Thursday, August 30, 2007

User driven startups community

Startups is everywhere. YouTube, MySpace, Skype and a lot of other very famous names. The number of new startups increase quickly, but only 1 of maybe hundreds or even thousands will be on top. But which of them ? Nobody knows. Friendly speaking I'm still don't understand why MySpace is so popular. One thing which I get form MySpace on regular basis is a spam - friend requests. Something like "Take a look at my nude pics at this site. MySpace don't allow to post it here." Damn !

Closer to name of post :) I've found this site quite interesting - http://www.killerstartups.com

KillerStartups.com is a user driven internet startups community. Entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers are staying informed on up-and-coming internet startups using our blog platform, where internet entrepreneurs submit their startup to see what others think about it.

Nice idea.

I have some startup ideas but no prototype yet. Even I'll have a prototype, to find a venture capitalist or some kind of investor can be impossible at the place where i leave - Sumy, Ukraine. So, everything I can do for now is to read what other people are doing.

BTW, what about startups in Java world ? I mean something done in Java ? Only PHP+MySQL ? :) Hmm.. wait a minute... JSESSIONID cookie at FeedBurner. Maybe I'm wrong but JSESSIONID is part of servlet spec and web applications should not mess with it. Do you know any others ?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Maven: The Definitive Guide (1.0 Alpha 2)

It seems to be that this is very nice book about Maven 2. Maybe it can help me to understand Maven 2 concepts even better. I'd found link to this book at this blog. I'm agree with author, Maven 2 is a really painful sometimes. Ant and Maven concepts are very different and a lot of time is needed to switch between them.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Brainbench Java exam - passed

Yesterday I have passed Brainbench exam, Java 2 Fundamentals. Exam details:

Test: Java 2 Fundamentals
Date: 09-Aug-2007
Score: 3.88
Weights: 100% Java 2 Fundamentals
Elapsed time: 68 min 39 sec
Percentile:Scored higher than 84% of previous examinees

There were 40 questions, 3 minute per question. My transcript is here.

Friendly speaking, I'm not satisfied with my score. But I've got it without any preparation, just for fun. It is my first certification, by the way. I'm going to pass another exam at brainbench on J2EE 1.4. It is free now. Why not ?

I have no idea about authority of Brainbench certification. If you have any information, comments are highly welcome.