This week has TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011 conference running in Las Vegas and the tweets coming out of there are really informative and pretty spontaneous it seems. Here's a selection of them (mostly from @java and @oracletechnet) :
• From James Gosling's keynote: JDK7 "finally moving forward"; "rather pleased" about its contents (@oracletechnet), and Gosling: Java EE 6 makes it remarkably easy to build Web apps; makes hard tasks not just possible but simple (@oracletechnet)
• The Oracle keynote (Adam Messinger + Steve Harris) was probably best covered by Tori's Java in Flux: Utopia or Deuteranopia? blog entry. Some quotes include - Harris: "Going forward EE will become foundation of cloud - underlying specs to be revamped" (@oracletechnet), Messinger: "we (Oracle) haven't done best job communicating, but we've heard you, and you'll be pleased with changes" (@oracletechnet). "#java #openjdk Message remains on track, Java to evolve fairly slowly and steadily, will let other languages forge paths" (@oracletechnet). And closing with @AdamBien's: #oracle's evil plan for #java.
• From Jerome's GlassFish session:
"I wonder if GlassFish Session Replication is built on top of Coherence. Would seem logical but ?" (@STeePi) and "For all the jabs, I gotta say GlassFish looks way slick. Still haven't played with it though" (@STeePi).
• At the JCP panel : Reza Rahman on JCP: biggest issue is lack of developer participation; too much "nonchalant" attitude - devs need to step up (@oracletechnet), Curran: "JUGs can join JCP as groups for free, and all members of that group can participate" (@oracletechnet). Check out also InfoWorld's article.