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JavaOne 2006: JavaOne Sun Keynote Day 1

John Gage did his usual MC, routine, then Jonathan Schwartz then came on stage offered a download of hardware!

JavaOne 2006: Sun Keynote Day 1

It's JavaOne time again, that special time of year when thousands of developers pay $2000 each to attend a Sun sponsored party and listen to what's new in the Java world. In past years, you could tell the energy of the JavaOne crowd by how far the crowd at registration wrapped around Moscone. One year, it wrapped around Howard, down Third and all the way to Mission. They year, there appeared to be no lines at all when I appeared. We were treated to a a very loud African band, which reminded me of the Township music of South Africa. We were treated to a video, which carried Sun's new motif forward: Holding signs. Their first "share" ad had a bunch of Sun engineers holding signs which talked about Sharing.

John Gage did his usual MC, routine. Then Jonathan Schwartz came on stage, and started off by somewhat inexplicably offered a download of hardware, the new Niagra boxes. He then brought Ed Zander on stage, who was in town for the Gartner symposium. Ed was the former COO of Sun, and current CEO of Motorola. Ed urged everyone to develop for mobile devices, and urged everyone to think about mobility. Interestingly, he showed 3 phones which were based on Java-Linux platforms. "The future of computing is the mobile device," said Schwartz. This has been a recurring theme over the years. And I have blogged this in the past.

Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, announced that Java was available for Ubuntu Linux. They are also announcing a server version of Linux. Shuttleworth took a ride on the Soyuz and described his experiences and also the 8-bit computer on the spacecraft.

Marc Fleury came on stage, wearing a Red Beret, and announced that JBoss joined the Netbeans community. He talked about the evolution of the IDEs over the last 3 years. API interfaces have gotten in the way of development, and that the open source community has come up with lightweight frameworks. I have written about this and I think this was a passing reference to Spring.

Rich Green then came on stage. He is the new Executive VP of Software. He was asked "Are you going to open source Java?" Green ducked the question and said "Compatibility really matters." He also said "its not a question whether, but how." Green, who has a voice not dissimilar to PBS commentator, Roger Rosenblatt, said a few brief words and passed the "pickle" to Jeff Jackson who has operational control of Java at Sun. Jeff mentioned that the newly renamed Java EE 5 was "The Right Stuff" and was ready to use. The demo section of the keynotes brought up Jeet Kaul, a manager in Sun engineering. He started off by showing NetBeans. I found this interesting given that while NetBeans is open sourced, Sun's use of this is an attempt to push what is ostensibly their own privately funded open source community. The code was small, and went fast, so they were hard to follow.

Sun then announced. Java Message Queue was open sourced on Java.net

Craig McClanahan and Greg Murray then came up to do more demos. They shows AJAX/demos with Web Services, in Java Studio Creator, which is the commercial version of NetBeans. Greg showed an Web 2.0 and AJAX. The demo used Dojo, a popular open source AJAX framework.

Sun is also donating the following to open source:
Java Studio Creator
NetBeans Profiler
NetBeans Mobility
NetBeans Matisse
Web Services Interoperability Toolkit
BPEL engine is open sourced into Open ESB
Sun Java System Portal

Nick Kassem came up and talked about the work they have done with Microsoft on interoperability. He talked about project Tango and the WCF(Windows Communication Foundation) client work they have done and how the demo would work. Microsoft did a demo on showing integration between Indigo/Vista and Java, which bodes well for interoperability. Charles Bechham came up, and showed their BPEL editor with Steve Jones, who runs the Java Practice for CapGemini in the UK. They then showed a Smashup, SWING + a Mashup, which was an application that used Flikr and Google Maps in Swing.

One frightening thing that was mentioned was that Java SE 6, or Mustang, will have the ability to open an email client and send an email. Just what the world needs. More security holes.

The next release of Java SE, Java SE 7 is codenamed Dolphin.

Jackson also mentioned they would announce a real-time server on Friday.

Websites mentioned

Some numbers from the keynotes, in addition to the ones on Sun's Web Site:
1,052 JCP members
1 Billion cellphone sales this year
90 Million phones shipped by Motorola
2,200 members in Glassfish
280,000 Glassfish downloads
300 Glassfish contributors
300+ Netbeans contributors

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