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Oct 8, 2014

JavaOne 2014 Session Highlights

Duke Waving

I meant to send this out Monday, but stuff has kept coming up and now it is Wednesday. Anyway, below are list of my favorite sessions from JavaOne 2014. Note you will find no Lambda or Streams sessions as those talks all filled up and I was unable to get in. That is not really a problem, as usually there are 3 or 4 really good talks going on at the same time at any JavaOne.

Monday Sept 29

Introducing Contexts and Dependency Injection

A nice overview of CDI from the spec lead.


  • Antoine Sabot-Durand - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

ARM: Over 10 Billion Served—“Want 64-Bit Support with That?”

A really nice overview of ARM chips. Covers where they are now and where they are headed in the furture. Plans include 48 core 64 bit server chips, which should make things in the server world very interesting. Of course, Java Embedded and SE Embedded are covered giving some insite into their use in various chip families. Definitely work a look once the video gets posted.


  • David Holmes - Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
  • Zach Shelby - Director of Technology, IoT, ARM

Tuesday Sept 30

Hybrid Mobile Development with Apache Cordova and Java EE 7

A really nice overview of building a mobile application from end to end. The first have shows the code and issues developing the Cordova client. The second have shows the Java EE backend. Well done and very informative.


  • Michael Finocchiaro - Senior Director, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Dassault Systèmes
  • Ryan Cuprak - e-Formulation Analyst, Dassault Systemes

Creating Our Robot Overlords: Autonomous Drone Development with Java and the Internet of Things

This really should be titled, “Making an Autonomous Drone on the Cheap.” The team that gave this presentation started with a relatively inexpensive $300 Parrot drone. Then they added a Raspberry Pi for the brains then some Java code and you have your very own autonomous drone.

The talk discusses some of the issues with writing the code and with attaching a Raspberry Pi to the drone. Once you really start considering all the issues and problems you have to solve the issues become a very interesting.


  • Mark Heckler - Principal Advanced Software Engineer, Oracle
  • James Weaver - Java Technology Ambassador, Oracle

Wednesday Oct 01

Groovy in 2014 and Beyond

A good talk on Groovy and plans for the future.


  • Guillaume Laforge - Head of Groovy Development, Pivotal

Thursday Oct 2

HTML5/AngularJS/Groovy/Java and MongoDB Together: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A great live demo on showing how to build an application using HTML5/Angular.js/Groovy/Java/MongoDB.


  • Trisha Gee - Java Engineer, MongoDB
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