Coming Up for Air

2009

June

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 4

    It just occurred to me that I never posted my final wrap up on JavaOne 2009. While it may be that, at this last date, no one cares anymore, I feel I should finish what I started, even if only for me. With that said, here’s my closing thoughts on what I hope is NOT the last JavaOne.

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 4

    It just occurred to me that I never posted my final wrap up on JavaOne 2009. While it may be that, at this last date, no one cares anymore, I feel I should finish what I started, even if only for me. With that said, here’s my closing thoughts on what I hope is NOT the last JavaOne.

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 3

    Day 3 of JavaOne 2009, the last full day of the conference, has come and gone. Like the rest of the crowd, I began to wind down a bit early.

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 3

    Day 3 of JavaOne 2009, the last full day of the conference, has come and gone. Like the rest of the crowd, I began to wind down a bit early.

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 2

    JavaOne 2009 Day 2 has come and gone, so here I sit on day 3 typing my recap. I never promised a punctual report! :)

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 1

    JavaOne 2009 started yesterday. It was a long, fun day which started with an interesting general session and ended, for me, with my very first JavaOne presentation (source and slides linked below). The reviews and reactions to the conference have been pretty interesting. Hopefully, mine will be too.

  • JavaOne 2009 Day 1

    JavaOne 2009 started yesterday. It was a long, fun day which started with an interesting general session and ended, for me, with my very first JavaOne presentation (source and slides linked below). The reviews and reactions to the conference have been pretty interesting. Hopefully, mine will be too.

  • CommunityOne 2009

    Today was CommunityOne, the free conference that precedes, and this year, runs concurrently with JavaOne. This year, my wife was able to travel out with me for a little vacation after JavaOne concludes. With her CommunityOne pass, she got to attend today’s activities with me, which was a nice change from last year. When we landed in San Francisco, we checked in, ate a quick lunch, then jumped into the sessions.

  • CommunityOne 2009

    Today was CommunityOne, the free conference that precedes, and this year, runs concurrently with JavaOne. This year, my wife was able to travel out with me for a little vacation after JavaOne concludes. With her CommunityOne pass, she got to attend today’s activities with me, which was a nice change from last year. When we landed in San Francisco, we checked in, ate a quick lunch, then jumped into the sessions.

2008

May

  • JavaOne 2008: Day 4

    Like every other day at JavaOne, Friday started with a general session, this one led by James Gosling. Unlike other days, though, today would be a short one.

  • JavaOne 2008: Day 3

    My day started today with the Intel general session. I went in with low expectations for some reason, but came away pretty pleased. The speaker, Douglas Fisher, Vice President, Software and Solutions Group and General Manager, Systems Software Division of Intel Corporation, talked about how software drives innovation in hardware, which makes possible more interesting things in hardware, which in turn drives more innovation in hardware, and the cycle repeats. Years ago, an Intel exec whose name escapes me described this as the software spiral. He then brought a Sun exec (Jeet Kaul, if I recall correctly) onto the stage to discuss performance gains in the JVM, presumably in the virtualization space. He shared how from January 2007 to JavaOne 2007, they made a 20% gain in performance, so they set their goal for JavaOne 2008 at 60%. They announced today a 68% gain, with the demo peaking at 74%, on the exact same hardware and software that was used last year. The only difference was the JVM. Very cool.

  • JavaOne 2008: Day 2

    Day 2 of JavaOne is effectively over. As I sit here typing, I have one more event, the hands-on-lab Plug Into GlassFishâ„¢ V3 With JavaServerâ„¢ Faces and jMaki in about an hour, which should be really good. It’s basically a lab showing how to do what Jerome demoed yesterday afternoon in the general session when he added a feature to the GlassFish admin console.

  • JavaOne 2008: Day 1

    Good morning. It’s time for my JavaOne 2008 Day 1 report (though it’s actually the morning of the 2nd day :). Thanks to the graciousness of Sun Microsystems, I’m here on the Java Blogger program, giving me really amazing access and privileges. All I have to do is blog about my experience, which I would have done anyway, so over the next few days, I’ll be filing "reports" on what I’ve seen and heard. So, with that introduction out of the way, let’s recap day 1.

April

  • JavaOne on Your Google Calendar

    Next week, I’ll be off to JavaOne. With everything that’s going on, I thought it would be nice to have my JavaOne schedule on my Google Calendar, which I could then sync with my phone. Sadly, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be (though I certainly could be the failure in the process :). After I imported my schedule into Outlook (used only — and grudgingly — as iTunes is broken in that it only supports Outlook) and then synced that with my Google Calendar, all of the event start times were adjusted for the time zone differences. Importing by CSV resulted in cryptic messages about my calendar not being available, so I did what any good geek would do: I wrote my own solution, creatively named J1Sync.

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