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Java Platform Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi by Bill Courington and Gary Collins
Java Platform, Standard Edition How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder by Mark Heckler
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition Arun Gupta on Higher Productivity from Embracing HTML5 with Java EE 7 by Janice J. Heiss
Java Platform, Micro Edition and
Java Embedded
Java Experts on the State of Java By Janice J. Heiss
JavaFX Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0 by Adam Bien
Interviews Coding on Crete: An Interview with Java Specialist Heinz Kabutz by Janice J. Heiss
JavaOne Conference Why, Where, and How JavaFX Makes Sense by Björn Müller
  The Advent of Kotlin: A Conversation with JetBrains' Andrey Breslav by Janice J. Heiss
  The Enterprise Side of JavaFX by Adam Bien
  JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket by Johan Vos
  Other technical articles can be found in Java Magazine.
JAVA PLATFORM TOP
 
Java ME 8 + Raspberry Pi + Sensors = IoT World (Part 1)    September 2014
Learn how to connect sensors to the Raspberry Pi and control them with Java.
 
Developing Real-Time Software with Java SE APIs: Part 1    August 2014
Learn why Java SE is a good choice for implementing real-time systems, especially those that are large, complex, and dynamic.
 
Developing Real-Time Software with Java SE APIs: Part 2    August 2014
Engineering and analysis techniques that can guide the development mission-critical real-time systems.
 
Interactive Objects with BlueJ, Part 2    July 2014
Visualization and interaction tools illustrate aspects of object-oriented programming.
 
Introduction to the Java Temporary Caching API    July 2014
Use a caching strategy without worrying about implementation details.
 
Server-Side Deployment on the JVM    July 2014
JVM deployments with the server outside, inside, and alongside a web app.
 
Alternative Languages for the JVM    July 2014
A look at eight features from eight JVM languages.
 
Understanding Java JIT Compilation with JITWatch, Part 1    July 2014
A primer on JIT compilation in Java HotSpot VM.
 
Avoiding Benchmarking Pitfalls on the JVM    July 2014
Use JMH to write useful benchmarks that produce accurate results.
 
Performing 10 Routine Operations Using Different JVM Languages    July 2014
JVM languages offer unique capabilities, powerful constructs, and specialized libraries.
 
Generics: How They Work and Why They Are Important    July 2014
Gain a solid understanding of generics in Java SE 8.
 
A Perfect Match: Java and the Internet of Things    June 2014
Examples of how Java is shaping the Maker Movement and the Internet of Things
 
A Sprint in the Life of a Scrum Master    May 2014
Saskia Vermeer-Ooms gives a tour of a Scrum sprint.
 
Quick and Easy Conversion to Java SE 8 with NetBeans IDE 8    May 2014
New tools in NetBeans 8 for leveraging the functional features of Java SE 8
 
Exploring Java 8 Profiles    May 2014
What can Compact Profiles do for your application?
 
Part 2: Processing Data with Java SE 8 Streams    May 2014
Combine advanced operations of the Stream API to express rich data processing queries.
 
Open Source Tools for Java Deployment    May 2014
Step up your game on projects of any size.
 
Mastering Binaries with Hudson, Maven, Git, Artifactory, and Bintray    May 2014
A powerful tool chain that can be the backbone in a build/release and delivery pipeline
 
Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service    May 2014
Save time and effort deploying applications.
 
HTML5 and JSF    May 2014
Mix and match the two technologies to create sophisticated applications.
 
Part 1: Interactive Objects with BlueJ    May 2014
Interactivity and visualization help beginners learn and form mental models.
 
Mary Had a Little Lambda    May 2014
Get familiar with lambdas and the Stream API through a simple game.
 
Leap Motion and JavaFX    May 2014
Use 3-D hand movements to interact with JavaFX applications.
 
Experimenting with Java Timers    May 2014
Learn how to use Java timers to schedule jobs with Java.
 
Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE    May 2014
Practice using NetBeans IDE features that improve code quality and increase developer productivity.
 
PrimeFaces in the Enterprise, Part 2: Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise    October 2014
Learn how to create data-driven applications for mobile devices using PrimeFaces Mobile.
 
PrimeFaces in the Enterprise    April 2014
Build data-driven applications for the enterprise using the PrimeFaces JavaServer Faces UI framework.
 
From Smart Grids to Microbrews    March 2014
V2COM uses Java to connect millions of intelligent devices.
 
