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Javapolis 2004 University Day 1: JDK 5.0 In Action

Posted by vbrabant on December 13, 2004 at 9:49 AM PST

Firstly, I was amazed that they were using a Apple portable. Reason why I was amazed is that JDK 5.0 is not yet available for Apple's PC.

I was thinking how they will show JDK 5.0 in action with a portable running under Apple Mac OS X.

But in fact, it was only presentation of slides. So, in fact no "JDK 5.0 in Action".

The first part of the presentation was the most interresting. The reason was that second part of the presentation was exactly the same as the one given by Neal Gafter at Javapolis 2003 ( JSR-176: Forthcoming Java Programming Language Features by Neal Gafter [ Sun Microsystems ]).

I really think that Javapolis people would avoid to organize two times the same presentation.

The best part of the JDK 5.0 in action was when they show a very simple but complete test framework that run every methods of a class having a @test annotation and indicating how much methods failed or success. I am curious to see presentation of TestNG to know if it's based upon the same principle.

What I also liked was the fact that Joshua Bloch, working now for Google, speaked about NetBeans and encourage people to install it.

As a netBeans Community Member, I can also encourage you to download the release 4.0 of NetBeans (would be available this week) and play with it. I am pretty sure you will like the fact that netbeans projects are now ant-driven.

By the way, impossible to know what they are doing at Google. :-(

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