JavaOne 2010 – Photos

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JavaOne 2010 – Thursday Keynote

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Ah, Friday morning, the last day of JavaOne. With the customer appreciation party over and done with last night, we now get to meander through Gosling’s Toy Show, maybe some McNealy banter, hit a couple of last minute sessions and then jump on the plane home. Well, all that would be true if it wasn’t 2010 and JavaOne hadn’t become the output of the big red machine known as Oracle. So today IS the last day of JavaOne, but it is a Thursday, not a Friday and the party last night, well, I will happily be the first to admit it, was on a whole other level from anything Sun had come close to conjuring up in previous years.
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JavaOne 2010 – Technical General Session

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The Technical General Session on Tuesday was held at the Hilton and not at the Moscone Convention Center. After traversing the awkward combination of stairs and escalators to get to the Ballroom in the Hilton I was pleased to see the hotel staff had reconfigured the room since the lunch hour from round tables to the standard endless rows of neatly lined up chairs. The session was true to Java’s heritage and once again told as a story in 3 parts – JavaSE, JavaEE and JavaME. However, far and away the most interesting information came from the JavaSE portion of the presentation.
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JavaOne 2010 – Monday Keynote

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After the debacle on Sunday afternoon where all of the JavaOne conference attendees were turned back by the conference thugs at the doors to the Oracle Welcome Keynote, my expectations for Monday’s opening JavaOne Keynote were not high. The magnitude of the irony of calling the Sunday event the “Welcome” Keynote, but not allowing JavaOne attendees to watch it live makes my head spin. I have it on good authority though (I was actually allowed in because of my Press credentials), that once the JavaOne attendees had trudged back up the hill to the Hilton to “enjoy” the video feed, alcohol was found to be available and so it turned out to be one of the better Keynotes in spite of Oracle’s lack of hospitality.
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JavaOne 2010 – Day One Impressions

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This post could easily also be titled “Alright already Oracle, we give up, we get it, you have more money than Sun did!”. One of the striking difference to me, as someone who attended 5 JavaOnes before the Oracle buyout, is the sheer magnitude and opulence on display this year at JavaOne and even more so at OpenWorld. It makes it clear to me that Oracle’s decision to purchase Sun was a done deal before Sun even had a chance to resist.
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Beer Lover’s Guide to JavaOne and OpenWorld

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The JavaOne and OpenWorld festivities begin in earnest today and with that in mind, I thought I would cover one of the more important topics for attendees. Where can I get a decent beer in San Francisco? Fear not mavens of malt and hops! San Francisco is well known as a beer friendly town and here are my suggestions so you can avoid finding yourself stuck in a bar unnecessarily drinking yellow fizzy stuff.
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Confirmed: Google Punishes Java Developers

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So Google uses Java on their Android platform. Then Oracle buys Sun and thus acquires Java. Then Oracle sues Google for its use of Java. And who is the first victim of this sordid situation? JavaOne 2010 conference attendees.
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Barnes & Noble Enters Apple Vs Flash Debate

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Saw this at the local Barnes & Noble tonight.

Notice the interesting juxtaposition of the “Apple & Everyday Computing” signage, with the books about Flash and Flex development immediately under them.

If you were the kind of person who loves a good conspiracy, you might think that Barnes & Noble is attempting to suggest that Flash is part of the everyday computing experience and Apple needs to support it, possibly because the Nook (B&N’s e-book reader) will support Flash going forward.

If you are not one of those kinds of people, you might just think it is a benign coincidence. :)

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JavaOne, Oracle Develop and Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes

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Here are two handy links for trying to sort out where you want to be if you are trying to juggle attending these 3 conferences in parallel (like I am).

The JavaOne and Oracle Develop Keynotes can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/javaonedevelop/keynotes-144366.html

The Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld/keynotes-143370.html

The only conflicting Keynotes are on Wednesday morning at 8am when there is both an Develop and an OpenWorld keynote. I am interested in seeing the Develop Keynote as Ryan Martens from Rally is speaking, however Michael Dell is speaking at the OpenWorld Keynote, who I would also like to see. Might be a game time decision.