Taking a little break from the conference to recharge, I took a walk this morning on the Embarcadero (down by the Bay), and lo and behold -- ran across "Red's Java House".
I attended the session TS-8434: Ajax Push (a.k.a. Comet) with Java Business Integration (JBI) this afternoon. Here's a report...
In what has to be the most photographed item at JavaOne this year.. there is a Blackbox inside the JavaOne Pavilion at the Moscone Center.
There's a small presence at JavaOne... but an advanced research project at Sun, "Project Caroline", is gaining some *real* interest at the conference.
John Gage (as tradition dictates) did his usual great job opening the conference, and handed off to Rich Green to run the show. Rich had executives from Ericsson, NASDAQ, Sony, etc join him on stage for announcements and tales on how they're using Java.
Some notes from the announcements:
I'm really looking forward to the opening keynote tomorrow, and getting this year's conference started. It's been great already running into many familiar faces (some of which you only see once a year at JavaOne) around the Moscone Center and San Francisco.
In or around San Francisco this evening? Interested in distributed computing, Jini, or just having a pint? ;-) In what seems to be turning into an 'annual' gathering at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company... we'll be having an informal Meetup to kick off JavaOne week.
[As background: Brussels is 'the place to be' the next couple of weeks... the
10th Jini Community Meeting" is underway and taking place September 13th and 14th.
One great improvement at this year's conference (at least for me)... is the availability of presentations online.