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!

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Sharpen your Skills with Java University!

Attend a full day of Java University on Sunday, September 28th. Stay ahead of the game even before the conference begins  

The Java University training is an intensive crash course to get you up to speed with Java. Designed for beginner or experienced developers, the training is taught by experienced technologists and trainers. Boost your skills and stay on top of changes in Java 8, Internet of Things, web applications and more.  

The topics are: 
•    Architect and Design Secure Robust Enterprise Java Applications for the Cloud and Beyond
•    Develop Java Oracle Embedded Applications Using Raspberry Pi (Internet of Things)
•    Diving into Ruby on Rails
•    Diving into Scala
•    Java EE 7 from an HTML 5 Perspective: HTML5, WebSocket, JSON, and JSF
•    Java 8 Lambda Expressions
•    Java Performance Tuning
•    JavaScript for Java Developers: Develop Web Applications 
•    The Latest and the Greatest RESTful Web Services

Learn more about these sessions by visiting Java University

Friday Sep 13, 2013

An Interview with Venkat Subramaniam before JavaOne

JavaOne Rock Star and Java Champion, Venkat Subramaniam, sees much to be excited about this JavaOne.[Read More]

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Architecture, Architects and Java!

Architects get plenty of attention at JavaOne! The content for JavaOne 2013 in San Francisco is organized into eight tracks, and   cover eight different roles, including software architects.    Here's just a small sampling of the nearly 220 sessions available for architects:

Session Title Presenters
CON5657 Pragmatic Big Data Architectures in the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective Fernando Babadopulos - CTO, TailTarget
Fabiane Nardon, Chief Scientist -  TailTarget
CON2020 Building Modular Cloud Applications in Java: Lessons Learned Paul Bakker - Software Architect, Luminis Technologies
Bert Ertman - Fellow, Luminis
CON1967 Getting Serious with Versioned APIs in Scala Derrick Isaacson - Director of Development, Lucidchart
CON6494 Tutorial: Building Modular Enterprise Applications in the Cloud Age

Paul Baker - Architect, Luminis                                     Bert Ertman - Fellow, Luminis

CON6009 (Dev && Ops).toPublicCloud()  Cyrille Le Clerc - Solution Architect, CloudBees
TUT7861 Developing Java EE Connector Architecture–Based Resource Adapters Made Easy Dapeng Hu, Oracle
CON7872 Trust Me, I’m an M2M Device Noel Poore - Architect, Oracle

CON2959 Modular JavaScript

Paul Bakker - Architect, Luminis Technologies Sander Mak - Engineer, Luminis Technologies

CON3921 How Lucidchart Scales with Play, Akka, and Scala Ryan Knight - Typesafe Reactive Consultant, Typesafe  Brian Pugh - VP of Engineering, Lucid Software
BOF4253 Instant Distribution of Updates to Hundreds of Millions of Users

Zbynek Slajchrt - Java Architect, Avast Lukas Karas - Software developer, Avast

For more information and a complete listing of sessions by and for architects check out the JavaOne 2013 Content Catalog.

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]

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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