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(Jan 14, 2014) Java EE 8 survey (Part 2) - Need Your Help

We have just released the 2nd part of the Java EE 8 Community Survey, see https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JavaEE8-Part2
Please help us to spread the word!


(Jan 14, 2014)
Seeking Java EE developers!

A while ago a small group (lead by Markus Eisele) of us started a project called Java Countdown (http://www.jcountdown.com/). The site is meant to track visitor versions of "Java in the browser" so we can track its timely demise (and/or make sure folks have the latest version if they absolutely must use it). Given the recent security announcements (again) about Java - we hoped that this could be a force for good!...


(Dec 12, 2013)
Java EE 8 survey - Need your help

In order to gather feedback for Java EE 8, we are running a survey. To make it easier, we have divided it in two parts and it shouldn't really takes more than a few minutes to fill...
The 1st part is now available at https://blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/entry/we_need_your_help_java
The 2nd and final part will be available early...


(Oct 22, 2013)
2013 Java Theme Community Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Java Theme Community Challenge! And come hear how Java is inspiring a whole generation of young developers. The JavaOne Community Keynote is all about how your work in the community and the Java ecosystem is leading to extraordinary applications and end-user benefits.


(Oct 3, 2013)
#Juggy interviews @jyeary at #JavaOne Conference. The subject? JUGs!

Juggy interviews John Yeary (@jyeary) at JavaOne Conference 2013, about JUGs and the role of User Groups in the process of continuously evolve the Java technology, about teaching programming to kids, and more.


(Aug 22, 2013)
Duke, the Java Mascot

Check out a short history of the Java Mascot Duke...

https://www.java.net/duke-java-mascot


(Aug 22, 2013)
Java Embedded Challenge for Raspberry Pi at JavaOne

This year, JavaOne attendees were able to develop fun and innovative applications at the Java Embedded Challenge for Raspberry Pi.

Attendees received access to training, experts, and Raspberry Pi equipment in a dedicated room.

The resulting projects can be seen at www.java.net/challenge.


(Jun 6, 2013)
Adopt-a-JSR for Non-English Speakers

The JCP hosted an online meeting last week on the Adopt-a-JSR program for Non-English speakers. There over twenty Java User Group (JUG) participants on the call, and there was interest from French, German, Spanish, Portuguese JUG members.


(May 31, 2013)
The Java EE 7 Platform

Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is a core platform that many of us use directly or otherwise rely on.

The next release of Java's Enterprise Edition 7 is another step in the right direction for developer productivity and JCP member organisations (including ourselves!) played a key role in bringing this release out.

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(May 13, 2013)
Bruno Borges joining the OTN Tour in Latin America

I will be joining the OTN Tour in Latin America between July and August this year to bring Java EE 7 content. But I need your help!

Could you please spread the word of this blog post I wrote?
https://blogs.oracle.com/brunoborges/entry/l%C3%ADderes_de_jug_de_latino...

It's a way to...


(May 6, 2013)
Beyond Beauty: JavaFX, I2C, Parallax, Touch, Raspberry Pi, Gyroscopes and Much More. (Part I)

When I think about realism on user interfaces, the first thing that comes to my mind is 3D. Unfortunately, 3D and embedded are two worlds that don't go along very well. When we think about embedded, we think about constrained devices, but it doesn't have to mean ugly interfaces. Now we have Java SE Embedded (which includes JavaFX), it provides us with a great tool to create astonishing UI for embedded applications.

This was my inspiration for...


(Apr 29, 2013)
Open API Hackathon: Win A Trip to JavaOne San Francisco and more!

Orange Labs is running a contest for the next cool app powered by Java, in association with City of Warsaw and with investment partner IQ Partners.

The Grand Prize is an invitation to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 & JavaOne 2013 w San Francisco – hotel, airfare, and admission included! Three first place prizes are internships at Orange Labs. And the best business-oriented application creator IQ Partners SA will help to...


(Apr 4, 2013)
OSCON 2013 Program Announced

Registration is open for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2013 and we know you won’t want to miss it, especially this year—it’s going to be an extraordinary event. We're celebrating OSCON's 15th anniversary with a look back at open source's rich history, some prognosticating about tomorrow, excellent after-hours events, and, as always, a deep dive into open source today.

And we've assembled a great...


(Mar 16, 2013)
NetFlix CloudPrize - $200K up for grabs

This contest is for software developers.

Step 0 - You need your own GitHub account
Step 1 - Read the rules in the Wiki
Step 2 - Fork this repo to your own GitHub account
Step 3 - Send us your email address
Step 4 - Modify your copy of the repo as your Submission

NetFlix's codebase runs on the JVM and is mostly Java!

(Mar 14, 2013) ANKARA JUG - Newest Member of the JUG Community

We are happy to announce that the AnkaraJUG, which will actively promote the Java platform in Ankara, has been founded. As Ankara JUG our aim is to gather all the people related with
Java, like professional workers, students or academics under the hood of the group. We do enjoy working with Java over a decade and we want to expand the circle even more to hug more Java geeks.

For starters, we will be gathering at the last thursday of each month at the same time and same...

(Feb 26, 2013) Finland Java Users Group (FinJUG) Graduates Incubator

The Finland Java Users Group (FinJUG) has successfully passed the requirements for graduation from the JUG Incubator.

Congratulations to Petteri Hietavirta the JUG leader for making this happen, and welcome to the JUG Community.

(Dec 29, 2012) Adopt a JSR

With JUG Cologne on board with JSR 346, the number of JUGs participating in the "Adopt a JSR" program has now grown to 13. Please also consider to join the effort. Check the java.net site here that describes how to join.

(Nov 28, 2012) Mauritius Java User Group Joins JUG Community

I would like to announce the setting up of Mauritius Java User Group and also we are inviting Java Experts around the world to come and talk in our Country. We have a big java community but we are still very "old-fashion" in terms of java usage although we have big companies like Accenture,Ceridian, Infosys, TNT Express IT Department, Business & Decision and others here in our country. Since we are a bilingual community, we can welcome speaker talking either french or english. So...

(Feb 26, 2012) Java People by Zoran Sevarac

Zoran Sevarac created a great video called "Java People". Check out the video on YouTube.

(Jan 13, 2012) A further bunch of JUG web pages updated

After I've intensively updated a bunch of JUG related web pages on java.net, especially those that can be reached from the new/updated "JUG Resources" block on our main entry page, we now have a dramatically reduced number of open issues and a better user experience. After past infrastructure changes, there are still some "old" pages that must be...