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JavaOne 2012: Observations and Impressions

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I am starting this particular blog post as I sit the the San Francisco International Airport waiting to board an airplane to head home after another satisfying but tiring JavaOne (2012) experience. It is difficult to write another blog post after having frantically written ~30 blog posts on the conference since the keynotes on last Sunday, but I want to ...

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JavaOne 2012: JavaFX Graphics Tips and Tricks

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I returned to the Hilton (Imperial Ballroom B) to see Richard Bair‘s (Oracle Java Client Architect) ‘JavaFX Graphics Tips and Tricks.’ Bair is associated with FX Experience and obviously knows JavaFX. Bair said a theme of his talk is on performance. He cautioned that as with most things performance related, avoid performance pre-optimization. He had a big yellow caution screen ...

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JavaOne 2012: NetBeans.Next – The Roadmap Ahead

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I walked the few steps necessary from Continental Ballroom 4 and one NetBeans topic (Project Easel) to Continental Ballroom 5 to see another NetBeans-oriented presentation: ‘NetBeans.Next – The Roadmap Ahead.’ Ashwin Rao started the Birds of a Feather (BoF) presentation and introduced John Ceccarelli and Tinuola Awopetu. Several audience members attended yesterday’s NetBeans Community Day. Rao showed the typical Oracle ...

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JavaOne 2012: Up, Up, and Out: Scaling Software with Akka

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After the late-ending Community Keynote, I headed to Hilton Golden Gate 3/4/5 to see Viktor Klang‘s (Typesafe) ‘Up, Up and Out: Akka’ presentation. Klang is the technical lead on Akka. Akka is a ‘beautiful mountain in northern Sweden,’ is a Goddess, and is a Scala-based ‘toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the ...

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JavaOne 2012: 101 Ways to Improve Java – Why Developer Participation Matters

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Bruno Souza, Martijn Verburg, and Heather Vancura presented ‘101 Ways to Improve Java: Why Developer Participation Matters’ in Continental Ballroom 4 of the Hilton. They split these up into their areas of greatest familiarity. Souza, the founder and coordinator of SouJava, talked about greater participation via user groups. Verberg, also heavily involved in user groups with the London Java Community ...

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JavaOne 2012: Scala Tricks

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The first session I attended after lunch was Venkat Subramaniam‘s ‘Scala Tricks,’ held in the Hilton Golden Gate 3/4/5 conference room area. This is the first session in which I switched my planned session during JavaOne. I switched it last night as I look at my day’s schedule and realized that, although excited about Lambda, I felt like I had ...

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JavaOne 2012: What’s New in Scala 2.10

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After getting lunch, I went to Hilton Golden Gate 6/7/8 to see Martin Odersky‘s (Typesafe) presentation ‘What’s New in Scala 2.10.’ It is always an opportunity to hear a language’s creator discuss the language that he created. Odersky stated by providing a brief history of Scala: 1996-1997 Pizza 1998-2000 GJ, Java generics, javac 2003-2006 The Scala ‘Experiment’ 2006-2009 Industrial Strength ...

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JavaOne 2012: Looking into the JVM Crystal Ball

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I returned to Plaza A/B in the Hilton to attend the fourth session on Monday, but first went up to the top floor of the Hilton to pick up lunch. I’m reminded every year on the first day of JavaOne how surprisingly frustrating the first day’s lunch acquiring process is for everyone involved. I know I found the experience a ...

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JavaOne 2012: What’s New in Groovy 2.0

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Guillaume Laforge’s (SpringSource/VMware/@glaforge) ‘What’s New in Groovy 2.0′ presentation was in the same conference room (Hilton Golden Gate 6/7/8) as Martin Odersky’s ‘What’s New in Scala 2.10‘ presentation, but I decided to leave the room between these sessions for three reasons: You tend to get kicked out of a room before the next session anyway to ensure that registered individuals ...

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JavaOne 2012: Building Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Java

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I returned to Parc 55 (Mission conference room) to see Max Katz‘s (Exadel Developer Relations) ‘Building Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Java’ Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) presentation. Specifically, Katz is in Developer Relations for Tiggzi, a cloud-based app platform. Katz only had a single slide before going into demonstration mode. He explained that this is a cloud-based tool as we waited for ...

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