Thursday Jul 30, 2015

Java University at JavaOne

By David Lopez

Looking to catch up on your Java knowledge before this year’s JavaOne conference? Or are you looking to get even more Java knowledge out of your trip to San Francisco? Either way, check out this year’s Java University Sessions held on Sunday October 25th just before JavaOne. 

These sessions are a full day of pre-conference training taught by Java Experts. You’ll be able to really dive in to the material during a Java University Session because each one runs from 9am to 4pm with an hour lunch break (a box lunch is included). Each session includes a lecture, some white boarding, and demos. Session slides are made available to participants after the course, so you can stay fresh on the info. 

This year we’re offering 8 different sessions. Sessions are designed for varying skill levels, from no Java experience to students to professional developers. These sessions are perfect for sharpening your skills in preparation for JavaOne. Sessions this year are: 

Architect and Design Secure Robust Enterprise Java Applications for the Cloud and Beyond
Creating Engaging Games with Java FX 8: A Case Study
JavaScript for Java Developers: Develop Web Applications
Recommended Practices for Java Performance Tuning
Stay Current with Java SE 8: Java Oracle Certified Professional Exam Cram
The Latest and the Greatest of RESTful Web Services
Using the Power of JSF 2.X, HTML5, WebSocket, and JSON
Using the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions and Streams 

With these sessions, you’ll be able to save time with the accelerated pace, and you can get in-demand skills for today’s world. Add Java University to your conference pass during registration to get the most Java knowledge, and learn more about what’s offered at this year’s JavaOne by checking out the content catalog here.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

JavaOne Track Highlights: Java and Security

By David Lopez

The JavaOne Content Catalog is live and full of hundreds of great sessions, which, admittedly, can seem a bit overwhelming. With so many sessions, where to start looking? How to really know what JavaOne has to offer? Well, the best place to start is with an understanding of the tracks being offered at this year’s conference. Each one tackles a different side of the Java technologies, and this is the second post in a series explaining the different tracks featured at this year’s JavaOne conference and what they have to offer. Last week, we looked at the Core Java Platform track . Today, let’s look at the Java and Security track and a few featured sessions. 

The Java and Security track focuses on discussing the best policies and practices for keeping Java Technologies secure. Java runs on billions of devices, including desktops and servers, as well as embedded and edge devices, making it an attractive target for attacks. To combat this, the Java and Security track will show you the security tools, coding techniques, and innovative products that can help you stay secure. These sessions will not only give you the tools to manage your security, but will also bring you up to date on what you need to be aware of for your daily work. 

Mario-Leander Reimer, Chief Technologist at QAware GmbH, will be hosting a session on “Secure Java EE Architecture and Programming 101.” His session seeks to demonstrate the potential vulnerabilities in poorly written code, including security vulnerabilities that can arise from only minor errors. Also on the agenda is a discussion of how to safely handle open source libraries. Learn rules and tools for staying secure. 

Also offered on the Java and Security track is “Code-Level Security Games and Puzzles in Java” by Brenton Phillips. Take a fresh look at security by studying and solving Java code-level vulnerability puzzles. You’ll work with the presenter and attendees to solve these puzzles in time. You’ll be able to see a security-focused static source code analyzer in use, and you can bring these puzzles back to your team as a fun way to sharpen your security skills. 

Stay on top of your security at JavaOne with these sessions and more! You can view all sessions on this track by going to the Content Catalog and filtering by the Java and Security Track. And be sure to register today while the Early Bird Discount is still in effect!

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

A Glimpse of Java EE Track

Ivar Grimstad will discuss microservices and Java EE Security API at JavaOne this year! These are two hot topics that you don’t want to miss at JavaOne! And Ivar has credentials. He is a veteran Java EE advocate, speaker, blogger and open source hacker. Right now, he is involved with the two new Java EE 8 JSRs:  MVC and Security. Over the summer, Reza Rahman is interviewing JavaOne speakers to highlight the Java EE track. Stay tuned to learn more about Java EE and JavaOne 2015 


Check out his two sessions:

Meet Snoop, a Discovery Service for Java EE: In this session Ivar will introduce his very interesting new open source project named Snoop. Similar to Netflix Eureka, Snoop enables discovery and registration of Java EE based microservices. 


How Would You Improve the Java EE Security API?: This is an informal after-hours BoF on the newly minted Java EE Security API. As Ivar mentions in the interview it's an important part of Java EE 8 and a very important API to get right as it's primary goal is improving simplicity and portability for the platform. Ivar is hosting the BoF in addition to specification lead Alex Kosowski. 

Thursday Jul 23, 2015

JavaOne 2015 Track Highlights: Core Java Platform

By David Lopez 

The JavaOne Content Catalog is live and full of hundreds of great sessions, which, admittedly, can seem a bit overwhelming. With so many sessions, where to start looking? How to really know what JavaOne has to offer? Well, the best place to start is with an understanding of the tracks  being offered at this year’s conference. Each one tackles a different side of the Java technologies, and this is the first post in a series explaining the different tracks featured at this year’s JavaOne conference and what they have to offer. Today, let’s look at the Core Java Platform track and a few featured sessions.

The Core Java Platform track includes material that is fundamental to Java technologies. It covers information like new developments in the Java programming language, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and Java library features. For example, JavaOne Rock Star Paul Sandoz is giving a session on “Effective Java Streams.” His session will take a look at Java SE Stream API, effective parallel execution, and moving forward to SE 9 and beyond. Hear tips and tricks that will change the way you use Java. 

