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



Friday May 23, 2008

Friday Five

Forever ago, when I started this blog, I did a little feature called
Friday Five. The point was to intoduce you to the members of the SDN
team....the folks behind the scenes of the Sun Developer Network,
through five questions. Since the team has changed a lot in the last
two years...I'm bringing the feature back! Today we are featuring Jenn
Winger, aka, maybeimright. Here we go:

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Wednesday May 07, 2008

Quick Update

Video did not happen! I literally ran from the keynote to the Second Life base of operations in Moscone and maybeimright had to dash to another potential video interview! I want to remind folks that we are presenting a schedule of events in Second Life for JavaOne. So if you can't be here in SF, join us inworld. Today I'll be conducting an SDN Focus Group at 11am PST and then we'll have Nandini Ramadi inworld at 1pm PST to talk all things JavaFX. And after yesterday's keynote, I'm even MORE excited to talk about JavaOne. We'll wrap our SL events today with our JavaOne party from 4-5pm PST in Club Java. We'll be giving away some great prizes...be sure to join us!

If you are in SF, stop by the SDN booth on the Trade Show floor for your pass to tonight's SDN Rocks party! It's going to be off the hook and I know for a fact that we are going to have some super stars there ;)

I just realized I have two parties in one day. Crazy! ;) 

Okay, better shake a tail feather and get over to Moscone!

Cheers!
Heidi
 

Tuesday May 06, 2008

JavaOne Kickoff Keynote! Java + You

My first draft was deleted and I'm running to my second life session. So here is my blog entry, short form. Watch this space later for the keynote takeaways video with me and  maybeimright!

Here we go:

James Gosling, John Gage, and Chris Mellisinos do the welcome and t-shirt toss! Whoot!
JavaOne opening short film: Java + You!
Rich Grean, EVP of Software takes the stage.

Key Takeaways:
Consumers Drive Innovation!
People Define the Experience!

Things I found super-cool:
Kindle from Amazon
JavaFX. Love it. Love it. Love it. ps? Love it.
Also? The room is connected. I can count 6 people around me who are tweeting. Love it!
48,000,000 JRE downloads per month
Glassfish!
NetBeans!
Ubuntu!
Neil Young and Blu-ray. Hello. That is cool.  

Jonathan Schwartz takes the stage to give the 50,000 foot view.

Four fundamental differentiators for Sun:

1. Meet more devices on the planet

2. Make it compelling for developers

3. The Java platform will give more insight to developers about the users of their content

4. It's all going to be free....freely available, philosophically free, no-cost.....truly free!

Here comes the big announcement. Neil Young is on stage!!!

Wanted to do a biography of his music....Archive volume one 45-50 years of music...and he's doing it now on Blu-ray!! He needed technology that would let folks come in at any point...much like a video game. And Blu-ray is providing that technology. And....now we're watching the demo. It's incredible!

Okay....losing battery power...Must.Recharge.Soon.

That's a wrap for now. More later!



 

 

 

 




 


Wednesday Sep 26, 2007

REMINDER: JavaFX Chat in Second Life Tomorrow

Hello!

Just a friendly reminder that the JavaFX chat will be taking place in Second Life tomorrow, September 27, at 9am PST. Join us by logging into Second Life, going to Sun Microsystems main lobby, and teleporting from there to the Developer Playground. Questions? Email me at sdnonsecondlife@sun.com.

Cheers!

Heidi

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