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Blog Archive for glv during June 2003

(After the flurry of blogging last week at JavaOne, I've had to concentrate on work for a while. But I have a lot of notes from the conference that I'll continue to write about for a while.) My introduction to collaboration software was a talk by Pavel Curtis at a USENIX conference in January 1995. He talked about his research project, Jupiter, at Xerox PARC. That talk spoiled me ... none of...
JavaOne is still going on for a few more hours, so a show wrap-up may be premature. But I have to leave early, so it's time to summarize my experience, at least. This was my sixth JavaOne. I wasn't quite sure what to expect this year; I was afraid the conference would be a lot smaller, and that the energy might be low. I'm glad to say it was great. I heard from two sources that the...
The first conference I attended after getting my TiBook last year was O'Reilly's Open Source Convention, and I was amazed to see more Macs than any other kind of laptop there. JavaOne is a slightly different group of folks, of course, and I don't think Macs dominate here. But they're in the running. You see them everywhere you look, being used by attendees and presenters. James Gosling is...
I've been anticipating this reaction. It was inevitable. But we're not blogging JavaOne because we're being told to. I, at least, am doing so because I'm here, it's fun, and -- most importantly -- I think java.net is important, and I'd like to help it get off to a good start. Communities are built by the inhabitants. You can't just decide to go build a thriving, vital community. But that...
The "opening act" for this morning's general session was Don McMillan, a self-described "Engineer/Comedian" who started things off with an insightful, funny, and wonderfully geeky act. (I especially liked his necktie with the periodic table of the elements ... I need to get one for my friend Greg Vaughn, who sometimes wears a periodic table t-shirt -- complete with radioactive elements that...
(This is a long blog entry ... you have been warned.) Big conferences like JavaOne are always accompanied by the introduction of new books. This time's no exception. I stopped by the JDOCentral booth to visit my friend Patrick Linskey of SolarMetric, and he surprised me with a free copy of Bitter EJB, the new book he wrote with Bruce Tate, Mike Clark, and Bob Lee. I'm very pleased to have it,...
I remember being at JavaOne in 1999 (I think) when I first heard the terms "J2SE", "J2EE", and "J2ME". I understood the reasoning for such a move, but at the same time I hoped they wouldn't go too far with the distinction. It was both amusing and refreshing to hear Jonathan Schwartz acknowledge in this morning's keynote that Sun has been guilty of pushing multiple, separate platforms rather...