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Poll Results: What You Want To See In JavaOne 2010

02.24.2010
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Last week I asked what interested you most across the seven tracks announced for JavaOne 2010.  The votes are in now, and there are no big surprises there. 

JavaEE and JavaSE/Desktop took almost 50% between the two tracks. In fact's all the standard technology tracks that have got your attention this year. It's interesting that JavaME/Mobile got the fewest votes. Maybe JavaFX covers all the main mobile concerns that Java developers have. I hope that people don't consider JavaME to be out of date or irrelevant. 

I had expected The Java Frontier to get a lot more votes than it did here. While a conference is great for further education in what you already know, I really enjoy seeing the innovative uses of Java across industries. 

Still, it seems that people are there to find out more about the technologies that they have been using every day, and there really is no harm in that. 

Java.net also ran a poll with their users asking f they would be attending JavaOne.

Do you think you'll be attending JavaOne 2010?

  • 6% (13 votes) - Yes, I hope to lead a session
  • 25% (55 votes) - Yes, if someone pays my way
  • 3% (6 votes) - Yes
  • 12% (27 votes) - I hope to attend one of the non-US JavaOnes
  • 6% (14 votes) - I don't know
  • 4% (9 votes) - No, I don't like the new format
  • 43% (95 votes) - No

53% of those polled won't be doing, or aren't sure yet. I guess this is a sign of the times. I'm sure that given the chance everyone would like to go but it's difficult to get to conferences for a lot of us right now. Apart from the long distances that some of us have to travel, a lot of companies just don't have the budget for these conferences.

 

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Bas Zero replied on Wed, 2010/02/24 - 4:24am

220 votes only... Although I appreciate that EE got the most votes, I would have appreciated if this poll would have been closed only if 5000 votes would have been reached...

Thomas Eichberger replied on Wed, 2010/02/24 - 6:27am

It seems as if the UI area got the most votes (Desktop and JavaFX). Maybe a hint to provide better libraries and tools in that area.

Ryan Developer replied on Wed, 2010/02/24 - 8:14am

Java still needs cross platform USB and Serial APIs.  My employer chose .NET as the primary platform partly  because our main product communicates with a lot of hardware on Windows.

Fabrizio Giudici replied on Wed, 2010/02/24 - 11:04am

Not to speak of the missing JWebPane. In any case, within the poll's limits, it "demonstrates" that Java Desktop is alive and kicking.

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