JavaOne 2007, Java SE, JavaFX and me
By dannycoward on May 10, 2007
As I mentioned to about 15,000 of you on Tuesday morning, it really has been a busy year. For myself in particular over the last few months, trying to figure out and select the various pieces of our new focus on consumer technology JavaFX (as you can imagine, given we have been devoted to many masters, this takes and will take some hard work from us) has taken me shamefully away from you, my dear reader.
So in contrast to previous years, when JavaOne has been a maelstrom of activity dwarfing my daily routine, this year its the other way round for me. Not least because, living as I do in San Francisco, I can bike to work this week.
I mentioned on a JavaLobby thread last weekend that I would post out everything I presented at JavaOne. I had a segment in Sun's technical keynote (go Java SE !!!). I'd recommend watching the whole thing here, or if you only want the segment on Java SE (hi mum !), including a great JRuby/NetBeans demo by Charlie and Tor here it is:-
I have to say the above was somewhat terrifying to prepare for. Especially the moment on Sunday when I walked behind the main stage to go update one of the statistics in my talk, you know, expecting someone homely reading a magazine next to an old flickering PC who would be able to help me out. Instead I saw a battery of brightly lit screens, banks of randomly flashing lights and dozens of people seemingly dressed in black Prada gliding wordlessly from station to station, apparently keeping the whole of the Moscone Center, and all the people in it and possibly much of California, humming with efficient serenity.
I also kicked off the Java SE track with a talk on where Java SE is and where its going. It includes a slide detailing the changing face of James over the lifetime of Java, which caused a little ripple of merriment. I'll post that slide deck when I get it back from the JavaOne team.
The number in question I wanted to edit was an update in the number of downloads of JDK 6 since December 11th when we released it. An update including the April 2007 numbers. Which brings the total so far to 2,090,155. This is roughly twice the adoption rate of J2SE 5.0 in its first 5 months.
Your eleventh reason to upgrade to Java SE 6 ?
Everyone else is.