JavaOne 11: Wednesday AM

I forgot to mention in my posts about Tuesday, that we've tried to bring order to the chaos that is JavaOne this year in a new way. This year, attendees must register for the sessions they want to attend. If someone shows up to a session for which he or she didn't register, he or she must wait until all the registered attendees have entered and hope that there will still be seats available. I'll be very curious to hear what the general opinion of this new process is. Personally, I like it.

So, on to today. The keynote this morning was Oracle talking about what they're doing with Java EE. Java EE 5 is an amazing advance over J2SE 1.4, but I'm not in the EE space, so I can't claim the keynote was riveting.

Thanks to the new registration process, I finally got to attend one of the Java puzzler sessions from Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter. It was very entertaining. I learned several new things, for example: Arrays.toString(). Go look it up.

I also dropped in on Gilad Bracha's talk on super packages (JSR 294). Very short, but nice to know hear what big thoughts are floating around.

So far, the coffee supply is holding out. Viva la caffeine!

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