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Poll Result Suggests High Interest in Most JavaOne Tracks

Posted by editor on September 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM PDT

The results of the most recently completed poll suggest that almost all of the JavaOne tracks will be well-attended this year. A total of 40 votes were cast in the poll. Here's the exact question and the results:

Which JavaOne 2011 track interests you most (even if you're not attending)?

  • 18% (7 votes) - Core Java Platform
  • 18% (7 votes) - Emerging Languages, Tools, and Technologies
  • 25% (10 votes) - Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud
  • 20% (8 votes) - Java EE Web Profile and Platform Technologies
  • 8% (3 votes) - Java ME, Mobile, Embedded, and Devices
  • 13% (5 votes) - Java SE, Client Side Technologies, and Rich User Experiences
  • 0% (0 votes) - The Java Frontier
  • 0% (0 votes) - I don't know

Certainly, you can say that enterprise-related tracks received more votes, but only "The Java Frontier" received no interest in the poll. I'd guess that the reason "The Java Frontier" received no votes might be related to the global economy? People want to use JavaOne (or would use it if they were attending) to advance their skills in areas that have practical import for the problems they're facing in their jobs today. Is there any place in the world today where work is plentiful?

Anyway, I'm glad to see these results. As I filled out my JavaOne schedule, it was very problemmatic, with too many sessions at each time that I wish I could attend.

I hope many people will blog about their JavaOne experience (though, realistically, tweeting dominates today). I will definitely blog -- though my schedule is such that some of my blogs about individual sessions won't appear until after JavaOne has finished. Happily, I have a very full schedule of sessions! And I intend to tell you what I hear.

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