How Java Helped Team USA Win the America's Cup
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Sep 30, 2013
Congratulations ORACLE TEAM USA!
The team leveraged a lot of technology--including Java--to win the America's Cup. One member of the sailing team was on the team for both his sailing and programming skills. Here's a video with Gilberto Nobili, sailor and Java devloper.
While sailing, they "collect about 3,000 variables a second." The code provides real-time data while they are racing. When asked why he used Java, Nobili explained that he needed Java's "write once, run anywhere" ability. "I knew the system needed to be able to run on multiple devices and multiple operating systems," he explained, "Java provides the best way to do that." You can learn more in the article "Wind Powered. Data Powered" from this summer's Java Magazine.