Sunday Sep 28, 2014

Java Magazine: What Will You Build Today?

When was the last time you built something, just for the fun of it? Maybe it was yesterday, and that’s great. But if it’s been a while, we hope the latest issue of Java Magazine will inspire you. It celebrates the spirit of making and the people who are creating new and innovative technologies and services.

In our interview with Dale Dougherty, Make: magazine founder and Maker Faire cocreator, we explore what’s behind the growing Maker Movement and how it relates to software development.

We also recognize the winners of the 2014 Duke’s Choice Awards, which honor compelling and innovative uses of Java technology. These winning makers help ensure safer travel, feed hungry refugees, improve crop yields, provide cool technology, and aim to end a decade-long debate in the Java community.

And we're excited to recognize the winners of the first-ever IoT Developer Challenge, who used embedded Java with computer boards and other devices and IoT technologies to showcase innovations in domotics, robotics, office design, authentication, and rating systems.

Read the latest issue of Java Magazine today.

Java: Twenty Years of Innovation

2015 marks Java technology’s 20th year, and we’re starting the celebration early at JavaOne San Francisco. Show your Java pride: Get special commemorative items in the JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld stores, including T-shirts and pilsner mugs. Plus, we dug through the JavaOne T-shirt archives and have produced a limited-edition classic JavaOne T-shirt. Don’t miss your chance to grab one at the JavaOne Community keynote on Thursday at 9 a.m.

Saturday Sep 27, 2014

JavaOne: It’s for Kids, Too

The next generation of Java developers got a taste of programming and had fun at an all-day Devoxx4Kids event on Saturday, before the official kickoff of JavaOne. At this program, a collaboration between Oracle Academy and Devoxx4Kids, 150 kids, ages 10 to 18, got hands on and had fun with programming, robotics, and engineering. Topics included: Getting Started using Java with Alice, Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot, Lego Mindstorm Programming, Introduction to Python, Minecraft Modding, Raspberry Pi Gaming, Scratch with LeapMotion, Nao Humanoid Robot, and Introduction to Arduino.

The cost of the event was $25 and kids attended four sessions of their choice.

“Teaching children how to program must be a priority in a society where technology is becoming more and more important and Internet usage is also more and more important,” says Daniel de Luca, worldwide manager of the Devoxx4Kids initiative.

Devoxx4Kids started in 2012 in Belgium with programming workshops for kids. The program aims to teach and inspire kids about computer programming while having fun. Since its founding, Devoxx4Kids has shared its curriculum with Java user groups and other organizations around the world.  To date, more than 80 Devoxx4Kids workshops have taken place, with 2,500 participants.

“The kids are all excited . . . they are running around between workshops,” said Arun Gupta, of Devoxx4Kids Bay Area. “Our focus at Devoxx4Kids is to have a fun experience with technology. We need to train our kids in technology, and have them stay engaged in the technology at an early age. If we catch them raw, show them it’s fun, it’s possible, they won’t be scared.”

Tim Gonzales, a 14-year-old participant from San Francisco, attended two morning Python workshops. “It’s been really cool . . . I really liked it,” he said. He plans on pursuing a career in technology. “The door to opportunity is just so open. I just need to find out my passion within technology.” He added that programs such as Devoxx4Kids can help him get where he needs to go.







Friday Sep 26, 2014

Java IoT Demo Showcase: Hands-On Java Powered Devices of All Sizes

By Guest Blogger Eric Renaud

Join us and discover the power of Java Embedded technologies through hands-on demonstrations with Java experts from Oracle and the Java Community. Included will be examples of Java SE Embedded, Java ME Embedded and Java Card technologies; Each of these Java technologies will be running on accessible development platforms such as the Raspberry Pi.

The NAO Humanoid robot, capable of human interaction, that leverages Java APIs to understand and interpret the data received by its sensors, then act on that input to respond as programmed by the developer.

Also on display will be the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider! The Wave Glider is a self-propelling, autonomous marine robot running Java SE Embedded that collects and transmits ocean data from a fully ruggedized enclosure with a hybrid power and propulsion system. It uses both wave-powered and stored solar energy to navigate challenging ocean conditions (doldrums, high currents, and hurricanes/cyclones). James Gosling will be at JavaOne, speaking about the robots, the Wave Glider, Java and more! Be sure to drop by and see all the exciting hands-on demos at our Showcase in the Java Hub!  

And don’t forget to download the JavaOne Mobile App for an easy means to keep up on the latest happenings during JavaOne.
 The application can be found on iTunes or 
Google Play.


Meet the Oracle Certification Experts at JavaOne 2014

Don’t miss daily activities at the Java Hub, located in the Exhibition Hall of the Hilton Hotel. Get your Java Certification questions answered, meet Oracle Press authors and enter to win great prizes. Join the Java Hub Scavenger Hunt to receive an OTN t-shirt and enter to win other giveaways. Finally, remember to pick up your 20% discount for Kaplan SelfTest practice tests. 

Meet the Experts Sessions: Monday, September 29 – Wednesday, October 1, 11:30am-2:30pm
Oracle Press Drawing: Wednesday, October 1 at 1:00pm
OTN Scavenger Hunt: Monday, September 29 – Wednesday, October 1
Kaplan SelfTest Discounts: Monday, September 29 – Wednesday, October 1
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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Java Champions Speaking at JavaOne 2014

The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders, nominated by community. These JavaOne rockstar speakers share their kow-how in all the JavaOne tracks including client, core Java platform, Internet of Things, JVM languages, security, tools, server-side, cloud and methodology. Check out their sessions:

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Meet the Java EE 8 Experts at JavaOne

By Guess Blogger David Delabasse

During JavaOne, you will have many occasions to discuss with different Java EE Specification Leads or other key Java EE staff:

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Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Java University with Sang Shin

Sang Shin is the founder and chief instructor at JPassion.com, a popular online learning site offering hands-on courses on Java, Java EE, the Spring framework, Java development tools, Java performance, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, Groovy and Grails, MySQL, Android, web services, Ruby on Rails, and Hadoop. Before founding JPassion.com, Shin was a lead technology architect and evangelist at Sun Microsystems. He frequently gives talks on various technologies to worldwide developer audiences.

Q: Tell us about the topic you will present at Java University during JavaOne.

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Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Write Your First Book

Wendy Rinaldi is an editorial director at McGraw-Hill Education. She leads the Oracle Press publishing program, which helps Oracle professionals worldwide develop the skills they need          to be successful with Oracle’s products and technologies. You can find Rinaldi on LinkedIn,      Twitter (@wendy_rinaldi), or at wendy.rinaldi@mheducation.com.

Brandi Shailer is a senior acquisitions editor at McGraw-Hill Education,    where she is responsible for the Java publishing program for Oracle Press. She is passionate about educating developers worldwide and is alwayslooking for new print and online product ideas. You can find Shailer on LinkedIn, Twitter (@bhlynne), or at brandi.shailer@mheducation.com.




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Join Community Events at JavaOne 2014

Once a year, the global Java community gathers on the Sunday before JavaOne at three community events. Glassfish and Java EE users join the Executive Panel and GlassFish Adoption Story and Deep Dive. NetBeans enthusiasts get together at the NetBeans Community Day, a whole day of panels. User group leaders and members attend the user group forum. Join them this year on Sunday, September 28 at Moscone South [Read More]
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