JavaOne 2007

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Its opening day today at JavaOne (I was here yesterday for Java University). I’m sitting in the keynote address. Some cool things are being announced, as is typical in any opening general session. I’ll comment when I can, and I’ve got a bunch of other material I’ve been saving up – so expect a lot of new posts this week.

Java is now fully open sourced as of today. The announcement made at JavaOne last year to open source the language has now been completed.

JavaFX – family of Sun products based on consumer facing java technologies – toolsets, new software systems based on java or other JVM compatible languages.
JavaFX Script – scripting language for rich I-net apps. designed for content authoring tools. Used for building very rich graphical experiences. Used for driving Swing/AWT. Preview release available – not production…yet.

JavaFX mobile – Java SE on a mobile device – down to the metal – open programming model – designed to be modified and localized by OEMs. Key intellectual property was acquired last year from the company who produced the SavaJe product, after the company effectively went out of business.

Some other key focuses of the conference include the following:

  • Community and social networkings
  • Java in TVs, phones, cable TV set top boxes
  • Java in Ubuntu Linux (along with Glassfish, Netbeans, and SDK 6
  • Glassfish open source application server, a JEE 5 container
  • blue ray java – richer GUI for a blueray menu system – Rich Green demoed how the movie Open Season uses Java for its menu
  • A series of Java SE 6 releases based on speed coming this year
  • Expanding the reach of Java in an open format – an ambitious goal to introduce Java or Java technologies as described above throughout the globe

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