Is there Java at this Macworld Expo? Yes, there is, but it’s really only one session in the Developer track.
Writing Jaguar Programs in Java
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 120, C05
Daniel Steinberg teaches this session as described on Macworldexpo.com: “Using Mac OS X applications is great but it’s only part of the experience. If you’d like to write your own Mac OS X application without having to learn about the Cocoa and Carbon APIs, then Java is for you. With the Java Virtual Machine included in every version of Mac OS X, you have the perfect environment for playing around with writing programs for your Mac. In this session, you’ll look at the free tools available for you to develop Jaguar applications in the Java programming language. You’ll see how to write a quick visual program and how to package it up to distribute a double clickable application. You’ll be provided with links to resources for more information. This session provides an excellent introduction to writing in Java on Mac OS X and important steps that need to be taken to customize your Java apps for the platform.”
Other than this, I would look for any session that covers or includes Mac OS X or the more recent Jaguar with Apache Jakarta Tomcat. Furthermore, there wasn’t much on Cocoa and other programming either. While I realize that the Macworld Expo and the Mac audience in general is geared toward the animator, artist, editor, publisher, and writer, I expected a larger developer track than just three courses with only one on Java. This is somewhat surprising given the interest in Java for the Mac.
This is somewhat surprising given the interest in Java for the Mac. What do you think of the lack in Java coverage?