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Blog Archive for editor during May 2007

Speaking up about JavaOne Truth be told, it would be easy to fill the front page every day this week with JavaOne-related blogs and feedback; there's been some, but I've wanted to move on with new topics. Still, I did happen across one blog I wanted to mention just in this editor's blog, and that's Charlie Collins' JavaOne wrap up on Screaming-Penguin.com, a site he runs with GWT in...
Digging through the mini-talk podcast audio I have copied to my computer all the audio captured from the Community Corner mini-talks at the java.net booth last week at JavaOne 2007. Most of it sounds pretty good, considering the conditions: noisy pavilion floor, mix coming from the speakers' monitor output jack, etc. But I already know there are some problems lurking. file0113.mp3...
Fixing Java deployment One of the JavaOne technical sessions I was lucky enough to get away from the pavilion floor to attend was TS-3290: Easy Deployment Is Finally Here. Slides aren't online yet, and not too many people have blogged it, but it did come up on the Java Posse Google Group, when some members were complaining about the lack of news on fixing Java's client-side user experience...
Everybody home from JavaOne? Another JavaOne is in the books, so presumably pretty much everyone has found his or her way home by now, with grand plans to follow up on cool projects, important contacts, and new inspiration. Or, just as likely, to crash on the couch, catch up with family, and recover from the conference crunch. After all, it's a pretty hard four days: long schedules that...
I'll have an opinionated blog later, but here's my notes from the Blu-Ray Q&A BOF. Missing is my question/comment at the end, which I'll blog later. Talk to the Stars: A Discussion of Blu-Ray Java Technology Phil Starner, Javelin Software (blond, glasses) Mike Zink, Technicolor (red shirt, black jacket) Kyle Prestinbock, Disney Bill Foote, Sun (session lead) [note to self: remember...
TV Day at JavaOne Thursday, JavaOne had a track set aside just for Java-based TV technologies, offering the TV track as a stand-alone conference of its own for those not otherwise participating in JavaOne. Still, it seemed by a show of hands in one session that most of the attendees in these IPTV, OCAP, and Blu-Ray sessions were software developers, presumably regular JavaOne attendees, peering...
Digging into the specifics Oftentimes, the second full day of JavaOne is what I call "Dig In Day": it usually features technical sessions that expand on the major stuff introduced in the opening day's general session. Of course, this year's surprising announcement was JavaFX, and Wednesday featured a full-blown tech session on how JavaFX, né F3, works. Timothy M. O'Brien, a fixture...
Surprised by JavaFX? Yesterday's general session was more surprising than these events often are. I was talking with someone earlier in the week and suggested that maybe one reason that JavaOne keynotes aren't as surprise-packed as, say, Apple's keynotes, is that Sun's everyday process is so open and forward-looking that they're usually not holding back any secrets. True, this leaves less...
A famous quote, wrongly attributed to Mark Twain, is that "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." JavaOne attendees have been caught by this before, packing light for presumed California warmth, only to be surprised by the cold and the wind. So, of course, repeat JavaOne attendees learned from their mistakes and many of us packed warm for this year. And got really...
Of community leaders, dark interviews, and the annual backpack Java must be growing, because JavaOne has long since passed the point where it can be contained by a mere four days. On Saturday, a full three days before the General Session that "opens" JavaOne (CommunityOne and the J1 University notwithstanding), we held the third annual Community Leaders weekend in a Sun office on Third Street...