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Joshua Marinacci, SUN Microsystems, USA
Joshua Marinacci first tried Java in 1995 at the request of his favorite TA and never looked back. He has spent the last ten years writing Java user interfaces for wireless, web, and desktop platforms. After tiring of web programming with several large companies in the Atlanta area he joined Sun to work on Java user interfaces full-time, first on the Swing team, then NetBeans, and now on the JavaFX tools team. Joshua recently co-authored O'Reilly's Swing Hacks with Chris Adamson. He also contributes to SwingLabs and writes regularly for Java.net. Joshua holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and recently moved to Eugene, Oregon to be with his new wife.
The future of the Java Platform: programmers, designers, users, and beyond
What does the term 'Java' really mean? Java used to mainly refer to 'Java the Language', but these days the real value is in the JVM and 'Java the Platform'. In the future the Java platform will grow by expanding to new languages, like Ruby, Python, and JavaFX Script, and by expanding to new kinds of developers including designers and end users. The Java platform is a dynamic place with a bright future. Join Josh Marinacci of the Sun JavaFX Team as he explores where the Java platform is today and where it is going in the future.
This session will cover a brief history of Java, improvements coming in JavaSE 6 update 10 like speed and graphics, then lay out the vision for the next ten years of the Java platform. Josh will cover new languages for the JVM, the JavaFX tools & runtime, and mobile Java. Then Josh will discuss how the Java platform will grow beyond just programmers to encompass designers, less skilled developers, and user created content of consumers themselves.