The Java Busstays at the top of this weekend's edition of "the Week in Review" because I was actually on the bus on its Thursday stop at Oracle's office in Burlington, MA, USA. But even at my visit to the Java Road Trip, the topic that received the most incidental conversation was Enterprise Java, and that was the topic that garnered the largest share of visibility on during this past week.

If you didn't get a chance to visit on a daily basis in the past week, read on, and you'll find all of the week's Java Today news items, a selection of blog posts, and the old and new spotlights and polls.

This week's index:

Conferences, JUG Meetings

Last week's poll asked Which JavaOne 2010 track will draw the greatest interest? The results suggest to me that the tracks represent the interests of a quite broad spectrum of Java developers. A total of 303 votes were cast, with the following final tally:

  • 28% (84 votes) - Core Java Platform
  • 18% (56 votes) - Desktop Java
  • 10% (31 votes) - Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud
  • 9% (28 votes) - Java EE Web Profile and Platform Technologies
  • 8% (25 votes) - JavaFX and Rich User Experience
  • 5% (15 votes) - Java ME and Mobile
  • 4% (12 votes) - Java for Devices, Card, and TV
  • 4% (11 votes) - The Java Frontier
  • 14% (41 votes) - I don't know

Geertjan Wielenga reported on his visit to Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on the NetBeans Platform:

I'm spending today and tomorrow in Ouagadougou (pop. 1 475 223), capital of Burkina Faso, in west Africa, thanks to Constantin Drabo, who organized the NetBeans Platform Certified Training here. Here are some more pics of students on the course...

Dustin Marx is Looking Forward to JavaOne 2010:

The 2010 edition of JavaOne features numerous presentations of interest to the Java developer in subjects such as JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, Clojure), Java concurrency, HTML5with Java, monitoring Java applications, cloud computing, modularity/OSGi,JDK7, REST/JAX-RS, Java Persistence API, NetBeans,JavaFX, and Java testing/debugging...

Jean-Francois Bonbhel announced JCertif 2010 - Last Call For Paper:

Still hesitating to join JCertif 2010 ? See Tasha's excellent post on Brussels JUG website

This week's new Spotlight is my blog post Notes and Pics from the Java Road Trip Stop at Burlington, MA, USA:

The Java Road Trip spent an afternoon and evening in the parking lot at Oracle's Burlington, Massachusetts, USA office on Thursday, June 24. I had been working at the data center where I do most of my programming, and I pulled in beneath noisy skies, my car splashing through the puddles, as I strained to read the signs that identified each building and parking lot. Finally, I was in the right parking lot, and I saw the bus...

This week's new poll is The "Java Road Trip" is happening now in the USA. Should a world-wide "Java Jet Trip" follow? Voting will be open for the next week.

JavaEE, GlassFish

Java Champion Antonio Goncalves said Java EE 6 ? Excuse my French !