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I'm an Information Analyst with a broad interest. I specialize in BPM, I love the RUP approach combined with agile techniques for requirements engineering. I'm also interested in mobile and the social web. Actually, I love everything that's new and cool.
Posts by Arjaan Peree
Business process management (BPM) is getting more momentum. The BPMN 2.0 specification is getting final and has a few new nice features, for example a model standard so that models are interchangeable between tools. Another new feature is easier event implementation, meaning that it will be easier to run a BPMN process.
This week I started with a BPMN training from Bruce Silver. So far I like it very much. I can do it online and in my own pace. For more information see http://www.bpmessentials.com/.
Of course I want to model my BPMN process models with BPM studio. A tool that Oracle acquired from BEA and is formally known as Aqualogic BPM. The great thing about this product is that is writing in java, meaning it will run on any platform, including on my cool Macbook Air running Snow Leopard. But it didn’t start! Turns out that Snow Leopard is 64bit and BPM studio is 32bit. Read on for my solution:
Today, Google, T-mobile and HTC launched the G1, the firt android phone. It’s quite a cool phone, not as good looking as the iPhone, but spec-wise just as interesting. What’s more interesting for Java developers is that it runs Java SE. This is the first phone to break the Java ME barrier. Ok, it is not a complete Java SE, but the main api’s are present.
What’s even more interesting is that is an open phone. Many iPhone developers run into restrictions set by Apple. It is to be expected that Android developers have more freedom.
Any drawbacks? Well, if you think that google is the new Microsoft as The Evil Company you steer away from this handset. But you’re options are limited: Windows mobile may be just as evil, just like apple likes to control the user experience…
Sun announced JavaFX on the JavaOne. It was previously known as F3 (Form Follows Function: http://blogs.sun.com/chrisoliver/) . It is for creating visualy rich internet applications. Based on standard Java SE. My first reaction was: o oh, there goes Flex. There are already two big vendors in the market for RIAâ€™s without AJAX: Adobe with Flex and Microsoft with Silverlight. There is a great reserve towards Flex from Java developers. Mainly because two reasons: Itâ€™s not Java and itâ€™s not open source. The second argument is taken away by adobe by open sourcing Flex. The first one is still valid. What if yiou have Microsoft at one end of the spectrum targeting the current .net developers and Sun targeting the java developer on the other end? Adobe would be nowhere. Unless.. they have better product. Read on and you will learn more about JavaFX and know what my opinion is. (more…)
Last year I attended the Flex presentation by Waldo Smeets and played with the beta. I even gave a presentation and workshop about Flex at Amis, so there was not really a reason to attends this years presentation by James Ward and Christoph Rooms. But I like Flex very much and I wanted to write this blog, so some fresh information was welcome. Also Flex 2.0 got released this year and I was interested in the development of Apollo.
Today my colleagues Wouter van Reeven and Ruben Boer hosted a lab about the OpenOffice.org Api. Regarding the timing it was very well attended. At the same time was the keynote. Around 20 people actually started up their laptops and did the workshop. Another ten stopped by to ask some questions. Most people where able to follow the instructions and create their own certificate of attendance!
The documents for this workshop are going to be available through javapolis.com
I had a smooth drive to Antwerp. Not much traffic and metropolis is easy to reach from the motorway. After my pass was cut and stamped I was in and had a nice bag full of goodies and info. The venue becomes bigger every year, but still doesnâ€™t look crowded. New this year is a wireless lan, even in the conference rooms. It did not work flawless yet, but when I could connect it was very convenient.
I’m able to visit Javapolis for four days, so there is a lot to see. Looking at the Conference Guide you can spot the hot topics. Rich Internet Applications is one of them. Ajax, Flex and Swing are competing for attention. Adobe is attracting a lot of attention towards Flex with a big stand, giveaways and three presentations. On top of that every visitor found a flex demo disk in his bag. Romain Guy is competing the Sexy Flex with Filty Rich Clients on Wednesday. This is strictly not web technology, but is a competing with RIAâ€™s on some areas. Romain Guy can show you some amazing effects with Swing. Regarding this also consider visiting Bruno Schaeffer and Marc Domenig on Wednesday with their talk about "Beyond Ajax". Ajax talks are hard to miss. Every day there are several talks More >