JavaOne 2005, Day 2. I slept in and missed the opening General Session. No huge loss, though I caught the tail end on the huge monitor showing it outside the room. Apparently Scott McNealy gave James Gosling a Java Lifetime Achievement Award, which I’m pretty sure he referred to as a “Dukey”. Now, I realize that “Duke” is the name of the blob known as the Java mascot, but to give someone as esteemed as James Gosling anything that sounds like “dookie” is really unfortunate. But I digress.
Seeing as how I skipped the general session, I didn’t think missing the first round of technical sessions didn’t seem like much of a sin, especially since there wasn’t anything in them that sounded particularly compelling to me. But then the second round had 4 different sessions I would’ve been happy to sit thought. Such is the story of my current JavaOne experience; any particular round is likely to have either nothing of interest, or multiple sessions I wouldn’t want to miss.
I had to make a difficult choice for this second round, day 2. Rod Johnson, whom I have a bit of a mancrush on, was giving his Spring talk. I’ve never heard this talk, but I don’t think an introduction to Spring would’ve been the best use of my time (if only he’d been speaking in the first round!). So instead I’m listening to a talk on Enterprise Service Busses and SOA. It’s already started, so I should stop blogging.