Interesting to note Amazon have set up a site for their Distributed Systems Engineering team. I would imagine that these guys report to Werner Vogels – shame he has stopped writing so much following his move to Amazon. Werner outlines some of the stuff that I would imagine this team is working on.
The site is fairly basic at the moment but has some job listings (hint: knowing this might help getting a job there….)
Shame there is no RSS feed …….
Jim Hurley has just announced that the Jini submission to Apache is on its way……..
A Google talk on “Building Large Systems at Google” by Narayanan “Shiva” Shivakumar (via Greg Linden).
He talks about some of the larger software systems: GFS (Google File System), Map Reduce and Big Table and then some of the issues around the hardware that Google run on.
I have mentioned Big Table before with a talk that Jeff Dean gave at the University Of Washington.
Nothing about Sawzall though.
The 10th Jini Community Meeting is being held at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium on September 13-14, 2006. Registration is now open and it should be an good opportunity to meet up with the Jini community and see what is happening both commercially and in the open source community with the Apache move.
As part of the (proposed) migration of Jini to the Apache Foundation, many members of the Jini community have been focussing on getting the infrastructure in place to manage the many sub projects that spring up around the main Jini core.
Gregg Wonderly has taken responsibility for setting up a Jini project site at jini.dev.java.net. The idea is to provide a “home” for anyone with a Jini related project (outisde of the main Jini development which will be taking place on Apache.org). Gregg has just announced that the site is set up and is ready for business!
Several of the sub projects from jini.org have already been moved over to the new site. Things are looking good!