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John O'Conner

John O'Conner is a software architect, consultant, author, and speaker. After many years developing the internationalization features of the Java platform at Sun Microsystems, he is now actually trying to use those features in real world projects.


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JavaOne Tokyo '05: Layout Managers

Posted by joconner on November 9, 2005 at 7:09 PM PST

Joshua Marinicci and Scott Violet explained layout managers in their session Layout Roundup and Futures.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: Java Puzzlers with Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter

Posted by joconner on November 8, 2005 at 11:48 PM PST

I'll quickly jump to the most interesting part of the Keynote this morning (Nov 9), the special guests. The guests were Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter. Not only has Joshua contributed great things directly to the Java language and platform, but he has become a respected author as well.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: A Note on Accessibility

Posted by joconner on November 8, 2005 at 11:49 AM PST

On a recent trip to the restroom at the Tokyo International Forum, I was reminded about accessibility. Having been trained well (thanks Mom!), I always wash my hands after visiting the restroom for any reason. However, doing so in a public restroom is almost always frustrating because...well, I'm short and when I reach up to grab a paper towel, the water runs down my arms.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: Extreme GUI Makeover

Posted by joconner on November 8, 2005 at 10:32 AM PST

After the rather somber response to the keynotes this morning (Nov 8/Tokyo), I was pleasantly surprised to hear the impressed (but still rather quiet) oohs and aahs from the crowd as Hans Muller (left) and Scott Violet (right) wowed us with visual Swing demos. The session, entitled Extreme GUI Makeover, Episode 1: Lookin' Good was amazing.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: Technical Keynote outlines strategies for Java ME, SE, and EE

Posted by joconner on November 7, 2005 at 8:58 PM PST

Java SE Roadmaps, John Pampuch

John Pampuch, Director of Java SE Software engineering outlined some of his team's activities. Here are a few of his comments, summarized of course:

JavaOne Tokyo '05: forum for JavaOne Tokyo

Posted by joconner on November 7, 2005 at 4:35 PM PST

Just in time for the opening keynote, a Forum for JavaOne Tokyo 2005 is now available. Everyone is invited to contribute to the forum, whether you're attending in person or not. Go take a look, share a thought, ask a question, post an answer

JavaOne Tokyo '05: Nov 8 TImetable

Posted by joconner on November 7, 2005 at 10:48 AM PST


Jot it down on a piece of paper, in your PalmPilot, or in your PocketPC...anywhere you'd like...but you're going to need some help remembering the
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JavaOne Tokyo '05: NetBeans Day highlights 5.0

Posted by joconner on November 7, 2005 at 9:54 AM PST

Jeff Jackson, Greg Sporar, and others played to a tough crowd, but I think the message about NetBeans got across even if the jokes or short skits didn't. In the end, the message I got was this: NetBeans has come a long way very quickly, and there's no slowing it down. Everyone has their favorite editor, so I can't expect to change many opinions here.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: Warm up with NetBeans Software Day

Posted by joconner on November 6, 2005 at 6:06 PM PST

You haven't missed out on any of the actual conference yet. The conference officially starts tomorrow, Nov 8. However, if you want to get a quick start on things, you can stop in on the NetBeans Software Day WorldTour.

JavaOne Tokyo '05: First Stop, Akihabara

Posted by joconner on November 5, 2005 at 6:57 PM PST

I'm not a geek, I'm not a geek, I'm not a geek. However, in preparation for JavaOne I have to get a USB cable to connect my digital camera to my want pictures with these blogs, right? So the natural idea that comes to mind is to hit the stores in Akihabara.