Two weeks ago I was asked to go to Open Source Summit North America 2023 in Vancouver on short notice. Last week I took a beautiful floatplane ride in the morning to get there from my home on Vancouver Island. Fast, scenic, downtown to downtown, and in fact a good price when you try alternatives. I arrived perfectly in time for day one of the conferences and started out with attending the keynotes. And after three awesome days I made my way back home in a Twin Otter plane again.Read more →
It all started many years ago when I regularly taught virtual and in person training classes for Apache Maven and Sonatype Nexus. At some stage when working on the Takari material Jason van Zyl suggested that we use Trino (then still called Presto) as an example for a Maven multi-module project. That was the first time I got in contact with the Trino codebase.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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!
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 →
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!