10 Reasons Why Java is the Best Platform for Developing IoT Applications

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The Java platform has many merits that make it an obvious choice for developing IoT applications. In this webinar, we’ll walk through the top ten reasons why you would want to use Java and Zulu Java, especially when building gateways with the Eclipse Kura project or developing home automation using the Eclipse SmartHome framework. The Zulu JDK is a freely available build of the OpenJDK project source code, which has passed all relevant tests certifying it as fully Java SE compliant. The webinar will also explain how the Zulu JDK can be used in embedded applications using either Intel or ARM-based architectures.

Speaker: Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.

Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as AzulÕs JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Expert Group of JSR 379, Java SE 9.

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