Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

Join JavaOne in Brazil

The premier Java conference in Latin America will bring together Java experts and enthusiasts for three days from June 23 to 25, 2015. Register before May 4 and you will save R$900 off the onsite price. 

Visionaries and world-renowned speakers will present conference and hands-on sessions covering five tracks, which include clients and user interface; core Java platform; Java and the Internet of Things; server side Java and the new track about Java, DevOps and the cloud.

Don’t wait, register now!

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Java Magazine: Platform for Innovation

Tools make the cloud. To support modern development, today’s cloud development environments must support the full software development lifecycle. Developers working in the cloud need tools for builds, continuous integration, source control, and team collaboration. With those tools at the
ready, they can take advantage of the cloud as a platform for innovation.

In our interview with Mike Lehmann, vice president of product management for Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, we explore Oracle’s Java-based cloud services for developers, and the benefits they offer. “Taking a new business idea and building an application to support it can be done much more quickly and with lower risk than in the past,” says Lehmann. Read the interview for his insights on Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, and other services that give developers an end-to-end Java development and deployment environment.

Ready to test out these services? Don’t miss Hardshad Oak’s article, “Get Started with Oracle Developer Cloud Service.” Plus, Bert Ertman shows you how to build modular cloud applications in Java.

It’s a new year, and a time when people traditionally think about self-improvement. If you are looking to raise your job prospects and expand your network, Bruno Souza and Edson Yanaga have just the plan for you, and it includes code, community, and— yes—cloud. Their action items will help you to raise your possibilities for the future.

Read all about it in the current issue of Java Magazine!

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Wearables in Action

In this interview, Java Evangelist Angela Caicedo demonstrates her new jacket designed with wearable technologies. She can listen music from her favorite playlists, monitor her heart beat, and get her emails. All of it powered by a Raspberry Pi. 


Tuesday Dec 09, 2014

Voxxed, a New Java Portal!

In this interview, Mark Hazel and Lucy Carey discuss a new Java knowledge sharing platform called Voxxed. The website is a “concentration of outstanding content from conferences. It includes tutorials, articles, blogs, and interviews” explains Mark. The topics cover the entire Java ecosystem: JVM, methodology, cloud, future, and mobile.Visit Voxxed.com


Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Devoxx 2014 Highlights

In this video, Devoxx managing director Stephan Janssen talks about the new additions to this year’s conference. Discover the Ignite sessions, Hackergarten, Playground and Devoxx Hunt

Friday Sep 26, 2014

Strategy, Technical and Community Keynotes

Start JavaOne with the Strategy and Technical keynotes to learn about the strategy and roadmaps as well as technical insights. The keynotes will be on Sunday, September 28 from 12:45p.m. to 3:00p.m., at Moscone North, Hall D. If you can't make it to JavaOne, Watch them live online

In Strategy keynote, you will learn how to create the future with Java from leading Oracle experts in the Java development organization. They will showcase how Java is driving developer innovation, revolutionizing application development, and improving application services for IoT, enterprise architectures, and cloud computing.

In the Technical keynote, the architects of Java 8 will give you their insights into this revolutionary release, and start to reveal what is coming in Java 9, Java 10, and beyond.

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Monday Jul 21, 2014

OSCON Shocker: The Cloud is Not All Rainbows and Unicorns!

It's called the NetFlix Effect, and it has nothing to do binge consumption of your favorite TV series. Many CIOs have read about NetFlix on AWS, how wonderful it is, and want all that cloud goodness for their enterprise. At Oscon's Open Cloud Day, David Nailey ("recovering SysAdmin" and commiter to Apache CloudStack) argued that that hope is something like the imaginary animals in a Bestiary -- descriptions by people who don't have a lot of experience, and illustrations by people even further removed from the original source. 

Nailey went on to say that the cloud can be great for certain things (you should have your application testbed in the cloud now!), but thinking the cloud will solve all your problems is a little like believing in unicorns. Here are some of the things Nailey offered for you to consider when moving enterprise apps to the cloud: 

1) Value
Businesses are about value, so be clear about how moving your app to the cloud will make it cheaper/better/faster.

2) Pay for Use
Is your enterprise app ready to work in a provisioning model? (E.g. Are you ever going to shut off your ERP app?) You aren't saving any money if the provisioning isn't happening.

3) Fiefdoms
Consider how your apps reflect the org structure. What cultural shifts are required to have a different architecture of your apps?

4) Fragility
The cloud is a fault-friendly environment, and most cloud providers that say "Plan for failure." Worse yet, they provide a 99.9999% uptime SLA, and the give you back $100 for your outtage. How is your app architected to deal with downtime? 

This doesn't mean the cloud is bad or wrong, but be clear about what enterprise applications are good candidates to move to the cloud.

The cloud is also having a big impact on internal IT. The cloud (AKA availability of free public services), is forcing enterprises to rethink their IT services. "People are really more empowered at home than at work," explained Chris Launey, Director of Cloud Services at Disney. Launey doesn't want Disney developers to come up with an idea over the weekend, begin developing it using free services they can access at home, and then run into a brick wall when they try to implement it at work on Monday. The expectation is that things need to be much, much faster. Fast is the new cheaper. Fast is the new better, and fast must be even faster. He said, "I challenge my team to "do things 'cloudly.' " That means we need to: make requests stupidly easy, provide fast delivery, allow for painless management, provide data transparency and granular billing. 

