Thursday Feb 05, 2015
Tuesday Feb 03, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Feb 03, 2015
The JavaOne sessions are the premier source of learning for Java. Available now are over 300 tutorials and conference sessions from experienced community and Oracle presenters who share their know-how on the Java platform and ecosystem. The sessions touch all the topics presented at JavaOne 2014 including client, Java platform, Internet of Things, JVM languages, security, server-side, tools, and cloud.
Friday Oct 17, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Oct 17, 2014
We need your feedback to keep improving JavaOne! Please log-in to Schedule Builder and take the JavaOne Conference Survey as well as completing surveys from the sessions that you attended. The surveys are accessed from the Welcome page in Schedule Builder if you have not taken them already. It will take you only a few minutes to complete and make an impact on your conference experience next year.
See you next year!
Monday Oct 13, 2014
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Oct 13, 2014
As a special thanks to Oracle and the attendees of JavaOne 2014, Aldebaran Robotics would like to show it's continued support to the Java community by offering a 25% discount to anyone interested in purchasing their own NAO robot for development purposes.
Aldebaran supports a global community of engineers, developers, and others who are interested in exploring the endless possibilities of how robots can be used in the home, workplace, schools, healthcare, etc. The mission of our developer community is to inspire developers to challenge the future of social, emotional and personal robotics; and develop the types of applications that will allow these humanoids to enrich the lives of humans. We look forward to having you in our community.
Monday Oct 06, 2014
By Caroline Kvitka-Oracle on Oct 06, 2014
By Guest Blogger Timothy Beneke
The final keynotes of JavaOne took place on Thursday, with the Intel, Technical, and Community keynotes. These keynotes cast strong glances both backward and forward at the platform and celebrated new technologies, especially related to the Internet of Things.
Intel Joins OpenJDK
Intel’s Michael Greene, vice president of system technologies and optimization at Intel’s Software and Services Group, took the stage and announced that Intel is joining the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) community and will contribute math library functions that should boost big data analytics performance for machine learning.
Mark Reinhold appeared and briefly reprised his Technical keynote. Then Brian Goetz offered a vision of Java extending to Java 9 and beyond that would include value classes. Look to Project Valhalla and Project Panama for more information.
James Gosling Reflects on Java
Next, several Java luminaries—including the father of Java, James Gosling—took questions. After being asked if he regretted null pointers, Gosling quickly replied that he did not because all of the available alternatives at the time were far worse.
Gosling went on to explore why Java did not have generics from the beginning. Bill Joy, Java’s cofounder, wanted to include generics, a source of considerable conflict in 1994, but Gosling insisted that there was an insurmountable problem: Which generics do you use? Dozens of languages with generics already existed, and they all had problems. Gosling stuck to a basic principle he adhered to in creating Java: Never do the wrong thing.
When asked when Java would become obsolete, Gosling confessed that for a decade he has been expecting Java’s demise, but that Java is a kind of organism grounded in the community that is well understood and flexible and has strong staying power.
Later, Gosling reminisced about the origins of Java. “Everyone says that Java is approaching its 20th anniversary, but for me it’s the 25th,” he explained. He said that many Sun engineers were troubled in 1990 by the very primitive processors they saw in much consumer electronics—they thought the world was missing out. They took a long trip to Europe and Asia and studied primitive cell phones, elevators, lighting systems, and other gadgetry, and discovered that electrical engineers were needlessly reinventing old computer science problems. At the time, the internet was solid but not popular. Gosling credited Mike Sheridan, who was a business development person on the team, with inventing Java because he invented the reason for Java.
James Weaver: Java Show-and-Tell
Next, Oracle’s genial Java Technology Ambassador James Weaver took the stage, and reminded attendees that all sessions could be viewed on Parleys.com. A parade of talented developers and technologists followed.
Andra Kay, director at Silicon Valley Robotics, said, “By 2020 your household robot will be your house.”
Bruno Maisonnier, CEO at Aldebaran, a world leader in humanoid robots, presented a video showing robots teaching children mathematics in schools, and interacting with customers in stores. Maisonnier said that robots must (1) be cute, so that people enjoy them; (2) interact naturally in their body language and gestures; and (3) be easy to use.
Paul Perrone of Perrone Robotics lamented the 30,000 deaths from auto accidents each year in the United States, and showed a video about his automated vehicle testing system with an advanced braking system that could save lives—a first step toward cars with full autonomy.
