Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

A Conversation with Java Champion Johan Vos

A new interview is now up on otn/java. In it, Johan Vos, a highly regarded Java Champion whose focus is on combining the strengths of back-end systems and embedded devices, provides his insightful take on what’s happening in the world of Java technology. His favorite technologies are currently Java EE/Glassfish at the backend and JavaFX at the front-end. He is a co-author of Pro JavaFX 2, and will be offering two sessions at JavaOne 2013.  

In the interview, Vos summarizes his sessions:

“In ‘Building Social Software on Top of Java EE 7 with DaliCore,’ I’ll show how you can integrate social software functionality into Java EE 7 applications. Many enterprise applications can benefit from some kinds of integration with e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., without jeopardizing the user’s privacy and without giving up ownership of the data. The DaliCore framework adds the concept of User and OnlineAccount to the Java EE world, and provides the coupling with existing social networks. This saves lots of project-specific boilerplate code. This approach works both in web-applications as well as in desktop applications.

In ‘DataFX: The Best Way to Get Real-World Data into Your JavaFX Application,’ Hendrik Ebbers and I will present DataFX 2, a framework that helps JavaFX developers to populate JavaFX controls with real-world data. Now that JavaFX is beyond the stage of demos and POCs, it becomes important that the fake data used in demos be replaced with real data, often coming from back-end servers and databases. Apart from the regular cases where a JDBC source or a RESTful web service is queried, we will also show how changes in the local data can be propagated to the backend again...”

In discussing his efforts to combine Java EE and JavaFX, Vos remarks: “I am convinced that these two technologies are complementary, and while they are completely decoupled, the combination of them can lead to great end-to-end projects. As a POC, and in order to get more realistic use cases that could benefit both DaliCore and DataFX, I started to write a JavaFX application that offers community functionality. The front-end of that application is written in JavaFX, and the back-end is using DaliCore on top of Java EE 7. In this application, lots of data is sent from and to the back-end.”

In addition, Vos discusses his experiences with Java EE 7 and Java SE 8, the revolution that lambda expressions bring to Java, the client aspect of Java, how JavaFX fits into Java SE 8, and much more.

Check out the interview here.

Get Ready for JavaOne

Make sure you pack for JavaOne and San Francisco. On our short list is: 
  • A jacket! It can be chilly and maybe even rain.
  • Your Oracle login. Be sure to bring your oracle.com account login information when you walk through the doors of Moscone South, Moscone West, or the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. You’ll need the user name and password you created for your JavaOne 2013 registration to check in and receive your badge, as well as to gain access to My Account and Schedule Builder at the event.
  • Consider downloading a ride-sharing service app. SideCar, Lyft, and Uber are popular alternative to yellow taxis. These are unregulated ride-sharing services, so ride at your own risk.
In your schedule, be sure to add keynotes, hangout places, social events and more:  
  • Keynotes are on Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Moscone North, Hall D 
  • Fun networking events: Taylor Street Café Open House, The Oracle Appreciation Event, It’s a Wrap!
  • On your break, hang out at the Buzz House at Taylor Street Café, and relax at Game Zone in Parc 55. Check out the list of activities at the Zone. 
  • In the exhibit hall, the Java DEMOgrounds, OTN lounge, exhibitor stands will be open from 9:30am to 5:00pm. New this year at the OTN lounge is the JavaOne Codegarten where you can contribute to open source projects. 

Don't miss DJ Tall Sasha at the Open House at Taylor Street Café, Sunday at 7pm!


User Group Forums Sunday

Members of Java User Groups from around the world will converge in San Francisco on Sunday before JavaOne to discuss everything from Java technology to how to plan a Java event. Join us at Moscone West Rooms 3020 and 3022 and join the discussions! You'll notice a nice, big gap in the middle of the day so you can attend the JavaOne keynotes and then come back. Note: You must be registered for JavaOne or Oracle Open World to attend. 

Here is the current schedule (subject to change, of course): 

UGF10329 Introduction to Java 7 and 8: JVM, Language, and Platform Timothy Fagan, Dario Laverde 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
UGF10549 Fundamental Paradigms for Java Developers: NoSQL and OSGI Thomas Rafael Modeneis, Otávio Santana 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
UGF10501 Garbage Collection: The Useful Parts, Part 1 John Oliver 09:15 AM 10:15 AM
UGF10548 Java and the Raspberry Pi: DIY to a New Level Vinicius Senger 09:15 AM 10:15 AM
UGF10520 Java 8: The Good Parts Konrad Malawski, Andrzej Grzesik 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
UGF10588 Organizing Your Local Community: User Groups, Meetups, Beer Bashes... Grzegorz Duda, Ryan Cuprak 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
UGF10328 Gooey and Sticky Parts: Everything You Wanted to Know About Java Olena Syrota, John Yeary, Alexis Lopez 03:30 PM 04:30 PM
UGF10331 Getting Speakers, Finding Sponsors, Planning Events Robert Paulin, Freddy Guime 03:30 PM 04:30 PM
UGF10330 Planning a Successful Java Event Badr ElHouari, Faiçal Boutaounte 04:45 PM 05:45 PM
UGF10363 OpenJDK and JCP: Success Through Contribution Helio Frota, Daniel Sachse 04:45 PM 05:45 PM
UGF10364 JCP Community Meeting, Part 1 Israel Boza Rodriguez, Gabriel Acebo 06:00 PM 07:00 PM
UGF10365 JCP Community Meeting, Part 2 John Yeary 06:00 PM 07:00 PM

See you there!

