The next best thing to being at CommunityOne today and tomorrow is the live video feed of the sessions!
Can't participate directly? Check out the CommunityOne online video feeds.
on Jun 1, 2009
Choices, choices...so many choices and so little time. JavaOne has hundreds of sessions, BOFS, and labs. There's no way to do it all, although many of you will try. Plan well, and use the JavaOne session schedule builder to make the most of your time.
Of course, your selections will be different, but here's my list of Top 10 Sessions that I must attend at JavaOne (in no particular order):
on May 29, 2009
I should be ashamed. But I'll do it again this year regardless. I'm begging for a JavaOne pass. I'm not asking for a free handout, not exactly. Instead, here's the deal:
You provide a full JavaOne conference pass.
I provide blogging and coverage of JavaOne, your product, or your events here on java.net during the JavaOne week.
You provide the JavaOne pass, and I'll do the writing each day of...
on Apr 22, 2009
Hundreds of sessions, thousands of people...and what did I come away with? Lots of t-shirts, plush toys, and more t-shirts. Oh, and 3 main things related to my work: REST, Ruby, and NetBeans.
REST -- Want to communicate with web services? You'd better learn something about REST APIs. I can't give a full tutorial here. I hardly know enough myself. But I can give you some info.
Give everything an...
on May 9, 2008
One of the great things about many applications these days is their open API for end-user additions or extensions or plug-ins. OpenOffice allows you to add your own functionality to the application as well, and you can create those extensions with Java of course. And tools like NetBeans make this easier than you might suspect by providing wizards to help you get started.
The OpenOffice API is...
on May 9, 2008
Earlier this year I decided to renew my commitment to learning something about Java ME. I went so far as to get a RIM Blackberry device when I had the opportunity to update my cell phone. Finding a Blackberry oriented session at JavaOne was just bonus material! I was excited to attend the session. I really wanted to learn how to develop apps for this excellent phone.
So I attended the "Developing...
on May 8, 2008
JSR 277 is the technical spec for Java Modules, a way to promote the "module" concept in both your own applications and in the Java platform itself. In their JavaOne session this morning, the co-spec leads -- Alex Buckley and Stanley Ho -- clarified that the previous JSR 294 "superpackages" spec has been consumed by this new JSR. JSR 277 includes modularity concepts and features for both...
on May 7, 2008
CommunityOne is the conference at Moscone Center just prior to the JavaOne conference, which starts in earnest on Tuesday May 6 2008. I'm here for JavaOne but couldn't resist dropping in on CommunityOne.
CommunityOne's schedule includes several tracks today, including topics on web applications, scripting languages, Open Solaris, projects and strategy, and tools. NetBeans has its own track too....
on May 5, 2008
I've been doing a top 10 list for a couple years for JavaOne technology tracks. No need to stop now. So let's jump right to it. If you're interested in what I think are the top 10, must-see Java Desktop sessions at JavaOne 2008, the Desktop sessions that will influence you the most in the coming year, check them out and make sure you use the online Schedule Builder to sign up. Scheduled times...
on Apr 23, 2008
Although I was there last year -- writing, blogging, communicating to the community -- I don't have a pass to JavaOne 2008 yet. Unfortunately, I have no concrete plans. No corporate or community sponsor has agreed to help yet either. It's a sad, sad thing. Indeed, these are trying, desperate times.
I want to go to JavaOne...and I'm willing to take drastic action. Sure, I could just put up the...
on Mar 26, 2008
Have you ever fretted over the difficulty of creating a desktop application with a Swing-based user interface (UI)? Developers have sometimes complained that building Swing applications is just too hard. Sun has taken much of the feedback and has tried to simplify the process of building Swing-based applications on the desktop. The recent simplifications have taken shape as two separate Java...
on May 10, 2007
What is JavaFX? It's a set of Java technologies that will make it easier to develop rich multimedia content on the Java platform. At it's core, it's a new scripting language that runs on desktops and mobile devices.
From the JavaOne general session today, we learn this about JavaFX:
it's a consumer focused Java technology;
it has been designed for high impact consumer markets;
it's based on...
on May 8, 2007
I'm sitting in the "Web 2.0: Building Dynamic Web Sites with Ajax and the Dojo Toolkit" session. It's a half-day session, one of many choices for the day. The course title makes it sound advanced -- or at least I thought it was more advanced. In reality, the course is an introduction, pretty basic stuff. For a web 2.0 newbie, the level is probably right. It fits me, but I suspect that others in...
on May 7, 2007
Some people say that you should approach JavaOne like a marathon -- not that I'd know anything about real marathons. Pace yourself, be steady, finish all in one piece.
As a battle-worn JavaOne veteran, I want to agree. I want to believe that the key to a successful experience at JavaOne is to plan ahead and to pace yourself. Yes, I know you want to take this event like a sprint by just tearing...
on May 6, 2007
The 2007 JavaOne Conference is right around the corner, May 8 - 11. JavaOne is the largest Java technology conference of the year. Drop the excuses, you have to be there.
Regular attendees know that you have to plan things in advance. The number of sessions, the huge crowd, and all the show floor distractions practically require you to plan ahead. So, I'm making a top 10 list of "Desktop" track...
on Mar 16, 2007
Jan Stola, Tomas Pavek, and Scott Violet discussed the motivations behind the latest graphical user interface builder available in NetBeans. The NetBeans GUI Builder, once labeled Matisse, is available in NetBeans version 5 and later.
Previous GUI builders forced you to understand layout managers, which are the underlying objects that control how and where GUI components are positioned within...
on May 18, 2006
I never thought it would happen. After all, I dismissed the idea of an open source Java platform once already. However, I've heard the message twice in the same number of days, once yesterday at NetBeans Day and again this morning in the JavaOne General Session. I didn't believe it yesterday. After all, it's possible I just misunderstood. However, after this morning I can't deny it any longer....
on May 16, 2006
Approximately 800 people in attendance
Over 10 million NetBeans downloads
Over 30,000 NetBeans CDs shipped worldwide
More than 100 partners support NetBeans with plugins, active
JBoss and AMD are new members
Arriving in San Francisco early Sunday morning, I knew it wouldn't be long until I was neck deep in Java technology. I relaxed Sunday,...
on May 15, 2006
In the past, you could create an online schedule for JavaOne and attend those planned sessions...or not. You had the flexibility to attend what you planned or to go with the flow. And you were never completely turned away from a session. Sure, you might not get to see the session in the original room. Sometimes if you showed up a little late and the session was full, some nice person would direct...
on May 2, 2006
JavaOne comes around again...in May this year. The track category "Cool Stuff" promises to be innovative and eye-opening. You can check out the planned Cool Stuff sessions.
Personally, I'm fascinated by what's going on in Java ME (or J2ME). So, the robotics sessions get high marks from me:
Javaâ„¢ Technology in an Intelligent Swarm of Heterogeneous Lego Robots
Hacking Vex Robotics by Adding a...
on Mar 16, 2006