Posted by ronhitchens
on May 7, 2007 at 2:45 PM PDT
This is JavaOne number six for me. Why do I keep coming back?
I've attended every JavaOne since 2002, which makes this my sixth in a row. It was in 2002 that I wrote
Java NIO during that oddly quiet time following three roaring years of Internet frenzy. Java was king of the mountain and its future seemed brighter than ever. I was deep into Java and wasn't interested in anything else.
But 2002 was a year when many things changed. It was the year when it became clear that the Internet bubble had burst, that .NET became a credible threat, Sun started losing money big-time and the bottom fell out of the technical book market - especially Java books.
None of this was readily apparent at the time, of course. I had a great time at my first JavaOne. It's become a clich