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What to Do at JavaOne 2010

Posted by editor on September 16, 2010 at 10:05 AM PDT

So you're going to JavaOne! What are you going to do there? Well, it all depends on what you're interested in, right? Lots of people have been posting their suggestions. Below, in no particular order, is a selection of recent suggestions on what to do at this year's JavaOne.

  • Shai Almog: LWUIT At JavaOne 2010 - If you are going to JavaOne this year there are quite a few LWUIT related sessions/BoF's you should probably add to your schedule. The first is Chen and my traditional JavaOne session, unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year due to family issues and Ariel Levin will replace me in this session (for those who don't know Ariel, he has a long and glorious history with Java ME and is a pretty entertaining/knowledgeable speaker)...

  • Terrence Barr: Session recommendations for JavaOne - I blogged about the high-level agenda items a couple of days ago as well as my own sessions. But there are lots of interesting sessions and labs that might be easily overlooked so today I’d like to share my recommended list – basically, things that interest me from a core platform/language/mobile/embedded perspective. Guaranteed to be totally subjective ;-) . So, here we go...
  • Dustin Marx: JavaOne 2010 Abstract of the Day #11: A Brief Introduction to Scala - Scala has received significant positive press in recent years.  The main Scala page describes Scala as "a concise, elegant, type-safe programming language that integrates object-oriented and functional features" that is "fully interoperable with Java."  As this description states, Scala supports object-oriented concepts and functional programming concepts.  A couple years ago, I spent a few hours reading about Scala and found it interesting, but I've never really taken the opportunity to really use it...
  • JCP Program Office: JavaOne is approaching! - The approach of JavaOne (next week!) tends to galvanize activity within the JCP program. It's a perfect time to publish drafts of specifications and to meet face to face with Expert Groups, fellow Spec Leads, and members of the Executive Committee at the annual JCP program community event. Read more and RSVP to JCP events at JavaOne...
  • Justin Kestelyn: Java Posse BOF (Tues. Sept 21 @ 6pm) - As part of the myriad Oracle Technology Network activities at JavaOne, we are very happy to be hosting the Java Posse BOF on Tuesday evening @ 6pm in the Mason St. tent. No pre-registration is offered for this BOF, you have to show up on a first-come/first-serve basis. But if you can't make the BOF in person, you can watch it unfold via our live videostream...
  • Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart: GlassFish or WebLogic? - We just had a very successful pre-JavaOne briefing for the Java Champions, JUG Leaders and ACE Directors and several questions during the JavaEE segment related to the positioning of GlassFish
    and
    WebLogic. The basic story has not changed since our March roadmap but we now have some extra details, and repetition gets the message through so...
  • JavaOne Conference Blog: Keynotes Set the Tone - Don't forget that your JavaOne badge gets you into the keynotes. The Sunday night keynote features Larry Ellison, and he'll preview the week's announcements. Don't miss it. Sunday night, 5:30pm, at Moscone Center...

It turns out that I will not be attending JavaOne this year, due to a family situation. However, I will be following the conference blogs, tweets, and live videostream; and I'll be writing blogs, and doing a bit of tweeting myself. My next blog post, in fact, will be about how to follow JavaOne virtually. Just because we can't attend doesn't mean we can't participate!


Java Today

The JavaOne / Oracle Develop site highlights the contributions of 16 outstanding developers who are attending this year's JavaOne in "I Am the Future of Java":

Outstanding developers who are passionate about Java technology and the Java community share their insights about the future of Java and why they're excited about attending JavaOne 2010. We recognize and appreciate their commitment to the language and their many valuable contributions to the industry...

Markus Eisele discusses how We all are the future of Java! :):

You have probably already seen the great Java One page, refering to the outstanding developers who are passionate about Java technology and the Java community. They share their insights about the future of Java and why they're excited about attending JavaOne 2010.
To be honest: I don't know all of them. In fact, I only know two :) But those two guys are outstanding. And I am not going to compare myself to them in any way. But I believe that the future of Java is not only about "outstanding developers" but about the whole community. Starting with the "new to Java" ones and the ones simply using the technology day after day...

Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine is getting ready, since there's Another JavaOne around the corner:

It's that time of the year again when the JavaOne excitement builds up with sleepless nights getting ready for the sessions, demos, etc... I am yet again looking forward to another very fine JavaOne conference. To be fair I wasn't all that excited say a couple of months ago because of the changes made to the conference (different venue with Develop and Oracle Open World happening at the same time) and the anticipated lack of announcements but I can now say that the team has done a lot of work to make the venue a comfortable place (with the Zone, a huge tent on Mason street) and that content-wise, I expect a good number of things to cause long, possibly heated, discussions. This will only demonstrate how vibrant the Java community remains...

Adam Bien is working on How to Deal with Interfaces in Java EE 6 (or no More IMPL):

In EJB 3.0 interfaces were required. So whether you liked it or not, you had to provide one. To make it look a bit natural, you could remove the "Remote" or "Local" suffix. This naming convention was redundant, because the interface had to be directly or indirectly annotated with @Local or @Remote annotation...


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Comments

I'll be live-blogging JavaOne

Hi; If you get a chance, can you add a mention of JavaOne and the future of Java? thanks - dave