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fourth question

Many of you know how the Scrum’s Stand Up Meeting is going to be held. There are three questions you must answer:

  • what did you do ?
  • what are going to do ?
  • what is blocking you ?

It’s quite obvious and after some time it’s getting bored also. So to change a schema you can add the fourth question. It was proposed by Pawel – our Scrum Master and I must say, it was a very good idea – think out of the box 😉

What is the fourth question ? It depends … as say consultants 😀 It shouldn’t be related to your tasks, it must be more about surrounding environment. Like for example: what kind of book have you read recently (not related to software development) ? or what was the lats boardgame you have played ? or what did you learn from the last week ? and so forth …

Why the fourth question is so important ? To break rutin, to express a different you, to show up that there is something other than coding 😉 When people are laughing, sharing experience in different areas they’re socialize, they become more a team of friends instead of a team of geeks. We aren’t just geeks, behind we’re humans 🙂

This time no new interesting TED’s presentation, but if you understand polish language you maybe find something interesting in talks from Confitura 2011 conference. Enjoy!

How to make the Confitura ?

Less than three weeks left to Confitura conference and we still have discussing with new Partners. Many of the local companies are supporting us, it’s so nice to see them with us! But it’s a hard work, lot of mails, phone calls and some paper work at the end. Especially it’s hard for me as a one of the Organizers – I’m ordinary Software Developer and quite often don’t understand what moves business forward 😉

Anyway it can be the largest free of charge conference in Europe (regarding Java, software development, etc). Right now we have over 800 participants (some of them will give up just before the conference – as usual 😉 ), 13 Partners (and we’re discussing with another few), 20 lectors from around Poland – huge event and everything because of passion 🙂

So, if you don’t know what to do on 11th of June, come in and see how it is.

And at the end two presentation from TED – maybe not really, but they’re funny and practical as usual 🙂

Gel: Gotta share!live streaming film Donnie Darko online

and How to tie your shoes ?

reactivation

I’ve decided to reactivate my technical blog (in Polish) hosted on Java Developer’s Network – why? I’ve stared missing strict technical entries and discussion over them. And there are plenty of english technical blogs out there, so I didn’t want to be another one here. I’m still planning to post some small examples in English, but larges one will be posted there.

Few weeks ago I was moved to join a new project and for last two weeks I was trying hard to recall how JSF 2.0 works. It isn’t an intuitive way and for a guy as me – who was growing up on request-response paradigmate of the Web – the whole components approach is a big fake 😉 The frameworks are cheating us and the users, http protocol is stateless and over it we try to build a statefull application. Jsfize are flying in the air 😛

What else is going on? A lot, I can say. A brand new Apache Struts 2 is out – the web page should be updated soon (on my todo list), also we’ve a few new very active contributors and a new PMC Chair. It looks like we’ve a new opening 🙂

The fourth thing, another we are working to prepare upcoming annual Warsaw Java User Group conference – Confitura 2011 aka Javarsovia. It’s a hard peace of wood now, but hopefully we redo it in something nicer 😉

And the last thing – a new Agile conference in Warsaw is over the horizon – Agile By Example!

That’s it folks …. naha … what’s left is some new presentation from TED – not only software can be open sourced 😀

a bit confused

Yup, I’m. I’m confused because of lack of good TED presentations for last few weeks. Maybe I’m wrong and there were some, please feel free to show me them, because if so, it means that’s something wrong with me 😉

Never mind, back to business. I was working hard for last few weeks to release a new Apache Struts 2 version. The first attempt failed, as during the Vote progress a bug was detected – so it’s good, better sooner than later 😀 The second attempt is under Vote right now and I’m testing it – like a tester, by clicking here and there with the example Showcase application. It looks good, but Matt reported that tests for AppFuse are slower for version 2.2.3 comparing to version 2.1.8. Hmm… only two seconds but always …

I figured out how to check what can be wrong. In the latest version we’ve introduced mechanism to escape action’s name and method’s name as with Dynamic Method Invocation mechanism a hacker can use them for XSS attack. And as an Action is created per each request, that can slow down the whole framework. So I will use YSlow to measure load times for pages in the Showcase application, next I will rollback the changes regarding escaping and re-run the tests. And then compare the results.

Maybe it will give me the answer 😉

Staying around the Apache Software Foundation – proposal to join ASF is almost ready for OGNL project – it’s a very good information as OGNL was homeless for some time. Many thanks to Simone for taking care of that, lot of good work!

Another thing, I’ve started or rather joined a new project or better an on-going project 😉 It’s for financial industry – again someone could say – but it’s something different from what I had been doing for a previous bank. Anyway it should be funny and interesting – lot of JSF2ise, CDIse and JBossise stuff will be flying in the air 😛

What else is going on ? We’re working hard to prepare the next edition of the Warsaw JUG Conference – Confitura 2011 aka Javarsovia – see you there in June. On the beginning of May the GeeCON conference take place and hopefully I’ll be there as well.

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