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JavaOne 2007 - Java and beyond

Posted by arungupta on December 11, 2006 at 10:33 AM PST

Reminds me of "To Infinity and Beyond" by the famous Disney
character Buzz
Lightyear
. A brief description
of Buzz Lightyear is:

"He's the ultimate good cop. Buzz proudly fights for all that is good
and pure in the universe. His toughest fight is against the greatest threat ever
known to the Galactic Alliance...the most nefarious force of evil in the
universe...the diabolical fiend known as the Evil Emperor Zurg."

I see a direct correlation of this with how JavaOne
2007
includes interesting and compelling topics that range across the
spectrum of development both for Java and beyond. This year, the conference is
being expanded so that while Java is at the core, with significant emphasis on Java
EE
, Java SE and Java
ME
there are ample opportunities to present in such areas as:

  • Scripting in PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python and more
  • Web 2.0 technologies and mashups
  • Open Source and community development (which includes Java, OpenSolaris,
    OpenOffice and others)
  • Compatibility and Interoperability

The tracks are defined here
and the Call for Papers end
Dec 15th, this Friday. So if you have a hot Java technology topic, specific tips
or tricks that you believe will help developers, then please go to http://www.cplan.com/sun/javaone07/cfp
and submit your session abstract.

The Buzz Lightyear, as you realize, in this case is the COMMUNITY ... all of
YOU. The community has defined what Java is and is now defining the future
technology landscape as well. The greatest threat, as I see, is the platform
vendor lock and not giving customers the option to choose.  With that, let
me restate the description above one more time with some words rephrased:

"The Community is the ultimate good cop. The community
proudly fights for all that is good and pure in the software ecosystem. Their
toughest fight is against the greatest threat ever known to the customers...the
most nefarious force of evil in the universe...the diabolical fiend known as the
Vendor Lock In."

Once again, the Call for
Papers
deadline is Friday, December 15th, 2006, so if you have a talk you
would like to submit, please do so asap.

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