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It’s Devoxx time again!
If you’re at Devoxx, sure to check the schedule for a whole range of exciting Java and Oracle topics:
JavaFX, OpenJDK, JDK 7, Java Embedded, Java EE, JCP, NetBeans, Greenfoot, as well as Java Duchess and JUG meetings. Talks, labs, BOFs, demos, and more.
Embedded Java will also play a prominent role. Want to see Java on Raspberry Pi in action? Find out why what’s happening with Java in IoT (Internet of Things)? Play with NetBeans and Tinkerforge?
Check out the full Devoxx schedule.
Why do I think Java has the most exciting part of its future still ahead of it? Catch up with me at my talk on Wed 14:00: ”Small, Smart, Connected: Java in the Internet of Things”.
As reported four weeks ago, Ingmar Hendriks has been working on improving integration of microcontroller development with the NetBeans IDE.
Ingmar just released the new RS232 communication plugin for NetBeans, called nbplugin-avr. This plugin features sending, receiving, displaying, and logging of serial data from within the NetBeans IDE as well as setting configuration parameters and some handy UI features. The plugin also offers a public API which allows other NetBeans modules to leverage RS232 communications.
Next, Ingmar will be working on adding support for AVR/Ardunio microcontrollers in the NetBeans IDE. Great stuff – this brings a new class of development targets and better integration to NetBeans!
Quick News: JavaOne LAD videos and podcasts, Java SE 7u2 and JavaFX 2.0.2, eFX project, popular tech articles of 2011
12/16/2011 in Mobile & Embedded | Tags: ARM, Embedded Java, embedded Linux, Java SE 7, Java SE for Embedded, Java Spotlight Podcast, JavaFX, JavaOne Latin America, JDK 7, Linux, NetBeans, NetBeans IDE, NetBeans RCP, OpenJDK, Oracle Technology Network, OTN | Leave a comment
Just back from Brazil and no time to catch my breath … so much happening:
- JavaOne Latin America was a blast – so much enthusiasm in the developer community! Check out some of the videos and podcasts, including the JavaOne Community Keynote, OTN interviews with a variety of Java luminaries, as well as the Java Spotlight Podcast #60: JavaOne Latin America: Videos and Podcasts
- Java 7u2 has been released, featuring an updated VM, support for Oracle Solaris 11, support for Firefox 5 and later, and security fixes. Also, JavaFX 2.0.2 is now included with Java SE to make developing and running JavaFX applications even easier: Java SE 7u2 Release Notes, JavaFX 2.0.2 Release Notes
- Aligning with mainline JDK development, Java SE Embedded 7u2 has been released as well. This release includes new ports to Linux on PPC and performance improvements on ARM systems by 20-40%. Also, Oracle intends to port JavaFX to Linux on ARM in order to support a broad range of platforms from mid-range embedded all the way to desktops: Henrik’s blog on the Java SE Embedded 7u2 release.
- Lots of activity around JavaFX as well – interest is really taking off. Point in case: A new project, eFX, has been started on java.net aiming to create a generic application framework for JavaFX 2.0 based on the NetBeans platform: Geertjan’s blog on eFX
- Finally, OTN put together a list of their “Most Popular Tech Articles of 2011″. Java topics, from Java SE 7 and 8 features, Java EE 6, JSF, and JavaFX dominate the list. Have a look: Our Most Popular Tech Articles of 2011
Despite its minor number increment (from 3.0 to 3.0.5) there are substantial changes and improvements in the new Java ME SDK version, including:
- Netbeans integration: All Java ME tools are now implemented as NetBeans plugins
- LWUIT 1.5 support, including the new GUI Builder
- Ability to use the NetBeans CPU profiling for Java ME applications and even VM classes
- Network Monitor supports monitoring connections such as SIP, Bluetooth, and OBEX, and more
- New tracing functionality for monitor events, method invocation, garbage collection, and more
- Support for multiple Device Managers
- WURFL device database updated with more than 1000 new devices
- New or updated JSR support for a number of APIs
Definitely worth checking out. Find out more and download directly at the Java ME SDK OTN page.
