Yes, there will be a JavaOne this year.
During Oracle’s “Oracle + Sun Strategy Update” talk at the company’s conference center in Redwood Shores, Calif., Oracle President Charles Phillips announced that JavaOne would be held Sept. 19 to 23 in San Francisco.
JavaOne is the largest annual convention for Java developers, previously put on by Sun Microsystems and now by Oracle. The event has been going on since 1996.
Phillips said the annual JavaOne event will be co-located with the annual Oracle OpenWorld conference. However, JavaOne will continue to be its own event.
In addition, he said Oracle will extend JavaOne into new countries, including Brazil, China, India and Russia.
When Oracle announced its plans to acquire Sun for $7.4 billion last April, Java developers began to speculate about whether or not JavaOne 2009 would be the last for the long-running event. But Phillips said Oracle is committed to investing in the Java platform and continuing to support Java developers.
JavaOne, traditionally a late spring or early summer event, will now be a fall event. As both JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld tend to draw huge crowds, prospective attendees ought to book early.