JavaOne, Sun's developer conference, began today with a series of announcements — before that could happen though, the lines needed to be traversed.Lines, Lines, Lines
The lines to get into today's keynote extended outside the pavilionMore Lines, Lines, Lines
And continued all the way to the end of the blockSo many Safari Windows
Pre-keynote entertainment consisted of a series of Safari windows with changing content, to the tune of some beats provided by DJ Anon. The significance of which still alludes me.James Gosling
No announcement with the impact of JavaFX would be complete without the appearance of the "Father of Java", Dr. James GoslingThe Crowd
The punters pour out of the keynote. JavaOne 2007, it is claimed, to have broken previous attendance records — so the number of people trying to get out of four doors is quite large.Schwartz and Green
Jonathan Schwartz, CEO and president of Sun, and Rich Green, executive vice president, software, answer some questions after the keynote.Chill out
When it all gets too much to handle, there is always the chill out areas.Chill out — Old School Style
These kids and their new beeping gadgets don't know the meaning of fun. Not when you have foosball, cocktail video games and Asteroids available!Chill out — New School Style
If you get sick of the people with grey beards yapping on about the "good ol' days", you can always turn to some XBox 360 action and headphones to drown them out.Session rooms are for n00bs!
Why go into a small room with uncomfortable seating when you can stay out on some bean bags and live it up?.If you have too much cash
You can always spend big on Java paraphernalia, this is on top of the standard loot that all attendees receive.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.