By Tori Wieldt on May 08, 2013
JavaOne India kicked off in Hyderabad with Duke, dancing and demos. Sharat Chander, Group Director, Java Technology Outreach at Oracle opened by encouraging attendees to learn new things about the Java technology, but just as important, make the effort to meet someone new. "The Java community is open and welcoming," Chander explained "and it will help you to build a network within the community."
Anil Gaur, VP Cloud Application Foundation & Java EE for Oracle, gave an update on the state of JavaEE. Gaur said "When we created JavaEE, our primary objective was to build a comprehensive platform to create a wide variety of apps." Java EE has been successful, with millions of developers downloading Java EE around the world. The JSRs for JavaEE 7 has been finalized and approved, and the final bits will be available very soon.
Santanu Saha, Product Line Manager Product Research & Development for Infosys, explained how Java EE is a key platform for building tomorrow’s Enterprise Platform, and how applications based on open standards is a key ingredient for successful apps.
Arun Gupta, AKA "Mr. GlassFish" walked through the new features of Java EE 7. Java EE 7 provides higher developer productivity (less boilerplate, richer functionality, more defaults) and HTML5 support (WebSocket, JSON, HTML5 forms). Gupta also mentioned the community participation in creating and testing EE the latest release: 19 JUGs adopted various JSRs, tested features as they were being developed, and provided valuable feedback. "It was truly a community effort," he said with a smile. You can learn more about JavaEE and GlassFish at glassfish.org.
It was a great start to a great JavaOne conference.