The 2011 JavaOne Conference, the sixteenth, had its own distinctive
identity. The Conference theme, “Moving Java Forward,” coincided with
the spirit that seemed to pervade the attendees – after more than a
year-and-a-half of stewardship over Java, there was a clear and
reassuring feeling that Oracle was doing its part to support Java and
the Java community. Attendees that I spoke to felt that the conference
was well put together and that the Java platform was being well served
and indeed, moving forward.
For me, personally, it was a week in
which my feet barely touched the ground as I rushed through tours from
session to laptop to session, dashing off blogs and racing back to
events, socials, awards ceremonies, BOF's and more.The Keynotes
Start with the keynotes. Monday’s Technical Keynote
debuted and open-sourced JavaFX 2.0, looked ahead to Java EE on the
cloud and reminded us that there are about 6.5 billion people in the
world and five billion Java Cards. Tuesday’s Java Strategy Keynote
offered Oracle's long-term vision for investment and innovation in Java. Thursday’s Java Community Keynote
while touched by the awareness of Steve Jobs’ passing, celebrated Java
User Groups, Duke’s Choice and JCP award winners, and was capped off
with the inimitable Java Posse. Sessions, Sessions, and more Sessions
And then there were the sessions!JavaFX 2.0
, which was represented in more than 50 sessions, deserves special mention.
There was a lively panel discussion
of the future of Java EE and the cloud.
Oracle’s Java Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter, in his session
, showed off a fun gadget that worked via JavaFX 2.0.
Oracle’s Greg Bollella and Eric Jensen, gave a session titled “Telemetry and Synchronization with Embedded Java and Berkeley DB”
that presented a vision of the potential future of Cyber-Physical Systems
Java Champion Michael Hüttermann explained best Agile ALM practices in a session
Oracle’s Joseph Darcy took developers deeper into the heads and tails of Project Coin
A JCP panel
talked about JCP.next and the future of the JCP.
The JCP Awards
gave recognition to some well-deserving people.
Oracle’s Kelly O’Hair gave a session on OpenJDK
development best practices.
Terrence Barr showed developers how to get started with Embedded
The Duke's Choice Awards
reminded us of the sheer ingenuity of Java and Java developers.Adam Bien
Java Champion, Java Rock Star and winner of Oracle Magazine’s ninth
annual Editors' Choice award as Java Developer of the Year was all over
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