Java: Explore the Possibilities    March 2014
From embedded to the cloud, get there with Java 8.
 
JavaFX and Near Field Communication on the Raspberry Pi    March 2014
Use your Java skills to create end-to-end applications that span card readers on embedded devices to back-end systems.
 
Java ME 8 and the Internet of Things    March 2014
Top features of Java ME 8
 
JSR 308 Explained: Java Type Annotations    March 2014
The benefits of type annotations and example use cases
 
Processing Data with Java SE 8 Streams, Part 1    March 2014
Use stream operations to express sophisticated data processing queries.
 
How to Become an Embedded Developer in Minutes    March 2014
Jump into programming the next big thing using embedded Java.
 
Tired of Null Pointer Exceptions? Consider Using Java SE 8's Optional!    March 2014
Make your code more readable and protect it against null pointer exceptions.
 
New to Java, Part 3    March 2014
Learn how to use the Java API for Batch Processing, utilize Java Message Service, and create a chat client using WebSockets.
 
New to Java, Part 2    January 2014
Leverage the latest features in the Java API for RESTful Web Services and the JSON Processing API.
 
New to Java, Part 1    May 2013
Learn how to use the new and important APIs added to Java EE 7.
 
Java SE 8 Date and Time    January 2014
Why do we need a new date and time library?
 
Oracle Nashorn: A Next-Generation JavaScript Engine for the JVM    January 2014
Scenarios for using Oracle Nashorn as a command-line tool and as an embedded interpreter in Java applications
 
Java 8: Lambdas, Part 2    September 2013
Learn how to use lambda expressions to your advantage.
 
Java 8: Lambdas, Part 1    July 2013
Get to know lambda expressions in Java 8.
 
Diving into Scala: A Conversation with Java Champion Cay Horstmann    June 2013
Learn what Scala has to offer the Java developer.
 
The Advent of Kotlin: A Conversation with JetBrains' Andrey Breslav    April 2013
Learn about Kotlin, a new statically typed language for the JVM.
 
Coding on Crete: An Interview with Java Specialist Heinz Kabutz    January 2013
Java Champion Heinz Kabutz shares his insights into Java and reflects on his life as a developer on Crete.
 
JVM Language Summit Video and Presentations    August 2012
Watch session video and download presentations from the 2012 JVM Language Summit, an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects.
 
Introducing Groovy    July 2012
Master the basics of Groovy, a general-purpose scripting language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). By Jim Driscoll.
 
How to Trace a Java Application Running on Oracle Solaris    April 2012
How to combine JSDT and BTrace to dynamically trace a Java application running in an Oracle Solaris environment without changing the source code and without impacting performance.
 
JVM Language Summit Video and Presentations    July 2011
Watch session video and download presentations from the 2011 JVM Language Summit, an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects.
 
A Method for Reducing Contention and Overhead in Worker Queues for Multithreaded Java Applications    June 2011
This technical article explains worker queues, thread pools, how to reduce contention, and how to effectively utilize the CPU in multicore systems. (Published on Java.net.)
 
Neural Networks on the NetBeans Platform    March 2011
Learn about neural networks (computational models inspired by the way the human brain works) and how to use Neuroph Studio (a neural network development environment built on top of the NetBeans Platform) to create, test, and deploy Java components based on neural networks.
 
Introducing Groovy    July 2012
Master the basics of Groovy, a general-purpose scripting language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). By Jim Driscoll.
 
JAVA PLATFORM, STANDARD EDITION TOP
 
Trying Out Lambda Expressions in the Eclipse IDE    August 2013
Learn how to make the best of lambdas and virtual extension methods.
 
Streamline JSF Development with These 3 Facelets Tips    September 2011
Learn how Facelets can help you speed up JSF development (from Java.net).
 
Working with Java SE 7 Exception Changes    September 2011
Learn how to take advantage of improved exception handling, one of many useful small language changes found in Project Coin, in Java SE 7.
 
Client-Side Improvements in Java 6 and Java 7    September 2011
Learn about the improvements to the client and desktop parts of Java SE 6 and Java SE 7, including the new applet plug-in, the Java Deployment Toolkit, shaped and translucent windows, heavyweight-lightweight mixing, and Java Web Start.
 
Fork and Join: Java Can Excel at Painless Parallel Programming Too!    July 2011
This article describes the rich primitives added in Java SE 5 and Java SE 6 by the java.util.concurrent packages to deal with concurrency and the fork/join framework provided in Java SE 7 to support parallelism.
 
