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Blog Archive for daniel during June 2005

From the keynote to the show floor to the sessions it seems as if java.net is everywhere. Stop by the java.net booth and check out some of the presentations from our community and project leaders. If you are a member pick up your java.net sticker - if you aren't, we're happy to sign you up and then give you a sticker. It's nice to see what a large percent of attendees are community members. It...
JavaOne officially begins today. The java.net page will be devoted to coverage this week and we invite you to get involved. If you are a java.net blogger, set the "Primary Category" of your entry to JavaOne and we will be able to include you on the front page. If you blog elsewhere, we have set up a special forum for you to post links to your entries on other sites and to interesting items you'...
Looking forward to next Thursday's keynote The JavaOne conference has always had lots of keynotes. In a way, it confuses those of us searching for the key note. Other conferences have more than one address and many of them now call them keynotes. When I was a mathematician, the national meetings had different invited addresses which each had a different flavor. The Gibbs lecture, for example,...
Java book sales back up Tim O'Reilly (for whom I work) looks at book sales as one of many indicators of trends. It is not his only source of information, but at last year's Open Source Conference (OSCon) he showed a chart detailing a drop in Java book sales in the months that preceeded the conference this past August. It was a tough OSCon for Java developers - the audience applauded at this...
Connecting the dots Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs gave this year's Stanford commencement address. Although much has been written about it, take the time to read through the transcript. The first of three stories that he tells talks about how the things that you learn and take time to investigate may have long term impact on what you do. His particular example is about taking a calligraphy...
Sun's J2EE in the open One of the repeated themes in the GlassFish documentation is that the "project is designed to encourage communication between Sun engineers and the community and will enable all developers to better understand Sun's J2EE development process." I think that has certainly been the case in the work on the Mustang release. Not so much a look at Sun't process so much as...
Thanks for your help When we launched java.net two years ago we stressed that it was a beta site that would grow and change over time. Looking back at the front pages over these past two years (we archived all but the first three) we've experimented with different components and some have worked better than others. As we celebrate our second anniversary today we are also looking forward at...
Slamming the profession Last night I had dinner with Rob Stephenson, co-leader of the java.net Global Education and Learning Community. He pointed me to this poem by Taylor Mali called What Teachers Make. In it, Mali is having a discussion with a lawyer who has made fun of teachers and believes he has properly put Mali in his place by asking him "What Teachers Make". By that, the lawyer means...
More celebrations I got an email pointing to this ten year old page announcing PHP 1.0. I had no idea that PHP and Java were officially released within weeks of each other. Thanks for passing on the reminder. I can't believe that PHP has been on my list of things to play with for a decade. Sigh, the new shinier toys keep rising to the top of the stack. Coming soon you'll find Improved...
Delivering the message We've been organizing bloggers to cover JavaOne for us this year. One of the ones I contacted responded "I'm such a nerd, I still get excited over these things." I thought about that as I entered Steve Jobs' keynote at Apple's developer conference yesterday. These still excite me. I've seen every MacWorld and WWDC keynote that Jobs has delivered since he returned to Apple...