There can be issues promoting Java applications over the Internet. There are various versions of Windows and Windows Server that run pre-6 Java, or even Microsoft Java Virtual Machine.
Verifying the version of Java on someone machine is a good way of eliminating a potential problem.
Is this a victory? Was the standards committee referrer in global competition?
Microsoft is finally releasing their version of a NetBeans & Eclipse environment.
Among other technology use directions, Allan E. Alter recommends ditching the Blackberry.
I skipped the last day of JavaOne to make it back for the first ever Alice Film Festival.
Users running Java Development Kit are encouraged to upgrade systems to protect from two remotely exploitable flaws.
One flaw is an integer overflow error in the image parser occurs when processing ICC profiles embedded in JPEG images. The flaw could be exploited to crash the JVM and possibly allow arbitrary code execution.
There are numerous sessions on automatic bug detection that stretches to all types of development practices.
The concept of increasing quality to lower cost has been around for decades. There have been empirical studies, and Steve McConnell does a nice discussion at http://www.stevemcconnell.com/articles/art04.htm
Being Productive in Swing is a continuation of last year's presentation from
(I applied some of the concepts from his last year's session with good results.)
Ben Galbraith has put together and published a framework that dramatically improves developer productivity.
The framework provides services that separates the GUI concerns from the binding and action concerns.
Fascinating, entertaining, and humorous, but the session missed the point.
There is no question that developers don't understand GUI design. Alan Cooper has made this point over and over again. (Alan Cooper is the guy with the 1 line resume: Invented VB).