In less than a month the time has come again: the Java world will meet from September 16th to 19th at Oracle Code One to network, discuss, learn and experiment. Even though the conference is now open for different languages and technologies – Java and its ecosystem is and remains a big topic.

We at Karakun are delighted to be represented with the following talks:

Beauty and the Beast: Java Versus TypeScript


Once upon a time, there was a poor, innocent language. It was friendly and kind. Everything could have been nice and peaceful, but there was another language that was grumpy and mean. One day they met and started to argue about who the better language was…. This session compares the Java language with TypeScript. It discusses how common problems are solved with these languages, and the audience will have a chance to vote. At the end, you’ll see who is the beauty and who is the beast.

Speaker: Hendrik Ebbers, Michael Heinrichs

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Not Dead Yet: Java on the Desktop


Interestingly, a lot of people say Java on the desktop is dead, and, yes, it is not in the hyped zone anymore. But on the other hand, it is still widely used. This session gives an overview of Java on the desktop and why it is not dead yet. It gives examples of scenarios where Java on the desktop really shines and others where it would be better to choose a web application. It also shows the state of JavaFX, with all of its various flavors, such as standard JavaFX on the desktop, on embedded, on mobile with Gluon, and on the web with JPro. And, of course, it includes demos of those different scenarios.

Speaker: Gerrit Grunwald

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Productivity Beyond Failure


We all have heard Fail fast! Embrace failure! Celebrate failure! but a key element is missing: The celebration should be focused on the learning that comes from failure, not celebrating the failure itself. This session explores what has been missing when we try to implement a simple recipe for a creative and performant team: tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, psychological safety, and a highly collaborative environment.

Speaker: Ixchel Ruiz

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JavaFX Real-World Applications


Not sure if you want to make the switch to JavaFX for your desktop applications? This session is intended to convince you that JavaFX is ready for prime time. It shows how JavaFX has been successfully deployed as part of many large and small business-critical applications. It presents a dozen applications from various domains: planning and scheduling solutions, operating room control software, fitness trackers, and more.

Speaker: Gerrit Grunwald, Dirk Lemmermann

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Team Diversity the Successful Way


Innovations such as artificial intelligence, automated systems, and the cloud are transforming the IT world. It is known that diverse teams solve problems better and come up with innovations faster, and yet the IT workplace remains very homogeneous and mostly male-dominated. In this session, a panel of technical women and community leaders discusses how to bring more diversity to your teams and include more women in IT. Of course, men are welcome to join this discussion too.

Speaker: Ixchel Ruiz and others

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Rich Client Java: Still Going Strong!


In this session, a panel of experts in the UI field discusses the different types of rich client technologies and frameworks: Swing, JavaFX, and HTML5. The questions to be discussed include the following: What are the differences between the technologies? Is JavaFX better than the old Java-based technologies? HTML5 or JavaFX: Which one to use? Cross-platform JavaFX: a dream coming true? What frameworks are available for the technologies? Should I migrate? How do I migrate? JSR 377: Is there still hope for a unified API? Will it change the rules of UI engagement? DukeScript, anyone? Material design on desktop and web? Does it work? Electron or similar technologies? Oracle JET? Which technology to use for which use case?

Speaker: Gerrit Grunwald and others

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Karakun voting machines

When you visit Code One, you will immediately notice the voting machines that are located at the entrance/exit of each room. These allow you to quickly and easily cast your vote for the current presentation: press the green duke if you like the sessions or the red duke if the presentation does not meet your expectations. If the talk was “quite ok”, simply press the yellow Duke.

The idea of the voting machines originally came from our engineers. We are responsible for setting up and operating the voting machines during Code One.