James L. (Jim) Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client applications and the Internet of Things. Books that Jim has authored include Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, and Pro JavaFX 2. As an Oracle Java Evangelist, Jim speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java, JavaFX, and the Internet of Things.
Who wants a mindless drone? Teach it to think, and it can do so much more. But how do you take it from Toy Story to Terminator? This session’s speaker discusses a new open source library, Autonomous4j, for autonomous drone development. Combining this library and some components from his mad science toolkit, he demonstrates how to get your Internet of Things off the ground and do some real cloud computing. In the session, you’ll learn how to write an autonomous drone program with Java 8; deploy it to the drone’s positronic brain, an onboard Raspberry Pi; have the Pi guide an AR.Drone to accomplish a task; monitor it via a JavaFX console; and create your own robot overlord. Demos are included: you’ve been warned! This presentation will feature an AR Drone flying autonomously
Java SE Advanced contains an application named Java Mission Control, which consists of two facilities essential for developers and IT production support. These facilities are JMX Console and Java Flight Recorder, both of which help you monitor applications and tune them for high performance. This session will present features of Java Mission Control, as well as other concepts relative to Java SE Advanced such as Advanced Management Console.