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Blog Archive for ronhitchens during May 2007

The theme I'm picking up from friends and associates, and from the sessions on the schedule, is that there seems to be a dearth of Java at JavaOne this year. There is a lot of interest in scripting languages like Ruby, JavaScript and the new JavaFX running in the JVM. NetBeans is sprouting direct authoring support for a growing number of languages other than Java. There are so many language...
Yesterday I attended Brian Goetz' Effective Concurrency For Java and today I went to the companion session Testing Concurrent Java. Both build on topics from Brian's excellent book, Java Concurrency in Practice, which first went on sale one year ago, right here at JavaOne. Listening to these two sessions and chatting with a few folks here at the show, I'm more convinced than ever that...
I missed the keynotes this morning. I planned to be there, I really did, but two sick kids and an hour-long BART ride conspired to keep me away. Luckily, other bloggers here have posted informative summaries. I did make it to Bob Brewin's technical keynote after lunch. I'm struggling a little bit to get a handle on what JavaOne 2007 is really about this year. From what I can tell, it seems to...
I've attended every JavaOne since 2002, which makes this my sixth in a row. It was in 2002 that I wrote Java NIO during that oddly quiet time following three roaring years of Internet frenzy. Java was king of the mountain and its future seemed brighter than ever. I was deep into Java and wasn't interested in anything else. But 2002 was a year when many things changed. It was the year when it...