by guest blogger Yara Senger
With over 2900 developers in person and another 2000 online, The Developer's Conference (TDC) in Florianópolis, Brazil, reminds us that Java is BIG in Brazil. The conference included 20 different tracks, and Java was the most popular track. Java was also a big part of the talks in the IoT, Cloud and BigData tracks. Here's my overview (in Brazilian Portguese):
Several JUGs were involved in TDC Florianópolis, serving as track leads, speakers and all-around heros, including
and I thank them for their support and commitment. It is a vibrant and fun community!
We saw that the IoT space is maturing rapidly. There are already some related to embedded in the region. Java Evangelist Bruno Borges and Marco Antonio Maciel gave a view popular talk "Java: Tweet for Beer!" They demonstrated how to make a beer tap controlled by Java and connected to the Internet, using a visual application JavaFX with Java SE 8, running on a Rasperry Pi. Of course, they had to test the application quite throughly.