Company: Azul Systems
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than fifteen years of experience in software development. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (TilesFX, Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas).
Gerrit blogs regularly at http://harmonic-code.org, he is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), he is a JavaOne rockstar and a Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.
Not Dead Yet – Java on Desktop
Interestingly a lot of people say Java on the desktop is dead and yes it is not in the hyped zone anymore. But on the other hand, it is still widely used. This session will try to give an overview of Java on desktop and why it is not dead yet. Gerrit will give examples for scenarios where Java on the desktop really shines and others where you better choose a web application. It will also show the state of JavaFX with all its different flavors like standard JavaFX on desktop, on embedded, on mobile using Gluon, and on the web using JPro. And of course, there will be demos for those different scenarios.