Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Java Cloud Service: Product Tour – free on-demand training

ake a product tour of Oracle Java Cloud Service Watch the video here.. For more information, see the documentation. To get a free unlimited test account please read my previous blog post here.

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Java Cloud Service – SaaS Extension

Use Java Cloud to extend and integrate Oracle SaaS applications!

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Videos

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Friday Nov 07, 2014

New APIs and Tools for Application Development

WebLogic Server 12.1.3 provides support for selected new or updated APIs from Java EE 7, such as JAX-RS 2.0, Java API for JSON Processing (JSR 353), Java API for WebSocket (JSR 356), and JPA 2.1. These APIs and related capabilities simplify development of server applications accessed by "rich" clients using lightweight web-based protocols such as REST, WebSocket, and Server-Sent Events. Improvements to development tooling and open source support expand developer choices and simplify creation of development environments.
These updates are described in the following sections:

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Friday Aug 22, 2014

Java Cloud – free test & demo accounts!

You want to test the Oracle Java Cloud? You can get your own 30 day test account & instance. Or you can get a Java account with our permanent test system. We want you to get familiar with our Java Cloud, so you are ready when the next version will launch. More and mo

re new development is done in the cloud and you should participate. Get ready to offer your consulting services in the cloud! For permanent Java accounts please contact Jürgen Kress.

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Sunday Jul 27, 2014

Oracle announces plans for Java on MIPS By Henrik Stahl

MIPSAt the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara, California, Oracle and Imagination Technologies announced a collaboration around Java and the Internet of Things (IoT). Imagination is an semiconductor R&D and IP licensing company, and the owner of the PowerVR GPU and MIPS micro-architectures. This collaboration between Oracle and Imagination Technologies includes:

  • Porting and optimizing Java for MIPS for embedded and server-side applications. The current plan is to provide three different configurations:
    • The initial port will be Java SE Embedded 8 for 32-bit MIPS R2 embedded SoCs. This is still in planning but is expected some time in the first half of CY2015 (subject to change etc). This will be preceded by an extended early access program.
    • Java SE Embedded 8 will later add support for 32-bit MIPS R6.
    • Finally, we are also planning for a 64-bit MIPS R6 port. This will more likely be a general-purpose Oracle JDK 8 port aimed at servers and network equipment.
  • JavaFX support for the PowerVR GPU family. The initial target for this work will be headful embedded SoCs.
  • Collaboration around Java standards for the Internet of Things. Imagination Technologies will join the Java community and work with Oracle and other community members in this area.

MIPS has historically been somewhat fragmented in terms of multiple partially incompatible implementations, and lack of a unified source for development tools and OS support. Imagination is taking steps to address this issue with its SoC partners through the recently announced prpl open source foundation, which will work to unify and stabilize support for Linux, virtualization, open source tools and related things. Oracle is strongly supportive of this initiative. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday May 13, 2014

Java Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 – May 14th

Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 - May 14th, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM BST/ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CEST / 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM GST / 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM MSK

Hear from experts in Java SE 8 , Java EE 7 and Java Embedded. Get all you need to build the next generation of advanced applications in this exciting space. Watch tutorials from the experts to improve your expertise in Java, the world’s #1 development platform. Get technical information from Java experts and ask questions during live chats. This FREE virtual event will cover:

  • Java SE 8 New Features: Lambdas and more
  • The latest on the Java EE 7
  • How Java makes it easy for you to control a wide range of embedded devices

Get the latest information about Java from the experts: Java SE 8, Java EE 7 and Java Embedded. Learn about Lambdas and more! This is event is FREE, but you must register. Register NOW!

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Sunday May 11, 2014

JDeveloper 11g (11.1.1.7.1) – Cloud Version

This version is meant for Oracle ADF deployment on the Oracle Cloud only! You can't use this version for on premise deployment.

Visit the Installation Guide for Oracle JDeveloper for an overview of the installation process and the Oracle JDeveloper Certification Information for platform specific information. To download the software visit OTN.

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Saturday May 10, 2014

Java+EE Basic Training with Yakov Fain By Reza Rahman

Those of us that have been around Java/Java EE for a little while sometimes tend to forget that Java is still an ever expanding ecosystem with many newcomers. Fortunately, not everyone misses this perspective, including well-respected Java veteran Yakov Fain. Yakov recently started a brand new free online video tutorial series focused on Java and Java EE beginners.

The very first of these excellent videos is posted below. The slides for the tutorial series are available here. Yakov is working to update the content to EE 7 and he uses GlassFish 4. If there are folks you know that would benefit from this content, please do pass on word. Even if you are an experienced developer, it sometimes helps to sit back and review the basics.

It's quite remarkable that someone of Yakov's stature took the time out to create content for absolute beginners. For those unaware, Yakov is one of the earliest Java champions and one would be very hard pressed to match his many contributions to the Java community. The tutorial demonstrates his continued passion, commitment and humility. Watch the video here.

