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- NightHacking at JavaOne Brazil
- Hot Java Topics at the VTS!
- Create Test Logs Like Javadocs
- The Ghosts of Java EE 7 in Production: Past, Present and Future
- NightHacking Interviews at GeekOUT
- Java EE 8 Roadmap Update
- Professional Highlight: Amr Gawash, Oracle Certified Professional. Java SE 7 Programmer
- Discover the Java Hub
Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
Monday Jun 08, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Jun 08, 2015
By Guest Blogger: Brandye Barrington from original post
Oracle Certification recently caught up with Amr Gawish, Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer to find out how Java Certification has enhanced his career.
Why did you choose to pursue Java Certification?
I work in a company that encourages employees to pursue and achieve their dreams. One of my personal dreams was to be certified in Java. Even though I had been working with Java for more than five years, I never had time to take the Java Certification exam. After my company encouraged me, I started to prepare myself to get the Java certification, and I did.
How has Java Certification changed your career?
My career changed the moment I stepped out of the exam. I realized how powerful a certification can be, how the community appreciated my contribution more, and of course how it made a difference to people looking at my resume. I also noticed how it increased my self esteem. Holding a Java certification also increased my sense of responsibility toward the Java community. I've started to become more active in Oracle forums and other QA websites. I contribute more to the community now and I also engage with local Java groups in my city.
What is one of the most important benefits of gaining a Java Certification?
I believe the most important benefit of earning a Java certification is the networking and community benefits you get when you are a certified in Java. Being certified has helped me get closer to, and make a positive impact on the Java community. Networking with other members of the community has become much easier and my engagement and responsibility towards the community have also been boosted.
Amr Gawish is passionate about technology and always tries to push the limits of the technologies he uses.
Amr completed his Bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Sciences from Al-Azhar University in Egypt and is currently pursuing his Master's degree at the University of Liverpool. He is employed as an Oracle Fusion Middleware consultant and is certified in Java SE 7, Oracle ADF, WebCenter Portal, and Oracle SOA Suite.
Having more than six years experience in these products as well as the full Oracle Middleware stack, Amr has also gained experience in various other topics such as Gamification, Scala programming, and Akka. He is working on microcontroller programming with Raspberry Pi and Arduino and robotics.
You can learn more about him by visiting his website, www.amr-gawish.com, or follow him on Twitter (@agawish) or read his book (Oracle ADF Faces cookbook).
Wednesday Apr 29, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 29, 2015
By Guest Blogger Zoran Sevarac
The Open Source Software Development Center at University of Belgrade has released a new version of a UML plugin for NetBeans called easyUML. This plugin was created to facilitate the use of UML tools for teaching software design, but it is also a handy tool for developers. It helps developers with commonly used features by adding an easy-to-use UI.
Pictures below show the main application window with all its components common to IDE: diagram view, palette, properties view, explorer view and project view.
Thursday Apr 23, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 23, 2015
Check out product manager Aurelio Garcia Ribeyro’s blog about Understanding Time Zone Udpater 2.0 to fully understand how to update to daylight saving time.
The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 8u45 are specified in the following table:
JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline
(Full Version String)
Java 8 1.8.0_45
Java 7 1.7.0_79
Java 6 1.6.0_95
Java 5.0 1.5.0_85
For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.
Tuesday Apr 21, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 21, 2015
Wednesday Apr 15, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 15, 2015
In this interview, Heather Van Cura gave an update about JCP. She mentioned new JSRs for Java EE 8, and Java SE 9, and discussed changed to JCP.next
Community members Simon Maples, Mani Sarkar, and Daniel Bryant pesented a vJUG session about the Adopt OpenJDK project. They describe how to contribute to OpenJDK project. Mani presented a hands-on demo on how to contribute to Java 9 Learn more
Tuesday Apr 14, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 14, 2015
Conference speaker Matthias Grüter explains why Docker works well with the JVM
Conference speaker Roland Huss discusses the benefits of integration tests.
Monday Apr 13, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 13, 2015
2500 developers attended 4th Devoxx France this year, an increase of over a thousand attendees from last year. The organizers announced a new member of the Devoxx family: Devoxx Morocco, a conference that will take place in Casablanca during the third week of November.
In this 20th year of Java, the theme of Devoxx France 2015 was about innovations in technology over the next 20 years. In his keynote, Java architect Brian Goetz described a development approach that keeps up with the technical needs of developers. Java 9 will deliver a modular platform tuned to hardware requirements. CEO Quentin Adam of Clever Cloud considers that engineering roles are entering an age of specialization. Dan Allen, an open source advocate, author, and world renowned speaker, discussed the responsibility of developers to preserve digital information for future generations. CCO Stephan Tual discussed Ehereum, an open source and decentralized platform allowing the creation of P2P businesses with new infrastructure, communication and privacy.
Rodolphe Gelin, research director of Aldebaran, explains that Romeo, a new line of humanoid robots will become a companion capable of understanding emotions and anticipate situations in the every day life. “Robots are an additional platform for development” he commented. Pierre Yves Oudeyer, research director at INRA, discussed cutting-edge artificial intelligence research, in which robots are programmed to be curious and learn by experimenting like children. They become aware of themselves and their environment. They can even develop their own language. The humanoid robot Poppy is an open source robot for laboratories and research centers to collaborate on the artificial intelligence project. Eric Filiol, the head of ESIEA research lab called on developers’ civic responsibility to educate politicians who are passing laws about internet, and privacy without understanding technology. He made the room laugh when he suggested that “after Devoxx4Kids, we really need a Devoxx4politicians.”
All the keynote speakers agreed that no one can predict the disruptive technologies in the next 20 years like no one could have predicted the internet and its ubiquity in our lives today. Again this year was Seed Networking, where developers, startups and venture capitalists discuss business opportunities. New this year was the Café Philo to discuss about the digital world and the future of society. Devoxx4kids took place last Saturday. 50 kids were learning Java using Scratch and Lego Mindstorms.
Thursday Apr 09, 2015
Tuesday Apr 07, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 07, 2015