By Maijaliisa Burkert on Oct 12, 2009
Listen to the segment below to catch up on Sun news this week including Sun's role in the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld, the release of Solaris 10 10/09, and the newly released versions of Sun Role Manager 5.0 software and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 (brought to you by Chhandomay Mandal and Maijaliisa Burkert).
So you've heard the buzz about Oracle OpenWorld and are not sure what to expect at the conference from Sun? Check out the short segment below as Chhandomay Mandal and Maijaliisa Burkert talk about the highlights of six of the more than thirty technical sessions Sun is scheduled to host.
For more details on the six sessions discussed in the podcast, check out this PDF. And for all the details on the more than 1,800 technical sessions to choose from, go to the complete content catalog here.
Student Views and Reviews recently spoke with Mambo Banda, a 22-year-old software engineering student in his final year at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Mambo began using JavaFX in September 2008, learning the language in his spare time. He noted that the primary source of information he used in learning JavaFX was the API documentation which he said “is great, it has lots of examples and detailed information.” Mambo said that to this day he still relies on a lot of online blogs to learn JavaFX, such as Jim Weaver's blog, which he noted can have “great JavaFX samples and tips.”
In response to a question asking what he liked most about JavaFX Mambo stated: “I like the whole idea, the whole platform for creating visual applications.” Mambo said he likes the fact that with JavaFX “you can be creative and productive from the moment you pick it up.” Mambo also pointed out that one of the reasons he was drawn to JavaFX was its ability to access Java easily which “allows you to use traditional programming methods without sacrificing anything. Java is a rich language with a lot of years invested in it and you get all that for free in JavaFX.”
Read more of Mambo's interview and listen to him talk about JavaFX with Maijaliisa Burkert in Student Views and Reviews.
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