JavaOne 2008 Recap: Houston
It was a good dicussion.
The other panelists were James Velasco, Steven Reynolds, and Dan Sline.
Dan started things off with a discussion of some proposed changes:
closures, annotations for fields, etc.
I then did some demos. I did the BTrace,
demos that Jarda and I did during our technical session. The
coolest demo I did, though, was Ken Russell's applet plugin demo. I
dragged an applet out of the browser onto the desktop, closed the browser,
and the applet kept running.
James wrapped things up with a neat approach: a JavaOne "index" that
showed which trends were on their way up, and which were on their way down.
Among those on the way up: NetBeans and
JavaFX. Among those on their
way down: SOAP-based web services.
Slides from the presenters are available here. A photo of the speakers
is below. James and Dan are in front, that's Steven and me in the back row.