Oracle Code One 2018 Sessions

I've been to so many JavaOne conferences over the past 20 years, that it's hard to keep count. This year was different -- it's the first year since Oracle changed the name to Code One. Even though there were many sessions on non-Java technologies (including two of mine), it still felt a lot like the old JavaOne in terms of content, which is definitely a good thing. The overall feeling is different, though. I still miss the good old days of Sun's JavaOne, with beam bags, video games, and Office Space playing in the background. 

That era is gone, however, and even without the hipness of the old days, there is a lot of good content here, and it was great to see some old friends. I was pleased to present three sessions; the slides are now available on this site (and should be available through the Oracle site soon):

If you attended one of the sessions, thanks for coming! If not, feel free to check out the slides and drop me a line via the Contact Us page or @kito99 on twitter.

PolymerTS 0.2.3 Released

I'm pleased to announce the release of PolymerTS version 0.2.3. PolymerTS makes it easy to write Polymer 1.x applications (or components) with TypeScript, and provides a set of decorators to simplify the development process.

A few months ago I joined the project as a collaborator, and I've been thrilled to finally have the time to make some major contributions. In addition fixing a problem with observers in the previous release, this release also cleans up the project structure and adds contribution info. 

In addition, I'll be working with the community and my clients to come up with a migration path for Polymer 2 so that developers can upgrade their applications from Polymer 1.x + TypeScript + PolymerTS to Polymer 2.x + TypeScript + PolymerDecorators (the new official TypeScript project from the Polymer team). If you're interested in helping, please comment on the github issue.