Posted by Eitan Suez Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:23:00 GMT
oslo is a great city. and javazone is a great conference. and i have never seen a jug that compares to the javabin. the javabin, oslo's jug, is responsible for creating javazone.
with respect to jmatter and the talk that i presented yesterday, i must be honest that i was quite disappointed. actually that's an understatement. attendance was quite low, perhaps 30 people. in comparison i attended many less-than-average presentations that were "packed to the gills." anyhow, for me, it's not worth a trip halfway across the world. i feel that the jmatter message is falling on deaf ears.
i am coming to the conclusion that many developers are very conservative. they don't think for themselves. instead, they look around and ask themselves: "how can i avoid getting into trouble? what's everyone else doing? ok, follow the herd." at the talk just prior to mine, titled something along the lines of "a comparison of ioc frameworks: spring, tapestry ioc, google guice, etc.." they took a poll: everyone was using spring. no one was using anything else.
at javazone, one of the tag lines, or motto, is: "ignorance hurts" (see link). they've got a cartoon of three guys in space suits on planet x, and one of them removes his helmet, and shortly afterwards his head explodes. ignorance hurts.
the talk i've enjoyed listening to the most so far was gilad bracha's presentation on a new language he's working on named "newspeak." the jabs and jokes he made about other languages including java were truly entertaining.
over and out.