The Open Cloud Day at OSCON was look at the “state of cloud” in 2014, where industry practitioners provided their take on the state of public and private cloud, IaaS, and PaaS platforms. The day was inspirational and cautionary, just like a unicorn.

Resources

OTN Tech Article: Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service
Other OTN Cloud Articles
Sample Chapter: eCommerce in the Cloud (PDF)
Try out Oracle WebLogic Server in the Cloud

Friday Jul 18, 2014

Tech Article: Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service

If you've decided PaaS is is what your application needs, see how you can swiftly build and deploy applications to Oracle Java Cloud Service using NetBeans IDE. In "Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service," Oracle ACE Harshad Oak shows you how to set up Oracle Java Cloud Service, then install and use the Oracle Cloud Plugin in the NetBeans IDE.


Oak explains "Considering the rapid adoption of cloud-based services, it will only be a matter of time before we will all be building software using IDEs that integrate with multiple cloud services for various stages in the software development process." Read "Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service," and put your applications in the cloud. 

Monday Mar 24, 2014

The Future of Application Development Tools at Oracle

Last week we met with Chris Tonas, Vice President of Mobility and Application Development Tools at Oracle, to hear his take on the latest in the world of Java tooling and development frameworks. 

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Oracle as it relates to development tools? 

A: I lead the organization that is working on Oracle’s software development tools and frameworks, specifically, the teams that build our offerings for Java developers - whether in NetBeans, Eclipse or JDeveloper. Our team also builds the tools and frameworks that are used by developers working with Oracle’s cloud and mobile platforms.

Q: This week saw the release of JDK8 and NetBeans 8 along with it. How do you view this release? 

A: The release of JDK 8 and NetBeans 8 this week represents a big step forward for both Oracle and the Java Community. A lot of hard work and collaboration went into this milestone and I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement. 

Q: With the new NetBeans 8.0 out, what are the plans for NetBeans going forward? 

A: In the short term, an update release of NetBeans 8 is underway to align with Java ME 8. Additional NetBeans 8 releases that target specific bugs are anticipated to be released after that. Longer term, Oracle is committed to the continued success of both Java and NetBeans. Work on JDK 9 is now underway and we’re planning a NetBeans 9 release to go along with it, as usual. 

Q: As you mentioned Oracle supports more than just the NetBeans IDE. What’s the thinking behind that? 

A: Oracle recognizes that developer tools aren’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Oracle is a significant contributor to the Eclipse project and we are continuing to extend the capabilities of our Eclipse-based solutions as well. We offer JDeveloper for those who want the tightest alignment with the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. In addition, we recognize that many JavaScript developers want to use light weight tools, and we are planning to address those needs as well.

Q: What are some of the key trends you see in the software development space right now? 

A: It’s clear that several significant trends are shaping software development and tools. Oracle is at the forefront of these changes and a leader in almost every aspect. We see three main changes happening right now:
  • Java remains the industry standard for server-side development, but we see growing demand to support developers using the combination of JavaScript and HTML5 for the presentation layer. We see JavaScript starting to gain ground for some server side use cases as well.
  • The shift to cloud-based deployment is now mainstream. Development for the cloud presents a new set of challenges and demands a fresh approach.
  • The third shift is the move to mobile. Mobile development must be integrated across the enterprise from the design phase throughout the lifecycle.

As the providers of tools for developers, these changes require an evolution of the tooling and infrastructure used to design and develop applications. 

Q:  So what is Oracle doing to address these developments? 

A: Some of the work has already happened. For example, NetBeans has supported the Java and JavaScript combination for a few releases now. Looking forward, Oracle has several new and innovative browser-based, cloud-centric and mobile initiatives underway that we will be sharing with the community over the next several months.

We are leveraging skills and technology from across our current developer tools organization to develop these new capabilities. We see the new generation of developer tools as complimentary to the tools that developers use and love today. The first of these initiatives that you’ll be able to use will be the forthcoming Oracle Developer Cloud Service – bringing your ALM and team collaboration work to the cloud. You can read more about it at http://cloud.oracle.com/developer 

Q: Where can developers learn more about these new tools? 

A: Just like every year, Oracle’s full vision for the future of software development will be shared at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld later this year. Our team is looking forward to sharing what we are working on with the development community.

Q: Thank you for your time, Chris. 

A: You're welcome.

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

JavaOne 2014 Call for Papers Now Open!

It is time to submit all those talks you have been thinking about. "We have a huge focus on community at this event, and it would be great to have many proposals from the developer community." explains JavaOne Content Chair Stephen Chin.

There is a new dedicated track for Agile development this year, making a total of nine Java tracks.  This year's tracks are: 

• Clients and UI
• Core Java Platform
• Internet of Things
• Java Virtual Machine Languages
• Java and Security
• Tools and Techniques
• Server-Side Java
• Java in the Cloud
• Agile Development

There is no time to waste! The call for papers closes April 15th at 11:59 p.m. PDT  

You will receive a complimentary pass to JavaOne with an accepted talk.

There is a rolling submission process, so submit early! 

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