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Blog Archive for rpg during June 2003

JavaOne is over - thank God! It's a great conference for finding out who is doing what in Java, and there are lots of opportunities to learn Java-related things. But I prefer conferences not so identified with a single company - hey, even when it's my own. This month there are two different sorts of conferences that might deserve your look. Both are heavy into Java, but their focus is elsewhere....
"How do we know that Sun won't censor or otherwise pollute java.net with heliocentric notions—after all, Sun owns and operates the site?" My answer last night to this question was that it was the same problem that faced a poet about to sit down and write a poem: How does she know that it will be good? And of course, she doesn't no matter how much training or practice she has had. Sun doesn't know...
I’m Dick Gabriel, a computer scientist at Sun. I’ve been working in and around programming languages since 1975 and around objects since 1984 or so. These days I’m active in OO conferences and software patterns, and most of my blogs will be about those. But the first time around I wanted give you my perspective on Java. Most importantly - and somewhat paradoxically - I had nothing to do with Java...