Amis specific and general announcements
The (Oracle) Java community is currently buzzing because the first JDeveloper 11g preview is available for download at the OTN JDeveloper 11g page. I’ll give you a short introduction on my first experiences. Installation is, as always, a breeze. Download and unzip. I started JDeveloper, and although it warns me that it is not certified for Java 6, it seems to work like a charm. When you start JDeveloper, the first thing to pop-up is the update manager, with updates for JUnit and for the SQL Developer Migration Workbench (whatever that is for?). The user interface has changed and is a bit slicker (with the new default theme: Fusion Blue (what’s in a name)) but looks very familiar. But when you start working you’ll notice lot’s of small changes, e.g. the application navigator only shows the current application, which you can select with a dropdown (figure 1) or the style that wizard use (figure 2) or rounded input boxes, etc.
One thing to keep in mind when you’re a 0.4 user:In Firebug 0.4 there was an "Events" tab, but I can't find it in Firebug 1.0.<br /><br />The "Events" tab has been replaced with the ability to log events to the "Console" tab. <br />Right click on an Element and you will see the "Log Events" menu item. Check that, <br />and then you will see the events on the console. <br />
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JavaPolis is the largest Java event in Europe. On Friday, December 15, Juergen Schmidt will do a presentation about the OpenOffice.org Java API. In an attempt to become the speaker for this presentation I submitted my proposal too late. However, I was asked to do a lab on the API, which will be on Thursday, December 14. Labs are new to JavaPolis this year. Follow this link to see the abstract for my lab. Hope to see you there!
I am just joking, so far I haven’t seen an Elvis look-a-like in town, but I would be very interested how Thomas Kyte felt about his session this morning for this huge audience.
The conference paper
Mr. Thomas Kyte
But I will start with the beginning. I started off this Tuesday morning in the Hilton Hotel, with Thomas Kyte’s presentation "Things you think you know". I hadn’t really planned this session, but I am glad, I am really glad I did. Mr. Kyte is a very gifted speaker and knows what he speaking of, which helps .
Despite the fact that I had sometimes the feeling: "OK, what’s the big deal. It should be common knowledge or at least, if you use your common sense, it shouldn’t be a new topic to you". The brilliant metaphors he used, were really priceless, funny and with al lot of wit addressed to the audience, so if that didn’t trigger them to think next time, then I don’t know how you should do it better. (more…)
It’s amazing how much Lucas already put to "paper", despite all the mishaps we already encountered. The last two days I lost track on Lucas because he has completely different interests / agenda, and of course he also has to prepare for his sessions as a speaker.
Anyway here’s my input to all the great posts on the web already done (have a look at http://www.orablogs.com for most of them). As pointed out a time ago, my main interest is XML DB. Beside those sessions, I will also pinpoint some on performance, Oracle Content Directory and Open Source speeches, like those on Linux and PHP (future directions). These are old interests with whom I try to keep up, but can’t spend so much time on as in the past, because XML DB forces me to read and learn about stuff I put aside me a long time ago, or in other words neglected, for instance object (orientated) relational objects.
As a newbie (so I am fitting the profile) on this conference, I already missed apparently some important keynotes, but reading the posts of others today, I also realized that this makes my life a little bit easier, because it is now out in the open and I can address them, to a certain point, by name (11g).
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