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JavaOne 2011 and Oracle OpenWorld 2011 are being held at the same time (2-6 October 2011) in San Francisco again this year, but are considered completely separate conferences in 2011. However, this does not mean that Oracle OpenWorld won't have Java-related presentations. Instead, it seems that Oracle OpenWorld will focus more on Java topics in relation to Oracle products while JavaOne is likely to focus more on "pure Java." In this post, I look at some of the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 abstracts that reference the Java ecosystem.
From Java SE, 2012, to Java 12: Java SE Roadmap (15902)
The one-hour presentation "From Java SE, 2012, to Java 12: Java SE Roadmap" is to be presented by Oracle employees Adam Messinger, Peter Utzschneider, and Henrik Stahl. The title alone makes it obvious why this presentation is likely of great interest to Java developers.
Java EE 7 Overview and Oracle GlassFish Server Update (15597)
Oracle employees Adam Leftik and John Clingan plan to "cover the current status of Java EE 7, presenting an overview of new and updated specifications" and discuss how future GlassFish releases will provide these new features in their presentation "Java EE 7 Overview and Oracle GlassFish Server Update."
Diagnosing Scalability Issues in Java Applications on MySQL (15742)
This presentation, "Diagnosing Scalability Issues in Java Applications on MySQL," is by Oracle employees Todd Farmer and Mark Matthews. The abstract states that attendees will "learn how to diagnose and fix database- and application-level deadlocks and concurrency issues for Java applications deployed against MySQL."
Cloud-Enabled Java Persistence with Oracle TopLink (15615)
The abstract for "Cloud-Enabled Java Persistence with Oracle TopLink" states that the session will "examine the persistence requirements of Java applications in the cloud and introduces the features of Oracle TopLink that address them to simplify cloud application development." This presentation is by Shaun Smith and Doug Clarke, both of Oracle.
Optimize Java Persistence/Scale Database Access with JDBC and Oracle Universal Connection Pool (13360)
The presentation "Optimize Java Persistence/Scale Database Access with JDBC and Oracle Universal Connection Pool" is to be presented by three Oracle employees: Kuassi Mensah, Tong zhou, and Ashok Shivarudraiah. The session will focus on the "wealth of enterprise functionality" that Oracle Database 11g provides for "Java developers [to build] fast, scalable, reliable Java applications."
A Change Is as Good as a REST: Oracle JDeveloper 11g's REST Web Services (2241)
Chris Muir of Sage Computing Services is going to present "A Change Is as Good as a REST: Oracle JDeveloper 11g's REST Web Services" and the abstract states that JDeveloper support of REST and JAX-RS will be covered.
Java in the Database—The Sky's the Limit: Lessons from the Largest Deployment (14702)
Rune Lilleng of Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration and Paul Lo and Kuassi Mensah of Oracle are presenting "Java in the Database - The Sky's the Limit: Lessons from the Largest Deployment." The abstract states that this session will begin by covering background and basics of the JVM embedded within Oracle databases and will then move onto coverage of lessons learned from a large deployment using this DB-embedded JVM.
On the Road to Java EE 6 with Oracle WebLogic and Eclipse (15276)
The developer Web profile is a key improvement in Java EE 6 servers, and Eclipse developers will want to work with it. This session demonstrates some aspects of the progress of Oracle WebLogic server on its road to Java EE 6 compliance and gives Eclipse developers a sneak peek at using Java Persistence API Release 2.0 and JavaServer Faces Release 2.0 with Oracle WebLogic's Web profile.
Production Java Diagnostics: Visibility Even Your Developer Does Not Have (14380)
The session "Production Java Diagnostics: Visibility Even Your Developer Does Not Have" by Oracle employees Neelima Bawa and Glen Hawkins "focuses on Oracle Enterprise Manager's ability to provide deep Java Virtual Machine diagnostics to quickly identify the root cause of problems within the JVM through heap stack and thread analysis as well as other detailed performance analytics based on real-time as well as historical details."
Speed Up XML Processing with Oracle XDK, XQJ, and XQuery (15714)
Oracle's Mark Drake is going to present "Speed Up XML Processing with Oracle XDK, XQJ, and XQuery." This session will demonstrate "how to build scalable XML processing systems with Oracle XML DB and Oracle XML Developer's Kit" and will provide "an introduction to using the XQuery API for Java (XQJ)." I have posted a few blog posts on XQuery previously.
Conclusion: JavaOne-less Oracle OpenWorld is not Java-less
I only listed a subset of the presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 that are relevant to Java developers. When I use the keyword "Java" in the keyword search in the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog, there are 42 sessions returned as matches for that keyword.