Java and Technology weblog
The first talk I attended at this year’s JavaOne was “Choosing Your Java Web Framework” by Richard Pack from salesforce.com
Overall, I found this a really interesting talk. It was lacking in any sales pitch, nor did it have the unquestioning devotion to one particular framework that I felt some of the Java FX talks had. Instead it seemed like an unbiased look at web frameworks in general and a handful of frameworks in more detail, based on Richard’s extensive and hands on experience and SalesForce and Hyperic.
I have signed up for the Google Technology User Group (GTUG) Campout. It is a weekend (August 7-9, 2009) of designing and coding an application, as part of a team, using Google technologies. As far as I know, Google ‘technologies’ can include things like GWT, Android, OpenSocial etc, but there will be a particular emphasis on Google Wave (due to members of the Wave team being out and about to help), and hence Google App Engine.
I am not too familiar with Wave yet, so this should be a great opportunity to get to know it better, meet a bunch of fellow techs, and hopefully produce something cool by the end of the weekend. Looking forward to it…
Registration is free, so if you are interested you can sign up at here.
Today I’m at the first day of the TheServerSide Java Symposium in Las Vegas. There are about 400 attendees and a dozen or so companies exhibiting. I will try to post some notes about the talks as the day goes on…
- Keynote: The Productive Programmer: On the Lam from the Furniture Police – Neal Ford
- Enterprise Application Integration and Spring – Josh Long
- Google Web Toolkit (GWT): An Introduction – David Geary
- Sexier Software with Java and Flex – James Ward