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Ahmed Hashim

Ahmed Hashim has been working with Java technologies since 2002. He has experience with EJB, Hibernate, Spring, Struts, JSF & AJAX, ESB & BPEL. He is SCJP and SCWCD. Ahmed Hashim is the initiative, founder and leader of the Egyptian Java User group, he is a frequent speaker in local event in Egypt organized by Egyptian JUG and other communities. Ahmed is a Sun Java Champion since December 2007. Ahmed graduated from Faculty of Computers and Information, Computer Science Department, Cairo University, after doing MSc thesis 'Design Level Assertion and Architecture quality'.


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Interview with JavaLobby

Posted by ahashim on January 4, 2008 at 12:54 AM PST

Last week, I had an interview with Geertjan Wielenga, an author at JavaLobby (also Netbeans Engineer ), it was about JUG in Egypt and our upcoming event.

It was a very interesting meeting, Geertjan can speak Arabic BTW:-)

The interview is available on JavaLobby website

JavaPolis, the event which I can't attend

Posted by ahashim on January 2, 2008 at 3:26 AM PST

I tried twice to attend JavaPolis but I have a major show stopper, I can't get Visa from Egypt to Belgium. I am not the only case, a sporting club in Egypt lost an opportunity to join a champion in Belgium because of the Visa. Simply the Belgium Embassy in Cairo rejects 95% of the visa applications without any justification.

JDC 2008 Call for sponsors

Posted by ahashim on December 24, 2007 at 7:18 AM PST

JDC 2008 will take place at 15 March 2008 @ Intercontinental CityStars.

We are looking for sponsors for our event.

The Programmer Dress Code

Posted by ahashim on December 14, 2007 at 8:24 AM PST

Some companies sticked to a specific dress code for employees, even developers!
I believe that developers can't have a standard dress code, developers are crazy, unorganized people :)

but it seems that geeks share a common dress code (long hair and a beard)

In this post you will see how the geeks look like.

Open Source Software session

Posted by ahashim on July 11, 2007 at 11:48 PM PDT

I presented in IEEE job fair in faculty of computer science Helwan university about Open Source Software.

It was very nice day and I saw a lot of great graduation projects in GIS, Virtual reality, Neural networks, Telecom & Networking using different technologies Java, c++, .net, matlab, Linux ..etc

You can download the OSS presentation

Tips to save client's bandwidth

Posted by ahashim on March 21, 2007 at 7:08 AM PDT

In this post, I will write about the client/server bandwidth saving.

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Posted by ahashim on March 12, 2007 at 9:48 AM PDT

Hi, After making few samples with DWR framework, I think it is a very good, powerful and easy to use AJAX framework.

Load Message Resources from Struts Action

Posted by ahashim on March 10, 2007 at 4:39 AM PST

Sometime, you will need to read some text from the resource files in your application from the Struts Action class.

Compare String to a literal.. coding style

Posted by ahashim on March 10, 2007 at 4:11 AM PST

I saw many times code written by geeks, comparing String to literals in this style

public boolean compareUser(String name)
if("Ahmed Hashim".equals(name))
//do staff here
return true;
return false;

what is the difference between this and the normal code style?

public boolean compareUser(String name)
if(name.equals("Ahmed Hashim"))
//do staff here
return true;

Java Developer Conference in Egypt

Posted by ahashim on January 15, 2007 at 2:07 AM PST

For the first time in Egypt, the Egyptian Software Engineers Association (ESEA) together with the Egyptian Java Users Group (EGJUG) are jointly organizing the Java Developer Conference in Cairo.