JavaOne 2008 lingo – Keywords, recurring themes, buzzwords and hype-terms

Lucas Jellema

Some words, names of terminology quickly come to govern a conference such as JavaOne 2008. Some things are talk of the day or even the hour, while other themes and topics are hardly discussed. It may mean anything. And it is a subjective list, non-exhaustive, as well. Some of the Java-speak of this year’s conference is listed below. Anyone there who likes to chime in and add some words that you noticed: please feel free.....

  • Server-side push (server to client push, active UI, Comet-style application, reverse AJAX)
  • the let-s: Groovlet, Fedlet, (the return of the) Applet, Servlet (3.0), Portlet (JSR 268), Facelet(s),
  • and the get-s: Widget, Gadget, Idonotget
  • and the said-s: James Gosling said…, Gavin Said, Rod Said,
  • JSON (and ATOM)
  • SaaS and Cloud Computing
  • JavaFX (and project SceneGraph)
  • Mobile (Android, some JavaME)
  • Flex and AIR (and a little bit of Silverlight)
  • WebBeans
  • JMX
  • jMaki
  • OpenAJAX
  • Social Networking, OpenSocial (API)
  • NetBeans (and to a lesser extent Eclipse)
  • REST(ful)
  • SCA (and SOA, little bit of JBI, some BPEL, quite some OpenESB)
  • JEE6 (to be finalized early 2009): EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0, JSF 2.0
  • Java 7 (new NIO, new Date/Time API, …)
  • Modularization, OSGi
  • Hudson
  • GlassFish
  • SEAM, (JBoss) RichFaces
  • JPA (Java Persistence API), EclipseLink
  • (memory) Grid (TerraCotta, Oracle Coherence)
  • JMS
  • Asynchronous, Decoupled, Publish/Subscribe
  • Java 6 Update 10 – ‘making applets not suck’
  • Rich JavaScript libraries and frameworks: Dojo, Scriptaculous, Yahoo, GWT (Google Web Toolkit), Prototype, some jQuery and ext-js

 Note: during our session at Thursday 29th May, we will present on these terms. If you are interested in learning more about what was actually said about all these topics, feel free to attend: see for details and registration.

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