Oracle is expanding the scope of its annual developer conference to encompass more languages, technologies and developer communities. So JavaOne is no more and Oracle Code One is now accepting submissions for its inaugural event in October 2018.
In the announcement of the renamed event that takes place October 22-25 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Stephen Chin tells developers to:
Oracle Code One will include a Java technical keynote with the latest information on the Java platform from the architects of the Java team. It will also have the latest details on Java 11, advances in OpenJDK, and other core Java development. We are planning dedicated tracks for server side Java EE technology including Jakarta EE (now part of the Eclipse Foundation), Spring, and the latest advances in Java microservices and containers. Also a wealth of community content on client development, JVM languages, IDEs, test frameworks, etc.
The expanded event will have 11 tracks of content for Java developers, database developers, full stack developers, DevOps practitioners, and community members. Modern Web is one of the tracks that might strike you as unusual for an Oracle conference. According to its description:
The common denominator for this track is the web browser. Whether it’s desktop, mobile, kiosk, or even other formats, whether it’s user interface, browser networking or security, if it happens in the browser or in the layers immediately adjacent to the browser, this is the track.
And to make sure that it covers the latest topics of interest another track is Emerging Technologies where you will find:
everything that’s hot and hip, from Machine Learning and AI to Blockchain, IoT, Chatbots and many more.
Regular attendees at JavaOne might be worried that Oracle will be deprecating features that made it so popular however the announcement states:
Finally, one of the things that will continue to make this conference so great is the breadth of community run activities such as Oracle Code4Kids workshops for young developers, IGNITE lightning talks run by local JUG leaders, and an array of technology demos and community projects showcased in the Developer Lounge. Expect a grand finale with the Developer Community Keynote to close out this week of fun, technology, and community.
So it sounds as if we’ll still be seeing Duke, the Java Mascot who always attends the conference. I wonder what his new personality will be this year? We’ll find out in October.