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JavaOne

At JavaOne 2012, I had the opportunity to chat with Jelastic's Judah Johns. If you're not familiar with Jelastic, they are a start-up that provides cloud computing services tailored for Java. James Gosling is using Jelastic as the cloud infrastructure for his current development efforts. With Jelastic having won a 2012 Duke's Choice Award, Judah was quite busy at JavaOne 2012. So, I decided...
on Oct 25, 2012
During the recent JavaOne conference, I was able to share how developers can put their Java codes up a notch by using functional programming and clean coding practices. Functional Programming puts the spotlight on what we want to get out of our codes rather than how we are going to execute them. With this in mind, codes are relatively easier to understand and are less error prone, due to the fact...
on Oct 20, 2012
The past three Java.net polls were about JavaOne. The last two polls asked if you've ever attended JavaOne and your view on the most significant announcement at this year's JavaOne. Before that, our poll asked people to forecast this year's top announcement. In that poll, a majority of voters thought the most significant announcement would be related to JavaEE or JavaSE / OpenJDK, as I discussed...
on Oct 19, 2012
Mattias Karlsson (@matkar) is a Java Champion, JUG leader, speaker, consultant, software vagabond, and founder of the Jfokus Conference (@Jfokus, which will take place February 4-6 in Stockholm, Sweden). At JavaOne 2012, I had an opportunity to chat with Mattias about Jfokus, Java User Groups, and the state of Java in Sweden. My first question was something I've actually wondered about for...
on Oct 14, 2012
At JavaOne this year, I experimented with a new way of experiencing the conference. Rather than attending as many interesting sessions as I could fit in (as I've done in the past), I chose to focus on talking with some of Java's innovators and organizers who were present at the conference, and taking copious notes as the conversations proceeded. The result is that I now have in my possession a...
on Oct 10, 2012
Much of my Tuesday at JavaOne 2012 was spent thinking about questions to ask the people I was going to interview, conducting the interviews, and trying to set up interviews for Wednesday. Late in the afternoon I attended the 2012 Duke's Choice Award Winners JavaOne BOF session, followed by the Duke's Choice Award Winners dinner. Today I interviewed: Mattias Karlsson, Java Champion, Stockholm...
on Oct 2, 2012
SOAP and/or REST and/or WebSockets Table of Contents 1 Intro 1.1 BOF6984 : SOAP and/or REST and/or WebSockets 1.2 disclaimer 1.3 JavaOne / Oracle 1.4 other WebSockets presentations 1.5 other WebSockets presentations 1.6 other SOAP presentations 1.7 other REST presentations 1.8 other REST presentations 1.9 discussion points 1.10 discussion points 1.11 discussion points 1.12 discussion points...
on Oct 2, 2012
Monday at JavaOne 2012 was a day of conversation for me - more listening than talking. As often happens at JavaOne, I heard lots, took lots of notes, launched the new Java.net "Lightning Interviews" series (tiny interviews suited for people who have only a minute or two to spare - see the first two, featuring Sven Reimers and Anton Epple), and spoke somewhat at length with Juggy (who was...
on Oct 1, 2012
I chatted briefly with consultant Anton Epple (@monacotoni) at JavaOne 2012 on the topic "Java/JVM technologies and your involvement in them": Kevin: What's great that's happened recently? Anton: JavaFX Canvas and NetBeans Project EASEL Kevin: What are you working on right now that's exciting? Anton: Angry Nerds for JavaFX Kevin: Some months from now I hope/plan to: Anton: Release a nice...
on Oct 1, 2012
I chatted briefly with Sven Reimers at JavaOne 2012 on the topic "Java/JVM technologies and your involvement in them": Kevin: What's great that's happened recently? Sven Reimers: JavaFX running on Raspberry Pi! Kevin: What are you working on right now that's exciting? Sven Reimers: FX UI for NetBeans Platform Kevin: Some months from now I hope/plan to: Sven Reimers: Release FX UI for...
on Oct 1, 2012
JavaOne 2012 is just 19 business days away! In previous years I spent the time to extract an HTML view from my google calendar to show where I would be during the week of JavaOne 2012. This year, I don't have the time to do that so I'm going to just post an image. Sorry for the degradation in usefulness. In previous years, I would have made this an image map with links to the actual sessions...
on Aug 31, 2012
It seems not that long ago that the JavaOne 2012 Call for Papers began. Yet, here we are, in the CfP's final weekend! All proposals for JavaOne 2012 sessions must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US) on Monday. Now, I'm not going to try to compute the equivalent local time for everyone around the world. In my experience, you don't try to submit something like this at the very last...
on Apr 6, 2012
In the past I've always publicized the start and end of the JavaOne Call for Papers (CfP) period. But, this year, it has special significance for me -- I'm planning to submit a proposal for a JavaOne session this year! So, with the deadline just two weeks away (11:59 PM Pacific Time on April 9), I'm paying more attention to the JavaOne CfP deadline than ever before. Now that I'm into the...
on Mar 26, 2012
"The multicore challenge" is the challenge to developers of software products to write code that effectively utilizes modern multi-core / multi-processor computers. Two years ago, I wondered if the multicore challenge was still relevant. In part, I was thinking about how applications were moving from the desktop into the cloud. So, if the apps people are running are running in a browser, does it...
on Dec 21, 2011
When I first heard that Oracle planned to start having JavaOnes on continents other than North America, I thought that was an excellent idea. This coming Tuesday through Thursday, the second JavaOne Latin America will take place in São Paulo, Brazil. The "Quick Links" box on the JavaOne Latin America site interestingly has Java Users Group as the second item. Clicking that brings you to a page...
on Dec 2, 2011
I was fortunate to be able to attend JavaOne this year. There I perceived a new energy, focus, and momentum within the Java community that hasn't been evident in many years. So, at JavaOne, I decided to write a series of blog posts describing what I was seeing. There's a lot to write about, and I'd like to give each element the coverage it deserves, so you can expect this to be a rather long...
on Nov 2, 2011
My previous post (Is Java Really Losing Popularity Among Developers?) elicited a voluminous and varied response, particularly on reddit (489 comments as I write this), and also in the comments posted on the blog itself. In this post I'll touch on a few of the comments, talk a bit more about what TIOBE plots might actually mean, and return to JavaOne 2011 (which I think has great significance as...
on Oct 26, 2011
The results of our recent poll that overlapped JavaOne 2011 indicate that news from JavaOne 2011 related to Java 8, JavaFX, and Java EE was considered most significant by the developers who chose to vote in the poll. A total of 50 votes were cast, with the following results: The most important news from JavaOne 2011 will be / was related to: 34% (17 votes) - Java 8 4% (2 votes) - Non-Java...
on Oct 16, 2011
It's clear that I'm not the only one who considers JavaOne 2011 to have been momentous in many ways. If you weren't there (and, of course, that means more than 99.9% of Java developers), or if you were there and missed more than you saw (was anything else possible?), you can (re-)experience some of the key technical sessions by visiting the JavaOne 2011 section on Parleys.com. During the...
on Oct 11, 2011

GUI

Recently I had the privilege of writing an article for Java Tech Journal about using HTML5 Server Sent Events in a JSF 2 User Interface.  I've made that article available here.
on Jan 4, 2012