Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Get Involved with Java Standards!

Joining the Java Community Process is made easier with the new release of JSR 364. Now individuals can join as associates and won’t need to have their employers sign off on the participation, explains Heather VanCura in this interview. The long-criticized membership fee is also gone. Watch the interview and learn how you can participate as a JUG, individual or a company.  Provide feedback by sending email to admin@jcp.org or via the JSR 364 project page 



Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Java Day Tokyo Keynote

Java Day Tokyo is the largest Java conference in Asia with a very long history of supporting the local Java community. Organized by Oracle, it took place on May 24th in Tokyo. This year’s theme was “Innovate, Collaborate with Java.” It featured Java 9 with the project Jigsaw introducing modularity, a great milestone and improvement to the Java platform. Seven tracks will cover innovation on the Java platform including Java SE, Java EE, IoT and Cloud. 

Senior Director Bernard Traversat talked about building Java SE platform for the cloud, and the upcoming Java 9 release. The openJDK has all the new features of Java 9.  Bernard Traversat encouraged the community to “download, try and give feedback on the Java 9 early access releases so all the Java 9 release can be fixed before the general availability (GA) release. Watch it here

Cloud application foundation director David Delabassee discusses microservices, DevOps, Java EE, and the Java EE ecosystem. Watch it here

Geertjan Wielenger discussed JDK 9 tools and analyzers, and demoed JavaScript support in NetBeans. Watch the demo here

Wednesday Jun 08, 2016

New Java Champion Matt Raible

Welcome New Java Champion Matt Raible

 

Matt Raible is the author of Spring Live and Pro JSP, founder of AppFuse, and a committer on the Apache Roller and Apache Struts projects.  He has helped companies adopt open source technologies (Spring, Hibernate, GWT, Grails, Bootstrap, jQuery) and use them effectively. 

Matt is a well-known figure in the Java community, and has been building web applications for most of his adult life. He was lead UI architect for LinkedIn, the UI architect for Evite.com, and the chief architect of web development at Time Warner Cable.

Matt has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide, including Devoxx, The Rich Web Experience, Jfokus, No Fluff Just Stuff, and JavaOne for which he won a JavaOne Rock Star Award in 2013. He also started Devoxx4Kids in Denver. 

See him in action at Devoxx Belgium 2015, where he demonstrates JHipster, a Yeoman generator used to create a Spring Boot + AngularJS project. Follow him on Twitter @mraible

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

New Java Champion Sebastian Daschner

Welcome New Java Champion Sebastian Daschner

 

Sebastian is the lead developer behind the JAX-RS Analyzer, a opensourced project based on his computer science thesis from the Munich University of Applied Sciences. 

He is an active JCP member, supporting several Java EE JSRs like JAX-RS and JSONB. He is evaluating early drafts of the next Java EE versions and blogging about progress, examples and potential improvements. He has wide-ranging professional experience and has worked as a consultant to small and large companies in Germany for several years.

Besides his work on the JAX-RS Analyzer, he participates in other open source projects like JCountdown and also publishes Java EE 7 examples such as JAX-RS Hypermedia and the AsciiBlog application on Github. He regularly publishes content on his blog (https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com) and he has recorded several video tutorials teaching Java-related technologies or explaining his own Java projects. You can follow him on Twitter @DaschnerS


Sebastian is a frequent speaker at Java conferences and events like JavaLand, JUGs in Germany, JUG Oslo, JavaDay Tokyo and Netbeans Day Munich. His main topics are Java EE related (like JSONB, JAX-RS, REST, etc). He also helps to organize Hackergartens and Early Adopters Areas.

Recently, he joined "Nighthacking motorcycle tours" with Stephen Chin to speak at several JUGs in Germany and Japan. Their content is published online at nighthacking.com 

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions.

Tuesday May 31, 2016

From Big Data to Insights

By Editor in Chief Andrew Binstock

Welcome to the May/June issue of Java Magazine in which we look at how big data is done today. An unusual aspect of the platforms that handle big data is that they almost all run on Java — a testimony to its suitability for enterprise-scale needs.


However, today many of the primary tools don't require enterprise size to be useful. Apache Spark, for example, can work effectively on small, human-size databases. We show how this is done with one developer's project of querying a database of first names to find one for his unborn child. But even if you run Spark in enterprise apps, you'll find that it is much easier to use than earlier tools that required extensive setup and fiddling with systems. Our lead article on Apache 101 shows just how simple it can be to work with big data and produce useful results.

We also look at handling large datasets the traditional ways in two articles: with high-volume JDBC and through enormous in-memory data structures. The latter article shows a clever way of storing tens of gigabytes in memory but off the heap.

For those readers who do unit testing on their code (almost everyone, I trust), we preview the new features coming up in JUnit 5.

The rest of the issue shows off Ceylon, a recently released JVM language from Red Hat; how to set up Java cloud apps; and, for beginners, how generics work in Java — all topped off by our famous language quiz, our no-holds-barred book review, and my editorial. Enjoy!

Note: In our quest to support more devices, we have moved away from the former Java Magazine app. Currently, the magazine is available on the web and in PDF. To get the PDF, access the web page from a laptop or desktop and use the download icon on the right side of the page.

