On May 23rd 2020, Java completed 25 years as one of the most popular and powerful platforms of all times.
A serie of events is happening throughout this year to celebrate this great milestone. By the way, don’t miss the event tomorrow where I and my friends Otávio Santana, Karina Varela and Paulo Simões will be discussing the next 25 years of Java.
Another great way to celebrate this aniversary is having Java developers worldwide sharing their memories using the hashtag #MovedByJava. I even posted mine, just to realise that Twitter’s current limit of 280 characters is not enough for so many memories. Then I decided to write my memories of Java in this blog post. Here they are:
- 2002 - Felt in love with Java 1.3/1.4.
- 2002 - J2EE training with Vinicius Senger.
- 2003 - Got my Java Programmer certification.
- 2003 - First job as a Java developer.
- 2005 - Event Café Brazil - Where I watched Bruno Souza and James Gosling live.
- 2005 - First presentation at a SouJava meeting.
- 2006 - Published my first article in Brazilian Java Magazine with Gabriel Viragine.
- 2007 - Started this blog where I wrote (among other topics) about Java.
- 2007 - Worked at Summa that had the best Brazilian Java professionals like Michael Nascimento (aka Mr. M), Cláudio Miranda, Edgar Silva, Marcelo Ancelmo, Paulo Jerônimo, Renato Câmara, Bruno Borges (aka Miojo), and many others.
- 2008 - Watched Burr Sutter live in Brasília.
- 2008 - Released my first opensource Java project: XSeam.
- 2009 - Joined JBoss/Red Hat to work in the Java Middleware team.
- 2012 - First lecture at TDC
- 2014 - Started to contribute with Apache DetalSpike, a Duke’s choice Award winner.
- 2015 - Became part of PMC of Apache DetalSpike.
- 2015 - Moved abroad to work with Java.
- 2015 - My first time at JavaOne as a speaker and an attendee at the same time
- 2016 - Started traveling the world to talk at Java conferences.
- 2019 - Published my first Java book.
- 2020 - After joining Oracle a year ago, I’m back to Brazil, and celebrating 25 year of Java.
What a journey!!! Yeah. Definitely I am #MovedByJava!