Posted by terrencebarr
on June 11, 2009 at 1:45 PM PDT
After a well-needed break over a long weekend (hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada - awesome!) here is news update 3 and a JavaOne wrap-up:
- Throughout the conference there was quite a bit of interest and good traffic at the Java Mobile & Embedded Community booth. We had demos around phoneME , LWUIT , HD Cookbook , BUG , Sun SPOT and SquawkVM , JavaTV , and much more. Roger, myself, Hinkmond Wong (project lead of phoneME), and Kevin Looney (project lead of cqME ) were in pretty much constant demand. The JDTF booth next to us was well visited, too.
- BOF-1241 "Whatâ€™s Up with Javaâ„¢ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME Platform)?" was a small affair (as to be expected with this topic and time slot) but attracted a focused audience and a good discussion with several action items coming out of it. Sean Sheedy will be blogging more about this soon.
- Canoo in Switzerland has been involved with rich Internet applications for some time now and has gained a lot of experience with JavaFX both on desktop and mobile. Mike Mannion did a session on "JavaFX Technology in Action: From Design Tool to Desktop, to Mobile Device" - the write-up of an interview with Mike can be found here .
- Last, but not least, James Goslings' Toy Show was an inspiring line-up of cool and innovative use of Java technology in a wide range of areas. It's clear that mobile and embedded Java is playing an ever-increasing role as the platform of choice in many projects and James' session was a testament to that. The write-up is here , and the video of the session is here .
Despite the economic situation and the uncertainty coming from the Oracle-Sun announcement I think JavaOne came off better than many expected - there were lots of interesting announcements, sessions, demos, and conversations. I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to whatever next year's event may bring.