We will shortly complete migration of our back issues. Thank you for your patience while this process completes. If you're desperate for a specific back issue, drop me a note. We'll find a way to get it to you.

Like what you see? Wish we'd cover something else? Please send along your feedback, which I read attentively. You can always reach me at javamag_us@oracle.com.

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Java EE Webinar Replay

Learn how improvements to the Java platform, APIs and the Java language will help you develop innovative applications using parallel programming, integration with other languages and tools. Watch three webinar sessions from the April edition of Virtual Technology Summit.

Down-to-Earth Microservices with Java EE: Reza Rahman explores microservices using a simple but representative example using Java EE. You'll see how the Java EE programming model and APIs like JAX-RS, WebSocket, JSON-P, Bean Validation, CDI, JPA, EJB 3, JMS 2 and JTA align with the concept of microservices.

Thinking Beyond ORM in JPA:  Patrycja Wegrzynowicz discusses native-query support in JPA along with stored procedures and result set mappings in JPA 2.1. The code samples illustrate the details of the API, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. the analysis reveals applicable use cases and most popular approaches. The summary provides guidelines on how and when to utilize native queries.

Visualizing Data in the Cloud with Oracle JET: Oracle JET is a free and open source toolkit, providing a solid basis for enterprise JavaScript applications, including built-in solutions for accessibility, modularity, and data visualization. In this code-driven session, Geertjan Wielenga presents everything you need to know to create maintainable enterprise applications in JavaScript!

Sunday May 22, 2016

Java Community Event in Japan

JJUG CCC is the largest Java community event in Japan, held twice a year in spring and autumn. The one day event is organized by the Japan Java User Group and attracted over 1,300 attendees last Saturday. Top speakers presented sessions about all Java technologies in 7 tracks. The event closed with entertaining Ignite sessions including a blind sake tasting competition between NightHacking organizers, Sebastian and Stephen, and the community members. 

Some of the session topics were: 
  • Raspberry Pi with Java
  • Type Annotation for Static Program Analysis
  • Eclipse Collections
  • Jenkins 2.0
  • Introduction to JShell: The Java REPL Tool 
  • Java EE Web Profile
  • Python + GDB = Java
  • OpenJDK 
  • Gradle 
  • Play Framework 
  • Java Puzzlers 
  • Java EE 

Pictures of the event 



Wednesday May 18, 2016

New Java Champion Mark Heckler

Welcome New Java Champion Mark Heckler!  

Mark has worked with Java SE and Java EE since the early days of each, and has over 25 years of experience with software development in general. He has filled roles from junior programmer to architect and has been an evangelist/advocate for the past several years. 

As a longtime evangelist of Java and an accomplished developer, Mark co-authored two books on JavaFX: JavaFX 8: Introduction By Example (2014) and Mark Heckler By Example coming out soon. He has been a technical reviewer and contributor on several other books about JavaFX, Raspberry Pi development and security topics. 

He is a frequent speaker at IoT and Java conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Focus, JavaLand and more. He has organized many workshops, hackathons and hands-on labs. Follow him on Twitter @MkHeck 

Some of his projects on GitHub are: 
  • DialogFX & MonologFX  dialog support for JavaFX before base release availability 
  • Autonomous4j Java library for providing general autonomic capabilities for airborne drones 
  • A4jMultimode Java library that provides abstractions for autonomous operations of land/air/water drones 
  • Implement A4jMultimode PoC by building land-based drone (robot) running Java SE Embedded on onboard Raspberry Pi
  • Renewable energy monitor/control applications for IoT gateways (Java SE Embedded) and Cloud portal (Spring Boot + Cloud Foundry) 
The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Step-by-Step High Availability with Docker and Java EE

Are you planning to use containers and microservices together? Bruno Souza and Elder Moraes introduce those topics in their article "Step-by-Step High Availability with Docker and Java EE". Using a simple example, they show how you can use Java EE with Docker as a powerful way to develop and deploy portable, scalable, highly available services.

Souza and Moraes use the following steps to illustrate how easily and quickly you can use Docker containers with a Java EE application:


1. Choose a Java EE application to run on an Apache TomEE server.
2. Create a software appliance.
3. Add a highly available configuration. 
4. Run the application on immutable servers.
5. Add a load balancer. 

Then they describe additional benefits you can get by using Docker containers to run Java EE applications, such as automating a build pipeline, automating tests, and performing cloud migration. To learn more, read the article.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

2016 JavaOne Registration Now Open

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an exceptional week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With hundreds of sessions, you will learn from the most innovative and diverse Java content. You can't afford to miss it!

September 18 - 22, 2016, San Francisco. Register now!

With a full conference pass, you get:
 • Access to more than 500 JavaOne sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions and JavaOne Hands-on Labs (HOLs)
 • Keynote sessions for JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld
 • Java User Group Forum
 • Exhibition Halls at JavaOne
 • Access to the Java Hub 
 • Oracle Appreciation Event

Important ways to save:
 • The call for proposals is open until May 9. If your session is accepted, you will receive a full pass
 • You will save $600 with the Super Saver rate, if you register before May 1
 • Employees of a national/federal, state, provincial, or local government entity, including public higher education institutions can benefit from government rate.
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