Not only does Sun Microsystems have some of the best and most talented engineers in the world, but they also know how to throw one hell of a party. At this year's After Dark Bash during JavaOne among the festivities were a virtual t-shirt flying contest with Duke, Battle Bots, bands with KISS and The Rolling Stones music, a girl with a grinder, Segways, an arcade, plenty of food and drink, and a lot more. We have attached some pictures from this event so you can see for yourself.
11 May 2007
Finishing off the platinum cosponsor sessions was Motorola's CTO talking this morning about "Platform Disturbia" for mobile devices. Motorola is actively engaged in improving the experience for end-users as well as addressing some of the current issues and fragmentation problems faced by current developers targeting mobile devices. Also demonstrated was a new prototype mobile telephone from Motorola, which we have pictures of along with the rest of the slides.
10 May 2007
With Oracle being a platinum cosponsor at this year's JavaOne conference, Thomas Kurian, Oracle's Senior Vice President, had took the stage for 45 minutes to show off some of their latest Enterprise Java advancements as well as announcing another code donation to the open-source community. Here are Oracle's slides from this presentation.
9 May 2007
This morning we were extremely excited to learn about Sun Microsystems' JavaFX technology, which can extend the realm of possibilities for rich Internet applications. The JavaFX family also consists of JavaFX Mobile for portable devices and cellular telephones along with JavaFX Script, which can simplify the development of rich Internet applications. This afternoon Sun's Bob Brewin (Software CTO for Sun) took the stage to talk more about JavaFX along with the future of Java. From Brewin's talk there are a few interesting points worth noting.
8 May 2007
The JavaOne Pavilion is where a number of different companies are showing off their new hardware and software products -- from graphing software to Java-powered robots and everything in between. In today's coverage of JavaOne 2007 we have a number of pictures we took while on the floor with more in depth coverage of the various exhibitors coming later in the week.
8 May 2007
Sun Microsystems' Project Blackbox is the world's first data center located inside a box (well, a shipping container). One of these shipping container data centers was on display at JavaOne with attendees being free to look around. We took this opportunity to peek inside.
8 May 2007
Officially kicking off JavaOne 2007 was Sun's Executive VP, Rich Green, announcing JavaFX, JavaFX Scripting, JavaFX Mobile, performance improvements coming to Java SE 6, and Java now fully entering the open-source community with the release of the OpenJDK. Showcased during this keynote were a variety of different gadgets running JavaFX, a snippet of JavaFX code, NASDAQ embracing Real Time Java, Ericsson opening some of its source-code, and "Engineers Without Borders" in conjunction with the United Nations. Here are some pictures taken during Green's JavaOne 2007 keynote address -- we'll provide more information later in the day.
8 May 2007
We began our week of JavaOne coverage this morning with some of the information shared during the CommunityOne General Session. Now that the day is winding to an end, we have some additional information to pass along on Sun's first-ever CommunityOne event. Outside of the CommunityOne General Session, other tracks throughout the day were on NetBeans, GlassFish, OpenJDK for mobile & embedded environments, OpenSolaris, Web 2.0, Startup Camp, RedMonk's un-conference, and the discussion of Linux versus Solaris.
7 May 2007
While JavaOne doesn't officially get underway until tomorrow, this year Sun Microsystems hosted a free day-long event called CommunityOne. Like this year's JavaOne conference theme, CommunityOne is focusing upon open possibilities and consists of a variety of different sessions to cater to one's interests. CommunityOne has been underway now for just under two hours and there is already a bit of information worth sharing.
7 May 2007 - 1 Comment
In a little over a month from now Phoronix will be turning three years old, but today we have an early present for our readers and the alternative OS community. As you should be able to see right now, we have a brand new layout. This new user interface is powered by our sixth-generation content management system, PHXCMS, and it sports an overwhelming number of enhancements.
20 April 2007
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