JavaOne 2009 Slides

JavaOne 2009 is done and I managed to survive my technical sessions.

TS-4222: Asynchronous I/O Tricks and Tips, with Jean-Francois, went well and attracted more people that I had expected. The slides are here.

TS-5052: Hacking the File System with JDKTM Release 7, with Carl Quinn (Netflix), also went well. The slides are here. The session attracted a large crowd with lots of obvious nodding as we walked through the API. This is bread & butter stuff that almost all developers can relate to. Lots of questions at the end, with quite a few on the file change notification API (this surprised me as that is a relatively niche area). We had a last minute panic with this talk. The demos were setup on Carl's MacBook (actually in NetBeans running on Ubuntu in a VirtualBox). The AV guys didn't have an adapter and so, with 10 minutes to show-time, we had to move to another laptop. The end result was that we walked through the demo code rather than running it as we had rehearsed.

On the Thursday evening we had our BOF All Things I/O with JDK™ Release 7. The panel was myself, Carl, Chris, Martin Buchholz (Google), and Jessie. It's often hard to break the ice and get a BOF moving but not this time. Questions started immediately after the introductions and kept coming until we ran out of time. A lot of questions on asynchronous I/O and other networking topics.

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