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The 2nd edition of Effective Java by Joshua Bloch will be exclusively available at Jazoon'08 for the first time in Europe. You can purchase the book at the conference registration desk for the special conference prize of CHF 50. And get your copy autographed! After his keynote on Thursday 26 June, Josh will autograph his new book. Josh will have two talks at Jazoon'08. Don't miss it!
on Jun 6, 2008
In 9 days the EURO2008 soccer championship will start in Switzerland. And in 25 days Jazoon'08 will kick-off. Don't worry about EURO2008: there are still plenty of hotel rooms available in Zurich and you will be able to watch the only game scheduled during Jazoon on our large movie theater screens with commentary in English.
on May 29, 2008
Note: This blog entry is at the same time both special and strange for me. Special, because it's my first one here on ("Hi there!") and strange because I'm gonna write about an event that I almost didn't attend...(*) Let's talk about Java conferences... you know, they're good to learn something new, to smell the air of the innovation and blah, blah blah. I'm assuming that most of you...
on May 28, 2008
The Swiss Duke
on May 14, 2008
In many sessions e.g. in the Script Bowl on Day 2 Scala was a topic of interest at JavaOne (don't ask me why Scala was in the 'Script' bowl). Some of the features of this functional language certainly impressed. In the Java Posse BOF (Java Posse Episode 186) it was discussed what the potential of Scala in the world of programming languages is. For sure dynamic languages have a different standing...
on May 13, 2008
The question is of course not new. But is it obsolete? The following comments arose from a Q&A with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green at JavaOne as well as the 'Scripting Panel' with Charles Nutter, Tor Norby, Ted Leung, Guy Laforge, and Greg Murray moderated by Tim Bray. The number of languages/frameworks for sure does not become smaller. Some of the actual examples discussed in the panel...
on May 8, 2008
In today's keynote, Rich Green (Sun's Executive VP Software) pointed out the increasing importance of RIA showing a compelling demo of a JavaFX application. The application merging sources from Youtube, Flickr and Twitter running in a browser could be simply dragged onto the desktop to run there. The same application was even shown to run on the Android emulator. RIA are an important step on the...
on May 6, 2008
The Swiss Duke
on Apr 25, 2008
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 Java Platform Open Source Software
on Apr 16, 2008
She just turned three, and she ... recognizes the Java logo and say "Java!!" recognizes Duke and say "luke!!" recognizes Hudson logo and say "Hudson!!" likes singing the "Java java jing-jing-jing" song, although the only part she can really sing is the endless repeat of "java java jing-jing-jing." Hmm... where did I make a mistake?
on Apr 13, 2008
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
on Apr 13, 2008
This JUG Community panel session I organized was accepted for CommunityOne. Yes! The slides and the resource links are available now for this session. 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...
on Apr 11, 2008
Today, I have visited Faculty of Engineering at Shubra "Banha University" and made a presentation in the IEEE event. The session was about "What is Java platforms?!". It is a basic introduction about Java for the students, less than 10 students using Java there !! Download file
on Apr 10, 2008
We just published the program for Jazoon'08, check out the conference webpage Jazoon. Speakers at Jazoon'08 include: Dion Almaer, Founder of Ajaxian Bela Ban on Cluster your POJOs with PojoCache Cédric Beust on A quick guide to modern languages and interesting concepts for the busy Java programmer Adam Bien on Glassfish V2/V3 - the killer appserver for development and production Joshua Bloch,...
on Apr 2, 2008
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 Mar 18, 2008
On February 28, James Gosling gave a presentation in Sun's Santa Clara Campus auditorium (formerly a part of the Agnews Insane Asylum :-)), entitled “Feel of Java Revisited”. The talk promised to revisit the classic Feel of Java paper that famously declared “Java is a blue collar language”. (SJSU students: Go here for free access to the paper.) I teach a graduate class...
on Mar 1, 2008
Hi guys, 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...
on Feb 28, 2008
Microsoft? Yes, Microsoft will be a Golden sponsor in the Java Developer Conference which organized by the Egyptian Java User Group. Why? Because Microsoft has something to show to the Java developers and Open Source fans. Integrating the Java platform with .net platform is a serious topic which Java Developers should be aware with. Also it will be interesting for .net developers. Microsoft...
on Feb 28, 2008
On my personal blog you can find a short outline of what went on during the "Java Developer Day" (2008) in Athens, Greece.
on Feb 21, 2008