Thursday was an interesting day, but tiring. The third day of a conference always seems to be the roughest in terms of comfort level.
I don't get to do a lot of whizzy graphical stuff in my day-to-day work. I mostly do the typical back-end, multi-threaded server kind of thing. I spend most of my time thinking about API design, framework architecture, robustness, correctness and so on.
The big announcements today were centered around JavaFX and Blu-Ray, as expected. Neil Young was entertaining (I guess that's not surprising, he is an entertainer after all). There was the usual execu-speak about initiative-this and monetize-that. OK, fine. Whatever.
I focused today on fundamentals - specifically code correctness.
Holy smokes, is it JavaOne again already? Didn't we just do this a few months ago?
Offshoring accelerating, layoffs left and right, doom, gloom, oh me, oh my.
I found this week's Robert X. Cringely column especially interesting. They're always interesting, but this one is about competing with Microsoft in general, and about Sun and Java in particular.