Live from JavaOne ’05 — day 0

Just came back from the Netbeans day where Tim Cramer, Tim Lindholm, Bob Brewin, Graham Hamilton and Tim Bray talked about building a community around NetBeans, with SE, ME, EE and XML. Sun’s message is clear, there is no other IDE more open than Netbeans today.

Cramer mentioned he was working with Kaffe folks in Brazil for them to be able to deploy apps from within Netbeans. Coyote was mentioned also as another example of how not just Netbeans but also SE is opening up to other non-Java languages. Hamilton said they’ll be enhancing the Java bytecode in Dolphin (aka Java 7) to ease support for scripting languages.

Sun seems impressed by the turnout, rooms were pretty crowded…