Joshua Marinicci and Scott Violet explained layout managers in their session Layout Roundup and Futures.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Just in time for the opening keynote, a java.net 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
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
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.
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.
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 PC...you want pictures with these blogs, right? So the natural idea that comes to mind is to hit the stores in Akihabara.