Got started with Jtrix application fundamentals today. I think being in the same room as a the devlopers has helped me assimilate quite a bit, and I am not finding it too daunting. Managed to run most of the examples and see them working, although Jtrix does seem to take up a heck of alot of resources even when running on a 1Ghz Athlon with 512MB RAM.
I think I am going to enjoy working with the platform, since I have found it quite easy to pick up (so far) and it seems simpler than EJB's (which took me longer than usual to learn).
I can't wait to see how all the magic works i.e. Jtrix allows you to create a node in which applications(netlets) can run, this node could be a single machine or multiple machines, it does not matter. When a new Hosting service for that node comes online, all the applications are immediately aware of it, and can make use of its resources. Pretty neat hey? niksilver will correct this statement if it is wrong I'm sure, but I think I got the just of it.
Well the Jtrix web site has loads of information for those of you who are interested.
Spent last night rebuilding my workstation since I think my wife powered it off while it was in Linux one to many times. fsck could not seem to recover from the errors. Oh well, I still had all the install information from the last time I did it, so the whole process only took about 2 hours.
Right time for the mad commute home