Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

JRuby and JVM Languages at JavaOne!

"My goal with my talks at JavaOne is to teach what is happening at the JVM level and below so people understand better where we are going" explains Charles Nutter, Jruby project lead.

In this interview, Charles shared the JRuby features he presented at the JVM Language Summit. They include foreign function interface (FFI), IO layer, character transcoding, regular expressions, compilers, coroutines, and more. 

At JavaOne, he will be presenting: 

The Java Native Runtime (JNR) is a high-speed foreign function interface (FFI) for calling native code from Java without ever writing a line of C. Based on the success of JNR, JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP) 191 will bring FFI to OpenJDK as an internal API. 

In this panel discussion, these emerging languages are portrayed by their respective champions, who explain how they may help your everyday life as a Java developer.

In this contest, languages that run on the JVM, represented by their respective language experts, battle for most popular language status by showing off their new features. Audience members will also vote on a language that should not return in 2015. Returning from 2013 are language gurus representing Clojure, Groovy, JRuby, and Scala.

Check out the JavaOne sessions about JVM and the JVM languages


Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

JavaOne is Free For Students!

Attend the premier Java conference to learn about Java technologies and network with professionals.

To be eligible, you must be taking a minimum of 6 units from a nonprofit institution   of learning during the Fall 2014.

You'll have access to JavaOne and OpenWorld keynotes and Exhibition Halls. And, space permitting, you  can attend all JavaOne sessions including HOLs (Hands-On Labs), conference sessions and BOF (Birds-of-a-Feather). This year, a lot of sessions are about parallel programming with Java 8, JVM languages, cloud and Internet of Things.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend for free. Register now

Monday Aug 18, 2014

Ed Burns' Servlet 4/HTTP 2 Session at JavaOne

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 Ed Burns. Ed is a veteran of Sun and now Oracle. He has been and is instrumental in pushing the JSF ecosystem forward as specification lead. Besides his specification lead work Ed is well regarded as an author and speaker on his own right. In addition to carrying the JSF torch Ed will be co-leading the key Servlet 4 specification for Java EE 8, along with Servlet specification guru Shing Wai Chan. The primary goal of Servlet 4 is to enable the fundamentally important changes in HTTP 2 for the entire server-side Java ecosystem. We wanted to talk to Ed about his Servlet 4 session at JavaOne 2014 and HTTP 2 generally:

The details for the Servlet 4 sessions can be found here. Ed has several other key sessions on the track that we hope to talk to him about separately in the near future:

  • What’s Next for JSF?: In this key session, Ed will be sharing the next steps for the continued evolution of the JSF specification in Java EE 8.
  • Where’s My UI? The 2014 JavaOne Web App UI Smackdown: The UI space for web applications, especially in the Java ecosystem continues to be as hotly contested as ever. This is especially true with the (re)introduction of JavaScript based rich client frameworks like AngularJS. This lively panel brings together experts representing the diverse schools of thought for web UIs. Ed will be representing JSF of course. Neal Ford will moderate the panel as an independent and hopefully reasonably neutral party.
  • Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE 7 and Java EE 8: Adopt-a-JSR has been a reasonable success for Java EE 7. With Java EE 8 we are planning to strengthen it far more as away of getting grassroots level participation in the specification efforts. This session will introduce Adopt-a-JSR, share how it worked for Java EE 7 and what we plan to do with it in Java EE 8. Ed will be sharing his perspectives on Adopt-a-JSR for both Java EE 7 and Java EE 8.
  • Java EE 7 from an HTML 5 Perspective: HTML5, WebSocket, JSON, and JSF Java University Session: JSF 2.2 is the latest evolution in the standard UI framework for JavaEE. This full day session covers what's new in JSF 2.2 and also covers new features in JavaEE 7 that are particularly interesting to JSF users. A VM will be provided that has all the course materials and examples.

        Besides Ed'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.

        Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

        Three Nights. Four Bands. JavaOne Rocks.

        The JavaOne sessions, BOFs and Hands-On Labs will keep you busy all day. These evening events will let you let loose. Have a great time!



        Monday: OTN's Tech Fest
        7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.  Oracle Plaza at Howard Street
        Developers, DBAs, and tech enthusiasts: come celebrate at Oracle Technology Network's Tech Fest!
        Open to JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld full conference attendees. Don't forget your badge.

        Empire of the Sun
        This Australian alt/electronic pioneer has been making waves across the world with their amazing live world tour. Across multiple countries, touching over 45 cities in the last six months, Empire of the Sun’s dynamic live performance has wowed audiences worldwide. Empire of the Sun has sold more than two million copies of their albums Walking on a Dream and Ice on the Dune, and has reached multi-platinum selling status with global hit singles Alive, We Are The People, and Walking on a Dream.

