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Join us this Thursday (April 14) for a full day of Java sessions at the Sheraton Istanbul Maslak hotel. Sessions will cover the Java platform, mobile Java development, embedded Java, Java EE and Glassfish, as well as JavaFX. See the full agenda here.

As with other OTN events, registration is FREE, but you need to register. See the event page for more information. Hope to see you there!


— Terrence

PS: Be sure to check the OTN Event Page regularly for interesting events coming to your area. Here is a current list of all Java events (to see them, select the “Java” filter under the Middleware tab).

steve-harris.jpg Check out this interview with Steve Harris, Oracle’s Senior VP of Application Server Development, on Java in general and it’s role at Oracle, adapting to change, the JCP, Java ME and Java, Java EE 6, Glassfish, and cloud computing.

Nothing here should be shockingly new – it has been broadcast before in a number of ways, but the interview is a compact summary of Oracle’s current vision for Java.


— Terrence

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Join us next Thursday (April 7) for a full day of Java sessions and workshops at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. Topics covered are a Server Track, a Java SE & Desktop track, and a Embedded Track. See the full agenda here.

The event is FREE, but you need to register. See the event page for more information. Hope to see you there!


— Terrence

Screen shot 2011-02-18 at 11.12.58.png The TechCast “Java and Oracle, One Year Later” is now available in the OTN archives. Ajay Patel, VP Product Development, talks about a wide range of topics, changes, and plans since the Sun acquisition happened a year ago.

Some key quotes (partially paraphrased):

  • “One key thing we have learned … Java is not just a platform, it is also an ecosystem, and you can’t have an ecosystem without a community.”
  • “The objectives, strategically [for Java at Oracle] have been pretty clear: How do we drive adoption, how do we build a larger, stronger developer community, how do we really make the platform much more competitive.”
  • “It’s about transparency, involvement. IBM, RedHat, Apple have all agreed to working with us to make OpenJDK the best platform for open source development … it is a sign that the community has been waiting to move the Java platform forward.”
  • “It’s not just about Oracle anymore, it’s about Java, the technology, the community, the developer base, and how we work with them to move the innovation forward.”
  • “Java is strategic to Oracle, and the community is strategic for Java to be successful … it is critical to our business.”
  • On JavaFX 2.0: “… is coming to beta soon, with a release planned in second half [of 2011] … will give you a new, high-performance graphics engine, the new API for JavaFX … you will see a very strong, relevant platform for levering rich media platforms.”
  • On the JDK and SE: “… aggressively moving forward, JDK 7 is now code complete … looking good for getting JDK 7 out by summer as we promised. Started work on JDK 8, Jigsaw and Lambda are moving along nicely, on track for JDK 8 release next year … good progress.”
  • On Java EE and Glassfish: “… Very excited to have Glassfish 3.1 released, with clustering and management capabilities … working with the JCP to shortly submit a number of JSRs for Java EE 7 … You’ll see Java EE 7 becoming the platform for cloud-based development.”
  • “You will see Oracle continue to step up to this role of Java steward, making sure that the language, the technology, the platform … is competitive, relevant, and widely adopted.”

Highly recommended viewing.


— Terrence

OTN-TechCast.pngAjay Patel is Oracle’s VP of Product Development for Application Grid Products – and my boss 😉

Tune in to watch a special OTN TechCast Live tomorrow, Tue Feb 15 @ 10 am PST and hear Ajay talk about the changes that have come to Java and Oracle since the Sun acquisition 12 months ago.


— Terrence


Just got back from JavaOne in China … letting you know that the Java Spotlight Podcast Episodes 7 and 8 have been published:

Episode 7

An Interview with Adam Messinger, Vice President of Java Development at Oracle, on JavaOne Brazil, Java SE Development, OpenJDK, and what keeps him awake at night.

Episode 8

An Interview with Rick Hillegas, Lead Engineer on Java DB, on the recent release of the Java DB Community release



— Terrence

DukeRockStar02.png After a bit of a hiatus from the 92 episodes of the Java Mobility Podcast, Roger Brinkley and I are back at it again! And as part of the broader Java Evangelism team at Oracle we’re upleveling the scope of the podcast to encompass the whole breath of Java, including Java EE, SE, ME, JavaFX, and more.

We’re keeping the popular format of the show – news, a feature segment or interview, and “What’s Cool” but we’re increasing the depth of the news section by adding a revolving cast of Java All-Stars – folks from the evangelist team and others at Oracle who specialize on specific technology areas and can add their unique knowledge and insight.

The first 2 episodes are already live:

Episode 1

An Interview with Mark Reinhold, Chief Java Architect, Java Platform Group on the future of Java SE.

Episode 2

An Interview with Steve Harris, Senior VP of Application Server Development on the Java Enterprise Edition, Glassfish, and integrating Sun into Oracle.

Joining us every week is a changing panel of Java All Stars such as Dalibor Topic (Java free and open source software ambassador), Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine (Java EE Evangelist), and others.

I hope you like the new show. And we have a great line-up of topics and interviews in the pipeline for the next couple of shows already … So, stay tuned!

PS: For automatic updates, you can subscribe to The Java Spotlight Podcast Feed or subscribe to the podcast directly in iTunes.


— Terrence

newsflash-757208.jpgHere’s today’s breaking news:

Oracle and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Java Innovation Through OpenJDK

Here’s a link to the The Aquarium, with more references and reactions.

Update: More context by Bob Sutor


— Terrence



A quick summary of yesterday’s General Technical Keynote, with Mark Reinhold (Chief Architect, Java Platform Group), Roberto Chinnici (Architect, Java EE), Greg Bollela (Chief Architect, Embedded Java):

Mark expanded on the Java platform evolution announced by Thomas Kurian on Monday. The audience clearly liked what they heard – there was spontaneous applause several times during Mark’s talk.

Next, Roberto spoke on Java EE, Glassfish, and the features and evolution of the platform, accompanied by demos. No big surprises here … Java EE is progressing well and is clearly aligned with Oracle’s mainstay business.

Finally, Greg discussed the announcements and future of Java ME, focusing on mobile as well as the embedded space, including project Verrazano. An interesting factoid: The number of (non-mobile phone) embedded devices outnumbers mobile devices by a factor of 1000! A huge opportunity for embedded Java.

Overall, the keynote was well received and confirmed in greater detail the previous announcements. Unfortunately, at this point it appears that the videos of the keynotes are not yet available in the OTN archives – so you’ll have to wait to watch them in full length.

For completeness, here are links to the official Oracle press releases:


— Terrence

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