Went to bed at 4 a.m., up at 7 a.m. and woke up w/o a hangover - it's going to be a good day. Last night was spent at the Thirsty Bear, followed by beers until 3 with Matt and James from SourceBeat. The wireless connection sucks - too many people I'm guessing.
I'm sitting in the keynote by Jonathan Schwartz - what's the big announcement? My bet is that the tiger/tiger thing is JDK 1.5 is going to be released - and it's going to be released on the Mac at the same time.
Schwartz's speech is fairly boring - it's definitely a whole lotta marketing. I'm falling asleep - give us something good!
The number of Java Developers grew by 30% last year - from 3 to 4 million. Schwartz thinks that Java will "roar" into the automotive industry next. Some guy just drove in a BMW and they're demoing a Java-based entertainment system. Basically, it's a just a voice-controlled system for communication, climate, navigation and entertainment. Looks cool I guess. It'd be sweet to get a gig developing apps for cars, wouldn't it?
Now Schwartz is back on stage. Java.com gets 9 million hits enough, and 6-7 million click the "get it now" button to get/install Java. After sitting in this thing for the last hour - I can see why people skip it. OK, this is cool - Project Looking Glass is going to be open-sourced, but you probably already knew that since Java 3D has been open sourced.
If you want to say hi today, I'm wearing a brown Hawaiian shirt and shorts.