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Discover a Bit of JavaOne

Posted by editor on September 3, 2010 at 9:34 AM PDT

If you'll be in the San Francisco area during JavaOne week, and you're interesting in attending some of JavaOne, but don't want to pay for the entire conference, consider purchasing a JavaOne / Oracle Develop Discover pass. The base Discover pass costs just $75 and provides you with entry into the keynote addresses, the exhibition halls, the Mason Street Tent (where I'll be spending quite a lot of time), Oracle Mix, and more. If you'd like to attend a few sessions, consider the Discover Plus pass, which provides your choice of three OpenWorld or JavaOne / Oracle Develop sessions and some other extras, for $695.

Note that these prices are the pre-conference prices -- you need to purchase your Discover pass by September 18 to get these rates. If you purchase your pass at the conference, the cost will be $125 for the Discover pass, and $795 for the Discover Plus pass.

The Mason Street Tent will be in part a gathering center for the Java community. As Community Manager Sonya Barry recently reported, the tent will be the center of activity at JavaOne. Though I'll be attending quite a lot of sessions, when I'm not attending a session, you'll usually find me in the tent (probably writing a blog about the last session I attended, or chatting with the community, or writing a blog about one of those chats). Java User Group leaders are expected to be setting up shop near the area, and the Oracle Technology Network will also be in the area. The OTN will be featuring a full schedule of interviews and talks with key members of the Java and broader open source communities as part of its Oracle Technology Network Live program.

You can get a sneak preview of JavaOne, including what's going to be in the tent, this coming Tuesday, September 7, at 10 AM, Pacific Time, in a special edition of Justin Kestelyn's TechCast Live. See the details in the JavaOne Conference Blog's post JavaOne Preview on TechCast Live! (Tues., Sept. 7, 10am PT).

Still having doubts? Well, as Sonya notes, will be located right next to the coffee and beer -- so that should guarantee we'll see you, right?

But, seriously, if you'd like to attend just some of JavaOne, do consider purchasing a JavaOne / Oracle Develop Discover pass. With everything that's going to be going on in the tent, in the exhibition halls, and at the keynotes, how can you go wrong for just $75 (or $695 to be able to attend 3 sessions)?

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This short screencast demonstrates the new application-scoped resources feature available starting with Milestone 4 of GlassFish 3.1 (the demo used promoted build #17). Such resources are bound to a module (war, ear, ejb) and as such they are created on deploy and destroyed when the module is undeployed. They are defined in a file called glassfish-resources.xml (schema-constrained) and shipped with the archive...

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Robilad announces the availability of JVM Language Summit 2010 Recordings On Oracle Media Network:

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James Sugrue reports on Eclipse innovations in IDE 2.0: The Age of Intelligent IDEs -

The latest innovation in the Eclipse space that I'd like to share with you is Code Recommenders. Already available as a plugin for Eclipse, Code Recommenders provides intelligent code completion. Rather than giving you all possible methods for code completion, this plugin proposes the methods that you probably need at the top of the list, with a rating of how applicable each method is. To see Code Recommenders in action, see the following screencast...


Our current poll asks What threat does further fragmentation of the Java language pose? Voting will be open until Monday.


Our new Spotlight is from the JavaOne Conference Blog, JavaOne Preview on TechCast Live! (Tues., Sept. 7, 10am PT):

You've read the blogs, you've consumed the tweets and Facebook updates. Now how about hearing from some live humans? Next Tuesday morning (Sept. 7, 10am PT), Oracle Technology Network offers you a JavaOne preview via a live video chat with Sharat Chandar and Tori Wieldt, two people intimately familiar with the content and community aspects of the conference. You'll get insights into the content contribution process, hear about particularly interesting technical sessions and BOFs, and get a sneak peek of the contents of the Mason St. tent, where Oracle Technology Network will host the community in all its glory...

We're also still highlighting Community Manager Sonya Barry's JavaOne Conference Blog post Activities at JavaOne:

I'm excited about JavaOne this year.  It's going to be different in a lot of ways, but we are doing our best to ensure that the presence for the community is just as good if not better then previous years.  In years past has had a "community corner" booth in the JavaOne pavilion at Moscone... This time we'll be housed in the Mason Street tent, which will be a large comfortable space for people from all of the technology communities to hang out, pick up swag, watch the videocasts, and see some live events too..,

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