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Welcome to Wikipedia's Java portal. Java refers to a number of computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones to enterprise servers and supercomputers. Java is nearly ubiquitous in mobile phones, Web servers and enterprise applications, and while less common on desktop computers, Java applets are often used to provide improved functionality while browsing the World Wide Web. Code is produced through writing in the Java programming language, then executed by a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). In 2006, Sun Microsystems made the bulk of its implementation of Java available under a public license.
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JavaOne

Attendees at the 2004 JavaOne conference described their vision of the future of Java on a whiteboard.
"CommunityOne" redirects here. For the bank, see CommunityOne Bank.

JavaOne is an annual conference inaugurated in 1996 by Sun Microsystems to discuss Java technologies, primarily among Java developers. JavaOne is held in San Francisco, California typically running from Monday to Thursday. Technical sessions on a variety of topics are held during the day. In the evening, Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions are held. BOF sessions allow people to focus on a particular aspect of Java technology.

Access to the technical sessions, keynote presentations, exhibits and BOF sessions requires a conference pass, which usually costs between $1795 to $1995 USD.

In 1999, the conference played host to an event called the Hackathon, a challenge set by John Gage. Attendees were to write a program in Java for the new Palm V using the infrared port to communicate with other Palm users and register the device on the Internet.

During the 2008 conference, 67 Moscone Center staff members and three attendees were sickened by an outbreak of norovirus.[1]

JavaOne 2010, the first conference to be run after the acquisition of Sun by Oracle Corporation, was held September 19–23, concurrently with Oracle OpenWorld. This was the first year that the conference was not held at Moscone Center, instead hosted at three hotels on nearby Mason Street, one block of which was closed and covered with a tent, which formed part of the conference venue. JavaOne 2011 was held in the same venue configuration as in 2010, and so was JavaOne 2012, from September 30 to October 4.

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Each year at the conference there is a hardware device highlighted, typically made available to attendees before it is sold to the general public, or at a steep discount.

CommunityOne

From 2007 to 2009, an associated one-day event, CommunityOne, was held, for the broader free and open-source developer community.

In 2009, CommunityOne expanded to New York City (CommunityOne East, March 18–19) and to Oslo, Norway (CommunityOne North, April 15). The third annual CommunityOne in San Francisco took place from June 1–3, 2009, at Moscone Center.

Tracks included:

  • Cloud Platforms – Development and deployment in the cloud
  • Social and Collaborative Platforms – Social networks and Web 2.0 trends
  • RIAs and Scripting – Rich Internet Applications, scripting and tools
  • Web Platforms – Dynamic languages, databases, and Web servers
  • Server-side Platforms – SOA, tools, application servers, and databases
  • Mobile Development – Mobile platforms, devices, tools and application development
  • Operating Systems and Infrastructure – Performance, virtualization, and native development
  • Free and Open – Open-source projects, business models, and trends

CommunityOne was discontinued after the acquisition of Sun by Oracle.

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  1. ^ Jordan Robertson (May 9, 2008). "70 people sickened during San Francisco conference". AP (breitbart.com). Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

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Vinod Khosla
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Born (1955-01-28) January 28, 1955 (age 60)
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Occupation Venture capitalist
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Children Nina, Anu, Vani and Neal

Vinod Khosla (born January 28, 1955 in Pune, India is an Indian-American venture capitalist. He is an influential personality in Silicon Valley. He was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became first CEO & Chairman of Sun Microsystems and then became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986. In 2004 Khosla formed his own firm, Khosla Ventures.

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After graduating from Stanford University in 1980, Khosla along with his Stanford fellows Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and a UC Berkeley masters degree holder named Bill Joy founded Sun Microsystems. He became first CEO and Chairman of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984. Khosla left Sun in 1985. He then joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1986 as a general partner. Khosla is also one of the founders of TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and has guest-edited a special issue of Economic Times (ET), a leading business newspaper in India.

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