Bethan Palmer Bethan is a Java developer and product manager for JPedal at IDRsolutions. She has spoken at conferences including JavaOne and NetBeans day and has a degree in English Literature.

4 highlights from Oracle Code One 2018

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Oracle Code One is nearly over for another year. There have been lots of highlights, but here are 4 of the best parts of the conference;

1. The talks

The talks are the main focus of the conference and this year there was a good range. We learned a lot about new features in Java, where the language is heading in the future, cloud technologies and much more. There were also lots of hands on labs where you get to learn code through actual practice, not just sitting and listening. We have written up all of our notes from the talks each day (including the keynotes) – you can find Monday’s here, Tuesday’s here, Wednesday’s here, and thursday here. (You can also see our pictures from the conference here). We also did 2 talks of our own.

2. The exhibition hall

 

The exhibition hall had lots of stands, as well as games (including escape rooms) and a lot of free t-shirts. You can see all of our pictures from the exhibition hall here.

3. Apache NetBeans winning the Duke’s Choice award

This year the Apache NetBeans IDE was one of the winners of the Duke’s Choice award. A lot of members of the NetBeans community were there to pick up the award.

4. Sight-seeing in San Francisco

The conference is held in San Francisco and as usual we arrived early to do some sight-seeing. This year we hired bikes to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge, which I would definitely recommend to anyone who has some free time in the city.

We hope to be back next year to do it all again!

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Bethan Palmer Bethan is a Java developer and product manager for JPedal at IDRsolutions. She has spoken at conferences including JavaOne and NetBeans day and has a degree in English Literature.

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