Video: JavaFX with Gerrit Grunwald

| Jul 28, 2014

Why use JavaFX? What can you do with it that you can't do with Swing? Java Champion, JavaFX community co-lead and JUG Leader Gerrit Grunwald answers these questions and more.

JFXtras: A set of high quality controls and add-ons for JavaFX.

JavaFX Community on Java.net. 

ControlsFX: An open source project that aims to provide really high quality UI controls and other tools to complement the core JavaFX distribution.

Lift Yourself Up with Functional Thinking

| Jul 22, 2014
Yippee! Java SE 8 has Lambdas and Streams, but what does that mean? Are you now automatically a functional programmer? Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is difficult. That's where Neal Ford's "Functional Thinking" OSCON session is helpful. Ford is an architect, author and "meme wranger" for ThoughtWorks.

Book Cover
Ford started with the story of the lumberjack who was very good at using (more...)

OSCON Shocker: The Cloud is Not All Rainbows and Unicorns!

| Jul 21, 2014

It's called the NetFlix Effect, and it has nothing to do binge consumption of your favorite TV series. Many CIOs have read about NetFlix on AWS, how wonderful it is, and want all that cloud goodness for their enterprise. At Oscon's Open Cloud Day, David Nailey ("recovering SysAdmin" and commiter to Apache CloudStack) argued that that hope is something like the imaginary animals in a Bestiary -- descriptions by people who don't have a lot (more...)

New Java Champion: Justin Lee

| Jul 21, 2014

Congratulations to the newest Java Champion, Justin Lee! Nominated and selected by the current Java Champions, Lee has a strong passion and love for the Java language and platform.

Lee has been a Java developer since 1996 (and can still remember being excited about the upcoming release of the new Swing UI toolkit).  Not counting occasional forays in to desktop development, he has spent the better part of the last 18 years doing server-side development (more...)

Tech Article: Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service

| Jul 18, 2014

If you've decided PaaS is is what your application needs, see how you can swiftly build and deploy applications to Oracle Java Cloud Service using NetBeans IDE. In "Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service," Oracle ACE Harshad Oak shows you how to set up Oracle Java Cloud Service, then install and use the Oracle Cloud Plugin in the NetBeans IDE.


Oak explains "Considering the rapid adoption of cloud-based services, (more...)

Lambdas are a Drug

| Jul 17, 2014

In this video, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam discusses Java SE 8. His session at  Devoxx UK 2014 was packed. There is lots of interest, enthusiasm and rapid adoption of Java 8. Learn why Lambdas, according to Subramaniam, are a drug:

Resources

JavaSE on the Oracle Technology Network

Java SE 8 Central

SE 8 Playlist on YouTube/Java

List of Java 8 presentations on Parleys

Java Magazine on Java SE 8

JavaOne Sessions on Java SE 8 (***95*** (more...)