JavaOne 2003- A brave new world

by Sue Spielman

I've spent a lot of time this year traveling around the country speaking at various developer conferences. It seems that the best way to describe the state of mind of many Java developers right now is melancholy. Most people I've met lately have been lacking in excitement and enthusiasm, almost to the point of a calm panic. This year's JavaOne might just be the most important one that there ever has been. It will need to inject developers with a shot of excitement with new technology focuses, new tools, and new answers for some of the same questions that have been lingering around the Java community.

I'm looking forward to landing in SF next week and finding out what this year's conference will provide. I'll be blogging techie2techie; none of that marketing hype that seems to be so popular from JavaOne's past from me. I want to know what's going to be hot and what's not, and when I find out, I'll tell you. I'll wrap up each day with a blog about the latest and greatest and then you can form your own opinion.

See you at JavaOne.