Today I am pleased to announce that I have been working with O’Reilly to launch a training course about using Presto for beginners. Your first opportunity to join me in Presto First Steps is coming your way in November 2020.Read more →
I have been watching the FLOSS Weekly video podcast on and off for many years now. It was a special treat to be a guest of Randal yesterday. Together with Dain Sundstrom we talked about Presto and tried to answer the questions from Randal, co-host Simon Phipps and the audience on the live chat. It was great to be a guest and spread the word about Presto and our book Presto: The Definitive Guide.
Talking to them made me think of the open source efforts for Java and my attendance of Java One and chatting with Simon then. Time flies!
I was always an avid reader, maxing out the number of books allowed for checkout from the library with each visit. And if I had the time I would still read as many books as way back when I was a teen. Now my boys read about that much, and I can not keep up. Back then I would have never thought that I ever pivot to writing books. Although my school reports already went long, and I could easily write dozens of pages in a report. Hopefully without too much rambling 😉
Wow … re-reading the stuff you wrote not long ago again and again is exhausting. But it is one of the steps necessary when you write a book. And by my own count I am now at book number five: Presto: The Definitive GuideRead more →
Just a quick note today. I released a new version of polyglot-maven with a significant refactor to the Kotlin dialect. Its much more idiomatic Kotlin code now and should results in better IDE support and features. Check it out!
In the Java/JVM and especially also in the Android eco-system the Kotlin programming language has found many friends and fans. It even is moving into native and web realms these days. With it popularity soaring it spreads out further and it was only natural to bump into the most widely used build system on the JVM – Apache Maven.Read more →
So it seems a whole bunch of users are still in a situation where the use SOAP webservices and my trusty ksoap-android project is of service to them. Great!Read more →