Also offered is “Java SE 8: Keeping Pace with the Technology” by Sheryl Domingue. This is a Birds-of-a-Feather session, meaning that the session will be more discussion based and will take a broader look at SE 8 and the new tools it has to offer. This is a great chance to keep pace with the ever growing Java technology. You can view information about all the sessions in this track by going to the content catalog and selecting the Core Java Platform as a track filter. 

With hundreds of innovative and up-to-date sessions like these, you won’t wanna miss this year’s JavaOne Conference. Register today!

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

Book Your JavaOne Hotel Early and Save!

By David Lopez  

San Francisco – A city known for its old Victorian homes, its Golden Gate Bridge and Park, its scenic bay, and its rolling fog. It’s definitely a lovely city to live in or visit. One thing it’s not known for, however, is cheap and abundant hotel rooms. Have no fear, though, JavaOne goers. We’ve taken steps to ensure that finding and booking a conference hotel  is not only easy, but we’re also guaranteeing the lowest rates at these hotels until October 7th. 

Booking is easy with our real-time inventory system. You can view all available hotels, rooms, and rates to find the perfect room and location for you. Also with most conference hotels, complimentary shuttle service is being offered to and from Moscone Center, home of JavaOne, so you can relax and enjoy the conference and all that San Francisco has to offer without having to worry about getting to and from JavaOne. 

Remember to book soon. With JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld happening, rooms fill up fast, and the special conference rate is based on availability. You must be registered to take advantage of the conference rate and inventory system, so register soon and you’ll not only get the best deal on a hotel room in San Francisco, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of our early bird discount.

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015

Grab the Attendee Toolkit!

By David Lopez

Share the JavaOne spirit! Attendees, speakers, bloggers, exhibitors, sponsors, social media sharers, and JavaOne fans, join the buzz with these JavaOne Digital Banners and Buttons.


With these graphics, you can spread the excitement in style, and let people know that you’ll be at JavaOne 2015. Be sure to use #JavaOne on social media, and don’t forget to register while the Early Bird Discount is still in effect! Still not convinced? Check out this year’s content catalog to see the hundreds of great sessions happening at this year’s JavaOne Conference.

Thursday Jul 16, 2015

Talk to Your Boss About Going to JavaOne

By David Lopez 

If you haven’t already, now is the time to talk to your manager about JavaOne 2015. Check out the Justification Email for great ideas on how to convince your manager to send you to JavaOne. 

JavaOne has hundreds of great sessions to keep you up-to-date and pushing ahead. In fact, 88% of attendees said they’d return to JavaOne, and 96% said that JavaOne delivers on their objectives. So check the content catalog and let your manager know exactly how this investment will pay off. 

Be sure to let your manager know that the Early Bird Discount is still in effect so if you register soon you’ll save hundreds!

Wednesday Jul 15, 2015

The JavaOne 2015 Content Catalog Is Live!

By David Lopez 

Check out the JavaOne Content Catalog to see the hundreds of innovative Java sessions being offered this year. Start planning your schedule now because you won’t want to miss an opportunity to hear great sessions from leaders in the field. Use the search function to find exactly what you’re looking for, or browse freely with the help of our filters. 

Are you a subject-matter expert looking to stay at the cutting edge, or are you a beginner looking to learn a new technology while meeting new people? You can limit your search by 

Track, Experience Level, or Session Type.

Tracks this year are:

Core Java Platform
Java and Security
Emerging Languages
Java, DevOps, and the Cloud
Java and the Internet of Things
Java and Server Side Development
Java Clients and User Interfaces
Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques

 So browse away and get ready for JavaOne 2015! And if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to register while the Early Bird Discount is still in effect.


Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

Hear from Stephen Chin, JavaOne Content Co-Chair!

By David Lopez

Want to learn more about this year’s JavaOne Conference? Hear Stephen Chin on the content he’s most excited for at JavaOne 2015. Stephen is, among many things, a JavaOne Presenter, an author, and a JavaOne Content Co-Chair.

 You can find out more about his sessions or any that he mentioned in the Content Catalog. And don’t forget to register while the Early Bird Discount is still in effect for hundreds of great sessions!

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

JavaOne 2015 Java EE Track Committee: Ryan Cuprak

By Guest Blogger Reza Rahman - From Original Post

This is the fourth and last in a series of interviews for you to meet some of the committee members for the JavaOne 2015 Java EE track. We will next move on to interviewing some of the key accepted speakers in the track this year.

The committee plays the most important part in determining the content for JavaOne. These good folks really deserve recognition as most of them devote many hours of their time helping move JavaOne forward, often as volunteers. If JavaOne matters to you, these are folks you should know about.

This last interview is with my good friend Ryan Cuprak. If you are having trouble seeing the embedded video below it is available here.

Ryan is the founder of the Connecticut JUG, author, blogger, speaker, JavaOne Rock Star and Java EE advocate. He is a senior manager at Dassault Systemes. Ryan is a brand new and welcome addition to the committee. In the interview he shares his experience and expectations for the Java EE track this year.

He also wrote up an excellent blog entry on his experience as a new committee member. He had some pretty good insights and very kind things to say about the process, JavaOne and Java EE that's worth a read.

On this note, I would like to make sure you know that the JavaOne content catalog is now already live with a few preliminary fairly obvious selections we were able to make. None of the sessions accepted at this stage are from Oracle speakers on our track. The folks that we selected early for acceptance include David Blevins, Jonathan Gallimore, Mohammed Taman, Rafael Benevides and Antoine Sabot-Durand. They will be talking about Java EE Connectors (JCA), Java EE 7 real world adoption, CDI and DeltaSpike. I would encourage you to check out all the early selections in the catalog. We are working to finalize the full catalog shortly.

I hope to see you at JavaOne. Do stay tuned for more interviews with some key speakers on our track.

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