JavaOne is over and once again it has been so busy during the week that I did not have the time to turn on the laptop and post here.
On the OpenDS booth, we’ve been pretty busy, explaining the project, its goals and the two demos that we’ve built on top of the directory server: an OpenID Identity Provider and an Atom / APP server. Our 0.8 release got some interest as we’ve seen a serious increase in our downloads and page views.
The Atom / APP server will be released in open-source as a sub-project of OpenDS.
The OpenID identity provider specific code for OpenDS will be contributed back to openid.dev.java.net project.
I’ve been able to attend a few sessions:
- "JMX : who does what ?" brilliantly presented by Eamonn McManus and Jean-Francois Denise.
- "High-Performance Java Technology in a Multicore World"
- "Garbage-Collection-Friendly Programming"
- "Beyond blogging: feeds in action" by Dave Johnson.
- "Identity 2.0 in Java"
The fun part of JavaOne is always James Gosling general sessions on Toys and fun stuff, and Java Real Time got a good share of it with Dancing Robots, an industrial-strength Robot arm and even an helicopter.
I’m going to take a few days off to recover from the May madness but not too long as I have to finalize the presentation that I will be giving on OpenDS at Jazoon 2007.
It’s been a while since the 0.1 build of OpenDS was made available.
We’ve been doing so many improvements in the code that we jump to a 0.8 as we’re definitely aiming for a 1.0 release by the end of the year.
I can only encourage you to try it. It’s simple, it’s fast, it’s just a click away.
For the complete details of all the new features of build 0.8, read Neil’s post on the subject.
It was a busy day yesterday for the first CommunityOne.
The OpenDS, OpenSSO, OpenID booth drew lot of attention yesterday, with demos of an OpenID identity provider, an Atom Publishing Protocol server both leveraging OpenDS for storage, retrieval and authentication of users and blog posts.
We will be running the same demos every day of JavaOne in the Community Corner.
We also had a little bit of presence on stage as I did a presentation introducing OpenDS and Cool Stuff during the last session of the Glassfish track.
Staring on our booth yesterday:
Today is the real start of JavaOne with its set of announcements…
I just arrived yesterday in San Francisco for a week full of events, starting with CommunityOne and the Glassfish Day and then JavaOne for the rest of the week.
I’m heading to the Moscone center now, and let’s the fun begin…
A view from my hotel room on my arrival.