Day 4 of Java One is over. Even without huge announcements or great
surprises, it was a great conference. Here are my impressions from the cool
stuff keynote and my takeaway what it all means.
The Cool Stuff Keynote
My mind wanders during most keynotes, but I always enjoy James Gosling's
cool stuff keynote on the last day of Java One. No marketing, just one
amazing Java-powered piece of hardware...
My day 3 at Java One ranged from the Nimbus UI and the future of JSF to
interesting discussions about closures and Scala. Details below.
The presentation on the Nimbus look and feel
was packed. Nimbus is a pretty L&F, and it will be the standard for Java
FX. Everything is vector-drawn, so it will scale nicely to high-resolution
displays. (Check out this nifty sampler.) I would like to...
Here is my report from day 2 of Java One. I continue to feel diffident
about RIA and Java FX Script, the theme of this year's Java One, so I decided
to make my own themes: Ease of development, and transparency.
Swing App Framework (JSR-296)
Hans Muller gave a presentation on
the Swing app framework, a
great example for ease of development. Some people think Swing is dead, but
there are more...
Here is my braindump from Information Overload Central, AKA Java One 2008.
Java FX Script
The day started with, you guessed it, another keynote. I just can't stay focused during them, so FWIW, here is what I got out of it.
Sensors let you figure out whether people leave a keynote early.
RFID tags are a mixed blessing. In passports, maybe not...Chief scientist John Gage: “Hi, I'm an...
Last year, Java One Day 0 was Netbeans Day, in a cozy hotel. This year,
the Java One week started much more grandly, with Community One, at the
Moscone Center. There were tracks for a number of open source communities,
including NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, OpenSolaris. Frankly, I preferred the
cozy hotel, but I can see that it is savvy marketing by Sun to have a
large-scale free community event...
I ran across this
tech tip on using wildcards in Java generics. Pretty basic stuff, I
thought. But I was amazed by the comments:
Great post!! never knew about wildcards
I cant believe this. I cannot think how a wild card in generics fits
into the java OOP theme. Upto now the rules were always simple
and straight forward. In this case list object should have
accepted all objects of...