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JAVA IN ACTION
Fabiane Nardon talks about
zero downtime and the
amazing performance of
BEST FOR LAST: THE COMMUNITY KEYNOTE
The JavaOne Community Keynote was informative and funny. Fabiane Nardon
and Bruno Souza of Brazilian Java user group SouJava opened the keynote
with their list of the top five developments in Java for the year: 5) Java on Mac
to OpenJDK, 4) SouJava and the London Java Community getting seats on the
JCP Executive Committee, 3) Twitter adopting Java for improved performance,
2) Java SE 7 being released, and 1) JavaFX being made open source. Nardon
then discussed women in technology and, with SouJava members Yara Senger, Ana Abrantes,
and Loiane Groner, announced the formation of jDuchessBR, a group for Brazilian women using
Java. Then Vinicius Senger gave a demo of the Duke’s Choice Award winner, jHome, showing that
what you can do with Java is limited only by your imagination: adjust the lights in your house
via Twitter, brew coffee, or monitor someone’s heart rate remotely (Arun Gupta was the guinea
pig). The keynote concluded with
a twist on the Java Life video en-
titled Real Java Geeks. See what
Java developers do when they
aren’t in their cubicles (or offices,
home offices, or coffee shops).
When they’re not coding hard, Java developers surf, hike, ride
motorcycles, fish, practice jujitsu, and so much more.
THE COMMUNITY THAT RIDES TOGETHER . . .
In true community spirit, Fabiane Nardon and
other SouJava members put together a Java com-
munity bike ride the Sunday morning before
JavaOne Latin America. Nardon arranged for bike
rentals and matching jerseys, and “bike angels”
made sure no one was left behind. Nearly 30 rid-
ers enjoyed slightly overcast and cool weather and
a wonderful route through São Paulo, thanks to
Sunday lane closures just for bicyclists. The riders
looked great in their fabulous Duke bike jerseys.
The route was 12 miles ( 22 kilometers)—check
out the GPS documentation and full redundancy. The group rode at a leisurely pace that allowed
everyone to chat and meet new friends. The group even visited two parks and a street fair along
the way. Affectionately called the Geek Bike Ride, it had just the right combination of exercise,
technology, and fun. Watch for #geekbikeride to join or start a community bike ride near you.
Geek Bike Ride
Couldn’t make it to JavaOne or Devoxx?
That needn’t stop you from “attending”
many of the most important conference
sessions. You can do so at Parleys, the
GlassFish-powered e-learning platform invented by Java Champion, Belgian Java User
Group leader, and Devoxx Founder Stephan
Janssen. The Parleys team recorded 40 percent of the JavaOne 2011 sessions, along with
a substantial sampling of Devoxx 2011 sessions and interviews.
A Parleys technical session presentation
provides you with a full educational experience, including audio, slides, and video of
demos from the sessions. You hear and see
almost everything the session’s live attendees heard and saw—with the added benefit
that you can pause, back up, and review a
session segment or slide any time you like.
You can watch Parleys presentations online,
or you can download them for offline viewing
using the free Parleys Desktop application.
Visit the Parleys JavaOne channel to view
popular sessions from JavaOne 2011 including “Introduction to JavaFX 2.0,” “Java EE 6:
The Cool Parts,” and “The Heads and Tails of
talks about the
putting on Devoxx.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARUN GUPTA
AND TORI WIELDT