Posted by emcmanus
on July 13, 2005 at 1:13 PM PDT
I'm back from JavaOne, which was great. One of the reasons it was great was that I got a huge amount of feedback about what people would like to see in future versions of the JMX API.
JavaOne is always a huge buzz, and this year was no exception. Of
course the technical sessions are very worthwhile, so it's great news
that slides and audio for all of them will be available free online.
In previous years you had to pay a small subscription fee to access
But the biggest plus of JavaOne, like any conference, is meeting
people with common interests. I brought back a densely-packed page of
notes about things people told me they'd like to see in the JMX API.
That should generate enough blog material to last me to autumn.
Here's a terse summary of some of the main questions and
Now, in fairness I should say that the snapshot of the JMX API that
you can see on
basically what you will get in Mustang (JDK 6) when it comes out. The
stuff listed above will almost entirely be addressed in Dolphin (JDK
7) at the earliest. There are already some nifty new JMX API features
in Mustang; some of the main ones were listed in a recent
In future entries here, I plan to talk about many of the above
items in more detail, and in many cases explain how you can get some
or all of the functionality using the existing API.