If "innovation happens elsewhere" then you're not innovating!
Sun just announced that HP and Dell will be shipping a new(ish) JVM on all PCs and Mobile devices. It's clear that Sun wants Java on the client to succeed, but not doing what it takes to get there.
What a difference a day makes!
Some interesting quotes from the show... so far.
Sun is telling us that the Java community needs to be unified for Java to succeed. But the JSRs themselves are often geared towards only specific segments of the community. This is in direct conflict with the whole community push.
A thousand little blogs, all alike.
Someone at the first Community Meeting last night asked about whether Sun could be trusted to "do the right thing" with java.net.
Is the Java community just for elite, emacs-wielding programmers?
Over 1,000 new members since the launch and 44 new projects today already.
There's five things going on at once? Choose one, read the blogs about the rest.
If Java.Net seems a little new, a little forced ... that's because it is. But the driving force is still people.
One of the interesting things for me about the Java.net experiment so far has been checking out the reactions from the blogosphere that I navigate through every day.
Ah ... nice content ... that feels good
... wherein we ramble about what some new announcements might mean for Java ...
The Wednesday JavaOne keynote started with a comedian. And then it got funnier.
I survived the first day at JavaOne. Here is what made it great to be back here.
Mike Cannon-Brookes makes the excellent observation that there isn't a link from java.sun.com to Java.net. That's not good.
... wherein we wonder what marketing folks are thinking ...