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Happy Birthday to the CEJUG!

Posted by editor on September 13, 2009 at 11:52 PM PDT

In a recent note to JUG leaders, CEJUG leader Hildeberto Mendonca announced the upcoming CEJUG 7th Anniversary celebration, which will take place on September 19 (see the Java Today entry below).

CEJUG stands for Ceara Java User's Group. It is one of, if not the, largest Java User Group in Brazil. Hildeberto (known as "Berto" to his friends) was a co-founder of the JUG.

The CEJUG was also co-founded by Felipe Gaucho (who I met in person at this year's JavaOne).

The CEJUG has a significant presence on java.net. Felipe blogs regularly and has also published articles on java.net. At JavaOne 2009, he recorded a java.net Community Corner podcast about PUJ, a JUG Contest, with Jim Wright moderating and doing the recording.

As you can see from Felipe's slide above, the CEJUG is involved in at least two java.net projects. The cejug-classifieds project is a 100% pure Java classified advertising system. While the project doesn't yet have a stable release, a snapshot release and an online demo are available. The project code is integrated with GlassFish and Apache In a recent note to JUG leaders, CEJUG leader Hildeberto Mendonca announced the upcoming CEJUG 7th Anniversary celebrationANT.

Felipe is also the owner of the java.net footprint project. This project has as its objective the development of "a set of tools for distributing signed digital documents." The latest release is a beta version, which generates signed PDF documents from a jdbc data source and dispatches the documents through an SMP server.

There is probably more involvement by the CEJUG on java.net, but that's what I'm aware of right now. Consider leaving a comment below, if you're a member of the CEJUG and would like to point us to additional connections between java.net and the JUG.

Anyway, happy Seventh Anniversary, CEJUG! I wish you all a fun celebration on September 19!


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CEJUG Leader Hildeberto Mendonca recently announced the CEJUG's upcoming 7th anniversary celebration:

We are very glad to announce here CEJUG's 7th Anniversary. It is supposed to be one of the biggest JUG's conference in Brazil thanks to the entrepreneurship of CEJUG's leaders and collaborators. In a very short period of time, we are doing a great job to make everything happen on September 19th, at FA7, a local university that provides great support for many of CEJUG's initiatives.

Unfortunately, all information are in Portuguese, but still interesting to share...

rout_debasish sent me a note about some java.net projects he owns. His MySQLExplorer and MyExplorer projects are building tools to make creating, using, and managing MySQL databases more convenient. Here's a summary of the projects from the owner:

MyExplorer is developed in two formats.

  1. MySQL Explorer: GUI Based Swing Application
  2. MyExplorer: GUI Based Web Application MySQL Explorer and MyExplorer have almost same functionalities. Those functionalities are listed as follows:
    1. MyExplorer is a GUI based Web Application for enabling the users to design the database for MySQL graphically..
    2. By the help of this application the user can easily create/delete/modify/insert/display the table content.
    3. The User can also use SQL Query Window to directly interact with the database tables.
    4. Another features are::- a. Query Generation i. For Every User Operation On The Database the Internal SQL Operation is generated in form of Query and displayed to the user.. b. Export/Import i. Exporting or Importing database structure and data in form of queries is performed graphically.. c. Generating Data Dictionary i. Data Dictionary of a database can be generated on selection of a particular database… d. Print Option i. There Would be print option to print the generated structure or data in tabular format or specific format.

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