Java.net Java User Groups Community: On the March!
After I've intensively updated a bunch of JUG related web pages on java.net, especially those that can be reached from the new/updated "JUG Resources" block on our main entry page, we now have a dramatically reduced number of open issues and a better user experience...
If you're involved in a Java User Group and you've not recently visited or participated in the happenings in the Java.net JUGs Community, now is a very good time to consider getting involved again.
There's a lot happening involving Java User Groups today. We see new JUGs springing up across the world, for example the Algeria Java User Group, which held its third meeting on Monday. Oracle has been active in supporting JUGs, sending prominent people to JUG meetings, and supporting JUG activities through events like last year's Java 7 Community Celebrations.
Or, by viewing an alphabetical listing worldwide Java User Groups. Or, you can use the search box to try to find a JUG.
The page also includes recent JUG news, and JUG related tweets (to create one, tag your tweet with #javajug or #javausergroups).
The recent focus of Michael's efforts has been on the pages that are linked to in the "JUG Resources" column on the left. These pages include:
- Browse JUGS Community
- Submit JUGS Project
- Join JUGS Mailing List
- Start/Improve you JUG
- Objectives and Projects
- JUG Blog Postings
- JUG Wiki
- JUG FAQ
- Other Programs/Sponsorship
- JUG Events
- JUG Calendar
- Adopt a JSR
- JUG RSS Feed
As you can see, there's a lot available for Java User Groups on Java.net. If you haven't participated previously (or not lately), now is an excellent time to get involved!
- Otavio Santana, Killing the myths about java.
Our current java.net poll asks How soon do you plan to start using the just-released NetBeans 7.1?. Voting will be open until this Friday, January 20.
Here are the stories we've recently featured in our Java news section:
- Peter Lawrey demonstrates Java Thread Affinity support for hyper threading.;
- Adam Bien discusses How To Package @Local Interfaces In An EAR?;
- Dustin Marx presents Focus on JavaFX 2 FXML with NetBeans 7.1;
- Lucas Jellema demonstrates Stand-alone Java Client for jWebSocket Server – communicating from Java Client to Web Clients and vice versa over WebSockets;
- Geertjan Wielenga recommends Javeleon 2.0 Beta 3: Try It Today!;
- Adam Bien demonstrates JavaFX 2.0 CSS Reference;
Our latest java.net href="http://www.java.net/archive/spotlight">Spotlight is Toni Epple's NetBeans IDE 7.1 Review: JavaFX support:
Last year, with the release of version 2.0, JavaFX finally started to gain attention at the big conferences and there seemed for the first time to be a shift in developer perception now that Oracle addressed the issues that kept Java developers from using this new UI technology. There's the following issues that have now been resolved...
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