JavaOne preparation in full swing


We've been gearing up for JavaOne08 for a while now. Advance registration has finally opened. Inside the Java organization it hasn't risen to "madness" yet, but by April everyone will be working 200% on it. The lineup of papers and technical sessions is looking great. Lots of deep SE, EE, FX and mobility sessions. While not many in the JavaOne crowd do realtime, the realtime group's demos tend to be the best crowd pleasers (if only because they have the greatest chance to maim). They've got a plan this year that won't have the same capacity to maim as last years, but if Greg can get so many stepper motors and sensors to sync, it'll be mesmerizing.

There's a nice discount for early registration. Come join the fun!

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Hi James

I notice you don't talk much about scripting languages hosted on the JVM, but for lazy/productive programmers like me they're essential. Will you be doing any special events at JavaOne 08 about scripting on the JVM. I'm thinking JavaScript (Rhino), JRuby, Jython and Groovy.

I really think you'd get a lot more Java mindshare if you were pushing these higher level langauges, especially in relation to JavaFX - i.e. I'd rather write JavaFX interfaces in Groovy or JRuby than your declarative F3 stuff.

Adobe does well because ActionScript is at this kind of higher scripting level - they don't force a lower-level "hard" language on the GUI developer. Compare some JRuby or Groovy GUI code with Java Swing code and you'll see what I mean.

Microsoft has always enjoyed serving 2 developer communities - the C++/C# crowd and the VB crowd - whereas Sun seems always to push the Java language, even where other languages are more appropriate to the task (and maybe the JVM).

Just an opinion - Java language is good, but so are the others. Have a great time, and enjoy your realtime demos!

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson on January 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM PST #

Adobe does well because ActionScript is at this kind of higher scripting level - they don't force a lower-level "hard" language on the GUI developer. Compare some JRuby or Groovy GUI code with Java Swing code and you'll see what I mean.

Posted by ilanlar on February 01, 2008 at 10:13 PM PST #

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