By jag on May 23, 2007
Back to the Toy Show... If you weren't there, you should watch the videos. The tail end of the session was devoted to devices that aren't important to many JavaOne attendees in their normal software development role, but they sure do stretch the mind. For example, the SONIA autonomous underwater vehicle was a great example of a bunch of students having a huge amount of fun doing something quite interesting. I especially liked their timeline that showed the correlation between their contest ranking and their adoption of Java.
Overall, there was a huge amount of interesting stuff at JavaOne. OpenJDK, JavaFX scripting, Glassfish V3, NetBeans 6, NASA World Wind, Consumer JRE, BDJ, applet fun everywhere, and some cool realtime robotics demos — and a whole lot more.
I don't think I've ever been through such a hectic JavaOne, or ended up with such a long to-do list (Mostly JavaFX stuff...). Much fun to com!