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Sunday Apr 13, 2014

Developing Java EE applications with Maven and WebLogic 12c – Zemian Deng

The WebLogic Server 12c has very nice support for Maven now. The doc for this is kinda hidden though, so here is a direct link here.
To summarize the doc, Oracle did not provide a public Maven repository manager hosting for their server artifacts. However they do now provide a tool for you to create and populate your own. You can setup either your local repository (if you are working mostly on your own in a single computer), or you may deploy them into your own internal Maven repository manager such as Archiva or Nexus.
Here I would show how the local repository is done. First step is use a maven plugin provided by WLS to populate the repository. I am using a MacOSX for this demo and my WLS is installed in $HOME/apps/wls12120. If you are on Windows, you may install it under C:/apps/wls12120. Read the complete article here.

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Saturday Apr 12, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Challenge! Want a free trip to JavaOne? by Mark Nelson

Oracle Academy is pleased to be supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Challenge! This is not open to Oracle employees or their immediate families, but other readers may be interested in participating for the chance to win a pass to JavaOne 2014 plus flights and accommodation.  For further details please read the official rules.

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Challenge!

Show the world what you can do with Java + IoT for a chance to win a trip to JavaOne for you and two team members.

How to Win

  • Create a well-implemented, innovative and useful application using Java Embedded with devices, boards or other IoT technologies.
  • Make a video presenting your project.
  • Fill out the Submission Form with links to your video and code.

Prizes!

Four teams will win a trip to JavaOne. Three members of the winning teams will receive a JavaOne 2014 pass plus flight and hotel (for up to $2,000). Members of two student teams will receive a laptop and a certification voucher.

Key Dates:

  • Submissions begin March 3rd, 2014
  • Submission deadline is May 30th, 2014
  • Winners announced June 30th, 2014
  • JavaOne 2014 from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2014

How to Get Started? Free Training!

The Oracle Technology Network will provide eight free training sessions in March and April, and they are open to anyone. Registered attendees get a chance to win a Raspberry Pi Starter Bundle. Register now.

  • Introduction Webinar, March 17th, 2014
  • Gemalto Concept Board Introduction, March 24, 2014
  • Using I2C Component with Raspberry Pi, March 31, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) Projects Developers, hobbists, and top experts are sharing their IoT ideas, code and projects with the entire developer community. Check it out!

IoT Developer Challenge

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Friday Apr 11, 2014

JDK JAVA SE 7, 8 puppet module

It works with Puppet 2.7 or higher. Should work for RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Suse SLES or OracleLinux.

Version updates

    • 0.3.9 JDK8 support and option to change the default java homes folder ( default = /usr/java )
    • 0.3.8 rsakeySizeFix parameter set true for weblogic 12.1.1 and jdk 1.7 >= version 40
    • 0.3.6 performance fix
    • 0.3.5 ruby escaped char warnings resolved
    • 0.3.4 bugfix on install folder, conflicts with others modules
    • 0.3.3 updated license to Apache 2.0
    • 0.3.2 sourceParam, alternativesPriority in install7 plus formatting
    • 0.3.1 Entropy fix for low on entropy, you can configure the rngd or rng-tools service or add it to java.security
    • 0.2.1 added SLES as O.S. plus SED and alternatives fixes

  • 0.2 puppet 3.0 compatible, creates download folder

installs only the java tar.gz files

This is because rpm post install fails with some pack error installs jdk on linux based systems with x64 or 32 bits.

Add the jdk-7u25-linux-x64.tar.gz (downloaded from Oracle website) to the files folder of this jdk7 module.

  • download the tar.gz to the download folder of the puppet agent server
  • unpack the java tar.gz
  • set the java links in /usr/java ( latest and default )
  • set this java as default
  • optional updates urandom device for weblogic performance in java.security

Urandomfix class for lack of entropy this rngd or or rng-tools service add extra random number.

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Wednesday Apr 09, 2014

Java 8 is Revolutionary! Do you want its Proof?

Java SE 8 is a revolutionary release of the world’s #1 development platform. It is the single largest upgrade ever to the programming model, with coordinated core code evolution of the virtual machine, core language, and libraries. With Java SE 8, you are uniquely positioned to extend innovation through the largest, open, standards-based, community-driven platform. Want proof? Attend the Java 8 Launch webcast for all the authentication you need!

  • Download Java JDK 8.
  • Register now for the Java 8 keynote address and more than 35 deep-dive technical sessions.
  • Use #Java8QA to tweet questions for the Oracle Java Architect Team in advance of and during the webcast.
  • Join the discussion on the OTN Java 8 Questions Forum.

Java 8 Release
Java 8 SE and Java 8 ME Embedded releases are available on March 18th, 2014, check out Oracle.com/Java8 now for all things Java 8.

NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Candidate
NetBeans 8.0 is a step closer to final release. Download the release candidate and try out the latest editors and tools for Java 8, Raspberry Pi, AngularJS and more.

Java 8 and Adopt OpenJDK
Learn about Java 8 by using and testing it early. Cloudbees offers free Adopt OpenJDK instances to build and test projects on Java 8.

Pay Less for Java-Related Books!
35% discount on a list of Java 8 books from Apress. This special discount is for newsletter subscribers. Just use the code ORST3.

