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JavaOne is like Christmas

Posted by joshy on April 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM PDT

You may be wondering why I haven't blogged recently, or why some of the JavaFX lists have died down, or more generally just what the heck we are all doing these days. Well, there's something you need to understand:

JavaOne is like Christmas

I do not mean 'like Christmas' in the kid sense of 'waking up and going downstairs to open presents'. Well, it is, but that's for you guys who watch or attend JavaOne. I mean JavaOne is 'like Christmas' in the sense of rushing around for two months before the big day. We plan, shop, wrap, prepare, cook, and travel in our mad but exciting efforts to put together a great event for you (even if you won't be there in person).

We have some really cool stuff in store. I just spent a few days down in LA with Chris Oliver and Ant working on some really great demos. Then there's articles, tutorials, samples, and much much more. Oh, and I have to finish my slides in there somewhere. The days before JavaOne are truly a colossal effort, but it's worth it when the big week arrives.

So when someone asks where we all are I'll just say: getting ready for Christmas.

Comments

By the time JavaOne gets here, I will have spent almost two full months getting ready. Since I came back from Sydney March 11th. No knitting, but we are making Tshirts. :)

So, how much of this is metaphorical and how much is literal? Have you really spent two months getting ready for JavaOne? Do you prepare wish lists or special cookies? Does anything require wrapping? Knitting?

'like Christmas' in the sense of rushing around for two months before the big day. We plan, shop, wrap, prepare, cook, and travel in our mad but exciting efforts to put together a great event for you .

Wow, Santa Claus exists at all! It's Joshua!!!

If you are going to use the Christmas analogy, I'll counter that most kids do have some say in what they end up receiving on Christmas morning. That is to say, I'd like Santa to bring me better media support (including FLV support), and always current Mac support. Is Santa bringing me this?