Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

The Most Popular Java Tech Articles

Here is a list of the most popular articles, in terms of traffic, on OTN/java in the last 12 months. It's, as usual, a rich mix of Java and Java-related technologies, types of articles and variety of authors.

Check out any that you might have missed and vote with your visit.


1.  “Getting Started with Java® SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi" by Bill Courington and Gary Collins August 2012

2. “How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder”  by Mark Heckler  November 2012

3. “Arun Gupta on Higher Productivity from Embracing HTML5 with Java EE 7”  by Janice J. Heiss  February 2013

4. “Java Experts on the State of Java” by Janice J. Heiss   January 2013

5. “Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0” by Adam Bien  April 2013

6. “Coding on Crete: An Interview with Java Specialist Heinz Kabutz” by Janice J. Heiss     January 2013  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/java/heinzkabutz-1899134.html

7. “Why, Where, and How JavaFX Makes Sense”  by Björn Müller  March 2013

8. “The Advent of Kotlin: A Conversation with JetBrains' Andrey Breslav”  by Janice J. Heiss  April 2013

9. “The Enterprise Side of JavaFX”  by Adam Bien   June 2012

10. “JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket”  by Johan Vos  April 2013

And here are five runners up.

11. “Introducing Groovy”  by Jim Driscoll  July 2012

12. “The Enterprise Side of JavaFX: Part Two”  by Adam Bien  June 2012

13. “Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML” by James L. Weaver  June 2012

14. “JavaOne 2012 Review: Make the Future Java” by Steve Meloan  October 2012

15. “Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML - Part Two”  By James L. Weaver  September 2012

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Oracle Cloud Webcast Smorgasbord!

Join Oracle experts Rick Greenwald and Anand Kothari as they dive into hands-on development sessions with Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Watch this technical webcast 4 part series to learn how Oracle Platform Services can help you:

  • Enjoy all the productivity of Java, without the IT
  • Quickly extend your Oracle Database experience to the cloud
  • Jump-start your mobile app development efforts
  • Discover new tips and tricks for enhancing your current projects

Register and Watch at your leisure HERE

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

Upcoming Virtual Events From Oracle Technology Network

The Oracle Technology Network has been busy in the virtual event world lately.  Below is a list of Virtual Events that are either OnDemand or are about to take place.  Register to take part today!

Virtual Developer Day: Java - OnDemand NOW - View Videos and download presentations and lab materials.

Virtual Sysadmin Day: Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM July 15th from 9a.m. to 1p.m. PDT - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.

Virtual  Developer Day: MySQL - July 31st, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. IST - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.

Virtual Developer Day - Mobile Development for Android and iOSAugust 7th from 9a.m. to 1p.m. PDT - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.


Thursday May 30, 2013

Feedback Wanted: Java SE 8

Oracle releases periodic early access snapshots of the binaries and documentation for JDK 8 snapshots on java.net. These raw snapshots let you review and contribute to the Java SE platform as it is being developed. Please download the latest preview updates JDK 8, the next generation of the Java Development Kit.  Kick the tires, give it a test drive and share your feedback. You can get the source code through the OpenJDK jdk8 project. The JDK 8 Features page lists the JEPs currently funded and targeted to JDK 8.

Please use the Project Feedback forum if you have suggestions for or encounter issues using JDK 8.

If you find bugs in a release, please submit them using the usual Java SE bug reporting channels, not with the Issue tracker accompanying this project. Be sure to include the complete version information from the output of the  java -version  command.    

The Java community is an integral part in continuing to improve the quality of Java releases.  We're looking forward to your participation!

Download the latest JDK 8 Early Access snapshots at https://jdk8.java.net/

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Virtual Developer Day - Java - June 19th



“Take Java to the Edge”

You know Java, now really know Java. Learn about the latest technical improvements in Java from the source. Watch informative tutorials (that you can repeat at your own pace) to improve your Java programming expertise and engage in live chat sessions with the preeminent Java experts.

Register NOW!

Join this FREE virtual event where you will learn about:

  • Improved developer productivity and HTML5 applications
  • Language improvements in Java SE to accelerate application development
  • Features in Java that help you begin programming on a wide range of embedded devices
  • Don't miss this opportunity. Register NOW!

AMERICAS/CANADA – June 19th, 2013

09:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. PDT
12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. EDT
01:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. BRT

Register NOW!

Monday May 13, 2013

Submit Oracle Excellence Award Nominations Now!

With Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco on the horizon you may have already seen some mention of the Oracle Excellence Awards. But do you know what these awards are all about?

The Oracle Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of members of the Oracle community in eleven award categories across the spectrum of roles involved in making things happen in enterprise IT. Several categories will be of particular interest to Oracle Technology Network members. These include:

Data Warehouse Leader of the Year

Database Administrator of the Year

Java Business Innovation

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation
This category recognizes accomplishments in the following sub-categories:

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Oracle Identity Management
  • Oracle Data Integration
  • Oracle Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
  • Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics)

Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year
Recognizes individual accomplishment in the following categories:

  • Big Data Architect
  • Cloud Architect
  • Database Developer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Mobile Architect
  • Social Architect

Winners in each category in the Oracle Excellence Awards get complimentary passes to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco, along with other benefits. This is a big deal!

Nominations for the categories listed above close June 21, 2013. So if you or someone you know is worthy of this recognition, what are you waiting for?

