Java Spotlight Podcast 5: Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon, Brazilian Java Champions

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Interview with Bruno Souza and Fabinane Nardon, Brazilian Java Champions on Brazilian Open JDK Manifesto and JavaOne 2010.

Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java free and open source software ambassador, and Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Evangelist.

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Show Notes

News

Devoxx

  • Sold out at 3000+, great vibe, chocolates are great, diamonds are forever and weather sucks - http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/entry/devoxx_2010_it_s_a
  • Packed Java EE 6 sessions
    • Tutorial with Antonio Goncalves (500+) + hands-on lab - http://blogs.sun.com/alexismp/entry/devoxx_day_1_all_about
    • HK2 (both in GlassFish and WebLogic)
    • Keynote on Java EE 7 (cloud, modularity/packaging, resource/state management, better management/monitoring). JPA 2.1 and JAX-RS 2.0 JSRs will be filed later this year.
    • While Java EE 7 can be seen as far away, we don't need to wait for innovation at the implementation level: cool GlassFish virtualization/provisioning demo by Jerome Dochez
    • Others covering EE like JBoss (CDI portable extensions) and Adam Bien (always a hit)
  • Packed Java SE sessions, too
    • Keynote by Mark Reinhold on Java SE 7, JVM convergence, modularity, Java SE 8 plans
    • Sessions on OpenJDK (Dalibor), OpenJDK Projects Coin (Joe Darcy & Maurizio Cimadamore) and Lambda (Brian Goetz)
    • Richard Bair & Jasper Potts spoke on JavaFX in two conference sessions: Physically Attractive (gaming), and From Shabby to Chic (extreme GUI makeover in JavaFX)
  • Oracle at Devoxx: http://wikis.sun.com/display/Devoxx2010/Oracle+at+Devoxx+2010
  • Parleys http://parleys.com will have the entire content for 79 euros/year in a week or so.

Java SE

Greenfoot wins 2010 Premier Award

  • We are very happy to hear that Greenfoot was awarded the 2010 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware, a prize given to systems that show “high-quality, engaging, non-commercial learning innovations designed to enhance engineering education.”
  • Greenfoot is a pedagogical tool for teaching computer programming that allows students to use the full Java programming language to create games and simulations.
  • http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/mik/2010/11/19/greenfoot-wins-2010-premier-award/

LWUIT Resource Editor now includes an alpha version of a GUI builder

  • The GUI Builder allows developers to create, name, and place UI components, and then generate the code for a UI state machine which controls the UI logic.
  • More information, and a 4-part tutorial with videos showing how this works, on http://lwuit.blogspot.com.

Events

  • JavaOne going I18N: Brazil and China.

What's cool

  • Alexis: we already talked about this on the last episode, but I got to play around with NetBeans 7 beta and new language constructs from recent OpenJDK builds and it's just really fun. Reminds me of the excitement of early Java 5 (Tiger!) days. NetBeans doesn't just support those language constructs, it even offers hints to adopt them. In fact Arun has just release a video showing this all : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuaVMwL5x24
  • Terrence: Just got a Beagle Board and a Guru Plug. Will start putting Linux and Java on these and create some cool embedded demos. We are also working on a "Java Embedded Client" starter kit which includes information on how to get started with embedded Java.

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