I am a Java developer - good, bad or ugly I do not know but have been doing this for quite sometime. Its a dream to go to the JavaOne one day, a mela of the contrarian minds. The bad part is for the years I worked for Sun Microsystems I was never sent to one. The closest I came when my small work was part of two of the tech kiosk/booth(s) but no it was not meant to be. Reading Gosling's blogs soothes me but also increases my cravings for the taste I have always missed. Seems like my tech Huj who very lucky go to.