Monday Aug 04, 2008

Chattin' with the Champions

Another great interview by Janice Heiss. Check out  "Teaching Mobile Computing to Generation C: A Conversation with Java Champion Qusay Mahmoud." In this article Qusay discusses ways to integrate mobile devices into computer science curriculum.


Be sure to check check check it out!


 

Thursday Jul 31, 2008

JavaFX SDK Preview Released. It's Giving Me a Toothache.

Back at JavaOne 2008 Sun unveiled some super sweet demos of JavaFX (hence the "Clueless" reference above, m'kay?). And now, the JavaFX SDK Preview has been released. Download it, play with it, tell us what you think about it. The preview release isn't the only new thing in the JavaFX world. I'm happy to welcome the JavaFX Blog to our blogosphere! Check out what the JavaFX team has to say about this release on their new, sure to be cool, blog.  Last, but never least, my partner in crime and all around kick ass marketing gal, Jenn Winger, aka maybeimright, recorded the first podcast of the new series "This Ain't Your Dad's Java" with Eric Klein, VP of Java Marketing and David Bryant, Sr. Director, Java Marketing at Sun where whey talk all things Java including, ta da!, JavaFX. Check it out here.


Now get playing! ;)


-Heidi


 

Tuesday Jul 22, 2008

Chattin' with Champions

There are some great interviews with Java Champions out right now. Here's a quick snapshot:
Java Performance Tuning: A Conversation With Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine

Java Champion and Java performance expert Kirk Pepperdine shares ways to identify and solve Java performance bottlenecks.


Enterprise Java Expert Adam Bien Makes Java EE Programming Easier
Janice J. Heiss interviews Java Champion Adam Bien, who discusses some
common fallacies about Java EE and takes the mystery out of distributed
computing.










Check 'em out today. And if you know of someone who you think should be a Java Champion, check out the Java Champions website and nominate them today.


:) Heidi



Wednesday Jun 25, 2008

REMINDER: Author Chat with Cay Horstmann TODAY

Come talk to Cay Horstmann about his new SMI Press books: Core Java, Volume II -- Advanced Features and Core Java, Volume I, Fundamentals, Eighth Edition. Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Come take a listen and then participate in a Q and A session.


Date: June 25, 2008
Time: 9am PT/SL
Location: Sun Pavillion, Andromeda Theater
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/128/81/71

Friday Jun 13, 2008

New on java.sun.com

From my friend, the lovely and talented Janice Heiss:


"A June 12 banner feature article, titled
"Registering Products Using Sun Service
Tags
," reports on how to use Sun Service
Tags to track and manage registered Sun
products, such as the JDK, GlassFish
application server, and NetBeans IDE."


Thanks for the heads-up Jan!

Author Chat in Second Life with Cay Horstmann

We've got another hot author chat lined up later this month. Join us in Second Life as we talk to Cay Horstmann about his new SMI Press books: Core Java, Volume II -- Advanced Features and Core Java, Volume I, Fundamentals, Eighth Edition. Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Come take a listen and then participate in  a Q and A session.


Date: June 25, 2008
Time: 9am PT/SL

Location: Sun Pavillion, Andromeda Theater
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/128/81/71


Hope to see y'all there!


-Heidi

Friday May 23, 2008

New Article on java.sun.com

Just got an email from my pal Jan Heiss over at java.sun.com. This new article just hit the wire:
In "New gaming experiences with OpenGL ES
and the Mobile Sensor API,"
Erik Hellman, a

Java technology consultant in Sweden, uses a
game scenario to tout the winning qualities of

the Java ME platform's Mobile Sensor API.

Check it out! Have a great weekend y'all!!!


Saturday May 03, 2008

JavaOne: Total Access

By now, if you are coming to San Francisco for next's weeks festivities you are either:

a. packing and getting ready to leave

or

b. en route to SF

If you aren't coming our way, or even if you are and you just want to see what's shaking in other parts of the conference (dude, the conference is huge....both in space and in session options), Sun is providing you with a plethora of social media options to help keep you in the game. Check it out here.

And of course, as always, I'll be bloggin' it real time right here at the SDN'sider. I'll be arriving in SF tomorrow afternoon and will be hitting the ground running. Look for an update here tomorrow night with some sneek peeks. And, my partner in crime, Jenn Winger aka maybeimright and I will be taping a pre-conference wrap up youtube video tomorrow night too. So hang tight for that.

A lot going on peeps. A lot. Hope you enjoy the show!

 

Monday Apr 21, 2008

The Road to JavaOne 2008

With fifteen days to go until JavaOne (14 'till CommunityOne!) things
in SDN-land are ramping up like crazy. I've heard some amazing things
that will be happening this year. You can keep up with all the action
here at SDN'sider and/or by following us:

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Friday Apr 11, 2008

Eric Klein on JavaOne 2008

Check out the new video on Sun Total Access NetworkEric Klein, Vice President of
Java Marketing, talks about the road to JavaOne. He is on fire and I think you'll enjoy the clip! Stay tuned for more JavaOne goodness!

Have a great weekend y'all!

-Heidi

Monday Mar 17, 2008

SDN Chat Transcript: Author Talk with Jonathan Knudsen!

We had an incredible chat with Jonathan Knudsen today. I've got the
transcript for you if you couldn't join us this morning. But you missed
a good one. You really did. ;) But that's okay! You can make it next
time.

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Thursday Feb 14, 2008

SDN Chat Transcript: Meet the Writers of java.sun.com

Hey Folks! We had a great turnout for our SDN Chat with the amazing
writers from java.sun.com. We were lucky enough to have Ed Ort, Janice
Heiss, Dana Nourie, and Laureen Hudson in-world with us today.
Transcript is below.

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Tuesday Dec 18, 2007

SDN Chat Transcript: Web Development with the Java Platform

Hey all!

Below is the transcript from this mornings chat in Second Life with Dana Nourie. If you missed it, you have two options:

1. Join us tonight at 7pm PST in the SDN Developer Playground on Sun's main sim in Second Life for her second session.

or

2. Read the transcript below.

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Wednesday Nov 14, 2007

SDN Chat in Second Life

Kids, I'm up to my eyeballs this week, but I had to stop and let you know about this:

Java Technology Fundamentals is a great resource for learning the Java
platform, but it's
not the only great resource that Sun Microsystems
offers. Please join us in a chat that is
being held in the online world
of Second Life to learn about the many other resources we
have to offer
to help you learn and understand the many Java technologies, and the
various
platforms.


Join Dana Nourie November 29 at 9-10 AM PDT in Second Life at the Sun Microsystems Developer Playground to chat about how you can learn the Java platform.

Please note that you need to have the Second Life software, which is
free, downloaded and
installed on your computer. You also need to log
in to Second Life for the
Sun Sun Microsystems Developer Playground
to work.


See you there!

Wednesday Sep 19, 2007

Java EE 5 SDK Update 3

This latest release includes Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 FCS
(GlassFish V2), which features clustering, centralized administration,
and comprehensive web services management support. Java Application
Platform SDK Update 3 Beta also includes Open ESB V2 Preview 3, Portlet
Container 2.0 Beta, and more. Read the overview for details. And download the SDKs now.

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