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Blog Archive for turbogeek during June 2004

Today we got to see the sunny side of Scott McNealy at the keynote today. I have to admit that I like to hear that man talk. The key thing that he said that got my attention was that there were 14,000 developers at JavaOne. That is almost like before the crash! Almost everything but the requisite T-Shirt lofting at the end of the talk was just icing on the cake of the Java economy(the T-Shirt...
I am at JavaOne, again! It is great to be a JavaOne Alumni, but it is interesting because of the changes we see from prior years. The Java 1.5 release is one of the bigger things to happen. Most of the conferences I have been to have had new version of Java, but this is a much bigger jump. Java has always suffered from a lack of templates and other syntactic sugar, but it is finally here....
JavaOne is all about education. But the Java Education and Learning Community will also be participating too. Come see Cathleen Obata, Rob Stevenson, Daniel Brookshier, and many others from JELC, Sun Microsystems, Collabnet, and O'Reilly who have helped build the community here within JELC and the greater Java.net community. Please say hello, ask for help, or discuss your projects. You can...