Javaone - Monday

It seems there are a lot of people here at Javaone, long lines to get into many of the sessions and a lot of traffic in the demoground (as mentioned in my last post).

I spent the first half of the day at the demoground, manning the "Agile Development with JDeveloper" booth. This booth was meant to highlight the work we did for the hard-core coders in 10.1.3 everything from refactoring to CVS and JUnit and Ant integration. But I ended up showing many other aspects as well such as the class diagrams, the sequence diagram with the debugger, the UI debugger for Swing developers, some JDK 5.0 editor tricks and of course Struts, JSP and JSF.

I managed to get into the "12 reasons to use Netbeans session" by Sun - a regular sales pitch. They did made some progress but it still surprise me that they are so hapy about things like debugging JSPs or creating Stubs for Web services - things that we had in JDeveloper for years.

They seem to invest a lot of their effort in Midlet and Swing developers - but I'm not sure how big the demand for these are. I don't think they have much to offer to J2EE developers and I think the visual tools that JDeveloper gives you in this area are much more advanced.

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