- Medusa: Gauges for JavaFX
- Plugin-Free Java Web Start
- New Java Champion Hendrik Ebbers
- New Java Champion Simone Bordet
- Java 8 Streams API
- A Look Back on Java Champions of 2015
- New Release JDK 8u71 and JDK 8u72
- Optionals: Patterns and Good Practices
- New Java Champion Rajmahendra Hegde
- New Java Champion Daniel De Luca
Monday Mar 30, 2015
Monday Mar 23, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 23, 2015
The vJUG, a virtual Java user group, presents live streaming technical sessions about topics related to Java, JVM, Java EE, Internet of Things and more. Organized by Mani Sarkar and Simon Maple from the London Java Community, their aim is to get the greatest minds and speakers of the Java industry to give talks and presentations in the form of webinars and live streaming from JUG meetups.
First session: How is Java/JVM built? Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 14:45 UTC, 15:45 in Germany, 10:45am in New York, 7:45am in San Francisco, and 22:45 in Beijing
Mani Sarkar and Daniel Bryant will give an overview of the Adopt OpenJDK program. They’ll explain why developers should get involved, how to participate, and how front-end developers can take advantage of the Adopt OpenJDK. Watch the session live at http://nighthacking.com/event/javaland-2015/
Second session: What's coming in Java.Next? Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 14:45 UTC, 15:45 in Germany, 10:45am in New York, 7:45am in San Francisco, and 22:45 in Beijing
Learn from Heather VanCura how you can take part in Java technology by Adopting a JSR. This session give a brief overview of the Adopt-a-JSR program. Andres Almiray will discuss JSR 377, Desktop|Embedded Application API; Anatole Tresch will discuss JSR 354, Money & Currency API; and Ed Burns will discuss the two JSRs he is currently leading, JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0 Specification and JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF 2.3) Specification.
Two sessions are scheduled for next week. They are live from the JavaLand Conference in Germany, in partnership with the Nighthacking community. You can watch them online at http://nighthacking.com/event/javaland-2015/
Tuesday Mar 10, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 10, 2015
Congratulations to the new Java Champion Tom Schindl!
Tom Schindl is an Austrian Java Software developer working on the Eclipse Platform and the JavaFX integration named e(fx)clipse. He's a member of the Eclipse Platform team and part of the team who designed and implemented the Eclipse 4 platform. He is also the CTO of BestSolution, a company specialized in Eclipse and JavaFX consulting for companies around the world.
Tom is a regular speaker at EclipseCon (Europe and NA) and JavaOne where he talks about Eclipse, JavaFX and how to develop modern applications with JavaFX and Eclipse. He authored an SWT prototype which uses JavaFX instead of the native UI-Toolkit.
Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated. Learn more about Java Champions.
Tuesday Mar 03, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 03, 2015
• JVM Reaction to Memory Pressure: “Memory pressure” is a property that represents the total memory usage (RAM) on the system. This new feature can be leveraged to reduce the amount of memory used on a system where multiple JVMs are deployed and control the amount of memory designated to be consumed by each JVM, avoiding Out of Memory Errors (OOMEs) from occurring.
• Improvements to the native packager: Enables developers to create native-feel applications that do not require clients to have an existing Java Runtime installed. These self-contained applications can then be deployed into areas like the Mac app store. The application developer has full control over the runtime and application entry points.
• Ability to modernize the JavaFX stack on Mac OS X: The JavaFX media stack has been ported on Mac OS X® from QTKit and Quicktime, which have been deprecated, to the newer AVFoundation framework. With this, developers using the JavaFX media stack can now gain Mac App Store acceptance and have the opportunity to have their applications released on the Mac App Store.
Thursday Jan 29, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Jan 29, 2015
Q: What have you been programming lately?
Q: And you won an award for it...
Q: How would you advise young girls to get started in programming?
Q: How easy was it for you to get started?
Q: What do you like about Java?
Q: What would you like to do as a career?
Friday Sep 12, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 12, 2014
In a Java Magazine article, senior Java architect Hendrik Ebbers talks about his JavaOne sessions and JavaOne. "There will be some very cool JavaFX, community, open source and Internet of Things talks this year. The talks are always very professional; I have never experienced a bad one. So don't miss the talks" he explains.
- Smart UIs for Mobile and Embedded in JavaFX introduces a new JavaFX theme that is made for embedded devices and will fit perfect in all the cool new Internet of Things and mobile products.
- DataFX: From External Data to a UI Flow and Back shows how the different DataFX components make it easy to manage external data by using well-known Java technologies.
- Enterprise JavaFX, an overview of various best practices for communication between server and client, async background tasks, MVC approaches, and the designing of complex dialogue flows
- Extreme GUI Makeover. JavaFX 8, a new UI toolkit, offers a lot of amazing features to help you craft modern-looking and interactive UIs.
- The JavaFX Community and Ecosystem introduces the JavaFX ecosystem including third-party frameworks and popular knowledge base. It also illustrates the functionality and synergy effects between the libraries with a live coding session.
- Test-Driven Development with JavaFX
More about clients and user interface topics here
Monday Sep 08, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 08, 2014
If you want to run a programming event for kids, visit Devoxx4kids.org. Free training is available for your own event. Can't make it to JavaOne, attend one of the many Devoxx4Kids events around the world
Thursday Aug 28, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Aug 28, 2014
Monday Aug 25, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Aug 25, 2014
It's with great pleasure that I announce JavaOne will host a Hackergarten this year once more. That's right, you did read it well, the name sticks, we're no longer renaming it to CodeGarten like last time ;-)
At JavaOne 2014, the Hackergarten has a dedicated space at the Java Hub in JavaOne exhibit hall, Hilton Union Square. The space has power, a private Internet network, white boards, and seating for 16. Attendees need to bring their laptops. You may stay as long as they want, from less than an hour to most of the three days. The format remains the same as other Hackergartens. Participants will contribute to open source projects.
The idea is to gather people around specific topics at the scheduled times. Topics range from Java SE, Java EE, JSRs, pretty much anything Java-related. Contributions can be production code, test cases, documentation, or simply a friendly chat in order to gather feedback. If you want to host a session (help people to work on an open source project), please contact me. The project page is here and will be updated as we fill out the schedule.
We are also running Hackergartens at other conferences. The following ones are already confirmed:
JCrete - Aug 25th (in English)
JavaZone - Sep 9th (in Norsk & English)
JMaghreb - Nov 6th (in French)
Learn more about Hackergartens at Hackergarten.net.
Reprinted from The JavaOne Conference Blog.
Monday Jul 28, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jul 28, 2014
Why use JavaFX? What can you do with it that you can't do with Swing? Java Champion, JavaFX community co-lead and JUG Leader Gerrit Grunwald answers these questions and more.
JFXtras: A set of high quality controls and add-ons for JavaFX.
JavaFX Community on Java.net.
ControlsFX: An open source project that aims to provide really high quality UI controls and other tools to complement the core JavaFX distribution.