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Java User Groups

Toward the end of JavaOne 2012, the Java.net editorial team spent an hour or so in the very windy Taylor Street Cafe (a closed street block with umbrellas, tables and chairs, coffee, etc.) with Oracle Ace Director Markus Eisele (@myfear). Markus is a technology consultant, architect, developer, author, and conference speaker. He's also active in communities including Java User Groups, the JBoss...
on Jan 7, 2013
Java.net home page manager Dale Farnham and I enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Juggy, the Java Finch, who really, really likes Java User Groups, and is incredibly appreciative of their efforts. Juggy, at this particular interview, was accompanied by Java evangelist and SouJava leader Bruno Souza (@brjavaman). Bruno's normally a pretty talkative guy. Strangely, though, throughout our entire...
on Dec 8, 2012
Has been 6 months, I part of the Azure Insider. I can test Azure here. Yes We have a lot of Cloud environment here, from OpenStack/CloudFoundry to VSphere/CloudFoundry, mostly all PaaS Related which I interest and see value for developer in PaaS World. anyway, there is an initiative related to Paas, called OpenPaaS, please visit http://www.openpaas.or.id. Several interesting work that we has made...
on Nov 6, 2012
Our Meruvian program (Called jTechnopreneur), now expand to the new highest reach level. Starting with diploma 6 years ago under JENI (www.jeni.or.id or www.jeni-academy.org), we move to jTechnopreneur in 3 years, and now, in 2012, we expand to middle school (13+) and also add Cloud Computing plus Responsive Web Design. You can also see our presentation for Meruvian Seamless Education PRogram in...
on Nov 5, 2012
Bugs are inevitable. Even after you thought you have finished coding your work, another bug creeps in, making you want to wish the bugs were real tangible objects that you could squish with your bare hands. Being a developer, you should be armed with the right weapons to battle bugs for they come almost all the time. In fact, they are building yet another Death Star. If you don't get vigilant,...
on Oct 24, 2012
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) is a method wherein business stakeholders, analysts, testers and developers collectively specify and agree on what needs to be completed in the project. Requirement specifications are set and verified even before actual development starts. This ensures that only those value-adding features are delivered to the business. Instead of validating after the...
on Oct 21, 2012
During the recent JavaOne conference, I was able to share how developers can put their Java codes up a notch by using functional programming and clean coding practices. Functional Programming puts the spotlight on what we want to get out of our codes rather than how we are going to execute them. With this in mind, codes are relatively easier to understand and are less error prone, due to the fact...
on Oct 20, 2012
Earlier this October, I was given the privilege of speaking at JavaOne regarding the fusion of contemporary Continuous Delivery processes and practices with the established and widely-accepted Maven release process. I spoke in detail about the similarities as well as the main differences, and how these techniques and methodologies can be combined to deliver iterations and releases that highlight...
on Oct 18, 2012
Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is all the buzz now. To contribute to the increasing buzz BDD has been creating, I'm heading off to the Canberra JUG meeting next week to give a talk about it. BDD is a communication and collaboration process that aims to deliver what is only value-adding to the business. It is a process of establishing a common language between the business stakeholders and the...
on Oct 17, 2012
Next week holds a lot of exciting events for me at Canberra. Aside from delivering a talk on Behavior-Driven Development for the Canberra Java Users Group, I will also be conducting the Agile Java Development Practices workshop. If you want to learn how to write effective tests and better your code, produce high quality applications, know the latest on agile development tools and practices, and...
on Oct 17, 2012
Mattias Karlsson (@matkar) is a Java Champion, JUG leader, speaker, consultant, software vagabond, and founder of the Jfokus Conference (@Jfokus, which will take place February 4-6 in Stockholm, Sweden). At JavaOne 2012, I had an opportunity to chat with Mattias about Jfokus, Java User Groups, and the state of Java in Sweden. My first question was something I've actually wondered about for...
on Oct 14, 2012
Has been 1 year, after the Oracle vs Google saga, and I hear there will be appeal.. I am personally dunno what is appeal mean, i know sex appeal. huahua.. yes, I try to learn another tech and dedicate my time less to Java, touching NodeJS, try-ing Cloud, and yes, spending my time to my old hobbyes far become computer came to my life, fish tropical breeding. I live in emerging country, which...
on Oct 12, 2012
Meruvian is founded as a mix need between a legal entity for JUG Indonesia movement and also JENI (Java Education program founded by Ministery of Education) and a small project between Frans Thamura and Kompas (the biggest newspaper in the country, regarding OpenSource alternative to Microsoft solution which it is Sharepoint, we use Alfresco - the project lead by Rene -- and cannot related to my...
on Oct 12, 2012

Java Desktop

Six Ways You're Using Responsive Design Wrong by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web Staying on the cutting edge of of web design can be tough, and oftentimes you only learn from making mistakes. Making mistakes is sometimes the best way to know that you are breaking new ground. In this article, Matthew Carver, the author of The Responsive Web, gives a few tips that his experience in...
on Dec 19, 2012
Defining Functional Data Structures by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason, authors of Functional Programming in Scala Functional programs do not update variables or modify data structures. This raises pressing questions—what sort of data structures we use in functional programming, how do we define them can in Scala, and how do we operate over these data structures? This article,...
on Nov 26, 2012
The Foundations of Mobile First Design by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web In this article from The Responsive Web, author Matthew Carver opens up a discussion of how to build a site for a mobile or small-screen device using a graphic design program, such as Photoshop. Building a site in its smallest iteration first affords the designer a lot of opportunities. By starting in a...
on Nov 14, 2012
Natural User Interaction with Drag-and-Drop by Rob Crowther, author of Hello! HTML5 and CSS3 The HTML5 spec is ground-breaking in many ways, but one of the key ways is that it specifies both the syntax of the HTML markup and the APIs you should use to manipulate the document with JavaScript. In this article from Hello! HTML5 & CSS3, author Rob Crowther discusses simulating desktop-like...
on Oct 29, 2012
From 0 to First Hit with Grails Support by Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook, authors of Grails in Action, Second Edition Grails is a next-generation Java web development framework that generates great developer productivity gains through the confluence of a dynamic language, a Convention over Configuration philosophy, powerfully pragmatic supporting tools, and an agile perspective drawn from the...
on Oct 25, 2012
Do You Want to Get This Message? by Mark Fisher, Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld, authors of Spring Integration in Action Spring Integration allows you to selectively process messages and define alternative routes within the system. In this article, based on chapter 6 of Spring Integration in Action, you'll see how you can limit the scope of what your components will handle by...
on Oct 19, 2012
Architecture and Star Schema by William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde, authors of Mondrian in Action Mondrian is expecting to perform its analytic magic on top of a star schema. In this article, based on chapter 3 of Mondrian in Action, the authors cover the general architecture of an analytic solution and then explore star schemas, the "best practice" database modeling technique...
on Oct 17, 2012