Monday Apr 14, 2014

Building Robots with Java Embedded

Join us for the new training on building robots with Java Embedded. This training is free and will be live on hangout or YouTube, Tuesday April 15 at 10:00am Singapore time; 7:30am India Mumbai; 11:00am Tokyo Japan; 2:00am UTC. Globalcode founder and embedded expert Vinicius Senger will focus on homemade robots and the Lego Mindstorms robots.

This training offers a chance to direct questions to top experts and get you started with your own project.  Once you have your own project ready, submit a video and the code by May 30 for a chance to win a trip to JavaOne 2014.

More resources and the support forum are available online. Learn about the Challenge rules.

Friday Apr 11, 2014


The six month old virtual Java user group (VJUG) has now 1,200 members. London Java Community leader and technical evangelist Simon Maple created this user group so Java Developers could connect virtually. The group organized 10 sessions, all available online: 
  • Design is a Process, not a Document by Trisha Gee
  • Drive by Contributions A GitHub session by Brent Beer and Matthew McCullough
  • Don't be that guy! Developer Security Awareness by Markus Eisele
  • Getting Started with Java EE 7 by Arun Gupta
  • How To Do Kick-Ass Software Development by Sven Peters
  • 55 New Features in Java SE 8 by Simon Ritter
  • Comparing JVM Web Frameworks by Matt Raible
  • WebSocket Applications using Java EE 7 by Arun Gupta
  • Project Lambda: Functional Prog. Constructs and Simpler Concurrency in Java SE by Simon Ritter
  • Java 8 Parallel Streams Workshop by Stuart Marks

The purpose of the group is to provide content to developers who cannot attend JUG meetings. It will never replace the experience of a face-to-face meetup.  Simon is looking for ideas to best help existing JUGs.  

Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Java EE 8 on the Way

The results of the Java EE 8 Community survey are in, synthesizing the feature wish lists of several thousand developers. Java EE specification lead Linda DeMichiel posted the final results on her personal blog.  A detailed breakdown of the survey data is available on

The product team will give updates about Java EE 8 on the Aquarium blog

Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi May 2014

Start Date: Monday May 19th, 2014

Based on the overwhelming response for the Java Embedded MOOC currently underway - we are offering the course again

Have you wondered what the future of embedded devices looks like?

Have you ever wanted to create your own weather station or design a device to control the lights in your home automatically?

All of these questions will be answered in this practical hands-on course. This course introduces Java developers to the world of embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Embedded controllers are already a part of our lives. Meters read electric and water usage and send the readings to a central office. Electronic thermostats turn on the heat and air conditioning as required.

Java Embedded leverages your experience with Java to open the world of the Internet of Things by providing direct access to electronic sensors and mechanical devices.

Presented by: Tom McGinn, Angela Caicedo, Jim Weaver, Simon Ritter

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Thursday Apr 03, 2014

Learn How to Plug Into the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is changing everything. From the way you start your day in the morning, to the way products are manufactured and cities operate their services, machines all around you will collect data, share it with each other, and use it to recommend and even make decisions along the way. 

When building solutions for the Internet of Things, you must ensure that devices, hubs and data centers connect effectively, that systems integrate easily, and that applications and analytics work together seamlessly. Join Oracle for this business-focused Online Forum with our partners and customers on Thursday, April 24 to learn how you can manage the complexity of the Internet of Things, and take advantage of business opportunities you haven’t yet imagined. 

A global network of billions of devices sharing data is opening up unprecedented business opportunities. How well positioned is your company to take advantage of this seismic shift?

Register Now!

Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

WetClipserJ: A New Kind of Tool for Java Developers

Oracle is proud to announce a brand new category of tool for developers: an Integrated Development Environment. WetclipserJ is not just a code editor, but a super code editor! "This is an area that's been previously unexplored, and we know developers are going to love it," said Lead Evangelist Peter Redienhcsztu. 

WetclipserJ provides code analyzers, sizers, and editors for working with all the latest technologies. It also has a range of new enhancements--which is pretty remarkable, considering this is the first release.  

