February 26, 2010

PinoyJUG JMeter meetup

The Association of Filipino Java Developers(PinoyJUG) had a meetup last February 26, 2010. It was held at fifth floor of Orange & Bronze Software Labs, Inc. office.

The meetup was about Performance testing and JMeter. Apache JMeter is open source software, a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.

The speakers were Brian Tanseng, president and CEO of 98Labs Inc. and JM Ibanez, a software architect from Orange & Bronze Software Labs. Brian's topic was Introduction to JMeter. He covered basic terminologies, setup, distributed testing and interpreting results. JM discussed the RMI Plugin for JMeter he developed. The plugin is open-source and allows developers to leverage JMeter's GUI and infrastructure for load testing to also load test RMI-based client-server applications.

February 22, 2010

GTUGPH Android Meetup

The Google Technology User Group (GTUG) Philippines had another meetup last February 19, 2010. It was held at Room 3302 in Smart Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

The meetup was about Android, the open-source mobile operating system from Google. Miguel Paraz and Marc Lester Tan served as the speakers.

February 9, 2010

DevCon Luzon 2010

Developers Connect: that is what DevCon is. As the name implies, it is an event for developers to connect with each other. However, it is more than that. DevCon is designed to be a premier gathering of all Filipino software engineers.

When I first heard about DevCon last year, I became curious and wanted to attend it. However, it was held on Cebu and Davao so I just waited for the event in Manila. After months of waiting, I had finally attended DevCon Luzon which was held on February 9, 2010 from four in the afternoon to nine in the evening at Function Room 1, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

DevCon was co-located on the second day of the 10th e-Services Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition, the government-led business event for the ICT and BPO sector. It was sponsored by Oracle, Accenture, Microsoft, and G2iX.

February 3, 2010

Installing Microsoft TrueType Fonts in Ubuntu

In using OpenOffice, we might see that the document created using Microsoft Office looks different. This is because OpenOffice does not have Microsoft fonts by default. How do we solve this?

But this should not be a problem. You can do it through Microsoft True Type Fonts. To install it in Ubuntu, just open a terminal and key-in:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts.

When the msttcorefonts package is installed, you can not only view the document the way it was created and styled, you can also use the new fonts in creating your own documents using OpenOffice.

The Truetype Microsoft fonts in the package are:

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings