Last week I attended the Sun Tech Days in Atlanta. The event lasted for 3 days but I only went to the one day developer's session.
As I am a Java developer in the corporate world I'd like to keep updated with the newest Java Technology. Since Sun is the inventor of Java, Sun Tech Days should be a good event to go to and it turned out to be a very informative and interesting event.
Here are some highlights I gathered from the event:
Sun is opening the source of its operating system and Java.
Sun is definitely pushing its NetBeans IDE to the developer's desktop. During the event, the speakers from Sun demonstrated how easy it is to use NetBeans to create Java apps with Ajax and other plug ins. I am not sure if I will switch from Eclipse to NetBeans, but definitely want to give it try.
Web 2.0 & Ajax
There was a Q&A session with Jame Gosling, the inventor of the Java programming language. He really knew what he was talking about.
Things I will definitely check out
Mr. Sang Shin was one of the speakers on web 2.0 framework and Ajax technology. There are some great info on his website.
Free Sun Tech bag!