Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

JavaOne Track Highlights: Emerging Languages

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 do you start looking? Well, the best place to start is with an understanding of the tracks being offered at this year’s conference. Each track tackles a different side of the Java technologies, and this is the third 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 Java and Security track. Today, let’s look at the Emerging Languages track and a few featured sessions. 

The Emerging Languages track focuses on new ways to get the most use out of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). With information on dynamically and statically typed languages, including Ceylon, Clojure, Groovy, JavaScript, JRuby, Kotlin, and Scala, this track will show you the best ways to utilize the power of new languages coupled with the JVM. For example, Daryl Maien is hosting a session called “Beyond the Coffee Cup: Leveraging Java Runtime Technologies for Polyglot.” In this session, the focus is on current research looking into polyglot runtimes. You’ll be able to learn about the latest tech in the move towards interoperability with Java Apps.

Also offered on the Emerging Languages track is “Porting C Extensions and Intimately Linked Libraries to the JVM.” In this session, Duncan MacGregor, a GE Staff Software Engineer, will walk through how GE moved its libraries over to the JVM. Focus will be on changing Virtual Machines and dealing with entire applications built with multiple languages. Another great session being offered on the Emerging Languages track at JavaOne is “Functional Programming: Writing Stateless Code in a Stateful World with Clojure.” Ever wondered how to make meaningful, stateless applications? Then be sure to check out this session to learn how to manage the state of functional programs with a demonstration of state management in Clojure applications. 

To check out more on this track, head over to the Content Catalog and filter by Emerging Languages. While you’re there, be sure to check out the hundreds of other great sessions and events at this year’s JavaOne Conference, and register while the Early Bird Discount is still in effect!

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

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

The Buzz at the JavaOne Bookstore

Two new books, one on Scala and the other on Hadoop, are creating a buzz at JavaOne.[Read More]

Sunday Sep 30, 2012

IBM Keynote: (hardware,software)–>{IBM.java.patterns}

IBM’s Jason McGee and John Duimovich addressed the challenges of Java in today’s rapidly evolving hardware and software environment.[Read More]

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Talking JavaOne with Rock Star Charles Nutter

Java Rock Star Charles Nutter provides an update on recent developments in JRuby.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

Anticipating JavaOne 2012 – Number 17!

As I write this, JavaOne 2012 (September 30-October 4 in San Francisco, CA) is just over a week away -- the seventeenth JavaOne! I’ll resist the impulse to travel in memory back to the early days of JavaOne. But I will say that JavaOne is a little like your birthday or New Year’s in that it invites reflection, evaluation, and comparison. It’s a time when we take the temperature of Java and assess the world of information technology generally. At JavaOne, insight and information flow amongst Java developers like no other time of the year.

This year, the status of Java seems more secure in the eyes of most Java developers who agree that Oracle is doing an acceptable job of stewarding the platform, and while the story is still in progress, few doubt that Oracle is engaging strongly with the Java community and wants to see Java thrive.

From my perspective, the biggest news about Java is the growth of some 250 alternative languages for the JVM – from Groovy to Jython to JRuby to Scala to Clojure and on and on – offering both new opportunities and challenges. The JVM has proven itself to be unusually flexible, resulting in an embarrassment of riches in which, more and more, developers are challenged to find ways to optimally mix together several different languages on projects.   

To the matter at hand -- I can say with confidence that Oracle is working hard to make each JavaOne better than the last – more interesting, more stimulating, more networking, and more fun! A great deal of thought and attention is being devoted to the task. To free up time for the 475 technical sessions/Birds of feather/Hands-on-Labs slots, the Java Strategy, Partner, and Technical keynotes will be held on Sunday September 30, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  

Let’s not forget Java Embedded@JavaOne which is being held Wednesday, Oct. 3rd and Thursday, Oct. 4th at the Hotel Nikko. It will provide business decision makers, technical leaders, and ecosystem partners important information about Java Embedded technologies and new business opportunities.  

This year's JavaOne theme is “Make the Future Java”. So come to JavaOne and make your future better by:
--Choosing from 475 sessions given by the experts to improve your working knowledge and coding expertise
--Networking with fellow developers in both casual and formal settings
--Enjoying world-class entertainment
--Delighting in one of the world’s great cities (my home town)

Hope to see you there!


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