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Fourth Coimbra JUG Meeting – Google Web Toolkit

posted by Roberto Cortez on

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:


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)


First Coimbra JUG meeting – The new Java 8 Features

posted by Roberto Cortez on

Last Thursday, 19 December 2013, the first ever meeting of Coimbra JUG was held on the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. I couldn’t be more proud, more than 50 people attended the event.

After a quick intro to the JUG by myself, explaining the JUG objective and purposes, we had Samuel Santos from PT.JUG to share some of his experience running and managing the biggest JUG in Portugal.

The highlight of the meeting was the my talk about the new features in Java 8, especially lambdas. I think that most of the people enjoyed it, but maybe it was not that interesting for the folks that already use lambdas or equivalents on other languages. Also a lesson learned for me.

If you’re curious, here are the materials (in portuguese):
YouTube Channel

You can find more photos of the event on our Meetup page. We also have a few videos that I’m uploading right now. I’ll update the post when I’m done.

A special thanks to Jetbrains for giving away 2 free licenses of IntelliJ 13 to raffle among the participants. Congratulations to the lucky winners of Math.random(), Hugo Lopes and Luis Rosa.

Feel free to comment 🙂