- New Java Champion: Aslak Knutsen
- New Java Champion Martin Thompson
- Two Live Streaming Java Sessions from vJUG
- Minecraft Modding Course at Elementary School - Teach Java to Kids
- Nighthacking at JavaLand
- Java in Phantasialand
- Join JavaOne in Brazil
- Java 9 and Beyond
- New Java Champion: Tom Schindl
- EclipseCon NA 2015!
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/
Sunday Mar 22, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 22, 2015
By Guest Blogger Arun Gupta
Exactly two years ago, I wrote a blog on Introducing Kids to Java Programming using Minecraft. Since then, Devoxx4Kids has delivered numerous Minecraft Modding workshops all around the world. The workshop material is all publicly accessible at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft. In these workshops, we teach attendees, typically 8 - 16 years of age, how to create Minecraft Mods. Given the excitement around Minecraft in this age range, these workshops are typically sold out very quickly.
One of the parents from our workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area asked us to deliver a 8-week course on Minecraft modding at their local public school. As an athlete, I'm always looking for new challenges and break the rhythm. This felt like a good option, and so the game was on!
My son has been playing the game, and modding, for quite some time and helped me create the mods easily. We've also finished authoring our upcoming O'Reilly book on Minecraft Modding using Forge so had a decent idea on what needs to be done for these workshops.
Minecraft Modding Workshop Material
All the workshop material is available at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft.
Getting Started with Minecraft Modding using Forge shows the basic installation steps.
These classes were taught from 7:30am - 7:45am, before start of the school. Given the nature of workshop, the enthusiasm and concentration in the kids was just amazing.
Thursday Mar 19, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 19, 2015
By Guest Blogger Stephen Chin
JavaLand is a community conference in Germany that is held in an amusement park. Come learn not only about Java and technology, but also about how geeks have fun!
We will have a live NightHacking stream running from the Java Community Area on Tuesday and Wednesday with an all-star interview line-up. Each day will also conclude with an exciting combined vJUG session, which you won’t want to miss!
Schedule (Time Zone is CET)
Wednesday Mar 18, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 18, 2015
Monday Mar 09, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 09, 2015
If you attend, don't miss: the Java 9 and Beyond keynote session, the iOS Development with Eclipse and Java - Yes it is possible! conference session and the Eclipse and The Cloud Hosted Development Platform BoF
Java 9 will introduce a standard module system to the platform in order to modularize the platform itself, improve performance and security, and simplify the development and maintenance of large applications. Mark will explain the impact and benefits of Java 9, and then offer a highly-speculative sneak preview of "life after Java 9," the advanced features currently in development for the Java virtual machine and language.
In this demo focused session we'll show you how Oracle enables you to develop Java applications that install and run on iOS devices (and Android too). Leveraging Java for business logic, rich set of UI components for HTML5 based UIs, device feature integration and a complete MVC you can create on-device cross platform application with ease. We'll explain the architecture and show you the development experience in Eclipse.
BoF Session: Eclipse and The Cloud Hosted Development Platform Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:00, Sandpebble AB
Cloud has emerged as a leading platform for application deployment, but can it act as the platform for application development? How do you integrate Eclipse and Mylyn with cloud hosted ALM solutions? How does Hudson continuous integration work in such an environment? What features should you be looking for when picking up a cloud platform for your development team? Join us as we discuss and demonstrate the emerging trends in cloud based enterprise application development.
Thursday Mar 05, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 05, 2015
Congratulations to the new Java Champion Peter Lawrey!
Peter has over twenty years experience in IT, and around 15 years experience designing, developing and supporting Java systems. He provides consulting and develops software for trading firms based on the open source code written for OpenHFT. He is also the technical lead for OpenHFT, which is a suite of Apache 2.0 OSS libraries.
Peter is the founder of the "Performance Java User's Group", a virtual JUG with over 1300 members. He is a top contributor of the Java and JVM forums on StackOverflow. He has published over 250 articles on Java in his blog Vanilla Java, which has over three million views. "Peter is very generous in sharing his vast knowledge and already has done a great job in championing Java " explains Heinz Kabutz.
Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions.
Friday Sep 26, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 26, 2014
In Strategy keynote, you will learn how to create the future with Java from leading Oracle experts in the Java development organization. They will showcase how Java is driving developer innovation, revolutionizing application development, and improving application services for IoT, enterprise architectures, and cloud computing.
In the Technical keynote, the architects of Java 8 will give you their insights into this revolutionary release, and start to reveal what is coming in Java 9, Java 10, and beyond.
Monday Sep 22, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 22, 2014
Thursday Sep 18, 2014
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Sep 18, 2014
Included in Java SE 8 update 20 is a new feature: the Java Advanced Management Console. "We think any sys admin dealing with a Java environment will find this tool extremely helpful," said Peter Utzschneider, VP of Product Management at Oracle.
Java Advanced Management Console provides you ways to monitor and understand the client systems you manage. It allows organizations to track usage and more easily create and manage client configuration like Deployment Rule Sets (DRS). DRS can control execution of tracked applications as well as specify compatibility of which application should use which Java SE installation.[Read More]