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Java User Groups

I am one of the leaders of the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG. This JUG and the Silicon Valley JUG meet regularly at Google in Mountain View on the third Tuesday of the month. It might seem odd that there are two JUGs in Silicon Valley, but, it has worked out nicely now that we hold joint meetings regularly. It helps to distribute the work load of lining up speakers and organizing meetings...
on Jun 15, 2007
This is my first blog @ java.net, and thx to Felipe Gaúcho that asked me at JavaOne to post here. He said to me, that java.net will put you in a next new level, and now here am i. Hope i can be part of the next big things. I blog this directly from Java island, and we here try to flattening the world, and hope i will become one of the flattener. Java has a big attraction here in Indonesia, esp...
on Jun 11, 2007
Few months ago, my JUG participated in the Sun Tech Days Brazil - with more the three thousand participants over 20 different cities. The event was fantastic and the international evangelists sponsored by Sun made a great work introducing new technologies and the prospective innovations about Java. Despite the great success, the management model of JUGs - uniquely based on community...
on Jun 11, 2007
C and C++ may have additional uses as machine/assembly level programming languages that Java does not intend to be. Java surpasses C and C++ in its capability and ease to build desktop, webbased and mobile applications. Someone who knows Java does not have to go back to C or C++ because Java is a more refined language. (Expertise in C or C++ would be required in tasks that requires programming...
on May 5, 2007
The giant SUN Tech Days @ Brazil First of all I need to mention that Brazil is promoting probably the biggest SUN Tech Days in the world, with more than three thousand participants over twenty different cities. With a huge effort, SUN Brazil promotes it every year, counting on the support of SUN Microsystems and some local heroes, with a special remark on Bruno de Souza - an unbreakable JavaMan...
on Apr 17, 2007
Now that I've had a week to recuperate, and heal from my poor attempts at snowboarding, I can tell you about where I was the week before last. From the 5th of March to the 9th I was in Crested Butte Colorado for the Java Posse Roundup. A quick bit of background. The Java Posse is a podcast (an internet downloadable radio show, essentially) devoted to Java. It is run by Joe Nuxoll and Carl Quinn...
on Mar 18, 2007
I visited the Czech Republic last year, where I met the guys from NetBeans and was even invited to be part of the NetBeans 5.5 launch party. While I was there, I visit this beautiful city, ÄŒeský Krumlov, and talked a lot with several Java guys that were there, including the team of NetBeans Evangelists, and also Joshua Marinacci, that sent me these cool pictures.    ...
on Feb 6, 2007
JavaPolis was a great event, and I wanted to learn about open source projects. Is there a better way to learn then to go talk with the people responsible for the projects? Talking with Mark Reinhold, I learned that JDK 6 was released and that OpenJDK was open sourced. To really understand the importance of this, I had to go hear what Dalibor Topic had to say about this. Dalibor is the leader...
on Feb 5, 2007
In recognition of the great job done by Java Champions and JUG leaders around the world, the Jazoon committee decided to offer a special condition for them: free tickets for Jazoon'07. And even better, each of them can invite a Java member of their community to come for free also. The idea is that the Champions and JUG leaders identify remarkable members of their community and take these guys to...
on Jan 15, 2007
For the first time in Egypt, the Egyptian Software Engineers Association (ESEA) together with the Egyptian Java Users Group (EGJUG) are jointly organizing the Java Developer Conference in Cairo. The Java Developer Conference will be held at the Saraya Hall of InterContinental Citystars Cairo on the 20th of January 2007. Java technology is the most important technology in enterprise systems world...
on Jan 15, 2007
*** edited to add: please be aware that Jan 11 meeting has been cancelled *** January 2007 is a special month at JUG Milano: we will have two guests in a week, and two very important guests: Dennis Reedy and Jonas Boner. Filippo Diotalevi just confirmed the two meetings: On January 11, Dennis Reedy will present "Dynamic Services: Architecting for change". A quick introduction about the talk: "...
on Jan 7, 2007
No, I'm not changing IDEs, I'm already a NetBeans user. But after 6 years, I'm coming back to work for Sun Microsystems, and have just joined the NetBeans Team. I had a great time working at Sun in the past. I started in 1995, just a couple of weeks before Java was publicly announced, and was lucky enough to spend the following 5 years dedicating my work and a good deal of my personal life to the...
on Nov 30, 2006
On the day Sun announced it was releasing its Java implementation under an open source license, I set out to interview Duke on his thoughs about it. The interview didn't go as I expected, but, as a good reporter, I made the best of the situation, and I took the time to meet the most important players on the Open Source Java arena. Have Fun! PS: you can download a better resolution of the...
on Nov 20, 2006
Despite all marketing about Java communities, the world is big and sometimes the spotlights loose some interesting groups. Last week I had the privilege to visit Macedonia, a small country on the Balkan peninsula. My destiny was Ohrid, a city on the shore of the beautiful Lake of Ohrid. If you know that game Age of Empires you will feel yourself a character of the game walking through the...
on Sep 24, 2006
During the FISL 7.0 (7o. Fórum Internacional de Software Livre, VII International Free Software Conference), headed on April, at Porto Alegre/Brazil, the SouJava JUG promoted a painting contest using Javali t-shirts as canvas. FISL is the biggest free software conference in latin america, reaching 4000 atendees each year, and the SouJava JUG is always there presenting the Javali (Java Livre/Free...
on Jun 7, 2006
I've been pleansantly surprised to discover how strong of a bond my JUG affiliation has turned out to be. I have to refrain from the desire to call our community a clan. :-) I feel fortunate to have had the chance to visit various JUG communities in the USA, thanks to my participation in the 'No Fluff Just Stuff' conferences this year. Being a member of the java.net JUGs community has been...
on May 24, 2005
"The world has changed so much since I was a child." I used to hear my parents or grandparents say such things. I never thought that the day would come where this statement would be coming out of my mouth. We all know much progress had taken place in the 20th century, after all. You'd always hear statements such as "there was no television at the time, we listened to the radio." Now I get to...
on Mar 16, 2005
NetBeans really rocks. As many of you know, I am a long-time user of NetBeans, now. Already 4 years now that I am using NetBeans. Already 8 months that I was playing with the alpha, beta, RC1, RC2 of NetBeans 4.0. And yesterday, it was a big day: The official announcement of the NetBeans 4.0 release. The first time I met a NetBeans developer, after 4 years exchanging mails about NetBeans. When...
on Dec 17, 2004
During the keynote of this morning, Someone of Sun (I am sorry, but I don't remember who) speaked about Java and Real Time Application. Java and Real Time Application ? Not possible, I though. You can't garantee Real Time when you use applications based upon JVM having a Garbage Collector that can suspend your thread at any moment, and for somes time (it may be short, but always too long for Real...
on Dec 16, 2004
Yesterday morning, Javapolis began with a Key note of Rick Ross, the founder of http://www.javalobby.org. He explained why it's very important to have a strong and active java community. He said that we, as Java developper have to play an actor's role, and not be passive. Then, he does a little presentation of web sites that form the javalobby community. He also speaked about what he will set in...
on Dec 16, 2004