JUG News Highlights: CaJUG, JCertif 2012, Jax Innovation Awards, AdoptOpenJDK
Some interesting announcements from the Java.net Java User Groups Community have been posted recently on the Java.net JUG-Leaders mailing list, related to upcoming JUG events, JUG activities, and more. In this blog, I highlight four recent announcements.
Cariri Java User Group
JUG Community leader John Yeary congratulated Alday Pinheiro and the Cariri Java Users Group (CaJUG) on having graduated from Java.net's JUG Incubator. You can visit CaJUG's Java.net page as well as their home site.
JCertif 2012 CfP
JUG-Africa leader Max Bonbhel announced that the JCertif 2012 Call for Papers is now open: "The next edition of JCertif is coming and will take place on September 03th-09th in Brazzaville, Congo. If you have an interesting presentation idea, we want to hear from you!"
Jax Innovation Awards: Vote Now!
Martijn Verburg, of the London Java Community, talked about "Another great opportunity to celebrate innovation and achievement in our communities," namely, the Jax Innovation Awards 2012. Martijn notes "The panel of judges (disclaimer: Including myself and a few other leaders on this list) has whittled down the nominations to a final shortlist of 5 in each category. Now it's back over to you in the communities to vote for those you feel most worthy of winning!" The award categories include:
- Most Innovative Java Technology
- Most Innovative Java Company
- Top Java Ambassador
Voting is open until July 10 -- but why not vote now, while you're thinking about it?
AdoptOpenJDK Project Update
Martijn also talked about the latest efforts related to the AdoptOpenJDK project: "We're putting together a pilot program with Oracle (and the rest of the OpenJDK community) to ensure that efforts are co-ordinated (this is very important!) and things like patches meet the quality bar to make it into the OpenJDK code base... There's a host of activities to get involved in from fixing simple javac warnings through to overhauling the Javadoc subsystem and plenty of community management as well."
- Larry Fernandez, The Great EJB Debate;
Our current Java.net poll asks Is adding Lambda Expressions (closures) to Java a good idea?. Voting will be open until Friday, June 8.
Here are the stories we've recently featured in our Java news section:
- Cameron McKenzie reports Cloud, Collaboration and ALM Themes Dominate IBM Innovate 2012;
- Geertjan Wielenga demonstrates HTML Tidy in NetBeans IDE (Part 2);
- Roger Brinkley presents Java Spotlight Episode 85: Migrating from Spring to JavaEE 6;
- Jean-Francois Arcand demonstrates Writing Socket.IO application that runs on the JVM;
- Jonathan Giles presents Announcing Scenic View 1.0;
- Geertjan Wielenga demonstrates HTML Tidy in NetBeans IDE;
- Geertjan Wielenga announces Environment Award for AgroSense Java Farm Management System;
- Jonathan Giles shares JavaFX links of the week, June 4;
- Arun Gupta presents Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd on Oracle Cloud;
The 2012 JVM Language Summit (July 30–August 1 at Oracle Corporation: Santa Clara campus) is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. We are sharing our experiences as creators of programming languages for the JVM...As space allows, we are open for registration at registration.jvmlangsummit.com...
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