Book Signing at JavaOne

At JavaOne, the authors of "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform" (Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau, and myself) did a book signing. Here we all are, being authors at the book signing:

The queue of people wanting their copy of the book signed seemed very long...

...until we realized that they were ALL waiting for the next author's book signing. They'd come early because they knew the next author's queue would be very long. The next author was Josh Bloch, to sign the latest "Effective Java". And he was delayed because he was being mobbed on his way to his book signing. By people wanting him to sign their copy of his book...


People are real nice, huh? Hopefully some folks stopped by. If you saw my blog post about my book signing, I had a few, but was asked numerous times where was the restroom, where some restaurant was, and where some vendor's desk was. Next year we need to hang a sign at the author signing podium that reads "NOT the Information Desk - stupid questions will receive stupid answers"! :). Glad to see you again at JavaOne.

Posted by Adam Myatt on May 14, 2008 at 08:51 AM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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