openArchitectureWare won 3rd price in the JAX Innovation Award
The JAX Innovation Award
jury just announced the winner of the 2007 edition of the JAX Innovation Award. The winner was the Groovy scripting language. Second was the SonarJ architecture analysis tool. And - surprisingly - openArchitectureWare
has won the third price. Very cool :-) We also almost won the audience award... but the Matisse GUI Builder surpassed us scantily.
Move to Göppingen completed
Just to let you know that I have moved from Heidenheim
. I have been living in Heidenheim and suburbs since I was born 33 years ago. The move to Goeppingen was a compromise between many concerns: airport
, train connectivity and being relatively close to friends and to my girlfriend.
Goeppingen is certainly now a world-famous city, but well, neither was Heidenheim :-)
Charles in Space
You might have heard about it already: Charles Simonyi
, Ex-Microsoftie and Founder and CEO of Intentional Software
is going to go to the International Space Station
for 10 days on April 7 (i.e. tomorrow).
Charles has set up a web site at www.charlesinspace.com
. This is a really fascinating site. Using many pictures, videos and a lot of text, he explains the last six months of preparation. He explains everything from medical checks to space suit fitting to survival training, as well as a lot of the technology used by the Russians and their Soyuz Spacecraft
. If you're at all interested in technology and space, you need to check out this web site.
Charles will also update his blog from space, and there will be live coverage of the launch as well as other important events of the flight. Go, check it out!
And yes, I am jealous - I would like to go, too :-)