The 2nd edition of Effective Java by Joshua Bloch will be exclusively available at Jazoon'08 for the first time in Europe. You can purchase the book at the conference registration desk for the special conference prize of CHF 50.
In many sessions e.g. in the Script Bowl on Day 2 Scala was a topic of interest at JavaOne (don't ask me why Scala was in the 'Script' bowl). Some of the features of this functional language certainly impressed.
The question is of course not new. But is it obsolete? The following comments arose from a Q&A with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green at JavaOne as well as the 'Scripting Panel' with Charles Nutter, Tor Norby, Ted Leung, Guy Laforge, and Greg Murray moderated by Tim Bray.
In his JavaOne keynote Rich Green (Executive VP Software) presented the acquisition of MySQL as a success story so far, demonstrated in the increased number of downloads.
Geeks are usually skeptical when they hear about an acquisition like this one. I also have to admit that I saw some industrial logic in it but also remained reserved owing to potential drawbacks.
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On Tuesday, 2008-06-24 Jazoon'08 will feature an extra session called Jazoon Cutting-Edge. This session will include the latest trends, updates and highlights of the Java world that have emerged since our Call for papers closed by the end of 2007.