Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

A Perfect Match: Java and the Internet of Things

Here's the opening paragraph from the new OTN article "A Perfect Match: Java and the Internet of Things:"

Maker Faire Booth

"The recent MakerCon Conference, hosted by Oracle, along with the 2014 Maker Faire, made it clear that the Maker Movement—a vital source of hardware innovation—is catching fire and opening up rich possibilities for Java developers. The match between the Maker Movement's ingenious intelligent devices and embedded software technology is central to the development of the connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. As embedded devices get cheaper, more powerful, and more connected, and as the Internet of Things grows, Java developers are receiving strong support from Oracle as they face radical new challenges and opportunities. Java is best equipped to serve as a unified standardized platform for the Internet of Things. To that end, a major effort to unify the Java platform is underway—specifically, Java ME with Java SE—to shrink Java SE into the embedded space and smaller devices."

Read the entire article here

Thank you to Voltaire Yap for the photo.

Wednesday May 16, 2012

The Java Zone at Bay Area Maker Faire This Weekend

Visit the Java Zone this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire (May 19-20 at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds). The Java Zone in the Expo Hall, brings to life storyboarding, 3-D animation building, device programming, body motion sensors, game making, and more. You can:

  • Learn how Java interacts with other devices using a motion sensor and a Webcam, the Microsoft Kinect records motion to animate a Java game.
  • Play Breakout using the PicoBoard, an external circuit board with sensors for sound, light, a slider and a button, plus four resistance sensors.
  • Learn how to build your own animation and learn about storytelling, problem-solving, identifying actors and actions, and more. Then develop, compile, and test programs to animate a story.
  • Find out more about the Oracle Academy and check out Alice, a tool used to teach Java programming fundamentals using 3-D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface, Greenfoot, a 2-D tool ideal for teaching Java programming basics in high schools and universities, along with other tools for the twenty-first-century classroom.

On Sunday 12:30–12:55 p.m, you can attend a short panel discussion
 on why Java technology dominates cutting-edge software development and what students and newbies need to learn to get started. Oracle’s Maker Faire Panel Presentation, Center Stage in the Meeting Pavilion. Help build the future with Java technology!

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