Oti, you are too modest. You answered questions at the Dynamic
Scripting BOF that well represented the vigor of the Jython
community! You talked about Jython at the unconference in very good
terms. I'm impressed! -Frank
On May 16, 2007, at 6:17 AM, Oti wrote:
> now that I am back at GMT+1, and mentally almost "back to normal"
> life, I'd like to give you a short overview of my JavaOne impressions.
> Clark Updike wrote:
>> Sounds like you did a nice job at JavaOne as evidenced by the
>> following blog post. Congratulations!
>> For those of us that weren't there, when you get a chance, would
>> you mind posting some kind of summary to the dev list of how it
>> was received and how the Q&A sessions went?
>> ref: http://ola-bini.blogspot.com/2007/05/javaone-day-4-final-
> Charlie Groves wrote:
>> I'd like to hear your answer to the why Jython question too :)
>> How did you feel it went?
> Thanks for asking, so I try ...
> After coaching, review and technical rehearsal I should have felt a
> bit less nervous than I believe I was.
> By the way it is great that Sun does these offerings for speakers,
> especially newbies like me.
> And not to forget the real rehearsal at Charlie Groves' office: thanks
> again a lot for the invitation!
> Having passed all these preparations, I knew
> - I should not dance around on the stage
> - I should not speak too fast (which was not really a problem:-)
> - the slides were up to date
> - the example was running
> - fonts and resolutions were ok, even for far away audience
> My feeling is that it went quite well. I put the focus on integration
> / embedding / performance, and used the integral clock example to show
> almost all of the demos.
> You can find details, including downloads, here: http://
> The talk was in the "Tools and Languages" room 104, which is a real
> big one. It was loosely crowded, and my colleague Ruben estimated
> about 150 people.
> The Q & A was very short, only 2 questions.
> 1. What to do when import of com.sun.doclet* classes does not work ?
> 2. Why should I want to try Jython ?
> My answer to the first was, that if available on the classpath, java
> imports should work, unless in very corner cases. And I offered help
> from the mailing list.
> The 2nd one of course was trickier to answer convincing, given the
> amount of JRuby and Groovy and other scripting talks during the whole
> I mentioned:
> - backup from the Python community (batteries included)
> - stability
> - speed
> And I hope I was able to show during the talk that java integration is
> really powerful. That IMHO was also the tone of the blog entry
> referred to above, which I really estimate.
> To sum up, I think I was able to hold up the "Jython still there"
> These are my impressions. Please feel free to ask for more details.
> And many thanks for all of your support !
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