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...)

Devoxx France Plays to a Full House!

Devoxx France started with the return of the Grrrail from Devoxx UK by le papa (the father) of Devoxx Stephan Janssen. As he announced to great acclaim during the keynote, the Devoxx 2013 sessions will be freely available on Parleys. He also received applause for his demo of the new (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...)

Real-Time Topic Modeling of Microblogs

A new article published on the front page of otn/java, by Yogesh Tewari and Rajesh Kawad, of Infosys Limited Labs in Bangalore, India, titled “Real-Time Topic Modeling of Microblogs,” explores “the challenge of real-time extraction of topics from a continuous stream of incoming microblogs or tweets that are particular to (more...)

Devoxx UK Highlights

The London Java community really put on a smashing first Java conference that was coloured with local flavour. The conference began on a keynote of patriotic fun as the national anthem was played as a picture of the Queen was displayed with the quote: "One likes to code". The participants (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...)

Devoxx U.K. and France Coming Up!

The two spring Java developer conferences are taking place in two European capitals, London and Paris this week. Devoxx UK is on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27 in London and Devoxx France is in on Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29 in Paris. Devoxx France is sold (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...)