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Seventh Coimbra JUG Meeting – Forge and First Anniversary

posted by Roberto Cortez on

Last Thursday, 11 December 2014, the seventh meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. This was a special event, since we had the pleasure to have Koen Aers, the first international speaker to visit our JUG, talk a little bit about a very promising tool: JBoss Forge. This meeting was also our First Anniversary Celebration. That’s right, Coimbra JUG was created last year in December. For this meeting we had around 30 people and a few newcomers.

Coimbra JUG Meeting 7 Session

A few people in the audience had already heard about JBoss Forge, but no one was actively using it. Koen demonstrated the tool capabilities by creating a Java EE application, with a few entities and scaffolded a JSF interface in a short amount of time. Next, added some REST services and showed us a way to generate JPA entities with an existing database schema. Time for a break!

Coimbra JUG Meeting 7 Break

Thanks to some of our sponsors we had a few snacks and beer. Of course, we also had a cake to celebrate our first anniversary.

Back to JBoss Forge, Koen was now showing us how to develop plugins. The attendees seemed very curious and interested to learn about it and the questions were great. A lot of interactions and discussions were generated during the session. I might write something about JBoss Forge in the future.

Here are the materials for the session:

Enjoy!

Acknowledgements

I would like to thanks all the sponsors, that in one way or another contributed to our JUG during our first year:

Coimbra JUG Meeting 7 Sponsors

And of course Koen Aers for taking is time to visit us here in Coimbra. Thank you!

Coimbra JUG Meeting 7 Koen

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Sixth Coimbra JUG Meeting – Batch Processing in the Real World

posted by Roberto Cortez on

Last Thursday, 30 October 2014, the sixth meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. The attendance was good, we had around 25 people to listen to my talk about the Java EE Batch. This is the same session I have presented at JavaOne.

Coimbra JUG Meeting 6 Audience

No one in the audience was using Java EE Batch, and only a couple were using Spring Batch technologies. By coincidence a few old colleagues of mine, working in a project where I introduced the technology. The attendees seemed very curious and interested to learn about it and the questions were great. A lot of interactions and discussions were generated during the session. A funny thing happened toward the end: there was a power failure and we had to finished the session on the dark! We were lucky, since the session was almost done. Discussions about the topic (and others), bounced to the dinner. We had around ten enthusiasts, for our biggest dinner ever!

As always, we had surprises for the attendees: beer and chocolates, if you participated in the discussion. IntelliJ sponsored our event, by offering a free license to raffle among the attendees. Congratulations to Décio Sousa for winning the license. Develop with pleasure!

Here are the materials for the session:

Enjoy!

A few additional notes:

I would like to welcome Bruno Baptista to the Coimbra JUG Organization. He is going to help me running the JUG.

Coimbra JUG is almost 1 year old! Let’s see if we can pull something interesting to commemorate!

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Fifth Coimbra JUG Meeting – Spring MVC

posted by Roberto Cortez on

Last Wednesday, 16 July 2014, the fifth meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. The attendance was very good, we had around 30 people to listen João Antunes talk about the Web Framework – Spring MVC. A very special thanks to João for taking the challenge and steer the session.

This topic continues a long list of Web Frameworks planned to be presented at Coimbra JUG. Have a look into the most wanted sessions pool, and cast your vote if you’re a member.

Coimbra JUG Meeting 5 Audience

I did a quick introduction about Coimbra JUG for the newcomers and João dived right into the session about Spring MVC. Spring MVC is not exactly a new technology, but only one or two attendees were using it. The rest of the attendees seemed very curious and interested to learn about it.

Looking into RebellabsJava Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014, Spring MVC appears at 1st place for the Web Frameworks in use with a 40% share. A huge percentage, which means that is very likely for you to como across with it in the future.

As always, we had surprises for the attendees: beer and chocolates, if you participated in the discussion. IntelliJ sponsored our event, by offering a free license to raffle among the attendees. Congratulations to João Baltazar for winning the license. Develop with pleasure! We also offered the book The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket courtesy of Kaazing, congratulations to Jessica Vicente. Finally, we gave away two Atlassian Stash t-shirs: “Just Do GIT” to Mário Homem and João Almeida.

Here are the materials for the session:

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Fourth Coimbra JUG Meeting – Google Web Toolkit

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Last Thursday, 22 May 2014, the fourth meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. The attendance was very good, we had around 30 people to listen Paulo Martins talk about the Web Framework – Google Web Toolkit. A very special thanks to Paulo for taking the challenge and steer the session.

Coimbra JUG Meeting 4 Audience

I did a quick introduction to the group to welcome the newcomers and Paulo dived right in the session about Google Web Toolkit. GWT is not exactly a new technology, but I think that the topic draws some interest since I know a lot of people using it in their projects, and looking into RebellabsJava Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014, GWT appears at 4th place for the Web Frameworks in use with a 10% share. Only a few people in the audience used GWT before, but there was a lot of interest to learn a little about it. Paulo presented some of the most relevant topics about GWT and show cased a few examples with live code demos.

Praxis Beer

For this meeting, Paulo had a surprise for the attendees: beer and chocolates. Thanks for Praxis Brewery for proving the beer! IntelliJ also sponsored our event, by offering a free license to raffle among the attendees. Congratulations to Bruno Martins for winning the license. Develop with pleasure!

Here are the materials for the session:

Enjoy!

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Second Coimbra JUG Meeting – New Java EE 7 Features

posted by Roberto Cortez on

Last Thursday, 13 February 2014, the second meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. The event was almost cancelled due to our main speaker not being able to attend, but thanks to the support of @arungupta, @reza_rahman, @brunoborges and many others from the JUG Leaders mailing list, I was able to pull out a presentation about the new features of Java EE 7. Thank you everyone!

About the event, since this was only our second meeting, we took a bit of time to get to know each other and talk about our expectations of the group itself. I had a surprise to “motivate” our fellow JUG members to participate: beer and chocolates. We had good feedback and for reference, the following topics where among the preferred to the next sessions:

  • Garbage Collection
  • Web Frameworks
  • Testing Strategies / Frameworks
  • Mixing JVM languages in the same project
  • Databases

For the people that attended, please let me know if I forgot about something.

Coimbra JUG Meeting 2

Next came the talk about Java EE 7. Not that many people have used Java EE before, so a lot of the terminology was new to them, but I tried my best to present the topic in a way that could be understood for the ones that were only starting with the technology and also keep it interesting for the most experienced people. Generally, I think people enjoyed it and I actually took more time with the presentation than I antecipated due to the interest and questions from the audience. Unfortunately, our camera couldn’t keep up and got it’s memory full, so we don’t have the complete presentation recorded. Need a higher memory card for the next event :)

Here are the materials:
Presentation (in Portuguese)
Code: Websockets Chat
Code: Java EE 7 Samples
Java EE 7 Samples Documentation
Youtube Channel (in Portuguese)

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