Here is my report from day 2 of Java One. I continue to feel diffident
about RIA and Java FX Script, the theme of this year's Java One, so I decided
to make my own themes: Ease of development, and transparency.
Here is my braindump from Information Overload Central, AKA Java One 2008.
Java FX Script
The day started with, you guessed it, another keynote. I just can't stay focused during them, so FWIW, here is what I got out of it.
Last year, Java One Day 0 was Netbeans Day, in a cozy hotel. This year,
the Java One week started much more grandly, with Community One, at the
Moscone Center. There were tracks for a number of open source communities,
including NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, OpenSolaris.
I ran across
tech tip on using wildcards in Java generics. Pretty basic stuff, I
thought. But I was amazed by the comments:
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Post article reports on the elimination of underenrolled Advanced
Placement (AP) courses in American high schools.
style="margin-right: 2em; float: left;" /> On February 28, James Gosling gave
a presentation in Sun's Santa Clara Campus auditorium (formerly a part of the
Insane Asylum :-)), entitled “Feel of Java Revisited”.
style="margin-right: 1em; width: 20%; float: left;" />When I first heard
about JavaServer Faces, way back at the 2002 Java One conference, it was sold
as “Swing for the Web”. That caught my attention.
width="110" height="111" />There has been much discussion on whether Java
programmers are becoming dinosaurs, on an href="http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=221903">evolutionary
dead end and overtaken by more nimble mammals.
height="130" />There has been another flurry of discussions about
in Java and minor