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Chennai Java Community Keeps Busy

June 13, 2012 By: Tori Wieldt

Things are busy for the Chennai Java Community. JUG Chennai is hosting @Codegala on 16th June (this coming Saturday!), where JUG members and friends are starting an Oracle Certified Java Programmer (was SCJP) study forum. All developers interested in learning Java and taking their Java to the next level should attend. JDuchess Chennai is encouraging women developers to attend as well.

JUG Chennai regularly hosts Code Retreats, day-long, intensive practice events, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from distractions, has been very successful.

In April, JUG Chennai celebrated its annual “Chennai Java Summit." This event drew lots of attention and brought in many Java enthusiasts from across the city. It provided a great opportunity to learn and network. Developers across Chennai met each other and some of the most outstanding developers in the Java community.

There were sessions on various topics from some of the renowned developers across the world. This event was organized as a part of AIOUG (All India Oracle User Group), thus there were parallel tracks covering Oracle Technologies as well. The speakers for included Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Arun Gupta, Scott Davis, Venkatesh S. and Rajesh S.

Dr. Subramaniam presented a seminar on Scala on the JVM and satisfied the curiosity of those interested in the language. Arun Gupta enlightened the participants regarding the JEE 7 Platform. He also demonstrated how JEE 7 is shifting its focus towards cloud based services and how will it enable developers to write applications for any cloud based infrastructure. Arun presented another session based on JAX-RS 2.0 where he demonstrated how successfully JAX-RS has taken over the development and implementation of RESTFul services. Scott Davis on the other hand showed the importance of JavaScript for Java Developers. He also had a session where he demonstrated the power of CSS3.0 and all these sessions were for Java Developers and how to make them clever front end developer.

An intense session was “Grails in Action” which took attendees from installation to development of a web application, to unit testing and continuous integration to deployment on the cloud. Other sessions ranged from software design to various version control tools and their uses. The Chennai Java Summit provided every attendee lots of information and great networking opportunities. You can watch videos of the event on the JUG Chennai Youtube channel. There twitter handle is jug_c.

Thanks to @shivkumarganesh for the information about the Chennai Java Summit.

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