Thursday 29th May – some 70 Java specialists gathered to discuss the main themes and findings from the 2008 JavaOne conference. Peter, Wouter and Lucas presented on their experiences in San Francisco earlier this month, demonstrated some of the more memorable (and demoable) products and highlighted their personal favorites. They also had some interesting discussions and brainstorms with the audience. All in all, the evening was lively, entertaining and very informative.
Some of the topics we discussed: UI trends – multi-device, rich, active, social, mashup – ;Ajax, jMaki, JSF (2.0), Server Push; Portal (2.0, JSR 286); Scripting languages (primarily Groovy), OSGi, NetBeans & Glassfish, JEE6, Java 7, the Business of Open Source. Demonstrations included: jMaki, JavaFX, Groovy, OpenStellarium, WebSynergy (Liferay/Sun Portal), ICEfaces (Comet).
Visitors received a USB stick with Labs and Presentations from JavaOne, including a WebSynergy Portal installation. And an invitation for future Java related sessions, starting next Tuesday (3rd June) with ADF 11g Rich Faces (Charting, Maps, Gantts) and Wednesday 2nd July: Flex for Java developers.
Below, you can download the presentations for this evening: