Friday Aug 28, 2009

New Video: Introduction to Virtual Worlds - Check out the Mixed Reality!

This new video, created by Robin Williams in the Information Services: Digital Libraries & Research group, has a great message about the value of virtual worlds for business and also uses various types of media to get the message across - including mixing real people and avatars - it's a must see!

Tuesday May 26, 2009

JavaOne: Chat with the authors of the latest Sun Microsystems Press books in Second Life!

Interested in the hottest Java and developer books from Sun Microsystems Press? As part of JavaOne 2009, here is your opportunity to learn about the newest books directly from the authors and have a dynamic conversation with them in the virtual world Second Life. These sessions will take place at the Sun Microsystems Main Pavillion in Second Life.

Here is the full schedule with details below:

  • June 3, 2009 at 9am PT
    The Developer's Edge
    by Darryl Gove
  • June 3, 2009 at 12pm PT
    JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications book
    by Jim Clarke, James Connors and Eric Bruno
  • June 4th at 9am PT
    Core JavaServer Faces 3/E
    by David Mark Geary and Cay Horstmann
  • June 4, 2009 at 12pm PT
    Real-Time Java Programming: with the Java RTS
    by Greg Bollella and Eric J. Bruno

Hope to see you there!

For Sun employees, please register for your Sun Second Life avatar by going to the Sun in Virtual Worlds site > Second Life > Register avatar.

For non-Sun employees, you can register for an avatar at the Second Life website and be sure to join the Sun Microsystems News Group (go to Groups and search for Sun Microsystems).

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)




Author Chat: The Developer's Edge
by Darryl Gove
eBook available via Safari Books Online:  Non-Sun Employees | Sun Employees
Published March 1, 2009

When: June 3, 2009 at 9am PT
Where: Sun Microsystems Main Pavillion in Second Life (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/177/128/71)

Summary: The Developer's Edge: Selected Blog Posts and Articles focuses on articles that are likely to be of interest to native language developers. The articles provide a broad overview on a topic, or an in-depth discussion. The texts should provide insights into new tools or new methods, or perhaps the opportunity to review a known domain in a new light.


Author Chat: Core JavaServer Faces 3/E
by David Mark Geary and Cay Horstmann
Rough Cut access via Safari Books Online: Non Sun Employees | Sun Employees  (early access to the book)

When: June 4, 2009 at 9am PT
Where: Sun Microsystems Main Pavillion in Second Life (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/177/128/71)

Summary: Core JavaServer Faces is the bestselling guide to JSF. Now, the third edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest features and enhancements coming in JSF 2.0. In addition to covering JSF's powerful Ajax development capabilities and open source innovations, it demonstrates systematic best practices for building robust applications, minimizing handcoding, and maximizing productivity. Drawing on David Geary's experience as a member of the JSF 2.0 Expert Group, this book covers all the key changes to JSF and also provides solutions, hints, tips, and "how-tos" for writing superior JSF production code.





Author Chat: JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications book
by Jim Clarke, James Connors and Eric Bruno
Rough Cut access via Safari Books Online: Non Sun Employees | Sun Employees  (early access to the book)


When: June 3, 2009 at 12pm PT
Where: Sun Microsystems Main Pavillion in Second Life (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/177/128/71)

Summary: Using JavaFX, developers and graphic designers can work together to build robust, immersive applications and deploy them anywhere: on the Web, on the desktop, and on millions of Java-enabled mobile devices. Now, three of Sun’s leading JavaFX innovators present the definitive, easy-to-use introduction to this breakthrough platform.  JavaFX™ brings together all the knowledge, techniques, and reusable code you need to quickly deliver production-quality solutions. Writing for both developers and designers, the authors explain how JavaFX simplifies and improves the Rich Internet Application development process, and they show how to make the most of its ready-built components and frameworks.





Author Chat: Real-Time Java Programming: with the Java RTS
by Greg Bollella and Eric J. Bruno
Rough Cut access via Safari Books Online: Non Sun Employees | Sun Employees  (early access to the book)
Scheduled to be published in July 2009

When: June 4, 2009 at 12pm PT
Where: Sun Microsystems Main Pavillion in Second Life (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/177/128/71)

Summary: This book, Real-time Java Programming: With the Java RTS, focuses on Java RTS APIs, and what it takes to build real-time applications in Java. It features working code examples, as well as visual diagrams that make complicated concepts clear. Part I lays the groundwork for using Java RTS. It clearly defines the concept of real-time in the computing world and discusses many of the theories of real-time application design and development. Part II dives deep into the Java RTS APIs, providing ample code samples to illustrate the inner workings and the use of Java real problems. Part III discusses five comprehensive case studies where Java RTS has been used to solve actual real-time system problems.






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