JavaOne 2007 - Day 1
Gage kick started JavaOne 2007
this morning. He really explained the essence of JavaOne in 3 words "Don't be
shy". Over the next 81 (now 79 hours), there is an ocean of information
available in terms of
table discussions and many other opportunities to socialize and build the
community. He asked every one to behave as a Brazilian for next 81 hours, to go
out and embrace everybody.
New York Times
about JavaOne this morning says "Internet connected multifunction devices". John
said this is the foundation of why you are here.
There was the usual drill of making all the attendees stand up and making
them sit by decreasing number years they've attended. This is my 9th year, and
it has been a fun journey so far!
Last year John said we'll make this year carbon-neutral. But it turned out to
be challenging to measure each water use, elevator use, mileage of the truck,
energy sources of the food we used etc, gas consumed by the flights taken by
each attendee and many other details. This is a challenge to the developer
community on how to measure all energy inputs & outputs.
All through out, Rich's talk was focused on community and how it opens the
possibilities to change the world. According to him "Community is a fundamental
human property and Communication is a vehicle to build community". This is so
true. And going open source, communication is all the more important. And
Eduardo mentioned yesterday at the
GlassFish Day, that going open has helped in better communication within
Current state of Java platform is well reflected in these statistics:
6 M developers
5.5 B devices
2.5 M GlassFish
And it's accelerating with a faster pace.
The focus was then shifted to Java on the server-side. This was remarkable
year for GlassFish, Java on server
is stronger than ever. And Rich reiterated GlassFish V2 is the community,
reference, source code - all in one.
NetBeans 6 unlocks the potential of
over NetBeans, with 92% growth year-over-year.
Here are some interesting problems and solutions using Java discussed during
- Anna Wing, CIO of NASDAQ shared that NASDAQ processes 150,378
transactions per second (tps), 400 million tps/day, their system running on
Java is considered the fastest in industry. They are working on the next
generation of their platform using Real-Time Java to make this happen
because of improved memory management, ease of migration and ability to
react to unexpected events with predictability.
- Dr Djibril Diallo, Director of
UN for Sport for Development and Peace invited a team of 2 people from
192 countries with support from Sun. He posed a challenge to connect all
these people using different languages, different devices, different culture
and varied backgrounds. Jonathan mentioned that following
Doctors Without Borders,
Sun is going to be working with UN to have "Engineers Without Borders". This
is going to make simple connection between technical, business and economic
leaders to make this happen.
- Marco Boerries's, Senior Vice President of Yahoo, goal is to connect 500
million users on the PC to the mobile device. They are using Java for
creating this solution because that is the "obvious choice".
Here are the key new announcements made this morning:
OpenJDK is here! - Rich sent an
email announcing the completion of open sourcing Java.
JavaFX - a new family of products, technologies, tools & forth coming
open source programs focused on consumer devices. James Gosling explained
this as a way to drive Swing and Graphics 2D in Java SE. Jonathan
highlighted how this is an unplanned innovation when
Chris Oliver invented it by
himself. An addition to Sun's punchline "The Network is The Computer" is
"The Network in Your Hand".
Java System Communications Application Server - Ericsson and Sun to
jointly develop an open source, Java technology-based communications
application server as part of the GlassFish community.
Real-Time Java 2.0
It was a pleasure to see
Chairman and Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems,
Chairman, Sun Federal. In
his characteristic style, he congratulated Rich on completing one year at Sun
and then called him as "Short-sleeve version of Steve Jobs". He talked about
derived from Curriculum + Wikipedia. It follows "No Parent Teacher Child held
back" to complement "No Child
Left Behind". Go to the website, register, evangelize and donate to help
foster the community.
Get Involved, Contribute, Innovate!
And have a happy JavaOne!