages
The agenda was full of the very interesting topics from Jboss topics like Jopr, jboss.org, Drools, Jbpm to Fedora topics like KDE, core utils etc. Of course for me was the most interesting one the Mobicents presentation, which took place at the first day of the conference as the First one (from 9:30 am). I can honestly say, that I was a bit nervous since this was the first time I have presented in the university presentation hall. The attendance however did not exceed the expectations. Finally about 30 people were attending Mobicents presentation and some of them were the outside people , I mean non Redhatter's. What I have mainly focused on, was trying a bit evangelize about Mobicents. The basic assumption was that the target audience is not aware of Mobicents at all. So, I have generally introduced Mobicents follwoed by the other Mobicents modules overview (JAIN Slee, Sip Servlets, Media, Presence, Diameter). The presentation went quite OK and I hope that the attendees did get any idea, what we are doing in Mobicents team.

Other presentations, were also quite impressive. Especialy at the second day I would like to pick the jBPM presented by Jiri Pechanec the Red Hat QA Supervisor and the Drools presentation done by Lukas Petrovicky the Red Hat QA Associate. They both made a very interesting stuff.

Now we are in the middle of the second day and in the evening I am going to attend the Lab for the Portlet creation and then the Lab for the Jopr plugin (I hope I can easily create my own Jopr plugin as well).

After the developer conference presentations, there is going to be the pub event, which is also very expected.

Overall the developer conference is quite amazing experience for the developers to join. Is is a good time to stop a bit from the rush days, every day drill and to meet the others and see, what their projects are and what they are working on.


úterý 1. září 2009

Mobicents team meeting in Brno 2009 & achievements in productization of jbcp

This was the first time I had chance to meet face to face my team-mates from mobicents team. This was a great chance for me to meet others, work together and have fun together. For those of you who are not familiar with the mobicents project, please visit the following link:
I am the one who has a part of responsibility in the turning the community project into the product, which is aimed to be supported by RedHat. https://www.redhat.com/solutions/telco/jbcp/
What were the main areas I have touched in my presentation ?
- Introduction of the achievements of productization in the past 6 moths
- Creation of the jbcp 1.2.1 release, which was following established process
- Challenges of productization

During the past 6 months I was working on the productization process for JBCP, trying more less follow the other well established products processes like EAP or SOA.
We have introduced the product branch for jbcp 1.2.x, which can be found at:
We do have continuous integration running on the product branch and spotting for the bugs as an early notifications with plenty of unit test completing.
Tool for overseeing the API's used within the jbcp product was introduced, aiming on no populating API's with dirty code.
Tool for producing the One Off patches was introduced

With all those "little steps" we are coming closer to the ultimate goal, which is the well established process of making product of jbcp, taking Mobicents modules and turning them into good&supported product (with making sure of modules are productive ready and with stripping those they are only experimental features)

All other teams across the whole product live-cycle are doing the great job, never less there is much more space for improving the things such as communication and cooperation's with others involved.
We need to become stronger in the preparation of the plans for our product and trying to make schedules precisely.
We need to go further with the separation between the product and project in the terms of resources, support, customers.
The ultimate challenge is increasing the number of the satisfied customers, who are relying on the great support we can provide.

So, this was about the work part and I can honestly say, we did good, we worked hard and achieved all what was on the agenda.

Look how tired can it be:

Last, but not least we have had some fun of course.

We lost the game, but we did play a good soccer !

So, guys cheers then and hope we meet at some other place next time !

Maybe in...

pátek 26. června 2009

Finacial crisis ? No, the Men kind crisis

It is a Friday, just my last day in the office before I go to vacation. I started to read a blog about the economic situation. This was very interesting article and it hit me to respond to this article and suddenly I have realise: "This is a wow topic and I want to express a little more of myself to this problem, so .. I started this article".
Whole world, the people, from everywhere are discussing the crisis, and what is much worst, a lot of them is feeling the crisis itself by loosing their jobs. The article I was reading and which hit me to write this post, was describing, how the economic theories are no valuable any more, how lots of people with the Nobel prises are discussing etc.
You know, what ? I don't think this is only about ECONOMY. What the hell, why the people think, that the whole world is about money. Do you think this is "child view". Say to me: "grow first, and you realize that whole world is about money"? Surely, you are right. But lest go a little deep and I will show you, this is not only about money.
In our global world, we are more than 30-40 years trying to catch up the bi-polarization between the "third world countries" and "good situated countries". Did wee succeed ? No I do not think so. We are rich and they are poor. Now you may think, what this has together with the crisis... a lot.
Nowadays I am quite rich guy with well situated family, good job and house for mortgage. Yes... well done. But, I do realize, that need of having 4 TV's at home is no worth a penny. I am fine with one TV, I do not need to buy the fourth one. So, in our "rich countries" there is quite a lot of people thinking the same way, I would say quite enough to get the TV developers into the trouble, that they will not sell as much as they thought.
On the other hand the people from the "poor countries", they are not going to buy the TV, because they do not have enough money to buy food.
So, where do I lead you ? I want to show, that we have reached the crisis of the people consumption and that we do not sell more TV's cars etc, if the people does not want to buy.
Today world people are used to apply for mortgage to pay up Their living and all of us, We are living on debt. Do you think we pay up the debt once ? NEVER !!! Therefore we are not producing any value, we are just promising we will pay.
It is time about to start thinking about the new ways, how to live for the future. You know the old traditionalist, they will tell you, that this is only economic recession, and that it will be over soon. NOT TRUE !
Just think about it....
Think about, what will happen when consume all the resources, what we have : oil, coil, but the worst one.. water
Do you say: "This does not affect me, and my children, hopefully not, and grand children "... who cares, we will be dead at that time.
Think about it...
About the new approach, we must find out to get out of the crisis, BUT not from the economic crisis, but the men kind crisis.

pátek 12. června 2009

My first blog

What, the hell ?
So long being with the IT and not blogging at all ?
Why do I hesitate to spread out my ideas around all other world ?

Simply I had never had any need talking to "dear void". While blogging started to be so popular and massive I even more hesitated to go and create my own blog.
Now is the time to break all those rules and start to share, whatever I think would be in interest of others.