Sunday Sep 28, 2014

User Group Sunday Kicks Things Off

By Guest Blogger Bob Larsen, Java.net Editor

JavaOne officially started today with User Group Sunday, and, as usual, gave a strong showing out of the gate with some tremendous sessions.  

User Group Sunday sessions targeted both current and future Java User Group leaders, including “Starting a JUGgernaut: How to Start and Rapidly Grow Your JUG”  and “Tools for the Day-to-Day of JUG Management.”  

There was also a wide selection of technical sessions including introductions to new features released in Java 8, demonstrations of exciting ways Java is currently being used, and panel sessions that allowed attendees to have their questions answered by the rock stars of the Java community.

User Group Sunday took place concurrently with Netbeans Day.  Community members shared the interesting and myriad ways in which they are using both the Netbeans IDE and the Netbeans platform.  They also shared tricks and tools to help make Java developers more productive and even to teach the next generation of Java developers.

Perhaps the most alarming announcement came when Juggy, the Java Finch, unveiled a prototype RoboJuggy, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi running Java, of course.  Juggy plans to build an army of RoboJuggies to “spread Java everywhere through world domination.”  Community leaders have opened diplomatic negotiations with Juggy to deescalate the situation.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

India: A Developer Powerhouse

JavaOne India was a opportunity to touch base with Java developers in India, and get a sense of the developer community there. What impressed me about India is the scale: there are so many people and so many developers! I got a chance to talk to some of them at the OTN lounge. Sit back and enjoy:

JUGChennai founder Raj Hegde discusses the Money and Currency API, Adopt A JSR, and JUGChennai. 

Java Champion Hardshad Oak shares his views on the Oracle Java Cloud and the Indian Java developer community.

Gurpreet Sachdeva, Director of Technology at Aricent, discusses Java G1, the Java garbage collector, and situations when it is best to use G1.

Jitendra Chittoda discusses Java concurrency and the Dehli JUG. 

The rest of the videos from JavaOne are on the Java Channel on YouTube:

After watching these, I'm sure you'll agree that the Java developer community in India is big, multifaceted, and on the move.

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