Devoxx, JavaFX in Second Life
By dannycoward on Dec 08, 2008
The Planetarium is brought to you from Devoxx all week.
Devoxx is full ! The first two days are mostly in a University format: real in depth 3 hour sessions. After bumping into Devoxx organizer, Stephan Janssen (pictured left and whacked here) working the front desk, the Planetarium Janitor dropped in on a few sessions.
Like the first JavaFX session, where a highlight, after working through the language and API features, was in response to a question as to how to create a media player, Richard Bair answered it by coding one up in front of the packed crowd.
And the Groovy session where Guillaume Laforge showed some really neat examples of how compact Groovy can be, all running on the JVM, with a high ratio of application logic to syntax: in his words a high 'business density'.
And Chet's impromptu Adobe session on Flex and Flash, and what's coming up in Gumbo, the next version of Flex. Chet is such a natural presenter and stepped in at the last minute when someone else had to cancel.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, the Janitor is taking part in a JavaFX Launch in Second Life event today (Tuesday) at 1pm Pacific Time, where he will be interviewed by John Erickson from Dr Dobbs. So charge up your avatars, and stop on by for that.