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Blog Archive for qmahmoud during May 2007

I attended the "Liberating Java" session at JavaOne by Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems. He spoke highly of the open source concept and how it was Sun's vision right from the start. Isn't Sun the first open source startup? Well, I believe Sun has embraced open standards from the beginning. In 1984 the Network File System (NFS) was made open and free to the industry, and...
This morning I attended the Java TV Track kickoff session. There were representatives from Sun, CableLabs, Time Warner, and Sony. They talked about the OpenCable initiative, one of its drivers is to encourage set-top supplier diversity – similar to the PC industry. OCAP is the Open Cable Application Platform, which is based on Java. An SDK is available for developers interested in developing...
This afternoon I attended the general session on Mobility and Devices by Laurie Tolson, Vice President of Client Software Group at Sun. She started her presentation by discussing how Java is everywhere: desktops, enterprise servers, devices, Blu-ray, 3 billion smart cards, etc. She said this is a great time to be a Java developer. :-) Jason Ling of MySpace, which is the largest social network in...
Today Sun announced JavaFX, a consumer-focused family of Java technology based on Java SE. The first big component of JavaFX is a scripting language. Oh my! Why another scripting language? In James Gosling words, scripting languages tend to be focused on particular applications, and JavaFX Script is for developing media-rich Internet applications. JavaFX Script leverages Java's unmatched reach,...
This morning I attended the keynote speech: Get in the Driver's Seat with Java Technology by Rich Green, Executive Vice President of Software, Sun Microsystems. John Gage, Chief Scientist, (the master of ceremony if you like) opened the session by welcoming everyone to the event and talked about Java in devices, which are beginning to multiply. To move this forward, there is a need to reduce the...
I arrived just in time for the NetBeans Mobility: What's New? session, part of the NetBeans Software Day. The session included some live demos from Ikivo, Mobile Complete, as well as a demo of Sun SPOTs. NetBeans is an IDE has that come a long way! You have to try it to believe it. Even James Gosling is using it instead of his Emacs. NetBeans Mobility is an add-on for Java ME developers; it...
I'll be flying from Toronto to San Francisco tomorrow morning to attend JavaOne 2007. I will be there between Monday afternoon and Thursday evening; the weather forecast calls for lots of sun and blue sky, which will make walking from hotels to the Moscone Center a pleasant exercise for everyone. :-) There are a couple of new and exciting things happening this year: The inaugural CommunityOne...