Posted by sonyabarry
on July 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM PDT
It's standing room only in the conference center auditorium at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores CA for the Java 7 launch.
Today I did something unusual - I drove to the office. One of the really nice things about my job is that I can work from home. The Java.net Infrastructure and Kenai teams are scattered across the U.S. (and one in Canada), and our users are all over the planet, so there's really no reason for me to go sit in a cube all day to answer email and have conference calls.
But today is different, lots of presentations around the world and a big celebration for the Java 7 release. You can watch the webcast here http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/events/java7/index.html
We're wrapping up the introduction hour now - with lots of customer use cases from companies large and small. Next up is a review of Project Coin and language changes in JDK 7, then a presentation on "Divide and Conquer Parallelism with the Fork/Join Framework", then the new File System API, the final presentation is on the JVM, and then we'll wrap up with an hour Q&A and an expert panel discussion. Full details are here .
Somewhere in there I'll be handing out t-shirts.
I've been told that the webcast will be available online later. I'll post links when I have them.