I’m planning my WWDC trip and I noticed that the preliminary schedules are up now. BTW, if you’re planning to go, I’d book soon, since the early registration is ending soon.
One of the sessions caught my eye: “64-bit Java Virtual Machine Exposed“.
With the new 64-bit Java Virtual Machine you can now access a larger Java heap from your high-performance Java server application. 64-bit Java enables Java heaps much larger than the current 2Gb limit. We will focus on the changes required to use 64-bit Java and the implications associated with it.
Ah yes… this is why I need to buy a G5 with 8GB of RAM. I wonder if Eclipse will be supported on this configuration. I know that Eclipse already supports Linux/GTK on 64-bit AMD64.
Also scheduled at the same time (5:00-6:30 on Friday) is “The Next Phase of Eclipse’s Development“.
Eclipse has quickly become one of the most widely used cross-platform Java development environments. In this hands-on session, we’ll show you how to get started on your next Java project, get over the initial hurdles, and become comfortable with Eclipse. Learn from other experienced developers who are using Eclipse to build Java applications today.
I’d like to go to this session too, not so much to learn about Eclipse. I’m still processing stuff from EclipseCon. But I’d like to get developers excited about using Eclipse on OS X and let them know that there is a community around that combination. It’s too bad these two are at the same time. Moving one of them to the 2:00-3:30 time slot would be good us developers who are doing Eclipse on OS X and also wanting to take advantage of the 64-bit JVM.