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JavaOne Polls: 2009 and 2010

Posted by editor on June 12, 2009 at 8:25 AM PDT

Last week's Poll asked "What was most significant about JavaOne 2009?". A total of 180 votes were cast, as follows:

What was most significant about JavaOne 2009?

  • 11.1% (20 votes) - The Java Store announcement
  • 33.3% (60 votes) - Larry Ellison's appearance
  • 1.6% (3 votes) - Mobile and embedded sessions
  • 16.1% (29 votes) - RIA and JavaFX sessions
  • 5.0% (9 votes) - Cloud Computing sessions
  • 2.2% (4 votes) - SOA and Services sessions
  • 23.3% (42 votes) - Core Java/JDK sessions
  • 7.2% (13 votes) - Other

So, just under half of the votes were cast for the sessions of various types, while a third of the votes considered Larry Ellison's appearance the most significant event. The Java Store announcement, which was talked about in advance by Jonathan Schwartz in his May 18 blog post "Will the Java Platform Create The World's Largest App Store?", was considered most significant by some people, but it's certainly not the case that the Java community overall considers this an earth-shattering news event.

Unfortunately, no one posted a comment to the poll. It would have been interesting to know what the people who cast 7.2% of votes for "Other" thought was most significant about JavaOne 2009. Did some of them think JavaOne 2009 was totally lacking significance, or were there other topics or events they considered most significant?

New poll: JavaOne 2010?

Our new poll is in a way a follow-on to this week's poll. It asks: "Will there be a JavaOne Conference in 2010?" By "JavaOne Conference" I really mean a large Java-centric conference like JavaOne -- that is, the poll includes the possibility that there will still be a JavaOne-like conference, but it will have a new name.

This was a big topic of discussion in the hallways of JavaOne 2009, so it will be interesting to see what the broader Java community thinks about this.

In Java Today, In From JavaOne 2009: Load-Testing Clustered Applications, Frank Sommers interviews Terracotta's Ari Zilka in his article From JavaOne 2009: Load-Testing Clustered Applications: " Clustered applications scale in part by relying on the clustering environment to distribute workload. As a result, load-testing a clustered application must also test how well the clustering infrastructure handles growing workloads. Virtualization can make that task simpler, since virtual server instances allow you to mimic a large cluster environment on a handful of physical nodes. However, as Ari Zilka, co-founder of Terracotta, points out in this interview with Artima, stateful applications need special attention during load-testing..."

Peligri announces JSR 330 (Dependency Injection for Java) Accepted by the JCP: "The JCP EE/ES EC has approved JSR 330 (Dependency Injection for Java). The vote was 14 YES, 1 ABSTAIN (Red Hat) and 1 didn't vote (Nortel). Sun, Ericsson, IBM, Red Hat and Oracle all requested coordination between JSR330 and JSR299 (WebBeans). Check out the Vote Comments for the different positions. Better late than never, I guess. Everybody (JCP as well as JSR 330 submitters) have committed to transparency, so we will be able to follow-up the evolution of this story..."

Andreas Grabner talks about the new Sun/Microsoft project in Interoperability is more than just talking with each other: "Microsoft and Sun recently announced their Open Source Project Stonehenge at the JavaOne conference. Stonehenge is a reference implementation that shows how to bridge the two major development platforms Java and .NET using Web Services. This initiative definitely puts the spotlight on heterogeneity and the challenges that come with it..."

In today's Weblogs, Sonya Barry writes about And then it was done.: "I really intended to blog every day last week. Somehow that just didn't happen. Thanks to all the great bloggers who contributed during JavaOne and kept the community up to date..."

Ed Burns writes about ready for your input: "I describe how to get the latest JSF spec and implementation and how to provide feedback on it. Back in March, I was able to deliver on a long-ago-made promise to make the JSF EG discussions observable by everyone. One must accept the legal terms in order to view the discussions, but the process is simple and to date at least 70 individual have registered to observe the list..."

And Felipe Gaucho writes about Fiorano claim to be the fastest MQ in the world: "During JavaOne I had a minute or two talking with two Fiorano team members: Vinay Kalra and Sreenivasa Rao Sugguna. Fiorano is a commercial Business Integration Platform, including the lowest latency Java Messaging Server in the world according our own benchmark..."

In the Forums, scholle has an Architecture-related question (Multi-Layer App): "Hi All, I have a question regarding architectural related issues. I am planning an application that will have a considerable amount of business logic. There will also be different ways for different target groups to access this logic, e.g. web application1 and mobile application1 for target group1 and web application2 and mobile application2 for target group2. I think its reasonable to split the overall functionality into diffferent lighter-weighted apps rather than implementing one heavy-weighted app because the functionality to be implemented in each app is quite different. To sum up, there are several smaller applications in the presentation layer and a big application in the backend layer. Of course, apps will be added from time to time. At the beginning, there will be only the app in the backend and web application1 for target group1..."

bbergquist asks How handle session timeout with JSF and container managed authentication: "I have a JSF based web application and I need to handle session timeouts. I know how to do a Filter and I can detect the session is invalid and redirect to a timeout page. The problem that I am having is when the timeout occurs on a authentication context protected JSF page. The scenario is that the browser is showing the protected page and as such the user has already logged in to get here. The user just sits idle and the session times out. The user really does not have a clue that this has happened, so at some later time, the user attempts to interact with the page. Since there is no session, the container managed authentication immediately kicks in and presents the authentication form. The user fills out the form and is authenticated and then the container forwards to the original URL..."

And mkwapisz is working on MTOM streaming with WS in WEB/EJB container: "Hi, I tried to develop WS with MTOM streaming, so I began with samples included with JAX-WS 2.1.7. Because I prefer EJB container for WS, I created EJB project in NB and changed large_upload server implementation (the only one change is @Stateless annotation). I use Glassfish 2.1. When attachment is: 1. above 128MB I get OutOfMemory: Java heap space; 2. below 128MB I get ClassCastException, DataHandler->StreamingDataHandler ..."

The current Spotlight is View the JavaOne 2009 General Sessions: "If you weren't able to attend JavaOne 2009, you can still see all the general sessions online..."

This week's Poll asks Will there be a JavaOne Conference in 2010?. The poll will be open through next Thursday.

Our Feature Articles include today's new article by Thomas Kunneth, Hacking JavaFX Binding. In this article, Thomas describes how to apply binding within JavaFX in a manner similar to what can be accomplished using Beans Binding (JSR-295). We're also featuring Gary Benson's Zero and Shark: a Zero-Assembly Port of OpenJDK, which tells the interesting story of how the Java group at Red Hat developed a cross-platform OpenJDK port.

The latest Java Mobility Podcast is Java Mobility Podcast 80: Java at FIRST 2010 Competition, in which Eric Areseneau talks about Java now being available for the FIRST 2010 Competition.

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