Diva #2 goes to JavaOne 2006
By divas on May 24, 2006
I am finally recuperated from JavaOne. What a blast. Not only was it a great opportunity to meet people, but I have stuffed my brain with a lot of new knowledge, as well as a good idea of what I need to learn going forward. The two most important concepts that I need to start learning about, in addition to JSF 1.2 of course, are injections and annotations. I was relieved to learn that my peers on the NetBeans team have nicely summed these concepts up at http://www.netbeans.org/kb/55/javaee-intro.html. So, if these terms are new to you as well, check it out.
Speaking of AJAX, Jayashri, Matthew, and I developed and presented a hands-on lab that shows how to use AJAX in Sun Java Studio Creator projects. It was such a hot topic that we had to present the lab twice (picture above -- that's me at the podium). You can get ahold of this lab at http://www.javapassion.com/handsonlabs/. Look for LAB-5655.
I was really glad that I attended the Extreme Web Caching session presented by Jason Hunter. His presentation offered great advice on cajoling the browsers to cache what needs to be cached and not cache that which should not. If you are concerned about bandwith, take a look at http://www.mnot.net/.