After a fun week in San Francisco for JavaOne, there's a group of us, including fellow Java.net bloggers Jason Hunter, Glenn Vanderburg, and Mike Clark are heading on to the next Java conference on the schedule.
For a long time, I've thought that the way to alleviate the burden for Ant would be to use some sort of scripting language to front end the Ant task object model under the covers.
One of the interesting things for me about the Java.net experiment so far has been checking out the reactions from the blogosphere that I navigate through every day.
Mike Cannon-Brookes makes the excellent observation that there isn't a link from java.sun.com to Java.net. That's not good.
Matt Raible has a few questions such as "Is the content moderated? and I reply with some answers.
The morning keynote is done and over with. There wasn't a lot there that stuck with me, but then, it's the non-technical keynote. So what did stick? Two things.
It's after 9 in the morning. An unnatural time for a software developer to be awake. Yet watching the keynote is key. Luckily, there's a solution that doesn't involve standing in line.
The well known secret of JavaOne is that the best stuff doesn't happen behind the doors of the presentation rooms at Moscone, but it happens in the restaurants, bars, and other meeting spots around Moscone.
Once again, JavaOne is upon us. It's hard to believe that this is the 8th JavaOne since it all started. Somehow, amazingly, I've been to each and every one. And each year is different. And each of them have their own set of memories.