Others featured included
- Johan Vos of LodgON on JavaFX on the Android
- Distinguished Java Champion Adam Bien on Java 8 and Java EE
- Jeff Martin of ReportMill Software using Java to teach kids how to program
- Alison Derbenwick Miller of Oracle Academy showing a video about how Oracle is spreading programming knowledge around the world
- Duke’s Choice Award Winners
- IoT Developer Challenge Winners
The Community keynote was the perfect ending to a great week of information sharing, learning, and community building.
Watch the Community keynote.
Wednesday Oct 01, 2014
By Caroline Kvitka-Oracle on Oct 01, 2014
What does the NAO robot from Aldebaran Robotics think about JavaOne? Find out!
By Caroline Kvitka-Oracle on Oct 01, 2014
Mark Reinhold and Brian Goetz will kick off the Thursday keynotes. The architects of Java 8 will give you their insights into this revolutionary release, and start to reveal what is coming in Java 9, Java 10, and beyond.
Please note the following important schedule change for Thursday: The morning keynotes now run from 9 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9. JavaOne Sessions will now start at 11:45 a.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. at the Hilton and Parc55. The original schedule resumes at 1 p.m. with the next set of sessions.
The JavaOne Community keynote celebrates the thriving global ecosystem of Java developers and enthusiasts, including more than 275 Java user groups. The Java Community keynote will showcase several Java community luminaries and their bodies of work. Their passion is an inspiration to all of us, and is one of the most important elements in creating the future Java.
The Intel Keynote: Michael Greene, Intel Vice President and general manager of system
technologies and optimization, Software and Services Group, will discuss
Intel's Java optimization efforts to ensure that cloud software will
run best on Intel architecture.
Join us and expect a few surprises to help close out the event.
Monday Sep 29, 2014
Sunday Sep 28, 2014
By Caroline Kvitka-Oracle on Sep 28, 2014
By Guest Blogger Bob Larsen, Java.net Editor
JavaOne officially started today with User Group Sunday, and, as usual, gave a strong showing out of the gate with some tremendous sessions.
There was also a wide selection of technical sessions including introductions to new features released in Java 8, demonstrations of exciting ways Java is currently being used, and panel sessions that allowed attendees to have their questions answered by the rock stars of the Java community.
User Group Sunday took place concurrently with Netbeans Day. Community members shared the interesting and myriad ways in which they are using both the Netbeans IDE and the Netbeans platform. They also shared tricks and tools to help make Java developers more productive and even to teach the next generation of Java developers.
Perhaps the most alarming announcement came when Juggy, the Java Finch, unveiled a prototype RoboJuggy, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi running Java, of course. Juggy plans to build an army of RoboJuggies to “spread Java everywhere through world domination.” Community leaders have opened diplomatic negotiations with Juggy to deescalate the situation.
By Caroline Kvitka-Oracle on Sep 28, 2014
The 2014 Duke’s Choice Award winners are
- Air Traffic Controller Selection System, TUBITAK BILGEM Informatics and Information Security Research Center. This computer-based testing system is used to help select and vet air traffic controllers.
- Apache DeltaSpike, Apache Software Foundation (Community Choice Award winner). With this developer toolbox for Java Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE 6 platform, developers can introduce and test new features in Java EE before they are standardized.
- Apache TomEE, Apache Software Foundation. The TomEE server merges a certified Java EE 6 Web Profile stack with Tomcat, the leading Java web application server by market share.
- Autonomous Vehicle Test System, Perrone Robotics for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Perrone Robotics worked with the IIHS to develop this Java-based system to test crash avoidance systems.
- DukeScript, Eppleton IT Consulting and the NetBeans project. This alternative to Swing, SWT, and JavaFX runs on Android and iOS and enables true cross-platform Java.
- IBFieldbook, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. This application helps design field trials and generate crop analysis and enhancement solutions.
- JavaFXPorts, LodgON (Community Choice Award winner). This open source toolkit makes graphically rich Java and JavaFX available to mobile and tablet devices running iOS and Android operating systems.
- JCertif International. Since its founding in 2010, this organization has trained 5,000 Java developers across Africa.
- libGDX. Programmers can use this cross-platform game development framework to write, test, and debug Java games.
- PiDome. This home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) platform marries Java and the Raspberry Pi.
- Project JEDI, Java Education & Development Initiative (Community Choice Award winner). This community-driven organization provides free courseware and training on Java and open source technologies to colleges and universities around the world.
- WFP Subsidy Card, e-finance for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme. Based on Java smartcard technology, this card helps refugees get food through secure-card wallets.
Congratulations to all the winners. Read more about them in the latest issue of Java Magazine and celebrate with the winners at the Duke's Café Open House at JavaOne on Sunday at 7 p.m.
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