Monday Sep 23, 2013

Video: James Gosling at NetBeans Day 2013

JavaOne kicked off yesterday with User Group Sunday, including a celebration of NetBeans' 15th birthday. The NetBeans story began in 1996, when students at Charles University in Prague attempted to write a Delphi-like Java IDE in Java. 15 years later, NetBeans has over one million active users and mind-blowing functionality.  One user in particular is James Gosling. Watch what he says about NetBeans and the cool things you can do with Java. "It's kind of everything," he says...

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Keys to a Great JavaOne

Community Manager Tori Wieldt provides some tips for making it the best JavaOne ever.


Saturday - Geek Bike Ride

Sunday - User Group Forum

Sunday night - Reception at Taylor Street Cafe

Monday through Wednesday - OTN Lounge with the CodeGarden, Expert Drop-In, Raspberry Pi Developer Challenge and fun giveaways.

Follow @JavaOneConf for the latest updates.  

Friday Sep 13, 2013

An Interview with Venkat Subramaniam before JavaOne

JavaOne Rock Star and Java Champion, Venkat Subramaniam, sees a lot to be excited about with regard to Java.[Read More]

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Learn All About Java EE at JavaOne

Learn everything about the new Java EE 7 and Glassfish 4 releases at JavaOne 2013. Java EE 7 offers new features that enhance HTML5 support, increase developer productivity, and further improves how enterprise demands can be met. Developers will write less boilerplate code, have better support for the latest Web applications and frameworks, and gain access to enhanced scalability and richer, simpler functionality. 

Hear about the future of the Java EE platform in the strategy keynote as well as the upcoming features in technical keynote. This year, the keynotes will start at noon on Sunday at the Moscone North

Deep dive into Java EE 7 during JavaOne. Session topics include JAX-RS RESTful services, expression language 3.0, Batch API, Servlet 3.1, JMS 2.0, JSF 2.2, Bean Validation, Java persistence 2.1 and much more. 

Meet the Java EE 7 experts from Oracle who work on the platform and also experts from IBM, Red Hat, Sparta Systems to name a few. Join them at their conference sessions as well as at their Birds-of-a-Feather to talk about how you can leverage the Java EE platform better. 

See the new features for yourself at the demoground in the Hilton Ballroom. Oracle experts will present demos of the latest features on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. 

Don't miss the User Group Forums running all day Sunday at Moscone West.  

Originally published on the JavaOne blog. Read it for all the latest about the JavaOne conference. 

Monday Aug 26, 2013

Who's Coming to JavaOne?

If you haven't registered for JavaOne yet and need a nudge, here's a chance to hear from some of the great speakers coming to the premier Java conference. Content Chair Stephen Chin is interviewing speakers to discuss what they will be presenting.

First up, Gerrit Grunwald (@hansolo_) on his eight (8!) JavaOne sessions. This interview includes a sneak peak of a slick new #JavaFX UI he is building for monitoring device sensors, and answered some questions from the live participants about the upcoming Java 8 Embedded release.

Follow @SteveOnJava to learn about upcoming interviews. All videos will be posted on the YouTube Java Channel, playlist JavaOne 13

JavaOne is the premier Java technical conference, with a focus on technical content. One previous attentee told us: "All sessions I attended were excellent.  Good technical content, absolutely no product pitches." Register today for JavaOne and save $200 off the onsite price.

Friday Aug 09, 2013

VOTE NOW for Duke's Choice Awards

The 2013 Duke's Choice Award poll is live now at (on the right-hand column). All members of the Java community (that's you!) are encouraged to cast your vote today for the second annual Community Choice award category.  All winners will be announced at JavaOne, via press release and in Java Magazine's September/October issue.

Vote now as the poll will close Monday August 12th. 

Friday Aug 02, 2013

JavaOne Shanghai Keynotes

JavaOne Shanghai was held last week in Shanghai. It was a joint event with Oracle Open World and OPN Exchange with a combined registeration of 19,000 people. I don't know the exact split of JavaOne attendees, but I'd guess around 1000 developers.

just sayin'

Peter Utzschneider, Vice President, Java Product Management, kicked off the JavaOne keynotes by explaining how Oracle, with the Java Community, will "Make the Future Java." He said Oracle is now, and will continue to: drive innovation and make the Java platform complete, provide tools to make it easy to develop and use Java, foster dialog with the community, and communicate clearly and continuously. As if to drive home the last point, Java Technology Ambassador and JavaOne Content Chair Stephen Chin introduced the rest of the keynote speakers in Mandarin (the audience was polite).

Throughout the conference, there was lots of interest in Java Embedded. In her keynote, Nandini Ramani, Vice President of Engineering, Java Client and Embedded Platforms, explained that the embedded space is very exciting. She said "We are surrounded by devices that are talking to each other," and "Java is the right solution for this space." Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, ISV, OEM and Java Sales, drove home the point that for IoT(the Internet of Things) to be successful, it will take an active ecosystem of Java developers to drive the innovation needed.  To demonstrate this, Chris invited Axel Hansmann, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing Communications of Gelmalto, to the stage. He explained that Gelmalto devices are everywhere, including thousands of Bank of China bank cards. Hansmann announced the Gelmato Bubble Board, which he called "the perfect way to get started with Java and M2M." Available in the Fall, developers can reserve a Bubble Board now.