The March/April issue of Java Magazine jam-packed with information to get you started with Java SE 8, a revolutionary release of the world’s #1 development platform.

The biggest change in Java SE 8 - what some have called the most significant upgrade to the Java programming language ever - is lambda expressions, or closures. “Lambda expressions are anonymous methods that provide developers with a simple and compact means for representing behavior as data,” explains Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle. “In a few years, developers will wonder how they ever lived without [them].”

In “Java 8: Explore the Possibilities,” we give you an overview of lambdas, the Nashorn JavaScript engine, Compact Profiles, the new date and time API, the role of community, and more. We also explore the new features that make Java ME 8 a comprehensive platform for connected devices and show you how to get started with embedded development. There are also articles on processing data with Java SE 8 Streams and the benefits of type annotations. Get started with Java 8 today with this issue of Java Magazine.

Java Magazine is a FREE, bi-monthly, online publication. It includes technical articles on the Java language and platform; Java innovations and innovators; JUG and JCP news; Java events; links to online Java communities; and videos and multimedia demos. Subscriptions are free, registration required.


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Java 8 is Revolutionary! Do you want its Proof?

Java SE 8 is a revolutionary release of the world’s #1 development platform. It is the single largest upgrade ever to the programming model, with coordinated core code evolution of the virtual machine, core language, and libraries. With Java SE 8, you are uniquely positioned to extend innovation through the largest, open, standards-based, community-driven platform. Want proof? Attend the Java 8 Launch webcast for all the authentication you need!

  • Download Java JDK 8.
  • Register now for the Java 8 keynote address and more than 35 deep-dive technical sessions.
  • Use #Java8QA to tweet questions for the Oracle Java Architect Team in advance of and during the webcast.
  • Join the discussion on the OTN Java 8 Questions Forum.

Java 8 Release
Java 8 SE and Java 8 ME Embedded releases are available on March 18th, 2014, check out Oracle.com/Java8 now for all things Java 8.

NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Candidate
NetBeans 8.0 is a step closer to final release. Download the release candidate and try out the latest editors and tools for Java 8, Raspberry Pi, AngularJS and more.

Java 8 and Adopt OpenJDK
Learn about Java 8 by using and testing it early. Cloudbees offers free Adopt OpenJDK instances to build and test projects on Java 8.

Pay Less for Java-Related Books!
35% discount on a list of Java 8 books from Apress. This special discount is for newsletter subscribers. Just use the code ORST3.

The March/April issue of Java Magazine jam-packed with information to get you started with Java SE 8, a revolutionary release of the world’s #1 development platform.

The biggest change in Java SE 8 - what some have called the most significant upgrade to the Java programming language ever - is lambda expressions, or closures. “Lambda expressions are anonymous methods that provide developers with a simple and compact means for representing behavior as data,” explains Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle. “In a few years, developers will wonder how they ever lived without [them].”

In “Java 8: Explore the Possibilities,” we give you an overview of lambdas, the Nashorn JavaScript engine, Compact Profiles, the new date and time API, the role of community, and more. We also explore the new features that make Java ME 8 a comprehensive platform for connected devices and show you how to get started with embedded development. There are also articles on processing data with Java SE 8 Streams and the benefits of type annotations. Get started with Java 8 today with this issue of Java Magazine.

Java Magazine is a FREE, bi-monthly, online publication. It includes technical articles on the Java language and platform; Java innovations and innovators; JUG and JCP news; Java events; links to online Java communities; and videos and multimedia demos. Subscriptions are free, registration required.



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Sunday Apr 06, 2014

Call for presentations Oracle OpenWorld & Java One 2014

Have you been successful in making your organization run smoother, Faster, More cost-effectively? Have you been come up with the perfect solution to increase your staff retention, speed up your lead to sales pipeline, or minimize your supply management costs?

We want to hear your story. Submit your proposal today and share your success at Oracle OpenWorld.

Tips for your presentation:

  • Include customer references
  • Choose a cool title which catches attention
  • Cloud, mobile and big & fast data are key trends in middleware
  • Inform us and product management about your paper
  • Visit last years conference page to see which presentations have been selected

Oracle OpenWorld 2014, will take place from September 28th until October 2nd in San Francisco. Call for papers is open until April 15th 2014 here:


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Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

JDK8 Project is being built at jdk8.java.net

Schedule & Features OTN logo with Java 8 URL Java SE 8 is scheduled for release in March, 2014. The full schedule and feature list is available here.

Technical Articles Java SE 8 Date and Time by Ben Evans and Richard Warburton
Why do we need a new date and time library?

Oracle Nashorn: A Next-Generation JavaScript Engine for the JVM by Julien Ponge Scenarios for using Oracle Nashorn as a command-line tool and as an embedded interpreter in Java applications

Collection enhancements leveraging Lambda Expressions - or: How Java emulates SQL by Lucas Jellema
Lambdas introduce a powerful Inversion of Control in Java – allowing a clear and elegant distinction between the what [should be done] and how [should it be done]. Under certain circumstances Java is very similar to SQL! Read the complete article here.

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