Posted by editor
on April 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM PDT
Based on the results of the last-completed Java.net poll, this year's JavaOne in San Francisco, CA is going to be a huge success. Of course, Java.net polls aren't scientific, but it's still surprising when developers overwhelmingly select a single option in a poll. A total of 2146 votes were cast...
Based on the results of the last-completed Java.net poll , this year's JavaOne in San Francisco, CA is going to be a huge success. Of course, Java.net polls aren't scientific, but it's still surprising when developers overwhelmingly select a single option in a poll. A total of 2146 votes were cast in the poll, making this one of the more popular polls in recent months.
The exact question and results were:
Do you plan to attend a conference or other developer event in the coming year?
95% (2030 votes) - I plan to attend JavaOne in San Francisco
1% (14 votes) - I plan to attend a regional JavaOne
1% (15 votes) - I plan to attend other Java conferences
0% (9 votes) - I plan to attend Java User Group events
1% (18 votes) - Multiple of the above
2% (42 votes) - I probably won't attend any developer events
1% (18 votes) - I don't know yet
Clearly the percentages don't come anywhere close to representing the plans of the broader Java/JVM developer community. I don't expect to see 95% of the global Java developer community at JavaOne this fall! And, from what I've seen in the past, the regional JavaOnes and other Java conferences are pretty well attended.
I would actually guess that, in the case of this poll, the option that received the fewest votes ("I plan to attend Java User Group events") likely represents the activity that will engage more Java developers in the coming year than any of the other options. Global Java User Group meeting attendance should easily exceed conference attendance, I'd think.
So, this is an unusual result. Still, the high vote count implies that there is a lot of enthusiasm and anticipation related to this fall's JavaOne in San Francisco. I'm certainly looking forward to it myself!
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