Monday Jun 30, 2008

BOJUG User meet (June 2008)

The Bangalore Open Java Users Group had it's user meet for June 2008 on the 27th at the Himalaya Conference Room at Sun India Engineering Center, Bangalore. The meet, though held on a week day, was well attended (in fact we had the best attendance till date). Not only that, the audience was enthusiastic and participating a lot by asking lots of questions and sharing their views. All and all, a great session - the best user meet I have attended till date. A special thanks to Amit Kumar Saha, the new JUG Leader, who did all the running around to make this meet a roaring success.


JavaFX - Harish Singh (3i Infotech)
JDK6u10 - New and Noteworthy - Vaibhav Choudhary (Sun Microsystems)
From Journeyman to Master - Rohan Ranade (Sun Microsystems)

You can read about the proceedings at Mohammed's or Sreedhar Ambati's blogs.

Some snaps of the meet (courtesy Tirthankar):

Tuesday Jul 24, 2007

BOJUG@Bangalore BarCamp 4 - Schedule

We just announced the schedule for the 3rd User Meet of Bangalore Open Java Users Group to be held at IIM Bangalore, on 28th and 29th July, in association with Bar Camp Bangalore.




Prizes and goodies courtesy IntelliJ IDEA and O Reilly.

Here's the schedule:

  • BOJUG Introduction and Welcome to participants.
  • June and July in Java by Rohan Ranade, JUG Leader, BOJUG - This session will cover the major happenings in the world of Java in the month of June and July. This will be more of a discussion than a presentation and audience members are encouraged to discuss more on the happenings in Java during the session.
  • Project Woodstock presentation by Venkatesh M. R., Developer, Sun Microsystems - Project Woodstock participants are developing the next generation of User Interface Components for the web, based on Java Server Faces and AJAX. This open source collaboration enables a community of developers to create powerful and intuitive web applications that are accessible and localizable, and which are based on a uniform set of guidelines and components, to help ensure ease of development and ease of use. Vision: Project Woodstock is devoted to providing the best possible web application experience for our customers and communities.That experience will certainly be greatly enriched by the interaction of ideas, information, and techniques that emerge from the cooperation of individuals in the web community, and the rapid introduction of new technologies by members of that community.
  • Java Puzzles - You think you know Java? Think again. Have a go at these brain crackers, and see how deep your knowledge of Java is. Winners will get a free copy of the award winning IDE IntelliJ IDEA worth $249.
  • Cruise Control presentation by Kshitish Balhotra, JUG Leader, BOJUG
  • Adventures with Netbeans Platform and OpenOffice API, a workshop by Rohan Ranade, JUG Leader, BOJUG - This session will take the audience through a session on building a Netbeans module which generates OpenOffice documents using the Java API. (Participants need to get their Laptops please.)
  • Code Generation Presentation - Sathish T. (BOJUG member)
  • Component based java web development with Apache Wicket Framework - Karthik (BOJUG member) - Wicket is a Component based Java web application framework that takes simplicity, separation of concerns and ease of development to a whole new level. Component based framework build pages from reusable components, the way you build a windows GUI application. Wicket strives for a clean separation of role of a HTML Page designer and a Java Developer by supporting plain vanilla HTML templates that can be mocked up, previewed, and later revised using standard WYSIWYG HTML design tools. Dynamic content processing and form handling is all handled in Java code using a first-class component model backed by POJO data beans that can easily be persisted using your favorite technology. Wicket  counters the statelessness of HTTP by providing a stateful component model, thereby improving productivity. If you are looking to home your object-oriented programming skills , then Wicket fits like a groove in that respect as well, since it has an architecture and rich component suite that encourages  clean object oriented design. It might be of interest to some to note that Wicket is probably the only "Zero-XML" framework in the Java World right now - All configuration is done in Java. If you love Java and you know HTML and current approaches to Java  web development bores you, give Wicket a try - you would be pleasantly surprised!
  • JMeter - Kshitish Balhotra, JUG Leader, BOJUG


Tuesday Jul 17, 2007

Bangalore Open Java Users Group - User Meet III

The 3rd user meet of the Bangalore Open Java Users Group (BOJUG) will be held as a part of Bar Camp Bangalore 4 - on 28th and 29th of July 2007 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

The user meet promises to be a power packed one, and we are hoping to get a huge interaction between all the members of various BCB4 collectives.

Loads of presentations, geeky stuff, discussions and yes, IntelliJ IDEA licenses to be won!


Interested people can register at:


Wednesday May 16, 2007

Bangalore Open Java Users Group - Users Meet



The 2nd users meet of Bangalore Open Java Users Group will be held on May 26th 2007 at Sun Microsystems India Engineering Center, Bangalore.


The main attraction of the users meet is a session on JavaFX by Ranganath from Mphasis.

For meeting details, please see this link :

Also, do not forget to add your name to the attendee's list, if you wish to attend this users meet.


Rohan Ranade's musings on anything and everything.


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