 Cameron Purdy, Vice President, Cloud Application Foundation, came to the stage and discussed the recent release of Java EE 7. He explained the themes of the release are developer productivity, support of HTML 5 and meeting enterprise demands.  He mentioned the the important of Websockets and how they allow bidirectional communication. Purdy called JSON "the linga franca of the web," and explained that popular websites offer JSON as the data exchange format with their RESTful web services. [Ed Note: For an introduction to JSON, check out OTN's new tech article "Java API for JSON Processing."]

After these overviews, the Java Evangelists came to the stage drilled down on new Java features. It was clear that Oracle continues to innovate, communicate, and Make the Future Java.

Friday Jul 19, 2013

The 2013 Java Theme Community Challenge

Launching today!
Name the "Community Keynote" at JavaOne this year by submitting a crazy, fancy, funny, geeky slogan about what you LOVE about Java! Find 140 characters (not a coincidence) to describe your personal connection with the world's most pervasive programming language and share it with us.

The Challenge is open to individuals or organizations. 10 of the most outstanding submissions will be selected by a combined committee from SouJava, LJC and iJUG e.V. and Oracle. Those 10 enter a public community voting round at for 10 days. The winning entry will be announced on the website shortly thereafter. The winner will receive a full conference pass to 2013 JavaOne San Francisco.

More details in the Official Rules

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

And The Winners Are.... the most popular articles on otn

Here is a list of the most popular articles, in terms of traffic, on otn/java in the last 12 months. It's, as usual, a rich mix of Java and Java-related technologies, types of articles and variety of authors.

Check out any that you might have missed and vote with your visit.

1.  “Getting Started with Java® SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi" by Bill Courington and Gary Collins August 2012

2. “How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder”  by Mark Heckler  November 2012

3. “Arun Gupta on Higher Productivity from Embracing HTML5 with Java EE 7”  by Janice J. Heiss  February 2013

4. “Java Experts on the State of Java” by Janice J. Heiss   January 2013

5. “Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0” by Adam Bien  April 2013

6. “Coding on Crete: An Interview with Java Specialist Heinz Kabutz” by Janice J. Heiss     January 2013

7. “Why, Where, and How JavaFX Makes Sense”  by Björn Müller  March 2013

8. “The Advent of Kotlin: A Conversation with JetBrains' Andrey Breslav”  by Janice J. Heiss  April 2013

9. “The Enterprise Side of JavaFX”  by Adam Bien   June 2012

10. “JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket”  by Johan Vos  April 2013

And here are five runners up.

11. “Introducing Groovy”  by Jim Driscoll  July 2012

12. “The Enterprise Side of JavaFX: Part Two”  by Adam Bien  June 2012

13. “Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML” by James L. Weaver  June 2012

14. “JavaOne 2012 Review: Make the Future Java” by Steve Meloan  October 2012

15. “Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML - Part Two”  By James L. Weaver  September 2012

Wednesday May 08, 2013

JavaOne India Keynotes

JavaOne India kicked off in Hyderabad with Duke, dancing and demos. Sharat Chander, Group Director, Java Technology Outreach at Oracle opened by encouraging attendees to learn new things about the Java technology, but just as important, make the effort to meet someone new. "The Java community is open and welcoming," Chander explained "and it will help you to build a network within the community." 

Georges Saab, VP Java Development discussed the JavaSE and JavaFX roadmaps -- interestingly enough, the same roadmap for both. In addition to new features, Java SE added new ports, Mac OS 10 and Linux ARM. Saab mentioned features in Java SE 8, and used Project Nashorn as an example of Oracle's commitment to evolve the Java platform. For developers who want to try it, early access builds of JDK 8 are available now

Saab also discussed the growth of embedded devices. "We've already reached the point where there are more devices than people; this is a huge opportunity for developers," he explained. With Java, developers can work from device to datacenter using the same language and platform. Axel Hansmann, VP Strategy & Marketing Communications of Gemalto M2M, showed the tiny Cinterion EHS5 Java Module, a tiny chip that has Java Embedded on it and is "ruggedized" for industrial applications. Hansmann said Java allows for more efficient development, more flexibility in design and development, and improved management of applications. He said small devices are being used everywhere, from smart cards to cars medical devices. "I'm looking forward to come back in a year and see the creative uses this group of developers has come up with!" 

Anil Gaur, VP Cloud Application Foundation & Java EE for Oracle, gave an update on the state of JavaEE. Gaur said "When we created JavaEE, our primary objective was to build a comprehensive platform to create a wide variety of apps." Java EE has been successful, with millions of developers downloading Java EE around the world. The JSRs for JavaEE 7 has been finalized and approved, and the final bits will be available very soon. 

Santanu Saha, Product Line Manager Product Research & Development for Infosys, explained how Java EE is a key platform for building tomorrow’s Enterprise Platform, and how applications based on open standards is a key ingredient for successful apps.

Stephen Chin kicked off the technical keynote by explaining that he is a developer first, an active Java community member, and a Java evangelist. His goal for JavaOne India is get developers excited and encouraged them to follow their passion.

Jim Weaver started his section with a bit of audience participation, and had everyone get up and do the IPL dance. Then Weaver showed the basics of JavaFX 3D, such as including mapping textures to shapes. Learn more at

Arun Gupta, AKA "Mr. GlassFish" walked through the new features of Java EE 7. Java EE 7 provides higher developer productivity (less boilerplate, richer functionality, more defaults) and HTML5 support (WebSocket, JSON, HTML5 forms). Gupta also mentioned the community participation in creating and testing EE the latest release: 19 JUGs adopted various JSRs, tested features as they were being developed, and provided valuable feedback. "It was truly a community effort," he said with a smile. You can learn more about JavaEE and GlassFish at

It was a great start to a great JavaOne conference.  


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