Monday Sep 16, 2013

Geek Bike Ride Before JavaOne

The Silicon Valley JUG will host the annual Geek Bike Ride the Saturday before JavaOne. We'll meet at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf and ride across the bridge and down into Sausalito, and then take a ferry back to the city. JUG leader Kevin Nilson said "Last year's ride was a ton of fun, so I hope all of you can join us this year."

The 2012 Geek Bike Ride

Meet at Blazing Saddles bike rental at Pier 41 to rent bikes. When: Saturday, September 21, 11:00 AM. If you want to attend please send Kevin an email (kevinATjavaclimberDOTcom) and he will invite you. The Geek Bike Ride event is free and open to all.

Learn Where Java is Heading!

Only at JavaOne can you choose from more than 450 expert-led technical sessions, hands-on labs, demos, tutorials, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Be sure to attend the Strategy Keynote, Sunday, September 22 starting at noon, Moscone North, Hall D 

Java continues to drive applications and devices that enrich our lives. Oracle’s Java engineering experts will discuss many of the vast opportunities that Java provides, along with Oracle’s continued commitment to and investment in Java technology. The Oracle speakers at the Strategy Keynote are:

John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM will be presenting the keynote titled “Java Flies in Blue Skies and Open Clouds.” Open cloud stacks, emerging PaaS environments, and cloud ecosystems are among the Java innovations IBM’s John Duimovich and a special guest will discuss.


Java Community Keynote is on Thursday, September 26 from 9:00 to 10:30 at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Ballroom.  Java is reducing energy consumption, making highways safer, and inspiring a generation of young developers. Find out how your work in the community and the Java ecosystem is benefiting millions. The Oracle keynotes speakers are:

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Microcontrollers, Freescale Semiconductor will present the keynote titled “How Java Will Unify the Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things relies on microcontrollers, communications topologies, and sensors and actuators to enable data-driven automation. Learn why Java technology is the glue needed to connect all of these devices and topologies for service providers.


Register by September 20 for US$1,850 and save US$200 off the onsite price

Friday Sep 13, 2013

An Interview with Venkat Subramaniam before JavaOne

JavaOne Rock Star and Java Champion, Venkat Subramaniam, sees much to be excited about this JavaOne.[Read More]

Josh Juneau – Learning More at JavaOne

Jython expert Josh Juneau on Java development today.[Read More]

Simon Ritter Prepares to Show off Java SE 8 at JavaOne

Oracle’s Simon Ritter has more tricks up his sleeve with cars and hand-tracking devices. [Read More]

NetBeans Community Day at JavaOne

Join the NetBeans team at NetBeans Community Day at JavaOne 2013 to celebrate 15 Years of NetBeans!

An all-star lineup of Java experts will be on hand to help you get the most out of the NetBeans IDE, including Adam Bien, Kirk Pepperdine, Markus Eisele, John Yeary, Glenn Homer, Jiri Kovalsky, Zoran Sevarac, John Ceccarelli, Toni Epple, Gerrit Grunwald, Sven Reimers and more.  Learn learn tips and tricks for both Java EE and JavaFX development. Learn to how to profile your apps with the NetBeans Profiler. Learn about the plugins being developed for NetBeans by other companies. Influence the next round of features for NetBeans! 

There'll be NetBeans anniversary gifts for attendees! Add your name to the NetBeans Community Day Guest List.

Date: Sunday, September 22
Location: Moscone West, Hall 3024

NetBeans Community Day is free to registered JavaOne conference attendees.

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Architecture, Architects and Java!

Architects get plenty of attention at JavaOne! The content for JavaOne 2013 in San Francisco is organized into eight tracks, and   cover eight different roles, including software architects.    Here's just a small sampling of the nearly 220 sessions available for architects:

Session Title Presenters
CON5657 Pragmatic Big Data Architectures in the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective Fernando Babadopulos - CTO, TailTarget
Fabiane Nardon, Chief Scientist -  TailTarget
CON2020 Building Modular Cloud Applications in Java: Lessons Learned Paul Bakker - Software Architect, Luminis Technologies
Bert Ertman - Fellow, Luminis
CON1967 Getting Serious with Versioned APIs in Scala Derrick Isaacson - Director of Development, Lucidchart
CON6494 Tutorial: Building Modular Enterprise Applications in the Cloud Age

Paul Baker - Architect, Luminis                                     Bert Ertman - Fellow, Luminis

CON6009 (Dev && Ops).toPublicCloud()  Cyrille Le Clerc - Solution Architect, CloudBees
TUT7861 Developing Java EE Connector Architecture–Based Resource Adapters Made Easy Dapeng Hu, Oracle
CON7872 Trust Me, I’m an M2M Device Noel Poore - Architect, Oracle

CON2959 Modular JavaScript

Paul Bakker - Architect, Luminis Technologies Sander Mak - Engineer, Luminis Technologies

CON3921 How Lucidchart Scales with Play, Akka, and Scala Ryan Knight - Typesafe Reactive Consultant, Typesafe  Brian Pugh - VP of Engineering, Lucid Software
BOF4253 Instant Distribution of Updates to Hundreds of Millions of Users

Zbynek Slajchrt - Java Architect, Avast Lukas Karas - Software developer, Avast

For more information and a complete listing of sessions by and for architects check out the JavaOne 2013 Content Catalog.

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