Tuesday May 13, 2014

Crack the Raspberry Pi. Win a JavaOne Trip!

Want to learn everything there is to know about the Raspberry Pi?  These three videos walk you through the software setup and connections to sensors and other IoT technologies. With this free 40 minute training, developers of any background can build a project with the Raspberry Pi and Java. If you are looking for more sensors, cameras and other gadgets to create a breakthrough application, just visit newark.com or adafruit.com, and they will send you the equipment you need in couple of days. 

Once you have that cool project running, submit a video of how it works and the code to the IoT Developer Challenge. This is your chance to win a trip to JavaOne 2014, the premier Java conference, where you can meet the most seasoned and innovative Java developers in the world. 

There is no time to waste!  Only 15 days are left before the Challenge deadline on May 30 

Watch the videos in the order shown below 


Technical Article: Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE

Check out the technical article "Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE" on OTN. This article shows how to use NetBeans IDE 7.4 to develop a Swing-based "to-do" application, and it demonstrates the use of a rich client platform (RCP). 

The example application builds a to-do list, which is commonly found as part of privileged identity management (PIM) suites. The article doesn't just demo the NetBeans IDE's RCP features; it also sticks to object-oriented best practices, showing that you can develop GUI applications quickly and interactively without compromising long-term maintenance and a sound architecture.

Along the way, you'll take the NetBeans IDE visual editor through its paces. Also, you can learn many features that NetBeans IDE provides to increase developer productivity. 

Author Ioannis (John) Kostaras is a software architect and has been a Java developer since JDK 1.0. Kostaras has developed a number of standalone and web applications focusing on flexible object-oriented design and security. One such RCP application, written in NetBeans, was awarded the 2012 Duke's Choice Community Choice Award. (Kostaras reminded us that he is co-organizing "the hottest Java conference on earth," JCrete.) This technical article is an update of "A Complete App Using NetBeans 5" by Fernando Lozano, which was originally published in NetBeans Magazine.

Read "Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE" now.

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