Tuesday, April 22, 2008

JavaOne, Too

Romain Guy and I will be returning to JavaOne this year to give another talk this year. We thought about presenting on horticulture, or the effect of air travel on the Amazon rain forest, but in the end we decided at random to talk about this topic: Filthy Rich Clients: Filthier, Richer, Clientier. And though it was tempting to just present stuff we'd already written (with 550 pages of material in the book, there's a lot to, well, steal for presentations), we thought it would be more fun and to do new stuff. Who needs sleep? We hope you can make it to the session.

For anyone that signed up for the session already, we hope you got word that the conference has shuffled us out of our original slot on Tuesday and put us on Thursday afternoon instead (4:10 - 5:10 pm). Maybe they just realized that everyone enjoys pre-enrolling for sessions so much that they figured you'd want another chance to log in and see how that change affected your schedule. And if you didn't pre-register for the session yet, you might want to do so; I've heard that the room is filling up (it's not clear why - maybe it was the "free money!" mention in the abstract. Or maybe it's Romain's groupies. Again.).

There's other stuff happening as well. For one thing, there's an author signing for our book. Maybe someone can explain to me why you actually want us to deface your book. It's a nice book, clean and professional looking, and you want us to write in it? I understand having a famous author sign a book they wrote; heck, it'll be worth more when they're dead. But the authors of Filthy Rich Clients? The only thing worth more when I'm dead will be my life insurance policy. Anyway, we'll be there at the bookstore, signing anything you put in front of us except a blank check.

Finally, there's an Adobe event on Wednesday night, starting at 5:00 at the Metreon. I'm giving a short presentation with James Ward. Come see some of the Flex stuff I'm working on now. And then come to the Adobe party at Jillian's. Go to the Adobe booth on the show floor for details.

I'll also be working the Adobe booth off an on, doing a session or two and milling around trying to look useful. Stop by and say hi.

13 comments:

codecraig said...

so is there a new book in the works? any good Flex GUI books in the pipeline?

codecraig said...

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Chet Haase said...

codecraig: I'm not working on a book ... yet. But I think there could be one in the future. I don't know of the spectrum of books in the works. I liked the O'Reilly "Flex 2" book for a good intro to Flex overall. I believe there's a Flex 3 version coming out soon. The "Essential ActionScript 3.0" book is also good for in-depth AS3 and Flex/Flash API discussions.

I don't know of anything of the "Filthy Rich" persuasion ... which makes me think it'd be a fun project to take on when I'm ready for it. Is that something people would like to see?

codecraig said...

I would. I am new to Flex and hope to really dig in. I have been developing in swing for several years and enjoyed the Filthy Rich book for it, as well as, all of the other tips/tricks/hacks.

I think it'd be great to see what can be done with Flex.

goddard said...

would be nice to see new book on flex/air from you Chet ;)

c0d3R said...

So, when will the javaone slides be available ?

Chet Haase said...

c0d3R: Sun will post all of the slides on the JavaOne site eventually, but in the meantime, Romain just posted ours on his blog.

Jay Askren said...

I watched the presentation on the Java one site. Great job. Unfortunately, they didn't show the demos. It was just slides with audio. Any chance you can make the code available so we can play with it ?

Dave Briccetti said...

Thanks for the excellent talk at SDForum Java SIG with James.

Anonymous said...

Chet, Thanks for all the interesting work you've done! I have a question from your JavaOne talk in 2007. You have a bullet point that says

Faster Effects
Easy to implement with MSG
Mini scene-graph library for JOGL

But I can't seem to find MSG. Where is it? Thanks much.

Chet Haase said...

Anonymous (btw, consider bothering to leave your name next time, especially if you're asking a question...):
That was Romain's slide, and he was referring to the "Minimal Scene Graph" that's built on top of JOGL:
http://download.java.net/media/jogl/builds/tmp/msg_javadoc/

Chet.

steven reynolds said...

Wilco & thanks for your quick answer regarding the MSG

Barsum said...

Dead yet?