Java and Technology weblog
This morning’s Keynote at JavaOne contained a few interesting announcements, including
- JDK7 for MacOS X Developer Preview announced by Hasan Rizvi (SVP @ Oracle). Available here.
- Java FX to be open sourced, and it will be proposed to the JCP (Confirmed, see press release)
- JDK8 will be released in the summer of 2013 (not 2012 as previously discussed), as announced by Adam Messinger from Oracle
There was also mention of an Oracle Java Magazine, which I confess I had never heard of before.
For a summary of this morning’s announcements, see here.
Overall, not the most exciting keynote I have seen. It opened with a presentation from Juniper Networks. I didn’t find the topic of “Programming the network” to bring networks and apps closer together particular relevant for me personally. They then rolled out a bunch of other corporate folks from the likes of Intel, Redhat, IBM and ARM. The Twitter guy did announce that Twitter are joining OpenJDK as well as the JCP though.
On to the sessions…
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 am at JavaOne 2011 right now. Always fun and it seems to be bigger than last year, with a huge selection of talks and presentations (although frustratingly flaky wifi!).
Some of the themes of this morning’s keynote talk were JavaFX 2.0, what will be coming in Java 8 and a new Oracle NoSQL Database. There are some links here, here and here (and I believe the videos will be posted soon here).
I just attended a very useful Java Web Framework comparison talk that I will try to post about shortly. I also met up with some of the DZone team. For now, I am going to some JavaFX talks.
If any of you are attending, let me know!
I posted some notes about my final day at JavaOne to theServerSide. At the moment, currently on the front page. Cool 🙂