By Janice J. Heiss on Oct 13, 2011
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.
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.
Oracle’s Terrence Barr showed developers how to get started with Embedded Java(http://blogs.oracle.com/javaone/entry/getting_started_with_embedded_java).
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 the place.
Go to Parley’s.com to take in some of the great sessions.
All in all – a considerable success! Now get some rest.