JavaOne is not what you might call my favourite show. This sign about sums it up for me.
How welcoming is that? It’s “Java + You”, but “Do Not Enter”. Let the lovefest begin. Did I mention the beanbag chairs?
The keynote this morning was uninspiring. With Java FX we can make lots of fancy graphics with animated flames and stuff. How cool is that? And now… Neil Young. Frankly, I what was not said speaks louder than anything that actually was said.
Mike and I did a talk today titled “The Many Moons of Eclipse”. The talk was well-received. Mike has been doing a talk like this for years. Two years ago, the audience asked for more code. Last year they asked for a demo. This year, we tried to give them both. I demoed an application that I’ve been writing running on eRCP on a Nokia E90, and RAP and RCP on Ubuntu Linux. This is the same application that I spoke about yesterday. Here’s a screenshot of the RAP version:
RAP totally rocks. I feel great pity for anybody who doesn’t know about RAP (and will be taking some steps over the next week or so to resolve that problem).
After our talk, I spent a few hours in the exhibit hall at the Eclipse booth chatting with people about various Eclipsey things. This is the shining light for me at JavaOne: interacting with people who are as excited about Eclipse technology as I am (and I’m pretty excited about it). I spoke with a couple of folks from Quest about some first-class integration they’ve done between Eclipse and JProbe. I’m looking forward to getting some trial software for review. I’ve spoken with dozens of other folks who are building their businesses based around Eclipse technology.
Mike and I walked past James Gosling and Jonathan Schwartz today. Jonathan gave Mike a curt nod. I’m sure it was very exciting for him (Jonathan that is; Mike seemed indifferent)…