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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. However, just to keep yourself up-to-date with...
on Nov 7, 2005
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. When: Today, Nov 7 @ 13:00 (Tokyo Local Time) Where: Tokyo International Forum Hall B5 Cost: in free beer Registration:
on Nov 6, 2005
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. If I can't find a USB cable or a Secure Digital (SD) card reader there, then I have to assume that USB cables or SD cards no longer...
on Nov 5, 2005
Trying to find your way around the International Forum? Use this TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM Map to find out just how lost your are.
on Nov 5, 2005
Are you aware of this win-win? Multimedia sessions from 2005 JavaOne are now available--for free--to Sun Developer Network (SDN) members. Each session includes the speaker's audio track, slides, and text transcripts. SDN memberships are free and easy to sign up for. Already an SDN member? Just log in and go to JavaOne Online.
on Nov 4, 2005
Several weeks ago, I booked my hotel room using a fancy, online reservation system. Everything looked great. Good area in Shibuya with a room overlooking Shinjuku, just minutes from the Shibuya station. After an unusual panic attack, I decided to actually call (after all these years with email, I can still use the telephone) the hotel to confirm my reservation. "Hello, this is John. I would like...
on Nov 3, 2005
Beginning Nov 8, you can attend the keynote addresses...apparently for free if you happen to be in the area. Here's the line-up: Date/Time Who What Nov 8, 10:00 - 12:00 Mark Hapner, J2EEの父 (Father of J2EE) and SOA "Key Person" Technical Keynote Nov 9, 9:30 - 12:00 Jeff Jackson, J2EE General ManagerAlan Brenner, J2ME General ManagerJosh Bloch, Guest Speaker Keynote Address Nov 10, 9...
on Nov 2, 2005
You could win a NetBeans t-shirt! But more importantly, you'll find out why Sun thinks NetBeans is the ベスト (best) IDE and application development platform. Attend NetBeans Software Day on Nov 7 from 1:00 PM in Hall B of the Tokyo International Forum. This event is 無料 (free), so you can attend even if you don't have a JavaOne Tokyo '05 conference badge. Although attendance is free, you...
on Nov 1, 2005
Just received an email from Sun: Dear Michael Santos,2006 JavaOne Conference Call for Papers is Open!JavaOne, Sun's 2006 Worldwide Java Developer Conference, is seeking proposals for sessions (technical talks and BOFs) for this year's Conference.The 2005 conference attracted over 14,000 developers and leaders in the Java technology industry. It was a celebration which included many of...
on Oct 31, 2005
Some time ago, Sun released the PDFs of the 2005 JavaOne technical sessions. I've been using them with Apple's spotlight feature to search for words across sessions ("Hibernate"). Sun has now released the 2005 and 2004 technical sessions with slides synchronized to the speaker's audio and including a full-text transcript of the speeches. Viewing the sessions requires a free membership in Sun's...
on Oct 18, 2005
Patience, patience...good things can't be rushed. But we're not so far away from the conference, and I'm ready to create my session schedule. Unfortunately the schedule isn't posted...we don't know who will speak or when. We don't know the topics or keynotes...but I'm sure it's all on its way. One other little note...the session schedule won't be translated into English. That's what I hear...
on Oct 10, 2005
Considering that the event is actually in Tokyo, Japan, it's no surprise that most information about the event is also in Japanese. Hmmm...that may be a little problem for many gaijin (外人) or foreigners. Trying to be helpful, I'm sharing what I know about how to get to Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム). If you're already in the country, I'll assume you can already get...
on Sep 27, 2005
When you get a chance to go to JavaOne, you don't pass it. And when you get a chance to go to JavaOne Tokyo, well, you really make an effort to make the most of it! On assignment in Tokyo from Nov 8 through Nov 10 2005, I'll attend the JavaOne conference, cover as many sessions, attend as many BOFs, and discover as many new, cool Java toys as possible. Just how many things can a single person...
on Sep 26, 2005
I just completed an extensive writeup of my experiences at JavaOne 2005, complete with stories about members of the JSF community and a blurb about my presentation (which was jam-packed). You can find it here:
on Jul 22, 2005
I received a survey invitation from the JavaONE organizers yesterday. I clicked through the link included in the message and began selecting choices 1-5 or NA on all their questions. Ugh. It was frustrating. It isn't just that all surveys are frustrating to me (though it sometimes seems so). This one bugged me because I just didn't believe they would be able to draw the conclusions I wanted them...
on Jul 21, 2005
JavaOne is over and I'm back after our July shutdown. Although no vacation is long enough, but it's nice to be back. It was great to meet (for the first time) in person Andrew Layman, Simon Guest, Doug Purdy (all from Microsoft), Greg Pavlik (Oracle), Sanjay Patil (SAP), Rags (Sun) among others at JavaOne. Here are the slides that I presented at JavaOne: BOF-9061: Java APIs for XML Web...
on Jul 11, 2005
Oh, well. What did we have? A lot of supposedly cool stuff (even had an entire track for that), that wasn't anywhere near being usable, useful, or cool for that matter. A lot of next-generation stuff, that will take at least 3-4 years to make its way into real-world enterprise applications (yes, it will take uncounted hundreds of millions of dollars for real systems to move from J2EE 1.3.1). A...
on Jul 2, 2005
Hi all. My name is Juggy, The Java Finch. Nice to meet you. Thank you for being here. This is my first blog. This week I attend JavaOne. It is a wonderful event. Lots of Java developers. Lots of Java User Group leaders and members. I have lots of fun meeting many people. People are very nice with me there. They tell me that I not allowed to be in California. But they receive me very well, and I...
on Jul 1, 2005
In his book A Different Universe, Robert B. Laughlin writes, "In the world of computers one begins to confuse play with work, work with play, and business activity with fundamental meaning." Visiting the Jeckyll and Hyde city (as Timothy so aptly describes San Francisco) has always provided a measure of insight for me ... I am a graduate of USF, a great school. I have attended most of the...
on Jun 30, 2005
I've never attended a JavaOne conference where the final keynote has failed to pique my interest and this year is no exception. James Gosling always comes up with some interesting stuff. This year he featured the GUI builder (Matisse) that looks very slick; a mobile app development tool capable of debugging an app while it's running in the actual phone; and a small (40 pound) unmanned aircraft...
on Jun 30, 2005