Friday Oct 02, 2009

New JavaFX interview in Student Views and Reviews

I recently spoke with Joan Barrull, a law student currently working as a software engineer at Baratz, a software development company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Joan has won several programming-related awards including the Mobius prize for a multimedia game in addition to a prize in the JavaFX Blogging Contest. Joan has been working with JavaFX for several months, and has already contributed to writing an application at Baratz to report employee expenses. He reported that JavaFX proved to be an ideal tool saying “we managed to write the application very fast...With JavaFX it is very easy to write prototypes and proof-of-concepts, so we use JavaFX often.”

During our talk, Joan stated that his favorite feature of JavaFX 1.2 is simply “ease of use.” He said he appreciates the fact that with JavaFX you can write a prototype “in just minutes,” which allows him to “focus on the users instead of dealing with obscure technical tricks.” Among the other features Joan noted as “awesome” characteristics were JavaFX's closures and binding. He stated: “Overall, JavaFX is a great authoring platform for designing graphical apps very quickly” pointing out that with JavaFX apps can be designed that “focus on providing a great user experience.”

Read more of Joan's interview in Student Views and Reviews.

Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

Sun's awe-inspiring students

It seems as if nearly every day at work I am amazed at and by the bright students involved with Sun as either Campus Ambassadors, or as proponents of open-source technology in OSUM.

Denis Magda is one fine example of such a student -- check out this blog post and I think you'll be just as impressed as I am, and will likely agree he has quite a bright future ahead of him!

Not that I am (really) old, but it makes me feel good just to think that some of these students who are so young and have so much going for really do have the world at their fingertips.

If you have any doubt, listen to Lin Lee talk with three Campus Ambassadors at JavaOne.  Their enthusiasm for open-source technology is contagious!

And thanks to Sun for continuing to support the student community.

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