Screen shot 2011-07-12 at 17.09.40.png The Java 7 launch happened last Wednesday – by all accounts it was a smashing success.

Attendees and viewers signed up in large numbers, good tweets rolled in, and we’ve heard very positive feedback from developers and partners around the world.

To quote from the main session, Trent Gray-Donald, Technical Lead for the Java 7 work at IBM, says:

“There is a major surge of energy in Java”

If you missed the live event: The Oracle media team worked hard to make the recordings available as soon as possible. All videos are now posted, including the main webcast, 4 technical breakout sessions, and the Q&A/panel discussion:

  • Main session, with Adam Messinger (VP of Development Fusion Middleware at Oracle), along with a number of industry and community leaders live from the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K.
  • Making Heads and Tails of Project Coin, Small Language Changes in JDK 7, with Joe Darcy
  • Divide and Conquer Parallelism with the Fork/Join Framework, with Mark Reinhold
  • The New File System API in JDK 7, Staffan Friberg
  • A Renaissance VM: One Platform, Many Languages, John Rose
  • Meet the Experts: Q&A and Panel Discussion, moderated by Henrik Ståhl

In particular, be sure to watch the “Meet the Experts” session, which covers a number of topics above and beyond the technical breakout sessions.

All videos are available at the Java 7 launch event page.

For a shorter summary webcast on Java 7 you can also check out the OTN video discussion with Adam Messinger, Mark Reinhold, John Rose, and Joe Darcy.

Getting started with Java 7:

The Java 7 Final Release will be available at the end of this month. To get started with the (near-final) Preview Release, check out the Java SE Documentation Home Page (with links downloads and many other resources).


— Terrence