Monday Jun 08, 2009

A great CommunityOne/JavaOne

JavaOne (and CommunityOne) 2009 were last week and I spent the bulk of my week there at the event.  All in all, especially given the state of the economy, I thought it was well attended and there was a host of great sessions and content.

It started off with CommunityOne on Monday with a keynote and announcements around the Sun Cloud and OpenSolaris.  And while the keynote gave the day a cloud/OS feel, the rest of the day had many sessions on lots of topics including those near and dear to my heart, server side Java.

JavaOne itself kicked off Tuesday morning with the main Sun keynote with Jonathan showing some neat JavaFX stuff, announcing the Java Store, and bringing up executives from eBay, RIM, Sony, and more.  There was also a cute video that had James' Gospel of Java.  It finished with Scott reminiscing a bit and bringing Larry Ellison on stage for some Q&A.  Bob Brewin's technical keynote also went well with demos on Fuji, Java EE 6, Java SE 7, Java FX, and the architecture of the Java Store.

It was then off to technical sessions and I was able to attend several on OpenSSO, Java EE 6, Fuji, CEP, Camel, and more.  Look for presentations to be published soon.  I also spent some time in the Pavilion and traffic there kept things nice and busy.

If you weren't there, sorry you missed it, but take a look at what is available on-line that I linked to above.

Friday May 29, 2009

JavaOne 2009 - 4 days away!

It should come as no surprise that JavaOne 2009 is approaching, and not only approaching but right around the corner next week!  This year I'm more involved than ever in our Software Infrastructure group's planning for it, so I thought I'd share a bit to pique folks interest.

The activities officially get started with the third annual CommunityOne West on Monday June 1st.  Why "West" you might ask?  That's because there was a CommunityOne East this year in New York where Sun made announcements about its Cloud and more.  Basic access to CommunityOne is free (you can't beat that!) with access to "Deep Dives" or a package including JavaOne access available.  And Pavilion passes for JavaOne are also free this year plus early bird registration has been extended through the start of the show.

JavaOne itself gets started Tuesday June 2nd with the Sun General Session.  This should be a jam packed session with great stuff from Jonathan and perhaps some surprises.  The other keynotes from Sun and the other sponsors are always fantastic as well but I have a special interest in Bob Brewin's technical keynote on Tuesday afternoon as I'm working with him and the technical experts on it.

There are a host of technical sessions, BOFs, and Sun along with all of the co-sponsors and exhibitors will be in the pavilion.  And the pavilion actually opens early this year, during CommunityOne so you'll have more time to explore.  A full searchable content calendar is available here, but I've also created my own agenda of key/interesting sessions on Google calendar.  Now, there is a bit of a slant towards server side technologies and architectures like SOA, REST, Identity Services, GlassFish, etc., but you may still find it interesting and/or useful.

See you there!

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

links for 2008-12-18: JavaOne Call for Papers, Vista issues

Saturday May 10, 2008

links for 2008-5-10

Thursday May 08, 2008

JavaOne Observations

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that my flight is woefully delayed (5:30 scheduled departure, now supposed to be 9:44), but the good news is that it gives me a chance to capture some of my observations from JavaOne (ok, I tend to be an optimist :))

I spent the last 4 days attending CommunityOne and then JavaOne. I also managed to sneak in going to the Cardinal Invitational track meet Sunday evening but that is another forthcoming blog entry.

CommunityOne was great, with more attendees this year than last (a free event the day before thousands of developers descend upon San Francisco tends to result in growth) and some exciting news about OpenSolaris 200805. Yes, it appears Sun is reverting to year/month release naming, at least in this case, but I think it makes sense where you have more of a milestone release cadence as figuring out what is a major or minor release is not an issue this way. Regardless of what it is called, it does look very exciting and I'm in the process of installing it on my Mac in a VirtualBox VM. In fact, it really is installing as I write this! More on this in another forthcoming blog entry.

