Java User Groups
The 2nd edition of Effective Java by Joshua Bloch can be purchased at Jazoon'08. For the first time in Europe and for a special conference prize. And you can get it autographed by the author.
Only 25 days to go until Jazoon'08. In 9 days the EURO2008 soccer championship will start in Switzerland.
At the last JavaOne, more than 50 Java User Group leaders from all over the world demonstrated the power of one of largest Communities of java.net.
Special appearance: The Duke meets HAL.
In many sessions at JavaOne Scala was a topic of interest. In the Java Posse BOF even the question was raised if Scala could replace Java.
There is a confusing variety of languages/frameworks in use. Is it clear what you use for what?
The keynote by Rich Green at Day One at JavaOne brought a strong focus on RIA. Jonathan Schwartz in a Q&A stressed the importance of RIA for the future of a consumer centric world.
Special appearance: The Duke meets Jack Bauer.
Yesterday, I did a couple of presentations about Java platform and Open Source for HelwanJUG, Faculty of Computers and Information at Helwan University. download the sessions
Open Source Software
Call for papers for Jazoon Cutting-Edge, the special session at Jazoon'08 for the latest trends in Java technology.
I have a daughter who just became turned three, and she's already quite into Java!
Yesterday I made a presentation about Java platforms, it was an introductory session for students and graduates in Faculty of Science AinShams University. It is the same session I did last week with some additions like Security, Connection Management, Scalability and Messaging. Download file
This JUG Community panel session I organized was accepted for CommunityOne. Yes! It is not too late to register for CommunityOne being held on May 5th at Moscone Center. CommunityOne attendees will enjoy free access to the JavaOne Pavilion and General Sessions on Tuesday, May 6th. Registration is free, but space is limited, so save your spot today.
As a part from the EGJUG activities; being a Java Champion, I am visiting universities where students don't know about Java and make an introductory level presentation to show them the cool things in Java.
Jazoon'08, June 23 - 26 in Zurich, Switzerland, published the program. Speakers include: Dion Almaer, Bela Ban, Cedric Beust, Adam Bien, Joshua Bloch, Roberto Chinnici, Jerome Dochez, Roy T. Fielding, Neal Ford, Neal Gafter, Rod Johnson, Heinz Kabutz, Dierk Koenig, Ted Neward, David Nuescheler, Martin Marinscheck, Martin Odersky, Simon Phipps, Brian Sletten, James Ward, and many more.
A very smart comment by JavaLobby played with words and called "the IDEs of March" (*) the event that saw two italian JUGs to organize a new edition of the IDE shootout initiated by JUG Cologne. Now that the event is over, I can say that it has been a success: 200 persons could enjoy Roman Strobl (Sun Microsystems), Paolo Ramasso (Oracle) and Vaclav Pech (JetBrains) demonstrating the virtues of...
On February 28, James Gosling gave a presentation in Sun's Santa Clara Campus auditorium (formerly a part of the Agnews Insane Asylum :-)), entitled â€œFeel of Java Revisitedâ€. The talk promised to revisit the classic Feel of Java paper that famously declared â€œJava is a blue collar languageâ€. I went with my graduate programming language class from SJSU, and here is what I learned.
Yesterday I got the acceptance email for our session on this-year's CommunityOne conference. Me(Bulgarian JUG), Michael Van Riper(Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG), Chris Richardson(East Bay JUG, Oakland), Abdel Remani(Chico JUG, CA), Paul Webber(San Diego JUG), Bruno Souza(SouJava JUG, Brazil), Peter Pilgrim (Java Web User Group, UK), Michael Huttermann (Cologne JUG), Fabrizio...
Egyptian Java User Group is organizing the 2nd annual technical day, Microsoft will be the Golden sponsor in the event.
Short outline of what went on during the "Java Developer Day" (2008) in Athens, Greece.