Better Resource Management with Java SE 7: Beyond Syntactic Sugar    May 2011
This article presents the Java 7 answer to the automatic resource management problem in the form of a new language construct, proposed as part of Project Coin, called the try-with-resources statement.
 
 
JAVA PLATFORM, ENTERPRISE EDITION TOP
 
Java API for JSON Processing July 2013 
The Java API for JSON Processing provides portable APIs to parse, generate, transform, and query JSON. By JSON Spec Lead Jitendra Kotamraju.
 
What's New in JMS 2.0, Part Two: New Messaging Features June 2013 
Learn how to take advantage of new messaging features in JMS 2.0.
 
What's New in JMS 2.0, Part One: Ease of Use May 2013 
Learn how new ease-of-use features in JMS 2.0 enable you to write fewer lines of code.
 
Integrating WebSockets and JMS with CDI Events in Java EE 7 May 2013 
Java Evangelist Bruno Borges answers "How can I send asynchronous messages to all WebSocket sessions connected to my website?"
 
JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket  April 2013 
Java Champion Johan Vos shows you how to integrate WebSockets into your applications.
 
Arun Gupta on Higher Productivity from Embracing HTML5 with Java EE 7 February 2013 
Oracle Java EE Expert Arun Gupta provides glimpses into Java EE 7.
 
From Database to RESTful Web Service to HTML5 in 10 Minutes January 2013 
Learn how to expose data from a database via a JAX-WS RESTful web service and how to consume the service in an HTML5 application.
 
JSF 2.0 for the Cloud (Part Two)    May 2012
JavaServer Faces 2.0 provides features ideally suited for the virtualized computing resources of the cloud. Here, in the second of two-part article, we look at Ajax support, view parameters, preemptive navigation, event handling, and bookmarkable URLs.
 
JSF 2.0 for the Cloud (Part One)    April 2012
JavaServer Faces 2.0 provides features ideally suited for the virtualized computing resources of the cloud, including @ManagedBean annotation, implicit navigation, and resource handling. Part one of two.
 
Spring to Java EE Migration, Part 4    April 2012
Part 4 in this series compares equivalent functionality in Java EE and Spring, covering topics such as MVC design pattern implementation, data access, transaction management, and dependency injection. (Part Four)
 
Spring to Java EE Migration, Part 3    April 2012
CTO and ardent Java EE fan David Heffelfinger demonstrates how easy it is to develop the data layer of an application using Java EE, JPA, and the NetBeans IDE instead of the Spring Framework. (Part Three)
 
Key to the Java EE 6 Platform: NetBeans IDE 7.1    March 2012
This article provides a tour of the main Java EE 6 specifications and shows how the the NetBeans IDE provides the tools, templates, and code generators to support Java EE 6.
 
Adding Some Agility to Java EE Application Deployment with GlassFish    February 2012
See examples of how four noteworthy features in GlassFish add agility to Java EE application deployment.
 
Interfaces on Demand with CDI and EJB 3.1    January 2012
Interfaces are no longer required with Java EE 6, so you can use them more consciously for the realization of business logic, says Java EE expert Adam Bien.
 
Spring to Java EE Migration, Part 2    December 2011
CTO and ardent Java EE fan David Heffelfinger demonstrates how easy it is to develop the data layer of an application using Java EE, JPA, and the NetBeans IDE instead of the Spring Framework. (Part Two)
 
New JavaServer Faces 2.2 Features: The viewAction Component    November 2011
The JavaServer Faces 2.2 view action feature offers developers several important advantages for building server-side user interfaces.
 
Spring to Java EE Migration, Part 1    November 2011
CTO and ardent Java EE fan David Heffelfinger demonstrates how easy it is to develop the data layer of an application using Java EE, JPA, and the NetBeans IDE instead of the Spring Framework. (Part One)
 
Integration Testing for Java EE    September 2011
Pragmatic integration testing can increase your productivity and ensure the deployability of your Java EE 6 application. See how in this article by Java Champion and Java EE expert Adam Bien.
 
Templating with JSF 2.0 Facelets    August 2011
Learn how to develop a Facelets Web application in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g and deploy the application to Oracle WebLogic Server 11g.
 
Unit Testing for Java EE    August 2011
Think testing Java EE applications is difficult, inconvenient, or too complex? Learn why this isn't the case and how do unit testing efficiently in this article.
 
