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.
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!
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.
I would like to thanks all the sponsors, that in one way or another contributed to our JUG during our first year:
- Critical Software for offering the snacks
- Cervejaria Praxis for offering the beer
- JetBrains for IntelliJ licenses
- O’Reilly for books
- Javaland Conference for event tickets
- Devoxx Conference for event tickets
- JCP for merchandise