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(Re-)Experience JavaOne 2011 at

Posted by editor on October 11, 2011 at 4:39 PM PDT

It's clear that I'm not the only one who considers JavaOne 2011 to have been momentous in many ways. If you weren't there (and, of course, that means more than 99.9% of Java developers), or if you were there and missed more than you saw (was anything else possible?), you can (re-)experience some of the key technical sessions by visiting the JavaOne 2011 section on

During the Community Keynote on Thursday, October 6, Stephan Janssen, founder of Parleys, the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG), JavaPolis, and other organizations, took the stage for a few minutes to talk about JavaOne 2011 on He said that eventually about 40% of the 400 or so total JavaOne 2011 sessions will be available on Parleys. The current sessions count is approaching 20, and the rest will be published at a rate of about three sessions per week.

So, what exactly is a Parleys rendition of a JavaOne technical session? What sets it apart from, say, downloading the PDFs from sessions from the JavaOne 2011 Content Catalog?

Having access to the conference presentations is great (and it's excellent that so many presenters have already put their presentations up onto the Content Catalog site -- for example, more than half of the presentations in the Core Java track are already there). But, with Parleys, you experience the presentation as though you are there attending the session. The Parleys rendition includes full audio as you watch the slides. Furthermore (something you can't get from the Content Catalog), Parleys records the live demos that are part of the presentations.

All of this is presented in a very friendly UI:

You can easily navigate through the presentation, download the presentation for off-line viewing using the Parleys Desktop client, or get the code to embed the presentation into another web page.

As I write this, 17 JavaOne 2011 presentations are available in the JavaOne 2011 space, including several of the JavaFX sessions, Joe Darcy's "The Heads and Tails of Project Coin," Adam Bien's "Rethinking Best Practices with Java EE 6," Geertjan Wielenga's "How to Refactor for Java 7" -- and lots more.

Parleys is a great resource that captures the essence of a momentous JavaOne 2011 conference. In doing so, it will ultimately be a fantastic reference on the state of Java circa October 2011. Weblogs

Since my last blog post, several people have posted new blogs:


Our current poll asks for your response to the prompt The most important news from JavaOne 2011 will be / was related to. Voting will be open until Friday, October 14.


Our latest article is Sanjay Dasgupta's VisualLangLab - Grammar without Tears.

Java News

Here are the stories we've recently featured in our Java news section:

  • Stephen Chin reports JavaOne is Rebuilding Momentum;
  • Roger Brinkley presents Java Spotlight Episode 51: Live at Java One - Java Platform Timelines and Duke Choice Award Winners;
  • James Ward looks forward to Heroku Java User Group Tour Part 1: Los Angeles and Salt Lake City;
  • Java Posse podcast #366 is a Situation report from JavaOne 2011;
  • Arun Gupta discusses Hands-on Lab, Oracle Appreciation Party, and Community Keynote @ JavaOne 2011; and
  • Sean Landis reports on JavaOne 2011 - Day 3.

  • Spotlights

    Our latest href="">Spotlight is JavaOne 2011: It's a Wrap, by Tori Wieldt:

    Thanks for being a part of JavaOne 2011! Here are a few more things you can do to keep that Java buzz: Provide Feedback. Take the conference survey and session surveys. Register for Next Year. We know JavaOne 2012 will be bigger and better...

    Our previous Spotlight was JavaOne 2011 - A Tremendous Success: Blogosphere Round-up, by Dustin Marx:

    The blogosphere is full of accounts of JavaOne 2011 and most of them are extremely positive. Peter Hendriks says of JavaOne 2011, "the Java vibe is back" and "Java is moving forward again." Cameron McKenzie says of JavaOne 2011, "Mark it up as a success." After one day at JavaOne 2011, Sean Landis stated, "There are good things happening" and "good things on the horizon." ...

    Before that, we featured Terrence Barr's JavaOne 2011: First Wrap-Up:

    Finally, I get a chance to catch my breath. JavaOne has been extremely busy and while there are still a few hours of good talks to go here is a quick summary so far: General observations: The vibe is very positive. Attendance is significantly up over previous years and the show is well organized. Feedback from attendees has been very excouraging...

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