- Open Source Comes To Boston
- Celebrating 20 Years of Java
- Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview
- Update Your Skills for the 20 Years of Java
- Oracle Java 8 ME Embedded + Raspberry Pi + Sensors = IoT World
- New Java Champion: Mohamed Taman
- Reactive Java EE
- Java 9 Schedule
- Java DevOps at the swampUP
- Java Lego Workshop 4 Kids
Thursday 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.
Thursday Jul 10, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jul 10, 2014
In technical article "Leap Motion and JavaFX," Java Champion Johan Vos shows you how to use the Java API in a Java client application to interact with the Leap Motion Controller.
There might come a day when parents have to explain to their children what a keyboard is. For example, the Leap Motion Controller is equipped with infrared cameras and infrared LEDs and is capable of tracking hand and finger movements. Fortunately, a Java API is available. "Leap Motion and JavaFX," explores how you can 3-D hand movements to interact with JavaFX applications. See the Leap Motion in action:
This article is reprinted from Java Magazine, a FREE, bi-monthly, online publication. It includes technical articles on the Java language and platform; Java innovations and innovators; JUG and JCP news; Java events; links to online Java communities; and videos and multimedia demos. Subscriptions are free, registration required.
Monday May 19, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on May 19, 2014
JavaFX SceneBuilder 2.0 has been released. JavaFX provides a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms. New features include Support for new JavaFX 8 UI components, 3D Support, and the ability to add custom GUI components to the Library. You can get a complete list of new features Announcing SceneBuilder 2.0 by Japser Potts.
Ask questions on the JavaFX Forum.
This video demonstration of JavaFX Scene Builder 2.0 shows how you can make an aeronautical themed demo app, showing how to build layout, apply CSS and connect code.
Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 26, 2014
In the first video, you will learn about the Raspberry Pi set up and the installation of Java SE Embedded and JavaFX. In the second video below, expert Vinicius Senger explains the Raspberry Pi GPIO and protocols as well as how to use the Pi4J project, a set of libraries enabling the access of the Raspberry Pi with Java. Vinicius also gives several demonstrations using a camera, LED lights, buttons and a relay board to connect to appliances. You can download the code of his demonstrations, including Pi4J Helloworld, PiPicture, Twitter4Pi and Lcdl2C
Friday Mar 14, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Mar 14, 2014
Most of us sit inside the Internet of Things without even knowing it. Today's cars have onboard computers that generate lots of data. A self-described "petrol-head," Oracle Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter combined his love of tech with is love of cars to create a simple carputer so he could access the inner workings of his Audi.
For under £100, Ritter was able to connect a Raspberry Pi to his car. He used Java Embedded and JavaFX to build an application to monitor engine performance, throttle position, and G-forces on the car.
Enjoy his presentation from Q-Con London
and this OTN Community Cast.
Wednesday Feb 05, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Feb 05, 2014
MWC is the largest international conference for the mobile industry. From February 25 – 27, experts, leaders and visionaries will discuss the innovations that will transform communication.
Oracle will showcase its innovative communications services at the Communications Industry Experience Zones. It is located the Oracle Booth # 3B20 (at hall 3).
Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Jan 29, 2014
At the gamification session of the International Oracle User Group Community (IOUC), leaders discussed how to drive membership. Typically, they give away licenses, books and goodies to encourage attendance at monthly meetings. Others have used gamification to get their communities to brainstorm on mascot names, or post pictures and comments on social media. Hackathons also require the use of similar techniques to keep attendees motivated to create applications over several days. SouJava leader Bruno Souza successfully ran hackathons that combined brainstorming, team building, training, hacking sessions and prizes to keep participants engaged.
“Turn life into a game, drive engagement of audiences, make the experience more enjoyable and get users to come back ” are the key advantages of gamification according to user group leader Jim Bethancourt.
The forum platform Stack Overflow is a great example of running a thriving community of developers with its point systems. Contributors get rewarded with points for their useful entries and visitors easily find the most relevant and best-rated entries.
The ArabOUG has implemented a point system to keep its community active. The group gives out points to the members, who contribute applications, articles, and translations. It partnered with training organizations and other services to give its members free training and services in exchange for points. As a result, members don’t have to pay for services using online payments, which governments in many countries in North Africa and the Middle East don’t allow.
In an interview, ArabOUG leader Mohamed Chargui explains in more detail his experience using gamification.
Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Dec 10, 2013