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Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
Monday Mar 30, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 30, 2015
Monday Mar 23, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 23, 2015
The vJUG, a virtual Java user group, presents live streaming technical sessions about topics related to Java, JVM, Java EE, Internet of Things and more. Organized by Mani Sarkar and Simon Maple from the London Java Community, their aim is to get the greatest minds and speakers of the Java industry to give talks and presentations in the form of webinars and live streaming from JUG meetups.
First session: How is Java/JVM built? Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 14:45 UTC, 15:45 in Germany, 10:45am in New York, 7:45am in San Francisco, and 22:45 in Beijing
Mani Sarkar and Daniel Bryant will give an overview of the Adopt OpenJDK program. They’ll explain why developers should get involved, how to participate, and how front-end developers can take advantage of the Adopt OpenJDK. Watch the session live at http://nighthacking.com/event/javaland-2015/
Second session: What's coming in Java.Next? Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 14:45 UTC, 15:45 in Germany, 10:45am in New York, 7:45am in San Francisco, and 22:45 in Beijing
Learn from Heather VanCura how you can take part in Java technology by Adopting a JSR. This session give a brief overview of the Adopt-a-JSR program. Andres Almiray will discuss JSR 377, Desktop|Embedded Application API; Anatole Tresch will discuss JSR 354, Money & Currency API; and Ed Burns will discuss the two JSRs he is currently leading, JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0 Specification and JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF 2.3) Specification.
Two sessions are scheduled for next week. They are live from the JavaLand Conference in Germany, in partnership with the Nighthacking community. You can watch them online at http://nighthacking.com/event/javaland-2015/
Sunday Mar 22, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 22, 2015
By Guest Blogger Arun Gupta
Exactly two years ago, I wrote a blog on Introducing Kids to Java Programming using Minecraft. Since then, Devoxx4Kids has delivered numerous Minecraft Modding workshops all around the world. The workshop material is all publicly accessible at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft. In these workshops, we teach attendees, typically 8 - 16 years of age, how to create Minecraft Mods. Given the excitement around Minecraft in this age range, these workshops are typically sold out very quickly.
One of the parents from our workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area asked us to deliver a 8-week course on Minecraft modding at their local public school. As an athlete, I'm always looking for new challenges and break the rhythm. This felt like a good option, and so the game was on!
My son has been playing the game, and modding, for quite some time and helped me create the mods easily. We've also finished authoring our upcoming O'Reilly book on Minecraft Modding using Forge so had a decent idea on what needs to be done for these workshops.
Minecraft Modding Workshop Material
All the workshop material is available at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft.
Getting Started with Minecraft Modding using Forge shows the basic installation steps.
These classes were taught from 7:30am - 7:45am, before start of the school. Given the nature of workshop, the enthusiasm and concentration in the kids was just amazing.
Thursday Mar 19, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 19, 2015
By Guest Blogger Stephen Chin
JavaLand is a community conference in Germany that is held in an amusement park. Come learn not only about Java and technology, but also about how geeks have fun!
We will have a live NightHacking stream running from the Java Community Area on Tuesday and Wednesday with an all-star interview line-up. Each day will also conclude with an exciting combined vJUG session, which you won’t want to miss!
Schedule (Time Zone is CET)
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 19, 2015
Java enthusiasts, developers, and architects are gathering next week in Phantasialand, an amusement park close to Cologne, Germany. The conference is a mix of a tradition conference sessions and fun community activities.
In the 20 years of Java keynote, Marcus Lagergren will go down memory lane to reflect on his time on the JVM teams and share his view of the future of Java. Oracle engineers are presented a number of sessions on Java SE 8 and lambdas, Internet of Things and Java EE. Check the schedule.
In the Early Adopters’ area, there will be a hackergarten with 30 minute presentations on development topics, after which interested parties will be able to collaborate on a project.
Participants and Topics
Wednesday Mar 18, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 18, 2015
Tuesday Mar 17, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 17, 2015
In his keynote at EclipseCon last week, Chief Java Architect Mark Reinhold talked about the main features of Java 9. It will introduce modularity to create a scalable and more secure platform. The flexibility of modules will allow developers to use just a small part of SE, whether they are constrained by a small device or multiple virtual instances in a cloud environment.
There are four main JEP (JDK enhancement proposal) for Java 9, which are:
- JEP 200 defines the modular structure
- JEP 201 modularize the source code
- JEP 220 introduced modular runtime images
- The last JEP will be delivered hand in hand with JSR 376 introducing the actual module system for the Java platform.
There are two projects about features beyond Java 9. Project Valhalla is about value types, generic specialization and Var handles. Project Panama is about a foreign function interface (FFI), data layout control and Arrays 2.0
Learn more about the OpenJDK at openjdk.java.net
Tuesday Mar 10, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 10, 2015
Congratulations to the new Java Champion Tom Schindl!
Tom Schindl is an Austrian Java Software developer working on the Eclipse Platform and the JavaFX integration named e(fx)clipse. He's a member of the Eclipse Platform team and part of the team who designed and implemented the Eclipse 4 platform. He is also the CTO of BestSolution, a company specialized in Eclipse and JavaFX consulting for companies around the world.
Tom is a regular speaker at EclipseCon (Europe and NA) and JavaOne where he talks about Eclipse, JavaFX and how to develop modern applications with JavaFX and Eclipse. He authored an SWT prototype which uses JavaFX instead of the native UI-Toolkit.
Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated. Learn more about Java Champions.
Monday Mar 09, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 09, 2015
If you attend, don't miss: the Java 9 and Beyond keynote session, the iOS Development with Eclipse and Java - Yes it is possible! conference session and the Eclipse and The Cloud Hosted Development Platform BoF
Java 9 will introduce a standard module system to the platform in order to modularize the platform itself, improve performance and security, and simplify the development and maintenance of large applications. Mark will explain the impact and benefits of Java 9, and then offer a highly-speculative sneak preview of "life after Java 9," the advanced features currently in development for the Java virtual machine and language.
In this demo focused session we'll show you how Oracle enables you to develop Java applications that install and run on iOS devices (and Android too). Leveraging Java for business logic, rich set of UI components for HTML5 based UIs, device feature integration and a complete MVC you can create on-device cross platform application with ease. We'll explain the architecture and show you the development experience in Eclipse.
BoF Session: Eclipse and The Cloud Hosted Development Platform Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:00, Sandpebble AB
Cloud has emerged as a leading platform for application deployment, but can it act as the platform for application development? How do you integrate Eclipse and Mylyn with cloud hosted ALM solutions? How does Hudson continuous integration work in such an environment? What features should you be looking for when picking up a cloud platform for your development team? Join us as we discuss and demonstrate the emerging trends in cloud based enterprise application development.