The Java platform and its ecosystem is more vibrant than ever. Brussels is a great city full of talent.
Mix both, and you'll get the BruJUG, a local Java User Group where passionate Java developers can, for FREE, attend presentations given by passionate speakers.
Since 2010, a simple formula: an evening session with one (or more) speaker(s) on various tech topics, followed by a well deserved drink/meal in a pub nearby for anyone interested in following the discussion.
Our stage is open to technology experts, developer advocates, but also to any of you willing to share parts of his/her knowledge with the crew.
Do you want to come for the first time, but worry to be lost and alone in the crowd? No problem, just drop us a nice (private) mail/message and we will take care of you, and we promise to make it as nice and pleasant experience.
Registration to events is requested since seats are limited.
Java originally started as a platform for embedded and mobile development, but became very popular for server-side (and later cloud-native) development.
However, Java is still very popular on the (desktop/mobile/embedded) client as well. The client-side part of Java, including the UI API's, is developed as part of JavaFX.
The JavaFX framework is being developed in the OpenJFX repository, which is a subproject of OpenJDK. A number of companies contribute to JavaFX, and the project is lead by Oracle and Gluon.
In this session, we will give a short overview of the current state of JavaFX, and we will talk about future development areas.
This includes plans for API development, graphical support, and integration with the new GraalVM product, allowing for almost instant startup on desktop, mobile and embedded.
About our speaker:
Johan Vos started to work with Java in 1995. He was part of the Blackdown team, porting Java to Linux. His main focus is on end-to-end Java, combining back-end systems and mobile/embedded devices. He received a Duke Choice award in 2014 for his work on javafx on mobile.
In 2015, he co-founded Gluon, which allows enterprises to create (mobile) Java Client applications leveraging their existing backend infrastructure. Gluon received a Duke Choice award in 2015.
Johan is a Java Champion, a member of the BeJUG steering group, the Devoxx steering group and he is a JCP member. He is one of the lead authors of the Pro JavaFX books, the author of Quantum Computing for Java Developers, and he has been a speaker at numerous conferences on Java.
He contributes to a number of projects, including OpenJFX, OpenJDK, GraalVM.
He is also the project lead for OpenJDK Mobile and the co-lead for OpenJFX.
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