Tuesday brought JavaOne and Sun's keynote. I tried to twitter (tweet?) during the event so you can see some observations here, Amazon showed up to show off the Kindle, and I must say I'm surprised it isn't color. Yes, written text tends to be black and white, but books and rich media today (it can show images/photos/etc.) isn't, so this seems like a shortcoming. There were a number of very sexy looking JavaFX demos building upon what was announced at JavaOne last year. There were also announcements about the latest and greatest Java SE 6 updates including a "consumer" one that will make the footprint of Java SE smaller making it more accessible to more folks and devices which will only help getting Java FX on more devices.

Tuesday also brought the opening of the JavaOne Pavilion where we had pods for Java CAPS, our new open-source MDM community Mural, Event Processing, and our next generation lighter weight and OSGi compliant JBI runtime that is part of Project Fuji in Open ESB. Fuji introduces anew way to map out integration flows in a simple declarative language. On Wednesday I managed to attend a great session by Andi and Keith on Fuji.

I also had the opportunity to speak with several analysts and press about what we are doing in open-source and with Java CAPS and received very favorable feedback. I was pleased to see several of the folks I spoke with showing up at some of the sessions on our technologies and projects.

So, now I sit here waiting for my flight (10 minutes to boarding supposedly), but am glad I was able to attend another great JavaOne. In a way I'm already looking forward to next year when we'll get to show more about Fuji, event processing, and who knows what else. Stay tuned!

Monday Apr 28, 2008

JavaOne 2008

I'm probably not breaking any news by noting that JavaOne is next week. I'm probably not breaking news noting what is happening at the event related to our SOA and Business Integration technologies either, but at least some of you might find it interesting or informative.

Actually, before JavaOne is CommunityOne, the free event on the day before JavaOne. We will have demos for Mural, our new open-source community for Master Data Management (MDM), so stop on by.

For JavaOne itself there is a host of activity. There are a bunch of sessions in the SOA and Enterprise Integration track and in the Pavilion there will be 4 pods covering Java CAPS (pod 170), Open ESB (pod 171), Event Driven SOA (pod 179), and Mural (pod 180).

I and many others from our Product Management and Engineering teams will be there, so stop by and say hi!

Monday May 14, 2007

JavaOne Press

My boss and I ended up talking with the press quite a bit last week while at JavaOne and am pleased to see that a few things we said must have rang true as it is being written about!

Thursday May 10, 2007

Day 2 of JavaOne

Day 2 of JavaOne is complete and it was another interesting day. I had a bunch of analyst/press/customer meetings so didn't get to attend as many sessions as I had wanted to but still caught Oracle's keynote and saw some of the good things they are doing around the Java platform.

I also had a chance to catch up a bit with my RSS feeds and saw a good story written by David Berlind from ZDNet that included a discussion of JavaFX and how it is helping to revolutionize the Java platform on all devices from the desktop to set-tops to mobile phones and PDAs. See it here and take a look at the interviews with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green.

Wednesday May 09, 2007

First Day of JavaOne

The first day of JavaOne was pretty exciting. Sun made a number of announcements during the keynote, a few that interested me including:
Also, during the technical session there were some demos of NASA's World Wind project which were quite impressive.

On a personal note, what is now JavaFX Script was formerly called F3 and was developed by Chris Oliver who I worked with at SeeBeyond. I had the opportunity to review much of his early work with F3 and actually had a hand in the naming of it (he called it Form Follows Function and I suggested F\^3 or F-cubed which became F3) so I'm a bit sad to see the name lost but very excited to see what he has done getting more exposure. Do take a look as I think you'll see that it does simplify UI development in Java.

All in all, a pretty good day!

Monday May 07, 2007


I attended my first CommunityOne today. I had attended parts of JavaOne last year but hadn't taken part in NetBeans day.

We got to hear from Tim O'Reilly along with Rich Green, Ian Murduck, and Tim Bray for the general session. The most interesting piece to me was the mobility session and seeing a demo of Sun Spot and Mobile Complete. The latter provides for time-shared access to most if not all mobile phones to be able to test ones apps on a variety of devices. Quite interesting.

Tomorrow is the kickoff of JavaOne so we'll see what transpires from that!




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