Well, as I mentioned before, there's some weird scheduling going on. I got up this morning expecting to go to a couple of performance talks but both of them overflowed in a big way. What a waste!
Once again I'll suggest that Sun should make these sessions available online for free.
What's up with all of the paranoia from open source advocates w.r.t. java.net? Hello?!? A key part of the whole point of open source is that competition is a good thing. Support the stuff that you like and don't support that you don't like. If there's no acceptable alternative to something that you don't like, make one!
Dan mentioned the
first use at this conference of Bill Joy's, "Innovation
happens elsewhere" second-hand quote. Now, that's the fine and dandy sound
Innovation happens everywhere. That's the nature of
The authentication of the site is finally letting me log in on a
regular basis so I can begin to catch up with all of my blogging!
Best Evangelical: Java is
Freedom by Amy Fowler -- quoted by husband John Fowler during
Best Drug Reference:This is your brain on
Java by me during the GE Medical demo.
Yes indeed, you know the cluetrain has left the station when perennial
favorite, Doug Lea, has his Concurrency talk scheduled in one of the tiny
Alas, in the rush to talk about other things, our href="http://weblogs.java.net/">weblogs.java.net community wasn't even
mentioned during the java.net
announcement at this morning's keynote. Sigh.
Jonathan Schwartz "channeled" Xtina at this morning's keynote.
This article talks about the upcoming demonstration of Project Rave from Sun. Basically, Rave is a new, integrated development tool for Java built on top of NetBeans. Though, at this point, I've gotta say that it's going to have to be truly stellar to deserve more than a yawn from hard-core developers.
Interesting article about java.net's potential vs. the continued crumbling of the JCP (Java Community Process).
The main take away for me is that Sun is putting out some effort to work better with the larger community.