JavaOne Notes, Plans And Session Picks

Java conferenceJames Gosling recently wrote "JavaOne coolness is getting over the top. A fair number of hotels are already sold out. For the past several years we’ve been back on a track of annual serious escalation." So it looks like JavaOne 08 will be bigger and better than in previous years.

Unlike on previous occasions, this time round I have booked my sessions early. However JavaOne is as much about networking as it is about learning, so not sure how many sessions I will be able to attend. My plan is to attend several JavaFX and RIA sessions. Ajax and RIA technologies are still moving at a rapid pace and there’s no clear industry direction as yet. I hope the sessions will shed more light on where rich applications are headed. Groovy and Grails is another area of interest for me and I have marked a number of those sessions as well.

My tech session proposal didn’t make it but I would be speaking on the panel at the Java Champions BOF 5501, 6.30 PM, 7th of May. Am looking forward to the BOF and to various other meetings as regards IndicThreads.com, IndicThreads Research and of course the IndicThreads Conference On Java Technology 2008 to be held in late Nov / early Dec 08 in Pune, India.

There’s also a Java User Groups BOF I intend to attend. Listening to views from community members from various nations should be interesting and informative. Asia and particularly India has a humongous number of Java users but not a very active Java community, I hope the learnings from the JUG meet will help in IndicThreads better contributing to building a Java community and to Java Developer User Groups In India. The session "Writing the Next Great Java Technology Book" looks like new content for JavaOne.

The General Sessions generally have hype, demos and announcements. These can be fun if the speaker does not indulge in just praising his own company and products. The CommunityOne event seems to be growing and there’s more content and more buzz around the event this year. It’s great that Sun is creating a platform for all open and free software.

Overall it looks like JavaOne 08 will be educational and fun. The tough part is in traveling around the world to get the conference and back. I will be writing regularly from JavaOne and will keep you updated on sessions and all the other action at the show. Would be happy to meet up with IndicThreads readers at JavaOne. Drop me a note at harshad @ rightrix . com.