        Tuesday: CX Central Fest
        7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Oracle Plaza at Howard Street
        Open to JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld full conference attendees. Don't forget your badge.

        Capital Cities
        Los Angeles indie electro unit Capital Cities first came together as the duo of composers/songwriters Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. The two initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the band in 2010. They released an independent EP in 2011 that included the song "Safe and Sound," an upbeat mesh of programming and melody that went viral and gained the act significant internet exposure. Eventually, Merchant and Simonian were joined by bassist Manny Quintero, trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Channing Holmes. The fully realized live version of Capital Cities has played international festivals. Their debut full-length album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery was released by Capitol Records / Lazy Hooks in June 2013.

        Wednesday: Appreciation Night
        7:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.  Treasure Island (complimentary shuttle service provided)
        Ticket required.

        AEROSMITH—Members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums)—are a living piece of American music history, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including, four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th annual ceremony in 2013.  Music from Another Dimension! (Columbia), the band's latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC's "Walk This Way." With scores of multiplatinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip, and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.

        Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
        Since its #2 Billboard Top 200 debut, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' independent debut album The Heist has reached Platinum, sold 20+ million singles, and earned the Seattle-based hip-hop duo four GRAMMY Awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Collaboration. The duo earned a standing ovation for the historic performance of their gay rights anthem "Same Love" at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2014. In addition to making Billboard history as the first duo to ever send their first two singles to #1 on the Hot 100 chart, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and performed on Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. Their wildly popular music videos have racked up more than 1 billion plays on YouTube, as well as earning them three MTV Video Music Awards (Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Video with a Social Message) and the YouTube Music Award for Breakthrough of the Year.

        About Appreciation Night: Once you arrive on Treasure Island you'll see that it's been transformed. You'll be wowed by the 360-degree views of Bay Area skylines (with an even better view from the top of the Ferris wheel). Be sure to test your skill playing arcade games between acts, and most important of all, relax and enjoy yourself. Note: You will be on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The music will be hot, but the weather may be cold and breezy. Dress accordingly.

        Getting these great bands is Oracle's way of saying thank you for your continued support. Thank you, Java community!

        Wednesday Aug 06, 2014

        Check out IoT at JavaOne!

        "We are always creating new IoT applications and encouraging others to improve them. Lhings is the networking tool that let us make it very easy. This time we wanted to make something we use in our everyday lives which is traditionally non-technical, as is a table, to be connected to the Internet and then provide new services that could be useful in some applications" explains José Pereda, who is part of the Lhings team. Based in Spain, the team won a JavaOne trip during IoT Developer Challenge.  

        "We wanted to show that IoT is useful in real scenarios and it's accessible to anyone. Likewise, we would like to encourage developers to reproduce and improve it!" further explains José. You will get a chance to meet them at JavaOne.  

        In the Internet of Things session track at JavaOne, you will learn about Java Embedded and discover great applications. Register today with the Flash Sale code DFS4, you will save US $400   

        José is also presenting four talks at JavaOne

        • JavaFX 3D: Advanced Application Development
        • How to Build the Game 2048 with JavaFX and Java 8: Lessons Learned
        • Debugging and Profiling Robots with James Gosling
        • Create the Game 2048 with Java 8 and JavaFX 


        Monday Aug 04, 2014

        Three Day Discount!

        Here is another chance to save US$400 on registration. Some of you probably missed the Early Bird rate that ended last Friday. Make sure you take advantage of this flash sale and register by Wednesday, August 6. This is your last chance! 

        JavaOne is only eight weeks away. Folks, you have nothing to gain by waiting to register and book your trip. Hotels are filling up and are getting more expensive.   

        From all continents, Java authors, speakers, leaders, JSR contributors come together once a year for a week in San Francisco. This is THE premier Java conference with all the Java content you could imagine. You name it: Java security, Java 8, JVM languages, the cloud, Internet of Things, methodology, tools and more. Attending the conference will kick off your training for the year! 

        Icing on the cake! You get to spend time in one of the best cities in the States and the world.  

        Thursday Jul 31, 2014

        User Groups at JavaOne

        User group leaders from around the world meet once a year at JavaOne. Each year, they organize the Forum meeting the Sunday before JavaOne. Speakers and topics are vetted by community. Anyone attending JavaOne whether they belong to a user group or not are invited to those sessions. Make sure you arrive on time for the Forum on Sunday. It starts at 8:00am at Moscone West. Among the topics this year are NetBeans community and tools, Java EE and Glassfish update, lightning talks about productivity, Java tools for Maven and Java EE, free Java tools and how to teach Java. And you don't want to miss James Gosling. He will present his latest work on the Raspberry Pi, Robots and Small Devices. If you have not registered already.

