The last day of JavaOne 2007 was no different from the previous days. As always, James Gosling presented an impressive “Toy Show” with everything from Java powered dancing robots and autonomous underwater vehicles and helicopters to monitoring features in NetBeans.
My favorite presentation the last day was Neal Gafter’s presentation of closures in the Java language. It seems that this is something that has to come in one form or the other. Quoting Mark Jason Dominus: ”In another thirty years people will laugh at anyone who tries to invent a language without closures, just as they’ll laugh now at anyone who tries to invent a language without recursion.”