Finished Up JavaOne

Well, I'm all finished up with JavaOne for this year.  It's still going strong, but I've had to get back to work.  Being focused on Admins and not Developers means I can't spend the whole week up in San Fracisco playing at the show.  However, it's always great to see old friends.

 

Aside from my friend Duke, I got to see a number of folks from the JDK and NetBeans teams where I spent my early career at Sun.  It was especially good to see a bunch of folks from my old Java Performance team.  It seems like they're still doing great.  I got to see a bunch of the NetBeans folks, but I seem to have missed seeing my friend Trung (the NetBeans architect and one of Sun's newest Distinguished Engineers).

While it was good to see all the things going on at JavaOne, I did manage to get some real work done this week.  Oren and I had some good meetings with analysts, and in particular a fun conversation with some of the guys from RedMonk about our coming Systems Management and Connected Systems functionality.  These guys (and Oren!) are all into Twitter.  I haven't figured that out yet, but perhaps I'll have to try it to keep up with the Joneses.

I think this will be a great year for Java, so I'm looking forward to next year's J1.

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