Monday Sep 15, 2014

JavaFX, Carputer and Lambdas with Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter, an Oracle Java Technology Evangelist who is renowned for his entertaining and informative JavaOne sessions, has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. 

Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun Microsystems in 1996 where he started working with Java technology both in technology development and consultancy. At Oracle, he now focuses on the core Java platform and Java for client applications. He also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces.

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Friday Sep 12, 2014

JavaOne Rockstar Speaker Hendrik Ebbers

In a Java Magazine article, senior Java architect Hendrik Ebbers talks about his JavaOne sessions and JavaOne. "There will be some very cool JavaFX, community, open source and Internet of Things talks this year. The talks are always very professional; I have never experienced a bad one. So don't miss the talks" he explains.   

Hendrik focuses on research and development, Swing, JavaFX, middleware and DevOps. He wrote the book titled "Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls" and will present six JavaOne sessions:   
  • Smart UIs for Mobile and Embedded in JavaFX introduces a new JavaFX theme that is made for embedded devices and will fit perfect in all the cool new Internet of Things and mobile products. 
  • DataFX: From External Data to a UI Flow and Back shows how the different DataFX components make it easy to manage external data by using well-known Java technologies.
  • Enterprise JavaFX, an overview of various best practices for communication between server and client, async background tasks, MVC approaches, and the designing of complex dialogue flows
  • Extreme GUI Makeover.  JavaFX 8, a new UI toolkit, offers a lot of amazing features to help you craft modern-looking and interactive UIs.
  • The JavaFX Community and Ecosystem introduces the JavaFX ecosystem including third-party frameworks and popular knowledge base. It also illustrates the functionality and synergy effects between the libraries with a live coding session. 
  • Test-Driven Development with JavaFX

More about clients and user interface topics here

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Antoine Sabot-Durand's CDI Sessions at JavaOne 2014

By Guest Blogger Reza Rahman

For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2014 we are highlighting some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect, right up until the start of the conference.

To this end we recently interviewed Antoine Sabot-Durand. Antoine is the newly minted CDI specification lead. In the short time that he has been at Red Hat, he has already had the CDI 1.2 specification under his belt and he has already started work for CDI 2 (CDI 2 is a major overhaul of the specification targeted for Java EE 8). I have known about Antoine since he worked onAgorava, a social media module for CDI/Java EE. Besides working on the CDI specification, he is also responsible for the CDI ecosystem at Red Hat - currently focused on DeltaSpike.

We wanted to talk to Antoine about his CDI sessions at JavaOne 2014:

Antoine has several sessions on the track that he talked about:

  • Introducing Contexts and Dependency Injection: This is essentially a CDI primer for folks that are still newcomers or evaluating. It's probably worth attending as a refresher even for more experienced folks.
  • Going Farther with CDI 1.2: This is a slightly more advanced session talking about less commonly used features as well as the changes in CDI 1.1/CDI 1.2. The CDI ecosystem generally is also covered.
  • The Path to CDI 2.0: This is essentially a CDI futures talk. It's probably the best way to find out what is in the works for CDI 2.
  • CDI 2.0 BOF: This informal Birds-of-a-Feather session is a rare chance for you to interact directly with the folks leading the CDI specification and share your ideas, questions and feedback. It's probably the best and easiest way for most folks to contribute directly to the CDI specification.

Besides Antoine's sessions, we have a very strong program for the Java EE track and JavaOne overall - just explore the content catalog. If you can't make it, you can be assured that we will make key content available after the conference just as we have always done.

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Monday Sep 08, 2014

Java for the Very Young

Children as young as 10 are learning about programming, robotics, and engineering at JavaOne. 150 kids will attend Devoxx4kids on Saturday, September 27, right before JavaOne. Oracle Academy has collaborated with Devoxx4kids to bring a fun and robust agenda. Content will include several workshops on topics such as Greenfoot, Alice, Minecraft Modding, Java, Python, Scratch, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO robot, Lego Mindstorms, and others.

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Monday Aug 25, 2014

Hackergarten at JavaOne (and Others Worldwide)

by guest blogger Andres Almiray

It's with great pleasure that I announce JavaOne will host a Hackergarten this year once more. That's right, you did read it well, the name sticks, we're no longer renaming it to CodeGarten like last time ;-)

At JavaOne 2014, the Hackergarten has a dedicated space at the Java Hub in JavaOne exhibit hall, Hilton Union Square. The space has power, a private Internet network, white boards, and seating for 16. Attendees need to bring their laptops. You may stay as long as they want, from less than an hour to most of the three days. The format remains the same as other Hackergartens. Participants will contribute to open source projects. 

The idea is to gather people around specific topics at the scheduled times. Topics range from Java SE, Java EE, JSRs, pretty much anything Java-related. Contributions can be production code, test cases, documentation, or simply a friendly chat in order to gather feedback. If you want to host a session (help people to work on an open source project), please contact me. The project page is here and will be updated as we fill out the schedule.

We are also running Hackergartens at other conferences. The following ones are already confirmed:

JCrete - Aug 25th (in English)

JavaZone - Sep 9th (in Norsk & English)

JMaghreb - Nov 6th (in French)

Learn more about Hackergartens at

Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Session Report: DataFX: The Best Way to Get Real-World Data into Your JavaFX Application

Johan Vos and Hendrik Ebbers explained how to make use of the free and open source DataFX project.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Session Report: Is It a Car? Is It a Computer? No, It’s a Raspberry Pi JavaFX Informatics System

Master showman Simon Ritter showed how to integrate computers into your car to build a “carputer”.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Expert Drop In

Meet and discuss everything about Java with Oracle and community experts at the OTN Lounge and the DEMOground in the exhibit hall! During the breaks, you can meet our special guests at the Lounge.  They are the top experts to talk to you about Java Magazine, Java User Groups (JUGs), Smart Sensors, Java Community Process (JCP), and Java EE/GlassFish.  Find out how to write for Java Magazine, create a JUG, participate in JCP as an individual or an organization, set up your project, create smart sensors and much more.   

Monday, September 23rd 
11:30am - 12:30pm : Java Magazine, Caroline Kvitka (Chief Editor)
11:30am - 12:30pm : Java User Group,  Nichole Scott  
12:30pm -   1:00pm : Java EE and GlassFish, Arun Gupta 
12:30pm -   1:00pm :, Frank Nikola
  2:30pm -   3:00pm : Java Community Process, Heather VanCura 
  2:30pm -   3:00pm :, Frank Nikola 

Tuesday, September 24th
11:30am - 12:30pm : Java User Group,  Nichole Scott 
11:30am - 12:30pm : Smart Sensors, Jim Wright and Bruce Boyes 
  2:30pm -   3:00pm : Java Community Process, Heather VanCura
  2:30pm -   3:00pm :, Frank Nikola 
  3:00pm -   4:30pm : Java Magazine, Caroline Kvitka 

Wednesday, September 25th 
11:30am - 12:30pm : Java Magazine, Caroline Kvitka
  1:00pm -   2:00pm : Oracle Application User Experience, Apps with Robot
2:30pm -   3:00pm : Java Community Process, Heather VanCura

At the Java DEMOground, watch demos and talk to Oracle architects, engineers and evangelists about Java SE, JavaFX, Java EE, Java ME Embedded and the Internet of Things. Get your questions answered, discover new features and collect your Java giveaways. 

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