On July 7, Oracle hosted a global celebration of the imminent availability of Java
Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7 or
Java 7). Community members were present
on three stages around the globe simultaneously for this event: at Oracle headquarters
in Redwood Shores, California; in London, England; and in São Paulo, Brazil.
Participants included representatives from Accenture, HP, IBM, the London Java
Community, Royal Bank of Scotland, Riot Games, SouJava, and Travelex—all of
whom shared their reasons why Java is critical to their success.
The Redwood Shores event included a general session with Adam Messinger,
vice president of development, Oracle Fusion Middleware. This was followed by
technical breakouts about key Java 7 improvements including language
enhancements (JSR-334: Project Coin), the new lightweight fork/join framework,
and support for dynamically typed languages (JSR-292: InvokeDynamic).
More than 200 Java 7 “tech session” kits were also distributed to Java user groups
in 59 countries for their meetings. The world is now ready for Java 7!
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Java 7 Goes Global
JAVAONE OCTOBER 2–6, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
JAVA IN ACTION
AUGUST 24–26, KONGENS
The 9th International
Conference on the
Principles and Practice
of Programming in Java
brings together researchers,
teachers, practitioners, and
programmers who study or
work with the Java language
or its virtual machine.
JavaZone is the biggest
meeting place for software
developers in Scandinavia
and a forum for knowledge exchange among IT
Silicon Valley Code Camp
OCTOBER 8–9, LOS ALTOS
At this community event,
developers learn from each
other. All are welcome.
Get a look inside Minecraft,
an award-winning game
based on Java.
JAVA-BASED GAME WINS BIG
Congratulations to Swedish game developer Mojang for winning five awards for
its Java-based game Minecraft. The Game
Developers Choice Awards recognized
Minecraft with the Innovation Award, Best
Downloadable Game Award, and Best Debut
Game Award. The Independent Games
Festival awarded Minecraft the Audience
Award and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
Watch the fan-made trailer to see what the
game is all about.
AUGUST 27–29, RALEIGH,
Hear about the latest
technologies and best
practices emerging in the
enterprise software development space.
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
This international software
includes a track about the
various ways the Java platform is being used independent of the Java language.
GOTO (formerly JAOO) is an
educational and networking
forum for software developers, IT architects, and
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This developer conference
showcases the latest innovations with the BlackBerry