Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

News Recap from JavaOne and Oracle Open World

Here are (some? most? of) the key news and announcements from JavaOne and OOW related to our community.

The combination of Oracle Open World with JavaOne means a very large number of announcement; sounds strange to say this, but, by comparison, tracking announcements in the old JavaOne was easy!

I'll keep updating this post through the next couple of days, fleshing out the sections and adding links.  If you see content that you think needs to be here, let us know via comments and I'll incorporate them. Apologies that some key sections are very thin;


Java SE
Roadmap solidified
It’s time for … Plan B (Mark Reinhold)
Project Coin at JavaOne 2010 (Joe Darcy)
• Roadmap: PR, jdk7/features.

Java ME and Embedded
Modernize Language and Platform
• Technical Keynote

Java EE
Strong JavaEE 6 Adoption; beginning of new cycle
More references to GlassFish in J1 keynote than last year!
• GlassFish Roadmap
• Weblogic using HK2 (see Jeff Trent's putbacks)

Java Client
New Roadmap, New JavaFX 2.0 Plan
JavaFX 2.0 (Richard Bair)
Oracle to Discontinue JavaFX Script; Will Use Java API (DZone)
A Heartfelt Ramble on Swing & JavaFX (Amy)

Java Development IDE
• "Java Development IDE of Choice" (TK's keynote)
• "20% growth in last year" (TK's keynote)
Roadmap through NB 7.1

Other News

• Hudson Everywhere
   Meetup, liveblog for Kohsuke and John Smart


System News

• Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud - Home Page
   Press Release, Interview w/ AdamM, White Paper.
• Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 - Home Page
   Press Release, White Paper.
• SPARC T3 Launch - Home Page
   PR, World Records, more from BestPerf, Vijay and  Joerg.
• Storage Systems
   PR, Update, more from Joerg
• Sun Ray 3 Launch - New Arrivals
• Solaris Next Gen - PR
• Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux - PR

More Software News

Grid Engine Update
Oracle Communications Calendar Server(s) - Which One For You?
Oracle Announces Oracle CRM On Demand Release 18

Other News

H.P. Settles Lawsuit Against Hurd
NetApp and Oracle Agree to Dismiss Lawsuits    (two weeks old news, but seems apropos)

Pictures and Comments

• Pictures from Alexis, Tyler...
• Arun's Pics: [1], [2], [3]

Friday Oct 16, 2009

GlassFish GeoMap as JavaFX App


James just posted his slides from Oracle OpenWorld... except that they are a JavaFX app. For most of the prezo the App behaves as slides (<TAB> to move forward) - except for the iconic JavaFX moving clouds - but at one point he switches to a version of our GlassFish GeoMap including zooming (scroll wheel), panning (drag), dot-size calculation and dot aggregation.

Check JAG's blog for an intro (and some platform constraints). Also see live app and screenshot (small, large) and the corresponding original pinkDot (live, large).

I'll add a link to James' keynote when it becomes available (probably here). Thanks to James for App (and the plug for GlassFish!) and to Paul Sterk for the raw geomap data.

Added - James James has factored out the Open Street Map Browser into its own OSMBrowser@Kenai.

Wednesday Oct 14, 2009

OpenWorld 2009 Keynotes - Scott and Larry


The first 4 recordings of the keynotes from Oracle OpenWorld are now available. The recordings are very well done: they are available for download in multiple formats (flash video/audio, mp4, mp3, ppt, txt) and the web viewer synchronizes video, audio, slides and transcript; nice!

One of the recordings is of Scott's Keynote. He did a bit of a retrospective on Sun, including some early days clips and a couple of top 10's. Scott's biggest applause was for his "proudest innovation":

"Kicked Butt, Had Fun, Didn't Cheat, Loved Our Customers, Changed Computing Forever"

The rest of Scott's keynote included a short visit by James and a longer one by John where he talked about the latest, benchmark-leading, flash-based, Sun systems. Larry closed the session, using the new systems to tease IBM on multiple fronts.

Scott's keynote was on Sunday; Larry's just finished a few minutes ago (Wednesday).

Larry's recording should be available "soon"; when it does, you may want to do a skim through the slides/transcript and slow down to video for those sections on which you are most interested. He covered four topics: an update on Oracle Enterprise Linux adoption, Exadata/Hardware, new Support Offering that combines MyOracle and their Enterprise Manager (quite similar in spirit to Sun's efforts), and an overview of the new Fusion Apps. He mentioned the cloud multiple times! Ah, and our Governator came for a quick visit!

The section on Fusion Apps was very interesting - I think Larry does a very good job to show the value prop (to the customers!) of the newly rewritten Apps. I had not really understood what the rewritten Apps really meant to Oracle and their customers. For example, he emphasized several times that Business Intelligence is built-in into the Apps, and that the UI is driven from there.

That's it for me on OOW. I spent about a day and a half at OpenWorld and Oracle Develop and I enjoyed the experience - although Very Different to JavaOne! You can get a feel for the content and experience from the web posts - posts at Blogs.Sun.Com, Blogs.Oracle.Com, Twitter posts and Flickr images.

Added - Also see this Flickr set of Fusion Apps screenshots.
Added - Additional keynotes now available: Thomas Kurian.
Added - Direct link to Scott's Higlights Video.
Added - Link to Ted Farrell's @ OTN (uses livestream, which broadcasts "channels", not a plain recording; I think that link will start the channel into your client from the beginning of the clip, but not 100% sure).

Sunday Oct 11, 2009

One More Update on OpenWorld and GlassFish

Oracle OpenWorld started today. Family commitments didn't let me go there today (do check OpenWorld Live) but I'm planning to be there Mon-Wed. I just tried to capture a few of the events I want to attend and it is as bad as JavaOne - actually, OOW seems worse, but I'm just sampling it, while I try to be exhaustive with J1.

I created a Mini-Calendar to help me track what I want to attend (ha!); you are welcome to check it but beware I've not had time to double check it yet and I need to add events also.

Anyhow, here is a last batch of links on the event:


Key entry points from Oracle include OpenWorld WebSite, OpenWorld Live (keynotes et al, starting in 1 hour), and OpenWorld Blogs (looks very good).

Added - The conference can also be sliced per-track, see: Middleware, Applications, DataBase, Industries and Management and Infrastructure.

Links from Sun's site include Sun.Com/java/oow, Sun.Com/software/solaris/oow, SDN Overview and OOW @ BSC.

Added - Sun and Oracle are making several announcements during the conference; check this very good Overview Story.

There are multiple Pavillions; Oracle OpenWorld is Mon & Tue 10:30-6:30, Wed 9-5:15; Oracle Develop is Sun 10-3:45, Mon 9:30-12:45 & 2:15-5:30, Tue 11-5:30.

Multiple Sun folks have been posting "I'll be there" entries. Check these from JAG, TimBray, Vijay Tatkar, SteveW, JFA.

The bloggers meeting is Tuesday evening; see OTN, Pythian and Jillian's

OTN has a Guide to the Event. Also worth checking their list of OTN ACE presenters. I also found it interesting to see the level of transparency in their discussion of how to Mutate the TechCast DNA.

The GF Server presentations are listed in our Wiki: Sessions and Demos. Also see MEP demo (will update if I find more).