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JavaOne 2010: Trials and Tribulations
by Eric Armstrong
September 23, 2010
Summary
A few weeks ago, I wondered if generics were going to be the death of Java. But today, I began to wonder if Oracle might just manage to do it in a lot more quickly.

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A few weeks ago, I wondered if generics were going to be the death of Java. But today, I began to wonder if Oracle might just manage to do it in a lot more quickly.

To be fair, it seems like they shoe-horned the two conventions together at the last second, without enough time to the job as well as they would have liked. There were many signs of professionalism--like painted signs on the sidewalk telling you which way to go at the street corners.

But to be honest, if the JavaOne convention takes up both convention halls, and the Oracle convention takes up both convention halls, how good an idea can it be to try to hold both conventions simultaneously? Answer: Not a very good idea at all.

Traveling was hard, too. That didn't help. Here's a littany of the issues that beset me.

Pre-Show Blues

Travel Woes

The "JavaOne" Convention, at last (sort of)

Ok. I've had it for the day. So I walk 4 blocks back to my car and leave. (There was one more session I might have stayed for. But between the freeway crush, city traffic jams, and long walks, I was too exhausted!)

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Eric Armstrong has been programming and writing professionally since before there were personal computers. His production experience includes artificial intelligence (AI) programs, system libraries, real-time programs, and business applications in a variety of languages. He works as a writer and software consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He wrote The JBuilder2 Bible and authored the Java/XML programming tutorial available at http://java.sun.com. Eric is also involved in efforts to design knowledge-based collaboration systems.

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