Contexts and Dependency Injection in Java EE 6 April 2011
Learn how and when to use the contexts and dependency injection model in Java EE 6.
 
Security and Performance Tuning of a REST and Ajax Application   January 2011
This article shows you how to secure an application against XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks and how to improve an application's performance and security on both the server and the client sides.
 
Simplicity by Design    January 2011
Leverage new Java EE 6 features to build simple and maintainable applications.
 
JAVA PLATFORM, MICRO EDITION AND JAVA EMBEDDED TOP
 
Java ME 8 + Raspberry Pi + Sensors = IoT World (Part 1)    September 2014
Learn how to connect sensors to the Raspberry Pi and control them with Java.
 
Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi
   August 2012
Bill Courington and Gary Collins show you how to get Linux and Java SE Embedded running on the Raspberry Pi in less than an hour.
 
Updating Java ME Applications
   December 2011
Java Champion Vikram Goyal shows you how easy it is to update the text, images, and source code for Java ME applications.
 
Working with the XML Parser API — JSR 172
   November 2011
This article cover the basics of the XML Parsing API and uses SAX (Simple API for XML), an event-driven parsing method, as an example.
 
Hello Blu-ray 3D World
   May 2011
Curious about how to write your own 3D Java applications for your home theater? Learn how from this article, which explains Blu-ray 3D concepts and the BD-J platform.
 
Working with Lightweight User Interface Toolkit (LWUIT) 1.4
   February 2011
LWUIT is a user interface library designed to make Java ME applications look consistent across mobile devices. This article introduces the enhancements in LWUIT 1.4 including support for XHTML, multi-line text fields, and customization to the virtual keyboard.
 
Working with the Mobile Sensor API
   September 2010
Learn how the Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256 for Java Platform, Micro Edition) enables Java MIDlets to talk to the physical and virtual sensors available on a device.
 
JAVAFX TOP
 
JavaFX with Alternative Languages   July 2014
Alternative languages and custom APIs enable rapid JavaFX application development.
 
Integration JavaFX Scene Builder into Enterprise Applications   May 2013
Pragmatically integrate JavaFX Scene Builder output into multiview enterprise applicatons. By Adam Bien. From Java Magazine.
 
Why, Where, and How JavaFX Makes Sense   March 2013
CaptainCasa moves from Swing to JavaFX for front-end infrastructure. By Björn Müller.
 
Integrating Web and Java Client Applications with Social Media   January 2013
Learn how to integrate you application with existing social networks. By Johan Vos. From Java Magazine.
 
JavaFX in Spring (Part Two)   November 2012
Take advantage of Spring to build out the core data screens of your JavaFX application. By Stephen Chin. From Java Magazine.
 
JavaFX in Spring (Part One)   November 2012
Why use the Spring framework on the client? By Stephen Chin. From Java Magazine.
 
How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder   November 2012
Hit the ground running with JavaFX and Scene Builder. By Mark Heckler.
 
Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML (Part Two)   September 2012
JavaFX expert Jim Weaver shows you how to leverage the power of the FX Markup Language to define the UI for enterprise applications.
 
The Enterprise Side of JavaFX (Part Three)   August 2012
Learn to build and deploy JavaFX applications in three different ways. By Adam Bien.
 
The Enterprise Side of JavaFX (Part Two)   June 2012
Learn how to implement the LightView dashboard with JavaFX 2. By Adam Bien.
 
Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML (Part One)   June 2012
JavaFX expert Jim Weaver shows you how to leverage the power of the FX Markup Language to define the UI for enterprise applications.
 
The Enterprise Side of JavaFX (Part One)   June 2012
Learn to use LightView to convert REST services into a bindable set of properties. By Adam Bien.
 
Best Practices for JavaFX 2.0 Enterprise Applications (Part Two)   May 2012
This article focuses on using best practices for developing enterprise applications in JavaFX 2.0. Part two of a two-part series.
 
Best Practices for JavaFX 2.0 Enterprise Applications (Part One)   April 2012
This article focuses on using best practices for developing enterprise applications in JavaFX 2.0. Part one of a two-part series.
 
Laying Out a User Interface with JavaFX 2.0   March 2012
Let JavaFX expert James Weaver show you how to use the layout capabilities of JavaFX 2.0 to make nodes in the scene graph appear where you want and stay the right size as windows are resized.
 