 Click the links above for more information.

Friday Apr 12, 2013

OTN CommunityCast at Eclipsecon Boston 2013

Boston in March is divine with the faint smell of beer and corn beef still lingered in the air from St Patrick's Day!  What had me in Boston you might ask at the end of March?  It was EclispeCon!  Oracle had several sessions talking about the various projects we are involved in and a booth where we talked about many of the fine products that Oracle has to offer Eclipse Developers.

Oracle Products:

Eclipse Community Projects:

While we were there the OTN CommunityCast crew we took some video with Oracle Experts/Speakers about these projects and products.

Why was Oracle at EclipseCon 2013?
In this short video Donald Smith, Java SE Management team, tells us why Oracle is at EclipseCon 2013.

Oracle Eclipse Developer Tools and the Cloud
Greg Stachnick Talks to us a little about the two talks he gave at EclipseCon 2013; Extreme Java EE Productivity with Eclipse and the Free Oracle ADF Essentials and Oracle Developer Cloud Service.

Dali Tooling for Dynamic Persistence at Eclipsecon 2013
Neil Hauge an Oracle Developer and the Project lead for the Dali Eclipse project talks to us a little about some of the points he covered in his talk about Dali at EclipseCon Boston 2013.

Hudson at Eclipsecon 2013
Jim Clark (Oracle Architect) and Winston Prakash  (Project lead for Eclipse Hudson) talk about Large-Scale adoption of Hudson and how Oracle is actuating putting this into practice.


Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Top 10 OTN Tech Articles for 2012

It takes a special kind of IT pro to risk additional carpal tunnel damage to pound out a technical article after spending the day wrestling with a keyboard in dealing with other duties. That kind of dedication is noteworthy, even more so if people actually take the time to read the resulting article. So if you know any of the authors listed below, skip the handshake and give them a congratulatory slap on the back for all that time spent torturing their tendons. Their hard work has earned a place on this list of  the Top 10 most popular OTN articles published in 2012. 

  1. Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi
    by Bill Courington and Gary Collins
  2. How Dell Migrated from SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux
    by Jon Senger, Aik Zu Shyong, and Suzanne Zorn
  3. Exploring Oracle SQL Developer
    by Przemyslaw Piotrowski
  4. Getting Started with Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2
    by Lenz Grimmer
  5. How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder
    by Mark Heckler
  6. How to Use Oracle VM VirtualBox Templates
    by Yuli Vasiliev
  7. How to Update Oracle Solaris 11 Systems From Oracle Support Repositories
    by Glynn Foster
  8. Tips for Hardening an Oracle Linux Server
    by Lenz Grimmer and James Morris
  9. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server
    by Abhijit Patil
  10. How to Create a Local Yum Repository for Oracle Linux
    by Jared Greenwald

Of course, OTN has a great many articles covering a broad range of topics of interest to Java developers, DBAs, sysadmins, solution architects, and everybody else who works keeping the IT world running. You'll find them here. If you have suggestions for topics or technologies you'd like to see covered, please let us know.

And if you have insight and expertise to share, why not write your own article? Click here to learn how to get published on OTN.

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Java Embedded @ JavaOne


Java Embedded @ JavaOne

If you're a business or technical decision maker—and that includes System Integrators, CTO, CXO, Chief Architects/Architects, Business Development Managers, Project Managers, Purchasing managers, Technical Leads, Senior Decision Makers, Practice Leads, R&D Heads, and and Development Managers/Leads—and you'll be attending JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco, you should consider telling Siri to add Java Embedded @ JavaOne to your calendar.

What is Java Embedded @ JavaOne? Glad you asked...

Java Embedded @ JavaOne is designed to provide business and technical decision makers, as well as Java embedded ecosystem partners, a unique occasion to come together and learn about how they can use Java Embedded technologies for new business opportunities.

Java Embedded @ JavaOne happens on October 3-4 at the Hotel Nikko. Want more information? You'll find everything you need to know right here.

Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

Re-post: Two JavaFX Community Rock Stars Join Oracle

from Sharat Chander, Director - Java Technology Outreach:

These past 24+ months have proved momentous for Oracle's stewardship of Java. A little over 2 years ago when Oracle completed its acquisition of Sun, a lot of community speculation arose regarding Oracle's Java commitment. Whether the fears and concerns were legitimate or not, the only way to emphatically demonstrate Oracle's seriousness with moving Java forward was through positive action.

In 2010, Oracle committed to putting Java back on schedule whereby large gaps between release trains would be a thing of the past. And in 2011, that promise came true. With the 2011 summer release of JDK 7, the Java ecosystem now had a version brought up to date. And then in the fall of 2011, JavaFX 2.0 righted the JavaFX ship making rich internet applications a reality.

Similar progress between Oracle and the Java community continues to blossom. New-found relationship investments between Oracle and Java User Groups are taking root. Greater participation and content execution by the Java community in JavaOne is steadily increasing. The road ahead is lit with bright lights and opportunities.

And now there's more good news to share. As of April 2nd, two recognized JavaFX technology luminaries and "rock stars" speakers from the Java community are joining Oracle on a new journey. We're proud to have both Jim Weaver and Stephen Chin joining Oracle's Java Evangelist Team. You'll start to see them involved in many community facing activities where their JavaFX expertise and passion will shine. Stay tuned!

Welcome @JavaFXpert and @SteveonJava!