Missing from the keynote announcements at JavaOne was discussion on improving the deployment path of desktop Java applications. Hope may finally come later this year in the form a consumer targeted JRE however.
Thursday at JavaOne started with a thought provoking keynote by Motorola CTO Padmasree Warrior. Rather than the usual vendor keynote making grand announcements or touting specific accomplishments of her company, Warrior focused on challenging Java developers to think hard about the transformation of the mobile world.
Interface21, the provider of the Spring Framework has announced that it has received $10 million in Series A financing from Benchmark Capital. The new funds will be used to accelerate product development and expand marketing, sales and support infrastructure to scale their professional open source offerings around Spring.
Dan Mcweeny presented a case study at JavaOne on using Ruby On Rails and SAP4Rails (an open source SAP integration library). His group was able to create a specialized web 2.0 front end in 2 weeks without prior knowledge of Ruby or Rails.
With dynamic languages playing a role in JDK 6, the "Cool things you can do with Groovy" session was aimed at show casing the features of the Groovy language that can help make developers more productive.
Yesterday at Java One Sun finally announced the first implementation of JSR-1, the Real-time Specification for Java, since it was finalized in July of 2006.
In today's Java One keynote Sun announced that the open sourcing of Java has been completed. There is now a completely build-able JDK available to developers at the OpenJDK project.
According to industry publications, Sun is slated to announce JavaFX Script at Tuesday morning's opening JavaOne keynote. JavaFX Script will target desktop, web, and mobile devices.
In what may turn out to be an interesting foreshadowing of the future of Ruby, ThoughtWorks Studios announces that their upcoming Agile IT project management application, Mingle, will be the world’s first commercial application to run on JRuby.
JRuby 0.9.9 is now out in the wild and has been declared “ready for prime time”. Ola Bini goes as far as to say: “JRuby is ready for prime time. Application developers should try their applications on JRuby NOW” InfoQ's newest Ruby reporter, Sam Aaron, investigates.
The technical sessions (but not BOFS) from the Java One 2006 conference are now online in audio + slides. Registration to the Sun Developer Network is required. The presentations also include text transcript fragments allowing you to read along with the presentation.
Every year, the most detailed coverage of what happened at JavaOne is usually published in really long and detailed day by day coverage articles published on TheServerSide.com. The last of their 4 days of coverage have just been posted.