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Splashing into the new JavaOne

Today is the big day (well, actually the introductory keynotes have been held yesterday evening) and I was eager to splash into the atmosphere of the new JavaOne. First, there is a JavaOne. Many owls predicted that Oracle meant the death of JavaOne. It's clearly wrong, at least for the first year, even though the conference is co-located with the Oracle World. Now, the first impression that you get is that the thing is h-u-g-e. If you're not here in SF and remotely following the events, you might have not noticed that the Moscone is not enough for both of them, and Oracle has rented a large number of hotels and other venues around Market street. There are even landmarks stamped on the walkboards to help people moving among the venues (BTW, Oracle, next year a mobile app would be useful - also an Android app, of course - thanks :-), there is a tent mounted in the section of Mason street in front of the Hilton (with packs of policemen - never seen so many real US policeman uniforms together, not on a movie I mean) and of course a big number of huge advertisements around. You have the impression that a part of San Francisco downtown has been literally oraclized. Figure out that yesterday even the priest at St. Patrick's, after celebrating the function that I attended, saluted "the Oracle World visitors who participated in the mass"! This morning (a bit late because Thunderbird decided to crash in the worst moment, as ...


Date: September, 20 2010
Url: http://www.java.net/blog/fabriziogiudici/archive/2010/09/20/splashing-new-javaone


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