Announcing Devoxx London! Taking place on March 26th and 27th, 2013 right before Devoxx France on March 28th and 29th, this will be the first edition of Devoxx UK!. The call for papers begins on December 1st for Devoxx in London and Paris. Speakers will be able to present at the two conferences in the same week. Oracle committed to fully sponsor the three Devoxx conferences in 2013 with a platinum sponsorship. Over 5,000 developers are expected to attend those conferences.
Five dancing NAO robots welcomed attendees at the keynote. Stephan Janssen offers the JUGs to replicate Devoxx4Kids workshops using his content and web infrastructure. He recommended organizing kid events because “the workshops were really fun and such rewarding experience.” Stephan also announced the redesign of Parleys with Html 5 and GlassFish. Friendlier to speakers, they will be able to post their slides online before their talks and then sync the talk's sound track with the slides.
Nandini Ramani, VP of product development explained in her keynote address the growing role of Java from enterprise application development to cloud computing to embedded machine-to-machines systems. “Java continues to drive the applications and devices that enrich our interactivity with the world around us” she said.
The Java platform has expanded its reach with the OS X and Linux ARM support on Java SE and Java embedded with two new releases, Java SE embedded and Java Embedded Suite 7.0 middleware platform. Coming up next year is JDK 8, which will include Project Lambda, Project Nashorn and more. As part of that release, JavaFX will offer 3D and third-party component integration. At Devoxx, the slick and interactive schedules were designed with JavaFX. The earliest version of the Java EE 7 SDK is available for download and has WebSocket support, improved JSON support and more.
Stephen Chin arrived on stage with his bike, ending his European NightHacking tour. Check the hacking sessions online here