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on March 2, 2007 at 7:42 AM PST
What's the word on JavaOne speaker notifications? Also:
Java Today: cqME project, Java Tools newsletter #112, and continuations in Java
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What's the word on JavaOne speaker notifications?
Suprisingly, I haven't seen a lot of blogs about potential speakers getting their JavaOne talks accepted or rejected. The approvals I know about are all via word-of-mouth: Daniel Steinberg on spontaneous networking, and Joshua Marinacci and Robert Cooper on Josh's Big Secret Project (to be revealed next week at the Java Posse Roundup).
But aside from that, it's the rare speaker blogging about his or her talk getting accepted. I hope more people will blog about their talks. It helps create excitement and interest. In fact, blogging about talks that didn't get accepted is interesting too, because we always find that the rejected talks had a big potential audience, and may yet see the light of day at the many alternative Java conferences (Jazoon, JavaPolis, etc.). This year's rejection may well be next year's rock star.
Also, whether or not you're speaking at a techincal session or BoF, we'd love to have you offer a 20 minute mini-talk about your project or community at the java.net Community Corner . That page is a wiki -- feel free to follow the instructions and sign up.
Oh yeah, my "no chance they'll ever approve it" BoF got approved , much to my surprise and alarm. Now I need to have slides ready in two weeks.
In Java Today ,
the cqME project is the home for Java ME platform compatibility and quality testing. The goal of the cqME project is to develop and improve the tools used to test Java ME technologies. It contains the ME Framework module and is a portal to the JT harness project site. Future open source testing technologies are also expected to find a home here. You can use these technologies to create test suites, including technology compatibility kit (TCK) test suites that test the quality of Java ME technologies and the compatibility of these technologies with their specifications.
Issue 112 of the Java Tools Community Newsletter is out, featuring tool-related news from around the web, new incubated projects, a graduation (maven-javanet-skin ), a reminder about the Java Mobile Application Video Contest , and a "Tool Tip" on publicizing your project at JavaOne.
"Continuations refer to a functional programming technique that allows you to save the current execution state of a thread, with the possiblity of suspending and later resuming execution. Continuations have been incorporated into several Web application frameworks, including RIFE and WebWork ." In the Artima interview Continuations in Java , RIFE project founder Geert Bevin discusses how continuations can simplify complex workflows, and how they are implemented in RIFE.