User group leaders from around the world meet once a year at JavaOne. Each year, they organize the Forum meeting the Sunday before JavaOne. Speakers and topics are vetted by community. Anyone attending JavaOne whether they belong to a user group or not are invited to those sessions. Make sure you arrive on time for the Forum on Sunday. It starts at 8:00am at Moscone West. Among the topics this year are NetBeans community and (more...)
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.
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:
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