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Blog Archive for joconner during November 2005

Project Looking Glass must have a special appeal in Japan. Although the project gets plenty of attention in the U.S., it seems especially popular in Japan. This particular project is responsible for attracting standing-only crowds to at least two hands on labs, a couple sessions, and finally a late night Birds of a Feather (BOF). Thinking the crowds would be thinner, I attended the 8 PM BOF on...
Hands on labs were quite popular at JavaOne Tokyo. This particular lab taught how to use EJB 3.0. Many of the labs were filled to capacity. Below, the instructor guides his class through a programming example: One of the most popular labs was for Project Looking Glass. In fact, the Project Looking Glass labs were so popular that they required not one but two separate sessions to handle all the...
I'll quickly jump to the most interesting part of the Keynote this morning (Nov 9), the special guests. The guests were Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter. Not only has Joshua contributed great things directly to the Java language and platform, but he has become a respected author as well. Josh spoke about optical illusions and why we see them. He showed several optical illusion illustrations. He...
On a recent trip to the restroom at the Tokyo International Forum, I was reminded about accessibility. Having been trained well (thanks Mom!), I always wash my hands after visiting the restroom for any reason. However, doing so in a public restroom is almost always frustrating because...well, I'm short and when I reach up to grab a paper towel, the water runs down my arms. No luck with air dryers...
After the rather somber response to the keynotes this morning (Nov 8/Tokyo), I was pleasantly surprised to hear the impressed (but still rather quiet) oohs and aahs from the crowd as Hans Muller (left) and Scott Violet (right) wowed us with visual Swing demos. The session, entitled Extreme GUI Makeover, Episode 1: Lookin' Good was amazing. I realized that one's imagination is the only limiting...
Java SE Roadmaps, John Pampuch John Pampuch, Director of Java SE Software engineering outlined some of his team's activities. Here are a few of his comments, summarized of course: Name simplification. The Java product names have been changing. The new names are simpler. In summary, Sun will remove the "2" from all names. J2SE will be Java SE, J2ME becomes Java ME, and J2EE will become Java EE....
Just in time for the opening keynote, a java.net Forum for JavaOne Tokyo 2005 is now available. Everyone is invited to contribute to the forum, whether you're attending in person or not. Go take a look, share a thought, ask a question, post an answer
Jot it down on a piece of paper, in your PalmPilot, or in your PocketPC...anywhere you'd like...but you're going to need some help remembering the JavaOne Tokyo 2005 Timetable for Nov 8. Kicking it all off is the Technical Keynote w/ Mark Hapner at 10:00. Following that, well you have lots to choose from. Most sessions are organized into 45 minute slots throughout the day, and they fall into...
Jeff Jackson, Greg Sporar, and others played to a tough crowd, but I think the message about NetBeans got across even if the jokes or short skits didn't. In the end, the message I got was this: NetBeans has come a long way very quickly, and there's no slowing it down. Everyone has their favorite editor, so I can't expect to change many opinions here. However, just to keep yourself up-to-date with...