Jonathan Schwartz’s keynote was a nice pretty presentation, but there wasn’t much new. Like last year, he talked a lot about the amazing number of Java developers, the amazing number of Java installations, and the amazing number of ringtones. Studio Creator was previewed, and it didn’t crash, which was an improvement over last year.
Today’s entry in Gosling’s t-shirt toss contest was impressive. The VisiComp made a nitrogen cannon run from a web server. Very powerful. Very fun.
The presentation on Tiger was rather dry, but informative, and not just because they brought a baby white tiger on stage. The details on tiger weren’t new for someone who came here last year or has been using the beta, but it was a good overview. The most interesting thing is that Tiger has been renumbered to 5.0. So, the next version of Java will be J2SE 5.0. I suspect that’ll lead to confusion.
The Borland talk started as fluff, and then was a sales job on JBuilder. I’m too happy with IntelliJ to care.