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JavaOne Notifications

Posted by daniel on March 2, 2004 at 9:03 AM PST

If you submitted a talk or BoF for this year's JavaOne, notifications are in progress.

The rejection letter is much shorter than the acceptance letter and has the usual verbiage: "The high quality of all the submissions has made the selection process extremely difficult, and unfortunately we cannot accept all the talks. We regret to inform you that we are unable to accept your proposal(s). " Note the (s). Some of the rejections came two or more to an email. I know because I got one of the grouped rejection notes.

I can't help feeling a little disappointed but I do feel for those who had to select the talks for this year's JavaOne. It's difficult to serve on a program committee and have to reject good talks. I recently helped with a conference where we got more than ten submissions for each of the Java slots. Really good strong talks had to be rejected. I try to keep that in mind as I look through my collection of JavaOne rejections.

If you have a talk that was accepted for this year's conference, drop me a line if you would like to also write an article for on the same topic.

In today's
Weblogs , the first post from Rima Patel Sriganesh is on Achieving WORA for Mobile Applications on Handsets. She writes that the "Java Verified program, sponsored by Sun, Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Motorola,[...] specifies process to certify your Java applications such that they could be deployed to any Java enabled handsets from the above manufacturers." In the feedback, one reader notes that the price is $250.

Vincent Brabant is looking for reports back from this year's presentation of NetBeans at FOSDEM. He has heard about "a presentation of new features integrated into NetBeans IDE 3.6 Beta but also, and that was a sneak preview, features integrated into NetBeans IDE 4.0.
Especially the Ant Based Project Management System." Vincent would like to hear your comments if you were there.

Also in Java Today
, Keid H. Hansen provides a tutorial introduction to XML Beans in the JavaBoutique article Converting XML to JavaBeans with XMLBeans . XML Beans is the data binding tool from BEA that has been opensourced as an Apache project. Hansen takes you from download and installation through the generation of Java classes from XML schemas. He then backs up and shows you how to validate an XML file using the XmlOptions class. He also wraps his implementation so that he could swap out other data binding implementations in place of XML Beans.

In the Oracle Technology Network article Taming Multi-Tier Tuning , Integra Technology's Allen
Edwards explains that in client - server " a session had an exclusive, one-to-one relationship with the dedicated server process," he points out. " So you could turn tracing on, exercise the workload, turn tracing off, and then see the sequence of steps - the SQL - in one trace file from one process." He contrasts this with a multi-tier application with pooled connections in which "The application itself doesn't always explicitly control the unit of work or manage its own connections. There's little notion of a session from the application side - so, when you want to trace something, you don't know what server processes are going to capture that trace output. You don't know which trace files - and it's frequently many trace files - your application thread is captured in. Furthermore, within a trace file of one process, you may have steps from multiple user sessions. So it's very hard to figure out what statements are from your own application and what sequence they were executed in. "

In today's Projects and Communities , The Java Desktop community welcomes the Easy Shipping System project for "Managing shipping orders, printing labels and much more" into their incubator.

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