Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

RebelLabs: Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014

A great report on Java Tools and Technologies, aka JavaTnT :), was published just recently. As usual, one may say that those is a "biased" numbers. Well, the numbers might be biased. But it is not really clear, the bias agains/towards what?

There are discussions at Reddit and Hackernews about the report. Some would say that the numbers are legit. Some would say that the numbers do not make sense. Of course, the numbers do not make sense if you don't like them ;)

In any case, the results present the JavaTnT landscape pretty well. It would be nice if more people would care to enter their data during the survey instead of arguing about the numbers afterwards. Oh well.. first world problems :)


At DevNation event I picked a very nice device - Mbed NXP LPC1768 and a Xively development board. It is surprisingly easy to program: you don't have to install any software on your own computer - just log in at website, they provide a web-based IDE. The compiled program can be downloaded directly into the host device via USB (just like if it was a flash drive). When the device is reset, the latest binary is picked by the system and executed. Embedded programming have never been easier! :)

DevNation 2014: post factum

DevNation was fun. It would have been even more fun it it wasn't co-located with Red Hat Summit. It basically fell into the same trap as JavaOne with Oracle Open World - being just a side event of the "real" conference.
The schedule was actually awesome but lots of talks didn't receive the attention they deserved due to the dispersed focus and many parallel tracks. The event really has a great potential to become the next big even for Java (and not only Java). There are quite a few videos available from the talks. Here are some interesting ones:

Neal Ford - Opening Keynote: Agile Architecture and Design.

Jason Greene - JVM Finalize Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Danger

 The positive side of DevNation event is definitely the location. I love San Francisco - very nice city!

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