Harshad Oak

My Sessions Schedule for JavaOne 2008

Time Session ID/Title Speaker/Company
Tuesday , May 06
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Sun General Session Java + YOU  
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM TS-5152
Overview of the JavaFX™ Script Programming Language
Christopher Oliver
11:30 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday Pavilion Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
11:50 AM – 11:50 AM Lunch Served from 11:50 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM Break between sessions  
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM TS-4794
A JavaFX™ Script Programming Language Tutorial
James Weaver
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Sun General Session Java-Centricity: Leveraging Java Technology at the hub of your Digital Life  
3:20 PM – 4:20 PM TS-6169
Spring Framework 2.5: New and Notable
Rod Johnson
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM Break between sessions  
4:40 PM – 5:40 PM TS-5030
Building Secure Mashups with OpenAjax
Jon Ferraiolo
5:40 PM – 6:00 PM Break between sessions  
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM TS-5764
Grails in Depth
Guillaume Laforge; Graeme Rocher
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Evening Break &nb sp;
7:30 PM – 8:20 PM BOF-5031
Upcoming Java™ Programming Language Features
Maurizio Cimadomore; Jonathan Gibbons
8:30 PM – 9:20 PM BOF-5504
JUG Community BOF: JUG Leaders from Around the World Interact with Sun
Fabrizio Gianneschi; Frank Greco
9:30 PM – 10:20 PM BOF-6248
Meet the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE Platform), Web 2.0, and Enterprise Service Bus Performance Experts
Madhu Konda; Scott Oaks
Wednesday, May 07
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Oracle General Session Enterprise Application Platform  
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PAN-5435
The Script Bowl: A Rapid-Fire Comparison of Scripting Languages
Guillaume Laforge; Charles Nutter; Jorge Ortiz; Raghavan Srinivas; Frank Wierzbicki
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break between sessions  
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM TS-5286
Introduction to Web Beans
Gavin King
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday Pavilion Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
11:50 AM – 11:50 AM Lunch Served from 11:50 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!  
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM TS-5509
Java™ Persistence API 2.0
Linda DeMichiel; Marina Vatkina
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Break between sessions  
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM TS-6482
Ajax and JavaServer™ Faces Technology: Natural Synergy
Kito Mann
3:50 PM – 4:10 PM Break between sessions  
4:10 PM – 5:10 PM TS-6509
Incorporating Media into JavaFX™ and Java™ Technology-Based Applications
Marc Owerfeldt; Tony Wyant
5:10 PM – 6:30 PM Evening Break  
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM AMD General Session The Role of the Microprocessor in the Evolution of Java Technology  
6:30 PM – 7:20 PM BOF-5501
Java™ Champions BOF: The Latest Buzz, Highlights, and Panel Discussion
Calvin Austin; Harshad Oak; Manfred Riem
7:30 PM – 8:20 PM BOF-4922
Writing Real-Time Web Applications, Using Google Web Toolkit and Comet
Jean-François Arcand; Alexandre Gomes
8:30 PM – 9:20 PM BOF-5433
Designing and Building a Real-World Service-Oriented Architecture
Eben Hewitt; Kevin Williams
Thursday , May 08
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Intel General Session Innovations through Software  
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM TS-5793
Groovy and Grails: Changing the Landscape of Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE Platform) Patterns
Guillaume Laforge; Graeme Rocher
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break between sessions  
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM TS-5415
Java™ Servlet 3.0 API: What’s New and Exciting
Rajiv Mordani; Sridatta Viswanath
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM Thurdsay Pavilion Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
11:50 AM – 11:50 AM Lunch Served from 11:50 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM TS-6578
! It’s High Time: A New Date and Time API for the Java™ Platform
Stephen Colebourne; Michael Santos
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Break between sessions  
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM TS-6457
Choosing Your Java™ Technology-Based Web Framework: A Comparison
Richard Pack; Stacey Schneider
3:50 PM – 4:10 PM Break between sessions  
4:10 PM – 5:10 PM TS-6373
Next-Generation Web User Experience Interoperability with Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE Platform) Technology and Silverlight
Robert Bell; Laurence Moroney
5:10 PM – 6:30 PM Evening Break  
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Motorola General Session Dial in, Drive Deep: Using Motorola’s Platforms to Reach Consumer and Enterprise Markets  
6:30 PM – 7:20 PM BOF-6588
Writing the Next Great Java™ Technology Book
Joshua Bloch; Brian Goetz
7:30 PM – 8:20 PM BOF-6400
The Future of Guice
Bob Lee
8:30 PM – 9:20 PM BOF-5998
Meet the Java™ Posse
Tor Norbye; Dick Wall
Friday , May 09
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Sun General Session Extreme Innovation  
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM TS-6807
What’s New in Ajax
Dion Almaer; Ben Galbraith
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM Break between sessions  
11:50 AM – 11:50 AM Lunch Served from 11:50 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM TS-6470
The Layperson’s Guide to Building a Better User Experience
Burkhardt Hufnagel
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM Break between sessions  
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM TS-4864
Java™ SE 6 and Java EE 6 Platform the Operating System for Interactive RIAs
Adam Bien
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Break between sessions  
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM TS-5389
Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java™ Technology
Tony Constantinides
3:50 PM – 4:10 PM Break between sessions  
4:10 PM – 5:10 PM TS-5211
Integrated Web Testing With Selenium
Dan Fabulich; Patrick Lightbody
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Harshad Oak
Harshad Oak is the founder of Rightrix Solutions & IndicThreads. He is the author of 3 books and several articles on Java technology. For his contributions to technology and the community, he has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director and a Sun Java Champion. Contact - harshad aT rightrix doT com & @HarshadOak
Harshad Oak

Harshad Oak

Harshad Oak is the founder of Rightrix Solutions & IndicThreads. He is the author of 3 books and several articles on Java technology. For his contributions to technology and the community, he has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director and a Sun Java Champion. Contact - harshad aT rightrix doT com & @HarshadOak