Javaone Summary

So Javaone is finally over - and now it is back to normal for a while.
We've been very busy this year at Javaone here are some numbers:
300 hours of demos of Oracle products in 12 parallel stations
16 Mini Theater sessions at the Oracle Demoground
13 Sessions by Oracle personal
2 Official Oracle Press releases
1 Oracle Keynote General Session
1 Oracle Movie Night

If you want to get more info on the things we announced, you can just watch Thomas Kurian's keynote.

I spent most of the time at the Oracle JDeveloper demo-pod.
It was nice to meet some customers who came by to say hello (and usually ask a question or two).
The bit that was a little depressing is all the people who came over asking "so what does JDeveloper do?" - how come people don't know about what we offer. I think that the problem is that people who just start out with Java - go out on a forum and ask what IDE should I use - someone tells them Eclipse - and they never bother to look around for other options.
Most of the people who I showed JDeveloper to were quite impressed and said they are going to give it a spin, and that is all I want them to do - I like to think that JDeveloper can sell itself once you see what it is able to do and how the development experience is different then your average coder tool.

The next big event will be involved in is Oracle World - and more importantly the 2 days with the new Oracle Developer event that will run in parallel. Yes you heard it right - we are going to have two days with sessions, labs etc dedicated to developers - so mark your calender for a trip to San Francisco in October.

Comments:

I do like JDeveloper but I have to admit it that it is slow inspite of the 1G memory. I think the adoption of JDeveloper will depend on the success of the Oracle Application Server. I don't think that non Oracle application server users use JDeveloper for their IDE - they use Eclipse. One big disappointment with JDeveloper is with regard to deployment of WebServices in Tomcat. It does not work. The issue is something to do with Oracle's WebService classes not container portable?

Posted by Madhav Iyer on June 05, 2006 at 02:56 PM PDT #

Madhav, I don't think your assumption that people use JDeveloper only if they use the Oracle Application Server is correct. Just look at the results of this survey http://forums.oracle.com/forums/poll.jspa?pollID=63 It shows something that was confirmed in many other occasions - somewhere between 40-50% of JDeveloper's users are using other application servers.

Posted by Shay Shmeltzer on June 06, 2006 at 04:51 AM PDT #

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