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JavaOne Wrap-Up

Posted by terrencebarr on May 23, 2007 at 8:14 AM PDT

JavaOne is already more than a week behind us but I am still recovering ... being half-way through the first year of open source Java ME this JavaOne was more intense than usual. I was basically engaged from Monday morning (CommunityOne) until Friday afternoon, with sessions, meetings, events & parties from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm every day. Hard work, but lots of fun!

By all accounts this seems to have been a hugely successful JavaOne. The Moscone Conference Center was bursting at its seams and the place was buzzing. Here are some of my highlights:

  • JavaFX is a new family of products and technologies by Sun. Initially it consists of two parts, JavaFX Script and JavaFX Mobile.
  • JavaFX Script is a new scripting language which adds exciting new possibilities to the Java platform because it integrates seamlessly with Java while at the same time making the creation of rich media and interactive content on the Java platform easier by an order of magnitude or two. This has a number of important consequences and I encourage you to read up, play with JavaFX Script yourself on Chris Olivers blog, or join the OpenJFX community.
  • JavaFX Mobile is a complete software system by Sun for mobile phones based on open source technologies such as Java and Linux plus native services, frameworks, Java ME APIs, and the
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