The first two days of Sun Tech Days India have already finished. It is Netbeans and Open Solaris day on 3rd and final day, that is today! Pics
For those who don't know, Sun Tech Days is a worldwide Java developers' conference organized by Sun Microsystems and its India leg 2007 was held in Hyderabad and really had people coming from far and wide.
It is being held in Hyderabad International Convention Center, Hyderabad and thousands have attended it. There have been keynote sessions from Sun, Oracle and VMWare. I attended only one keynote from Oracle, which was grandiously titled, 'Next Generation platform'.
Oracle flaunts the fact that it's products follow all the open standards and that many of its products and standards support or leverage the open source. Continuing on the same lines, this keynote proposed integration of JavaEE 5 (EJB 3.0 specially) , SOA 2.0 and Web 2.0 to develop a new generation application development platform. And what can be better than being on an 'All-Oracle-Platform' ;-)
How serious is Oracle about these standards, is clear from the fact that recently released WebCenter Suite 2.0 incorporates facility for integration of things like blogs, RSS Feeds and wikis. It could be a ploy for habituating both developers as well as enterprise customers for Fusion when it comes out in 2008, but I am glad that Oracle has led the trend for 'Enterprise Mashups'. Just hoping that Enterprises don't mess this up!