Posted by editor
on March 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM PST
This morning I got up much earlier than usual, because I wanted to get to the OTN Java Developer Day in Boston (MA, US) in time to hear the keynote. I ended up spending much more time in my car than I'd hoped -- but the trip was very much worth the effort! ...
This morning I got up much earlier than usual, because I wanted to get to the OTN Java Developer Day in Boston (MA, US) in time to hear the keynote. I ended up spending much more time in my car than I'd hoped -- but the trip was very much worth the effort! I got to see the end of the keynote address, I attended two of the morning sessions, had a quick lunch, then had to run. I took copious notes, which I'll be presenting in a series of upcoming blog posts.
The first session I attended was "Java SE - The road forward, 2011 edition", presented by Danny Coward. This focused on what's in the upcoming Java 7 release, due out in July. Note that you can currently download the Java 7 Developer Preview Release right now. What you get there is everything that will be in the July stable release -- it's just not fully tested and debugged yet. By downloading and working with the Developer Preview Release, you have an opportunity to assist the Java 7 developer team in finding bugs as you familiarize yourself with the new Java 7 features.
The second session I attended was "Visual Development of JavaFX Applications", presented by Sang Shin of JavaPassion.com . This presentation demonstrated some of the key structural features of JavaFX, and demonstrated how to create some basic GUI-centric applications using a graphical JavaFX interface in NetBeans 6.9.1. This showed me how easy it is to create apps using JavaFX, and gave me many ideas for writing some programs that might be useful for the java.net community (while also demonstrating some JavaFX capabilities). I hope I get to develop a few apps in the not-too-distant future.
Lunch was quite tasty! I had caesar salad, brocolli, chicken breast, and nice bread in olive oil. The stuff I didn't eat looked good too.
There were several afternoon sessions I'd have liked to have seen, but I had to leave at the lunch break.
More blogs from me about this event will be coming soon. I saw Arun Gupta taking pictures during the keynote, so I expect that he'll be blogging about the event as well; and maybe some more people will blog about it too...
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