        Register by tomorrow Friday August 1, 2014 and take advantage of the Early Bird rate. It is a US $400 saving on registration!  

        Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

        The Java Hub at JavaOne!

        Nighthacking moves in! Join Stephen Chin as he interviews Java developers attending JavaOne. You will learn from fellow developers about ingenious ways to get your job done with the tools and technologies they use. Those interviews will be live at Java Hub during the whole conference and live streamed online.

        The Hackergarten is where developers contribute to JSRs and open source projects. Whether you are a veteran contributor or a beginner, you are invited to participate for as long as you want. You can stay for less than an hour, several hours, a day, or the entire time of the conference. JSR contributors will be onsite to help. Topics include Java EE, Data Grids, Java SE 8 (Lambdas and Date & Time API) and OpenJDK. Java Champion Andres Almiray organizes Hackergarten at many conferences around the world. Check the hackergarten.net for events close to you!

        What's that Java and the Internet of Things? Check out what's new with the platform and how it provides a great solution for the Internet of Things. Whether you are working in the industry or just want to do your own DIY projects. Stop by Java IoT Demo Showcase and learn what you can do with Java. The cool keynote demo will be there as well for all 3 days of the conference.

        Learn how to use 3D Modeling with JavaFX 3D, Java Embedded, and 3D printing. You will experience the entire process from the modeling interface to the 3D printing of no less than the Duke. Computer scientist Michael Hoffer from the Goethe-Center in Germany will demo his 3D modeling software.

        The scavenger hunt at the Java Hub will add a twist of fun to the discovery of Java technologies. The Java Hub will be located in the JavaOne Exhibit Hall at Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

        Thanks to the Java Product team and Oracle Technology Network for bringing this new experience to JavaOne attendees. 

        Don't miss it, register today with the Early Bird rate to save $400 off the onsite price!  

        Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

        Winning Project Bot-So

        “Bot-So is not just a robot; we tried to personify it by making it present in social media." explains Debraj Dutta, director, EdifixioIndia. Bot-So, a smart social robot that interacts with you via Twitter won the IoT Developer Challenge last month.

        Created by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder from Edifixio India, the robot can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending a tweet. It surveys your interior space when the motion detector is triggered.

        "And what could be a better platform than the Oracle Internet of Things Developer Challenge to showcase Bot-So to the world. We are really excited about this project and believe it will have a lot of good use in society. We are thrilled that we have won this award and we look forward to doing a lot more things to take Bot-So further and be a key contributor to the Internet of Things revolution” adds Debraj Dutta.

        Meet the team at JavaOne 2014, from September 28 to October 2, 2014.


        Thursday Jul 24, 2014

        Adam Bien's Java EE Sessions at JavaOne 2014

        By Guest Blogger Reza Rahman

        For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2014 we will highlight some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect.

        To this end we recently interviewed none other than Adam Bien. In the very unlikely case that you don't know who Adam is he is a key Java EE advocate, independent consultant, Java EE expert member, highly popular speaker, blogger and author. To add to Adam's extensive credentials he is also a Java Champion, Top Java Ambassador and JavaOne Rock Star. Few folks have done as much to advocate Java EE as Adam has, especially in Germany and Europe. We are very honored to have Adam speak at JavaOne and interview him on his sessions this year:


        Adam has several key sessions on the track:

        ">"> • Unorthodox Enterprise Practices: Modern Java EE aside, server-side Java is certainly not a new technology. Over the years server-side Java development has picked up the clutter of many outdated practices and patterns. In this live coding session Adam attempts to remove some of that clutter by demonstrating first hand just how lean and lightweight Java EE 7 applications should be. Many of the practices he demonstrates are from the real world projects in his highly successful consulting practice.

        Enterprise Nashorn: As some of you may be aware, Nashorn is the brand new JavaScript engine included in  JDK 8. In this session Adam demonstrates some innovative uses of Nashorn with Java EE 7 applications.

        Java EE 8 Community Update and Panel: This panel is intended to be an open forum for discussing Java EE 8. The panel consists of both some vendors and key folks in the community like Adam. The panel will be moderated by my colleague Bruno Borges. The idea is to encourage panelists to interact with each other and the audience.

        Adam also has a session titled Productive JavaFX 8. In this session he discusses ideas like integrating JavaFX with Java EE 7 and Java SE 8. If you are already a Java EE fan or still just evaluating, you will be well-served to attend Adam's sessions at JavaOne. In the months running up to JavaOne we hope to highlight a few more key folks and sessions, so do stay tuned. 


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