It has been a bit over two months now and our book Trino: The Definitive Guide has been spreading like wildfire in the Trino community. Starburst has sponsored the digital copy for everyone, so you can get your free PDF for yourself easily. And at the recent Trino Summit and Trino Contributor Congregation we were able to distribute and sign hardcopies as well. So the knowledge about Trino is spreading. But another wave is planned for 2023!Read more →
Next week is Trino week
And it is going to be amazing. Working on Trino developer relations with Brian and Cole, and all the maintainers and contributors has been keeping me extra busy in the last couple of months. Especially since this is on top of all my work on leading the information engineering team at Starburst and working on the documentation for Starburst Enterprise and Starburst Galaxy. But next week, its all about Trino!Read more →
Trino The Definitive Guide 2nd edition
It is done. After weeks of updating, verifying, and working with the awesome team at O’Reilly, the second edition of Trino: The Definitive Guide is now about to go into print. You can already preorder the new version on OReilly.com, amazon.com. amazon.ca and other vendors. By next week you should be able to get at least a digital copy. And if you get yourself to Trino Summit 2022 in San Francisco, you can drop by the Starburst booth for a chat with Martin, Matt, and myself and get a signed hardcopy.Read more →
Join me for Presto First Steps
Today I am pleased to announce that I have been working with O’Reilly to launch a training course about using Presto for beginners. Your first opportunity to join me in Presto First Steps is coming your way in November 2020.Read more →
On FLOSS Weekly about Presto/Trino
I have been watching the FLOSS Weekly video podcast on and off for many years now. It was a special treat to be a guest of Randal yesterday. Together with Dain Sundstrom we talked about Presto and tried to answer the questions from Randal, co-host Simon Phipps and the audience on the live chat. It was great to be a guest and spread the word about Presto and our book Presto: The Definitive Guide.
Check out the recording on TWIT now!
Talking to them made me think of the open source efforts for Java and my attendance of Java One and chatting with Simon then. Time flies!
Free Book No. 5 – Presto The Definitive Guide
I was always an avid reader, maxing out the number of books allowed for checkout from the library with each visit. And if I had the time I would still read as many books as way back when I was a teen. Now my boys read about that much, and I can not keep up. Back then I would have never thought that I ever pivot to writing books. Although my school reports already went long, and I could easily write dozens of pages in a report. Hopefully without too much rambling 😉
Wow … re-reading the stuff you wrote not long ago again and again is exhausting. But it is one of the steps necessary when you write a book. And by my own count I am now at book number five: Presto: The Definitive GuideRead more →
Kotlin Improvements for Polyglot-Maven
Just a quick note today. I released a new version of polyglot-maven with a significant refactor to the Kotlin dialect. Its much more idiomatic Kotlin code now and should results in better IDE support and features. Check it out!
Android Maven Plugin 4.6.0 Released
Is it really nearly two years ago. Time certainly flies. My focus these days certainly has shifted away from Android development, but of course that does not mean I should let down the users of the plugin. So here it is .. a new release of the Android Maven Plugin.Read more →
Maven Repository Provisioner 1.4.0
My trusty Maven Repository Provisioner needed a bit more attention again thanks to some pull requests from users. To make it worth the effort of cutting a release I decided to throw in some further updates.Read more →
Kotlin for polyglot-maven
In the Java/JVM and especially also in the Android eco-system the Kotlin programming language has found many friends and fans. It even is moving into native and web realms these days. With it popularity soaring it spreads out further and it was only natural to bump into the most widely used build system on the JVM – Apache Maven.Read more →