Monday, November 12, 2007

Serving more than 1000 games a day

I think this is pretty awesome - just yesterday we've hit more than 1000 games served in a day for the second time (that's actual games played after both opponents confirm) here is a small table:

Date / Games

2007-11-08: 1013

2007-11-09: 818

2007-11-10: 713

2007-11-11: 1126

I think this is really great and I hope that the numbers keep going up. Right after we re-launched in July we were getting between 10 and 140 games per day so it's good to see that the community is growing and having fun!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

My trip to Silicon Valley

I have been for a month in Silicon Valley. It was really good experience for me and I have met many interesting people. I think I now have a better idea, how startups works there.
I have published some photos on my Wirenode blog, so go there if you like to see them.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Is Eclipse MTJ dead? I hope not ...

.. and yet it appears to be. I've recently browsed the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) project pages (found here: and it seems to me that there has been no major development for quite some time now. Quoting the latest news from their web:

The first public release (0.7) was completed on November 06

And that my friends, is a year ago. I must say that I am rather sad about this. Even though I am a NetBeans fan and Mobility Pack committer I’ve always felt that it was competition (read ‘Eclipse’) that stimulated the NetBeans community to produce a better IDE. And all Java developers benefit through better tools.

If MTJ is truly dead it is certainly no favor to mobile developers. Competition sparks innovation and there is never enough of that. Let us hope I am wrong and MTJ is just getting ready to stun as all with some awesome tools.

In somewhat related news NetBeans 6.0 has been released as Beta2 and the FCS is so close I can nearly smell it. If you develop in Java then definitely check it out – it’s the best thing since The Simpsons made it to TV!