Thursday, May 15, 2008

CommunityOne 2008 Recap

This was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. I am very interested in open-source software (for a myriad of reasons) and this conference was almost completely about open-source. The keynote from Ian Murdock covered both the business and philosophical aspects of open-source software. I found the keynote very enlightening and enjoyable. If you would like to watch the videos from the opening keynote, they are available here.

At best, I consider myself a Netbeans n00b, so all of the Netbeans sessions were really cool and very informative. I haven't seen all of the bells and whistles of Netbeans. We went to several of the Netbeans sessions.

I also attended sessions on OpenESB/BPEL,Ubuntu and Web Services with Glassfish. All very cool to see what is possible with all of this open source software that is available.

I was telling John Wa (other author on this blog) that I got the same feeling of excitement from this conference I used to get while I was in college, going to big shows like Comdex. You see all of the possibilities and it inspires and excites you, making you want to get home and try some of it out. I well definitely make every attempt to attend next year.

Best Practice Center: PeopleSoft and Oracle Fusion Middleware

Here is a link to a site that Oracle recently brought up regarding best practices for integrating PeopleSoft and Oracle Fusion Middleware:

Saving images out of an ODF (OpenOffice) Document

We recently had the need to extract some images out of a functional specification document that we received. In OpenOffice, when you right-click on an image, there is no option to "Save Image to File". In order to pull the images of the document, you need to save the document in the ODF (native OpenOffice) format. Open your favorite decompression tool (7-zip is our fav) and open the ODF file. When you open the file in your decompression tool, you will notice several folders, one of which is "Images". This is the folder that stores all of your images from your document.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pre-JavaOne 2008 Conference: CommunityOne

Gary, John and I are heading up to San Francisco on Monday for the CommunityOne conference. I plan on blogging more about it Tuesday when we get back to the office. If you are planning on attending, drop a comment on this post.