Book: Instant NetBeans IDE How-To

| May 24, 2013

bookYou've had some Java classes, and you're pretty good at basic coding. How do you make the leap from Java 101 to using an IDE like a professional? Here's a great book to get you on your way. 

Instant NetBeans IDE How-To is for Java developers or anyone who (more...)

Virtual Developer Day – FREE – June 19th

| May 21, 2013



“Take Java to the Edge”

You know Java, now really know Java. Learn about the latest technical improvements in Java from the source. Watch informative tutorials (that you can repeat at your own pace) to improve your Java programming expertise and engage in live chat sessions with the preeminent Java (more...)

Introducing Java EE 7: June 12 Kickoff

| May 20, 2013

Java EE 7 has been approved, and the final bits with be available soon. We'll have a live webcast on June 12 to kickoff Java EE 7in style. The Java EE team will provide an overview of the release, and lots of technical details from the experts. 

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Introducing Java EE 7: June 12 Kickoff

| May 20, 2013

Java EE 7 has been approved, and the final bits with be available soon. We'll have a live webcast on June 12 to kickoff Java EE 7in style. The Java EE team will provide an overview of the release, and lots of technical details from the experts. 

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Java SE 8 Schedule: March 2014

| May 16, 2013

The Expert Groups and Engineering Teams are working hard on Java SE 8. Here's the current state:

JavaOne India Keynotes

JavaOne India kicked off in Hyderabad with Duke, dancing and demos. Sharat Chander, Group Director, Java Technology Outreach at Oracle opened by encouraging attendees to learn new things about the Java technology, but just as important, make the effort to meet someone new. "The Java community is open and welcoming," (more...)

JavaOne India Keynotes

JavaOne India kicked off in Hyderabad with Duke, dancing and demos. Sharat Chander, Group Director, Java Technology Outreach at Oracle opened by encouraging attendees to learn new things about the Java technology, but just as important, make the effort to meet someone new. "The Java community is open and welcoming," (more...)

New Java Champion: Linda van der Pal

| Apr 30, 2013

Congratulations to the newest Java Champion, Linda van der Pal!

van der Pal has been a developer since 2002, visiting many conferences to gather and share knowledge. In 2006, she founded Duchess, a network for women interested in Java. She is now a member of the board of the Duchess (more...)

Open API Hackathon: Win A Trip to JavaOne San Francisco and more!

| Apr 29, 2013

Orange Labs is running a contest for the next cool app powered by Java, in association with City of Warsaw and with investment partner IQ Partners.

The Grand Prize is an invitation to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 & JavaOne 2013 w San Francisco – hotel, airfare, and admission included! Three first (more...)

OpenJDK Governing Board Elects At-Large Members

| Apr 12, 2013

The OpenJDK Governing Board, which oversees the structure and operation of the OpenJDK Community, has elected two At-Large Members: Andrew Haley and Doug Lea. Both were previously serving as at At-Large members and began new one-year terms on April 1.

Andrew Haley, of Red Hat, wrote in his candidate statement (more...)

Java on SPARC T5-8 Servers is FAST

| Apr 10, 2013

Watching the boats practicing on San Francisco Bay for the America's Cup reminds me that fast is fun!  Did you know that Oracle just announced world record Java benchmarks with SPARC T5 and Solaris?  

The Details

Oracle produced a world record SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 57,422.17 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (more...)

Introducing Kids to Java Programming Using Minecraft


By Arun Gupta, originally published on his blog

Minecraft is a wildly popular game among elementary and middle schoolers. The game allows players to build constructions of textured cubes in a 3D world.

My son has been playing the game for about a year, lets say addicted to it. (more...)

IMP: Your Java Applets and Web Start Applications Should Be Signed

| Mar 28, 2013

Starting with Java SE 7 Update 21 in April 2013, all Java Applets and Web Start Applications should be signed with a trusted certificate.

certificateThe April 16th, 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE (7u21) will change the launch behavior related to running Java Applets and Web Start Applications. Users (more...)

Three New Java Champions

| Mar 26, 2013

Selected for their technical knowledge, leadership, inspiration, and tireless work for the Java community; three new Java Champions have been selected. They are Venkat Subramaniam, Toni Epple and Dan Allen. Congratulations, gentleman!

Venkat Subramaniam (USA)
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an (more...)

Java Magazine March/April: Java Is Community

| Mar 21, 2013

The March/April issue of Java Magazine is all about community. A thriving community is vital to Java technology and the Java language. We give you a hands-on guide to Java citizenship--from taking the first steps to participation to taking on leadership positions and launching events. Learn how to host a (more...)

Beta period for NEW Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect OCM Exam (1Z0-807) underway through April 13th

| Mar 20, 2013

From guest author, Jim Bethancourt, Houston JUG leader:

Howdy Java Developers!

If you've considered pursuing the Enterprise Architect certification in the past, but hadn't quite gotten around to it, this is a great opportunity to attempt to get certified in a highly cost-effective manner. The cost to take the beta (more...)

Java Shows Off at Embedded World

| Mar 19, 2013

James Allen of Oracle's Global Market Development Group shows some of the examples of how Java can work from devices to the data center. With the explosion of the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) space, thousands of smart devices will be connected to each other and to a data collector. See how Java (more...)

Early Access Release of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 for the Raspberry Pi and Java ME SDK 3.3 now available

| Mar 14, 2013

Oracle has announced Early Access releases for Java ME Embedded 3.3 and the Java ME Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.3. This release provides an early access version of the reference binary for the Raspberry Pi, and is available on the Oracle Technology Network. Developers can start testing out the new features and functionality in the first complete Java runtime client optimized for ARM architecture connected microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices--for just $35! The early access release of the Java ME SDK 3.3 adds support for embedded development on all the same supported platforms as Java ME Embedded (more...)

Free Entry for all at JAXConf 2013

| Mar 12, 2013

jaxconfJAXConf, held June 4-­5 in Santa Clara, CA, will be free to attend! Mark Hazell, one of the JAXConf organizers, said “We believe that communities keep Java evolving. Collaboration and open access to knowledge can only enhance that, so we decided that JAXConf 2013 should be open to all."

JAXConf will host a over 40 technical sessions, a range of keynote presentations, community events and more. Already confirmed to speak are Java industry experts, heavyweights and Java Rockstars. Check out the list of current speakers

It is free, but you do need to register. Learn more on (more...)

Java Tutorial Updated!

An update of the Java Tutorial has gone live. This March 2013 edition of the tutorial contains early access information on some upcoming Java SE 8 features:

  • Lambda expressions, a result of the work of Project Lambda, are a feature being added to the JDK 8 release of the Java platform. Lambda expressions support programming in a multicore environment by adding closures and related features to the Java language. An early access page on Lambda Expressions is part of this tutorial release. As part of this work, the information on Nested Classes, Anonymous Classes, and Local Classes (more...)