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...)

What’s New in JMS 2.0: Ease of Use

A new article by Oracle’s Nigel Deakin, up on otn/java, titled “What's New in JMS 2.0, Part One: Ease of Use,” demonstrates ways in which JMS 2.0 enables developers to send and receive messages while writing less code. Some features of JMS 2.0, part of Java EE (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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New Java SE Version Numbering Scheme!

The releases with new functionalities and non-security fixes also called Limited Update Releases will be numbered in multiples of 20. The Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) will be calculated by adding multiples of five to the prior Limited Update and when needed adding one to keep the resulting number odd.

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:

New Online Training

Java Evangelist Simon Ritter gets users started with tutorials describing how to get up and running with Java and the Raspberry Pi.

Oracle experts Angela Caceido and Sungmoon Cho show the ins and outs of installing, writing and running a sample Java application using Java ME Embedded on the Keil (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...)

Live OPN PartnerCast: Java Update

Tune in on May 8th at 10:00am Pacific for a LIVE PartnerCast focused on Java updates, hosted by Geoff Morton, Group Vice President of Worldwide Java Sales.


The podcast agenda is:

- Oracle Java Embedded Technologies with Edward Zou, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
- Oracle's Device to Data (more...)

Want to be in the Java Magazine?

Writing a Fix This code challenge is the easiest way to get published in Java Magazine. Give readers the chance to flex their brain muscles, have fun, and learn something new.

Java Magazine reaches more than 150,000 subscribers and is loaded with technical articles, community news, and success stories from (more...)

Everything on the NetBeans Platform

NetBeans Principal Product Manager Geertjan Wielenga describes a myriad of software tools and applications in his blog in fields as diverse as biology, security, airport management, data analysis, data modeling, radiology, home automation, retail, and equipment safety - all of them created on the Netbeans Platform: 

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...)

Gartner PCC 2013: The Nexus of Social, Mobile, Information and Cloud

This year's Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit highlights opportunities for organizations to harness the nexus of social, mobile, information and cloud capabilities.  According to Gartner, "The forces combine to empower individuals as they interact with each other and their information through well-designed ubiquitous technology."

How does this nexus (more...)

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket

A new article, now up on otn/java, by Java Champion Johan Vos, titled “JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket,” shows developers how to integrate WebSockets into their applications. JSR 356, part of the Java EE 7 platform, specifies the API that Java developers can use when they want to integrate (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...)

Technical Article: Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0

A new article by Java Champion Adam Bien, titled “Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0” is up on otn/java. The article demonstrates how Java EE 7 with JAX-RS 2.0 has several new useful features which further simplify development, and lead to the creation of more sophisticated Java SE/EE (more...)

Golo – A Lightweight Dynamic Language for the JVM

Julien Ponge, who, in addition to being a Java developer and a professor, also writes technical articles for both otn/java and Java Magazine, has created Golo, a simple, dynamic, weakly-typed open source language that favors the explicit over the implicit. Developers can pick it up in a manner of (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...)