By Tori Wieldt on Sep 23, 2013
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
The 2013 Duke's Choice Award poll is live now at java.net (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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/java/heinzkabutz-1899134.html
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
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."
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.
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 glassfish.org.
It was a great start to a great JavaOne conference.