JavaOne 11: Thursday PM
By templedf on May 19, 2006
You may be wondering where Thursday AM went. So am I. As I said in the last post, I drove home Wednesday evening. A big part of the reason was that I had a customer meeting in Menlo Park on Thursday afternoon. I decided that instead of getting hung up at JavaOne and being late to the meeting, I'd drive down early. Well, turns out the meeting got quietly cancelled. Net is that I didn't get back to JavaOne until the afternoon. And that's why I don't have my homework.
The only session I caught on Thursday was the Twelve Security Traps talk. Definitely worth the time to check out. The presenter went through 12 common and subtle programming mistakes that lead to security problems. It was a very practical and useful session.
After that, I had my Building Grid-Enabled Applications hands-on lab. I'm still not sure exactly what went wrong, but the grid had some issues. I think part of the problem was the creative participants, but with a grid of 102 machines and 100k jobs, I don't see how the grid could have been knocked over so easily. I'll be spending next week doing a post-mortem. Nonetheless, it sounds like folks still learned something. It's not every day that you get to play with a 100-node grid, so it was an interesting opportunity. Thank you to everyone who attended. I'll be back again next year!