In case you missed it among the host of announcements at JavaOne (JavaOne 2011: First Wrap-Up):
Java FX 2.0 is now available for Mac OS X as a Developer Preview (download). Also, the NetBeans 7.1 Beta release (download), which includes full support for JavaFX 2.0 as well Java 7, is also available for OS X.
Questions about JavaFX 2.0? Here you can find the ‘short and sweet’ JavaFX 2.0 FAQ page.
Finally, getting started with JavaFX 2.0 is easy: Follow this excellent JavaFX 2.0 Tutorial and learn about Getting Started, Creating a User Interface, Effects, Animation, and Media, Application Logic, API Reference and Deployment.
JavaFX is back!
Beyond the numerous new features of NetBeans IDE 7.0, version 7.0.1 adds full JDK 7 support, integration of recent patches, and performance improvements. Find all the info and download here.
Also, listen in to our recent Java Spotlight Podcast episode 41, which features Geertjan Wielenga, Principal Product Manager for NetNeans.
A couple of days ago I blogged about the release of a new embedded Java product called “Oracle Java ME Embedded Client”. The interest has been tremendous, and I plan to follow up with more information and a webinar on this topic.
In the meantime, I would like to point your attention to another embedded Java product: Java SE for Embedded. Unlike the Oracle Java ME Embedded Client, which is a Java ME (CDC)-based runtime, the Java SE for Embedded product is a full-blown Java SE 6 runtime, optimized for embedded use in a number of important ways (footprint, memory, power, platform support, and more).
My colleague, Jim Conners, has created an excellent webcast called “Java SE Embedded Development Made Easy”. It consists of two 15-minute video with slides and demos covering all the basics of embedded Java SE development:
- Embedded Microprocessor Trends, covering ARM, Intel, and Freescale
- Getting Started with the SheevaPlug
- The Java SE Embedded Runtime Environment: Downloading and Installing
- Running Apache Tomcat on the SheevaPlug
- Installing and Setting Up NetBeans for Embedded Java Development
- Running the ScoreBoard Application locally and on the SheevaPlug
- Live, Remote Debugging of the ScoreBoard Application
- Monitoring the Remote ScoreBoard Application using JMX and JConsole
Once you’re on Jim’s blog you should also check out his entry “The Unofficial Java SE Embedded SDK”, which talks about using your favorite desktop Java IDE for embedded Java development.
Amazing … The Java Spotlight Podcast is only 6 months old but we just hit 100,000 downloads! Thanks to everyone for tuning in, and keep the comments and suggestions coming.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, check these latest episodes:
- Episode 26: John Jullion-Ceccarelli on the Netbeans 7.0 Release
- Episode 25: JavaOne Russia
- Episode 24: Joe Darcy on Project Coin
- Episode 23: Vinicius Senger – Netbeans Dream Team on embedded development
NetBeans 7.0 FCS will be available soon. It offers a host of new and improved features, such as support for JDK 7 (Project Coin), editor enhancements, streamlined and faster deployment to WebLogic, Glassfish 3.1 support, Maven 3 support, improved Java EE support, HTML 5 editing, improved PHP and C/C++ support, and much more. Check out the full list of features here or download the NetBeans 7.0 RC2 today if you don’t want to wait for FCS.
If video is your thing, you will not want to miss the OTN TechCast Live show today, April 12 where NetBeans engineering manager John Jullion-Ceccareli will talk about the upcoming release and its features.
A quick weekend wrap-up of a couple of news-worthy items this week:
- As Mark Reinhold reports, JDK 7 has reached feature-complete. This is great news as it means that JDK 7 is coming along pretty much on time and beta-testing can begin as soon as the Developer Preview is released.
- Bruno Souza, representing the 40,000 members of SouJava, has been nominated by Oracle to the JCP Executive Committee. Read more about it on Henrik Stahl’s blog, or Patrick Curran’s blog.
- The Java Spotlight episode 14 features Geertjan Wielenga, NetBeans Principle Product Manager at Oracle. Geerjan talks about the latest new and cool features in the NetBeans IDE as well as the benefits of using the NetBeans RCP platform for your own desktop applications.
- And, last but not least, Facebook has announced a Java ME version of their mobile Facebook application, available immediately and working on more than 2,500 phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG, and others. For more information, see “The Daily Dose”.
Happy weekend! Cheers,