I like Europe, and SF has this European look and feel. Downtown in nice and clean, the weather is great and I “m sitting at the sidewalk caf eacute; drinking my morning coffee. Legions of backpackers with JavaOne logo are moving toward the Moscone center.
The general session opens at 8:30AM in a huge auditorium with at least five thousand people. The band of reggae musicians is playing on stage. You can feel the importance of the event.
John Gage, Chief Researcher from Sun explained how to use the JavaOne schedule builder and follow the changes in the schedule. He suggested the following:Meet people! Do not be shy. Eat lunch with people you do not know. If you eat with people you already know, take off some points of your Java attendance.
Jonathan Schwartz was the next. This the largest JavaOne ever. Java is successful because of JCP that has 1052 members. Not enough. Join jcp.org. Individuals have an enormous impact.
Ed Zander, CEO of Motorolla. The Internet is going mobile broadband. He showed several phones running Linux and Java. They are planning to ship 90 mil of phones within 6 months, and he urges everyone to start developing in Java.
Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical., the first space tourist promised to ake Java available with Linux distribution.
Marc Fleury, JBoss came to stage in a nice red beret. He “s announced that they are joining .Net community. Jonathan presented Marx with a T-shirt that read I love NetBeans.
Rich Green, Sun Microsystems. He “s back in Sun for the last week and a half. Again, as yesterday, “Are you going to open source Java? rdquo;. Rich repeated: “Compatibility matters. It “s not a question of whether, but a question of how rdquo;.
Jeff Jackson, Sun, SVP spoke about Java EE 5.0. He’s announce their donation of JMS implementation to the oprn source. This followed up with a demo of ease of Java EE development, ease of AJAX development in Java Studio Creator and mashups of the Pet Store and Google maps. The Java EE .Net interoperability was next using a product called Tango.
To be continued…