No JavaOne this year...
No JavaOne for me this year, and this will be first time in my professional career where I won't be wandering the caverns of Moscone and once again furitlessly searching for the Esplanade, Room 301 and the speaker ready room. I guess it means one less bean bag will be occupied.
All signs seem to be pointing to a coming out party for Java EE 5, the nascent efforts of which, I recall very well back in SCA-14 in Sun's Santa Clara campus. I am sure the Glassfish team are planning lots of activities, so I'd would probably check here, for the latest goings on.
Already various bloggers are giving their perspectives on various JavaOne milestones - Bill Roth does a good job at capturing some of the highlights I remember. For this years milestones, announcements and general goings on, I will be watching very closely from not too far away. Happily, already the rumor mill is in full force - Will Sun Open Source Java? Is AOP truley dead? Etc etc.
JavaOne remains the number one gathering of Sun/Javasoft-alumni and current Sun folks. I'm sorry I will miss you all, but I trust you all remember how to tear up in the StarLight lounge.