August 24, 2010, 9:15 AM — Next month's revamped JavaOne conference, the first under Oracle's jurisdiction, will feature a keynote presentation from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, as well as the latest on Java technologies ranging from the GlassFish application server to the JavaFX rich media platform.
Ellison will take the stage Sept. 20 in San Francisco to discuss Oracle's vision and strategy for Java, Oracle said.
"In this opening JavaOne keynote, Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, and Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive vice president, product development, share Oracle's vision for strengthened investment and innovation in Java and describe how Java will continue to grow as the most powerful, scalable, secure, and open platform for the global developer community," Oracle said on its JavaOne conference website.
Oracle later in the week will cover "the Java frontier" in a presentation featuring speakers such as Mark Reinhold, chief architect in the Java Platform Group.
"The world of Java has never wavered in its trajectory of relentless innovation. In this keynote, Java luminaries from Oracle map out the rapidly evolving Java landscape and then host demonstrations representing some of the most exciting and valuable uses of Java across a diversity of domains," the website says.
But this year's conference is likely to feature more than what can be gleaned from the sessions list, analyst Al Hilwa, of IDC, said.
"For example, I expect significant attention given to Java fragmentation and how Oracle plans to avoid it in the future. Oracle is also likely to play up its considerable contributions to open source and community developed software to highlight its credibility in this area. I suspect there will be quite a bit of discussion around Java governance issues and how parallel implementations of Java can get certified," Hilwa said.