Live from the opening session of JavaOne 2007

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Note: this is a live blog that will be updated regularly over the next two hours. I am writing it as we are in Moscone South Conference Hall for the keynote session.

First speaker: John Gage – Chief Researcher and Director of Science Office, opening the 12th JavaOne, 81 hours of Java bliss.

Some guidelines. Rule 1: do not be shy. Do not focus on what and who you know.

Why are we here: key theme: Internet connected multi function device
Open Sourcing of java: bring down cost of Java powered devices.
Solar cell 165 mW – one hour of Sun, ten minutes of talk. Distributed power generation.....

Forget nationality, forget polite and reserved. Everyone is Brazilian for the next 81 hours. In every session, introduce yourself to somebody and talk about what you do. Grasp the opportunity for cross fertilization. Do not sit with your friends.

This conference is to be carbon neutral. A lot tougher than we thought. Including flushing, elevators, cooking food, people flying in here etc. Next year refine the accounting system. Currently carbon rights can be bought at $3,25, which is an order of magnitude off.
Java to the person, one to one, small devices internet connected.

motto: Be Open – Open Possibilities

Next speaker: Rich Green – executive vice president: "It’s big, it’s soooo coooool. New announcements, new programs."

Next speaker: Rich Green – executive vice president: "It’s big, it’s soooo coooool. New announcements, new programs."

The network is an unstoppable force. Last year 250 Million people joined netwerk through GSM. People need to communicate, Communication devices outsell PCs and laptops 20 to 1. Some other numbers: 6M Java Developers (+ 20%), 5.5B devices (2B mobile Java powered handsets), 11M televisions.

In the works: Glassfish V2 (reference, product, open source). Scripting support (JRuby), innovative multimedia services for enterprise and next gen networks (IMS). Available on OSX, SOlaris, Windows, Linux.

(Glassfish is to Sun what Geronimo is to IBM?)

Martin Harriman – Ericsson – VP Marketing & Business Development, Multimedia

Announcement: develop ecosystem around IMS in open source
Sun Java System Communications Application Server

RTS – Real Time Java
The ability to build real time application is now available to all of us – gaming, real time business software, real time technology. Anna Ewing CIO Nasdaq. NASDAQ trading technology runs on Java. Highly mission critical. More transaction per day than next to US equity exchanges combined. Roughly 5 bilion shares traded per day in the US; on peak times that number can apply to Nasdaq alone. # transactions/s: 150.378. 400M transactions per day. Submilisecond speed. Respond to unexecpted events with predictability.

Time for real time. Prototyping next generation of infrastructure on RTJ.

Java is Digital Entertainment

Blu-ray player brings Java into the living room. Opportunity to create new content, communicate with a lot of consumers. Tom Hallman, VP President of Production Operations, Digital Authoring Center. Java is part of the Blu-Ray specification. Menus, all scrolling, images etc. on Blu-Ray programmed with Java. On line connectivity for Blu-Ray devices. BDJ technology for Blu-Ray authoring??

NetBeans 6.0 available shortly. User count is up with 92%. JRuby, JavaScript support. GUI builder for desktop. New editor. Modular packs for mobility, C/C++, Web and more. Premier platform for developing mobile applications.

Announcement: OpenJDK

November 2006: open source Java., today the completion of that task. OpenJDK open source buildable Java Debelopment Kit. Easy open JDK contribution through NetBeans. Also availble the TCK – compatibility certification kit. OpenJDK Interim Governing Board for having the community governing itself. Five individuals, two from SUN. Big round of applause.

Open equals Opportunity

What’s next? After reaching all of you, it is time to reach out to the rest of humanity. Big steps, big announcements:
- faster, faster download, more rapid execution speed. Over the next few months several releases of J2SE 6: faster, faster, faster.
- wouldn’t it be cool – since the platform is everywhere – to add new level of focus

Announcing JavaFX

Consumer focused family of Java Technologies, Visually rich, high impact consumer markets, based on Java SE. To be deployed to a much wider audience than thusfar.

New technology, new language: JavaFX Script. Competing with other Scripting languages? Designed for Content developers, but valuable to all developers. Extent the reach of Java to many more people creating content. Sciptintg language for rich Internet Applications.

James Gosling
JavaFX created by Chris Oliver. Why another scripting language? Great about scripting languages: focused on particular application demands. So far untouched area: building interactive, dynamic, flexible application (buttons and sliders gone wild) very rich graphical user experience.

Originated from unplanned innovation: Chris quietly working on this.

Motorola website, lot of graphical effects. Three days in building, even for "ordinary" people.

JavaFX will be integrated across all platforms: development experience for mobile deives, blu-ray, web applications. JavaFX runs on every existing Java SE platform!

Even cooler:
Battery powered mobile devices
Power of Java on desktop, project it to everone else
JavaFX Mobile: Java SE and rich environment to every mobile device. Supports Java FX content authoring tools. Open, standards based technologies.  The Network in your hand. Environment that suits Mobile Devive Manufacturers. 

Bringing on: Nandini Ramani, JavaFX Core team.

Runs on PDAs, smartphones, feature phone .. 

Marco Borries, Senior Vice President Yahoo. (did not get the dresscode memo…)
Yahoo Go, based on Java for Mobile Devices, running on over 400 different mobile device models. Yahoo wilen open op Yahoo Go later this year, allowing Java ME developers to make their services available across the Yahoo Go platform.

Demo of Yahoo Go developed with JavaFX, running on relatively simple devices.

For more on JavaFX see also: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/05/07/javafx-javaone_1.html

Johnathan Schartz, CEO and President from SUN. 

 

 

Businesses want to connect to people. The way to do that is through devices. Mobile devices are and will increasingly be the primary means of connecting to the internet: not PCs and Laptops. Surprised at impact of open sourcing Java, and the license chosen for doing that. Governments around the world like the license used for open sourcing Java.

Dr. Djibril Diallo, New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace, www.un.org/youthsummit. Trying to accomplish: make this world a better place to live in. Unacceptable that 1,5 billion go to bed hungry tonight. We need to train the young, create jobs and deal with the treatment of gender: no country treats its women as it does its men. Sun announces "engineers without borders". Schwartz: suprised at the zeal of software engineers to change, improve the world, not just at the level of software. Sun will – with partners – create a simple device that will allow many people around the world to get access to the internet.

Dr. Djibril Diallo, New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace, www.un.org/youthsummit. Trying to accom

plish: make this world a better place to live in. Unacceptable that 1,5 billion go to bed hungry tonight. We need to train the young, create jobs and deal with the treatment of gender: no country treats its women as it does its men. Sun announces "engineers without borders". Schwartz: suprised at the zeal of software engineers to change, improve the world, not just at the level of software. Sun will – with partners – create a simple device that will allow many people around the world to get access to the internet.

Scott McNealy – Chairman and Co-Founder. "Rich Green: our own short sleeved version of Steve Jobs announcing a phone."  Educational content. Browser based content of educational text books. Curriki – curriculum in WIKI infrastructure. 40k members. (Edutube). Scott invites us all to go the website, evangelize, donate and help build the community. No parent, teacher, child held back.

Schwartz: Technology has the capacity to change the world. create open platform, truly open source, that helps us bring connectivity to everyone in the world.

Key conclusions:

  • Unstoppable growth
  • Java Open Sourcing completed
  • JavaFX Script creative professionals, rich internet applications, visually compelling applications to everyone on earth
  • Network in your hand

Green: "Not a read only lifestyle: contribute!"

 

 

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About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

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