Building Applications in JavaFX 2.0   February 2012
In a series of innovative blog postings, Downstream's Senior Java Architect Daniel Zwolenski explores ways to build applications in JavaFX 2.0 -- from Spring to controller injection to client servers.
 
Using Transitions for Animation in Oracle's JavaFX 2.0   July 2011
This technical article focuses on using JavaFX 2.0 transitions to animate visual nodes in the user interface (UI).
 
Using Adobe Flex and JavaFX with JavaServer Faces 2.0   March 2011
Learn how to take advantage of new features in JSF 2.0 and  integrate Flex and JavaFX into your JSF applications.
 
INTERVIEWS TOP
 
Interview: A Conversation with Java Champion Johan Vos    September 2013
Java Champion Johan Vos takes a look at what's happening in the world of Java technology and gets ready for JavaOne 2013.
 
Challenging the Diabolical Developer: A Conversation with JavaOne Rock Star Martijn Verburg October 2012
Few developers have done more to move and shake the Java community in recent years than Martijn Verburg.
 
Java Champion Dick Wall on the Virtues of Scala (Part 2) May 2012
Dick Wall, a Java programmer for more than 15 years, and founderof the Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts (BASE) in Silicon Valley,discusses his involvement with Scala.
 
An Interview with Java Champion Jorge Vargas March 2012
Java Champion Jorge Vargas talks about extreme programming, geolocalization, and the differences between U.S. and Latin American programmers.
 
Java Champion Jonas Bonér Explains the Akka Platform March 2012
Java Champion Jonas Bonér discusses concurrency, Scala, and Akka, an open source platform for next-generation, event-driven, scalable, fault-tolerant architectures on the JVM.
 
Agile ALM: A Conversation with Java Champion and ALM Expert Michael Hüttermann February 2012
Java Champion Michael Hüttermann discusses best Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practices for Java developers.
 
Java Champion Dick Wall on Genetics, the Java Posse, and Alternative Languages  January 2012
Java Champion and Java Posse leader Dick Wall explores the potential of genetic analysis to enhance human health, shares observations about alternative languages for the Java Virtual Machine(JVM), and reveals inside dope on the Java Posse.
 
Perspectives on Garbage Collection

  October 2011

Three leading Java developers, Ron Goldman, Tony Printezis, and Kirk Pepperdine, share their insights about garbage collection. Part of the Developer Insight Series.
 
A Fresh Look at Embedded with Greg Bollella, Chief Architect, Embedded Java

   August 2011

Greg Bollella, Chief Architect for Embedded Java at Oracle, offers a fresh look at Java in the embedded space.
 
Java and Parallelism Computing: An Interview with Java Developer and Researcher Dr. Gilda Garretón    June 2011
Java Developer and Researcher Gilda Garretón discusses Java, parallelism in computing, and Electric, an open source VLSI CAD application.
 
Oracle Senior VP Steve Harris on Oracle's Vision of Java    April 2011
Steven G. Harris, Oracle's Senior VP of Application Server Development, presents a clear and incisive overview of the state of the Java platform, the challenges it currently faces, and Oracle's vision of Java's future.
 
Java Champion Stephen Chin on New Features and Functionality in JavaFX    February 2011
Java Champion and JavaFX expert Stephen Chin discusses new functionality in JavaFX 1.3, Visage, and the future of JavaFX.
 
Looking Ahead to Java SE 7 and 8: A Discussion with Oracle’s Java Language Architect, Brian Goetz    January 2011
We caught up with Oracle’s Java Language Architect, Brian Goetz, to get his thoughts on concurrency, Java SE 7 and 8, developments in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and more.
JAVAONE CONFERENCE TOP
 
JavaOne 2013 Review: Java Takes on the Internet of Things    October 2013
Timothy Beneke and Tori Wieldt summarize a lively JavaOne.
 
JavaOne 2012 JCP Wrap-Up: Platform Evolution and JCP Enthusiasm    October 2012
Java Community Process members, Spec Leads, and Executive Committee (EC) members rolled up their sleeves and got to work together in San Francisco at JavaOne 2012.
 
JavaOne 2012 Review: Make the Future Java  October 2012
Read a summary of the jam-packed JavaOne 2012 conference.
 
JavaOne2012 Content Available  October 2012
JavaOne Keynotes and sessions are available to everyone for free, courtesy the Oracle Technology Network.
 

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