Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Aussie Hackergarten

The idea is to organize a Hackergarten in Melbourne and/or Sydney (maybe later in those wild north regions!)
The idea of such meeting is the ability for Open Source users to meet the Open Source contributors.

To do what?
Not only have beers!
Users/curious developers will be able to finally meet those bloody/lazy Open Source who never fix the issues but only think about implementing new non backward compatible features.
So now you will be able to navigate through the source code of a project, you want to fix an issue or implement a new feature and with the help of the developers.
Please provide your ideas and/or start discussions here: Google Groups or add a comment in this blog entry.
You can propose a project you want to see in those Hackergarten.
All languages/projects accepted!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Error Prone compiler with Apache Maven Compiler plugin

Update 11 Sep 2013: All plexus-compiler released!
Because you usually write code very fast, you can sometimes made mistakes.
To prevent some stupid errors, folks from Google write the error prone compiler.
Have a look at the various detected patterns (yeah definitely more interesting than checkstyle :P )
Kudos to Alex Eagle for the contribution!.
The configuration to use it:
    <!-- NOTE this one will not be needed when plexus-compiler-javac-errorprone and error-prone will be released -->
Feel free to test, I hope we will be able to have released versions of those artifacts soon.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Huge Refactoring: Relocating to Melbourne, Australia

NOTE: Not usual but this blog entry is not technical, you won't see any xml or java code :-)

That's how my 9 yo daughter see our new future life :-)

NOTE: I tried to explain to her it's not possible to have kangaroo as pet. So she answered to me: "Ok I prefer a koala" :-)

So we wanted to move to an english speaking country.
We merged our specs:
  • wife specs: country with good cupcakes and some beaches.
  • my specs: sunny country and good beer/wine

The short list was:
  • US: but no due to too much guns
  • UK: too much rain (and I'm French and you know the history :-) )
  • Canada: too cold !
  • Australie: cupcakes, beers, beaches and sun etc...

In fact the choice was pretty easy :-).
So we will relocate around mi march to Melbourne, Australia (Yes The most livable city in the world see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_most_livable_cities).

While my wife will go to the beach, I will work for a small/medium company (I don't know yet what is small/medium/huge in this country): http://ecetera.com.au. (see smart people http://youtu.be/HGSg2kfW2sA).
The good news is 50% of my $DAYJOB will be continuing hacking on open source ! and the other 50% will be consulting/training on this open source.

If you need some consulting on open source in the Australia area contact me :-)

I'd like to thanks @Talend for the crazy 1,5 year dedicated to Apache hacking !
It was a really great pleasure to work with so amazing team !!
(@glenmazza this relocation will help me to reduce my english typos :P )

<personnal marketing in French>
Je vends ma maison située ici
Pas encore eu le temps de faire annonce dans un circuit de vente officielle.
L'annonce sera:
Maison individuelle de 140m2 sur un terrain de 650 m2 avec 5 chambres, 1 bureau, sous sol total. Située dans secteur calme, proche écoles, à 5 min du RER C.
Rez de chaussée: 1 chambre, 1 bureau, salle à manger, cuisine, salle de bains (refaite en 2006) et WC.
Etage (construit en 2008): 4 chambres, salle de bains et WC.
Libre Juillet 2013.
Si vous êtes intéressé envoyez moi un email: olamy AT apache DOT org
</personnal marketing in French>

NOTE: I'm looking for a small apartment only for myself @Melbourne for mid march until august. Contact me if you have some proposals.

Next blog entry will be probably from the other side of the world :-)