"I went to Google to figure out what to work on next, and it started finishing my queries for me, so I thought, maybe you can do the same thing with code!" explained Imperial Grand Chief TopGuy Mark Dlohnier. "I went to take out my trash," said Engineer Architect BuilderGuy Brian Ztoeg, "and thought…nevermind." Director John Illeraccec-Noilluj expects adding functionality to this new tool in later releases, such as code templates, coding tips, and refactoring tools. Perhaps even deploying to an app server with one click! Wisely, WetclipserJ only supports Java. Multi-language support just doesn't make sense in a world where developers rarely use more than one language. "I say, pick the best and you stick with it!" exclaimed Illeraccec-Noilluj.

"We like to call this new type of tool an I-D-E, but it may take a while for that acronym to catch on." Redienhcsztu explained.

WetclipserJ (Artist's Rendering)

See what these community members say about WetclipserJ:

"It's great to see Oracle listening to the developer community with regards to developer needs...but what about *my* needs?"
-Martijn Grubrev

<head slap>"Why didn't I think of that?"
-Mattias Nosslrak 

"Dare I dream for a performance analyzer in this tool?"
-Kirk Enidreppep

"Developers are hungry for a tool is so advanced it requires hours of specialized training."
-Yara Regnes  

"If you get the virtual plug in, make sure you get the training, I swiped at a fly and accidentally wiped out hours of work." 
-Bruno Azuos 

You can download WetclipserJ from OTN at the super-friendly URL of (type carefully!):

Monday Mar 31, 2014

Java Virtual Developer Day

Want all the the advantages of attending a great Java conference without all the hassles of traveling? Join us for Oracle's Java Virtual Developer Day on May 6th (North America), May 14th (EMEA) and May 21st (APAC). Learn about new features in Java SE 8, and the latest on Java EE and Java Embedded. Sessions are taught by Java experts from Oracle and the Java Community. We'll even have a virtual lounge where you can network! Sessions include:
  • Lambda Expressions Tutorial
  • 55 New Features in Java SE 8
  • Application Development with JavaFX
  • Java API for WebSocket
  • JAX-RS 2.0
  • Concurrency Utilities for  Java EE
  • Java SE & ME 8 Embedded with Raspberry Pi
  • Talking to the Real World with Device Access API
  • more

NOTE: These are technical sessions for developers. There will be code.

Americas: May 6th - Register

EMEA: May 14th - Register

APAC: May 21st - Register

Register now for the best seats. ;-)

Java 8 Videos Available

Over 9000 Java Community members attended the Java 8 Launch event. If you missed it, it is available for replay. Hear from these Java experts how Java SE 8 is a revolutionary release:

  • Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect, Java Platform Group
  • Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect
  • Richard Bair, Java Client Architect
  • Robert Vandette, Consulting Member of Technical Staff 
  • Roger Riggs, Consulting Member of Technical Staff
  • Jim Gough, Associate Leader,  London Java Community 
  • Bruno Souza, Founding Member, SouJava
  • Adam Messinger, Chief Technology Officer, Twitter 

There are also over 30 videos covering the technical features and business benefits of Java SE, Java Embedded, Java ME. 

Watch technical videos.

Download Java 8.

Join the discussion on the OTN Java 8 Questions Forum.

Friday Mar 28, 2014

I2C Components and Raspberry Pi

Learn how you can configure I2C components to connect your Raspberry Pi to peripherals. The I2C Components and Raspberry Pi Google Hangout will be live on Tuesday, April 1, 2014: 10:00am - 12:00am in Singapore time; 7:30am - 9:30am in India Mumbai; 11:00am - 1:00pm in Tokyo Japan; and Monday, March 31, 2014: 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT in USA; 2:00am - 4:00am UTC. Ask your development questions on our support forums or twitter using #IoTDevChallenge.  

This training is part of a series about the Internet of Things, Java, Gemalto and Raspberry Pi designed to help developers, students and hobbyists to develop an application for the IoT Developer Challenge

Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Create Apps with the Gemalto Concept Board

"The Gemalto concept board has 2G and 3G support, so you can send text messages, place a call, write Java Midlets and Arduino shields support" explains Vinicius Senger.

In this video, he presents step-by-step tutorials on how to configure the Gemalto boards and to create a project controlling LED lights. You can download this project as well as the fan caller demo here. Visit the IoT Developer Challenge website for more training videos. Once you have a working project, submit a video and the code of your project for a chance to win a JavaOne trip! 

In the video below, Vinicius explains how to create a fan caller 


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