Beyond C# vs Java November 18, 2014

Beyond C# vs Java

Do you live in the Java world, but wonder what’s going on in Bizarro .Net World

Curious what a day in the life of a .Net developer looks like?

This month we are honored to have two presenters from the Des Moines Central Iowa Java Users Group, on November 18th at Blue Cross Blue Shield!

Nate Buwalda will shed some light on Microsoft’s latest offerings.

Curious what a day in the life of a Java developer looks like?   Dan Mullins will give you his take on Java development.

Beyond C# vs Java, we’ll compare and contrast the supporting cast:Up-front InvestmentIDEBuild Tools/Dependency ManagementLanguage ItselfPreferred Web FrameworkTesting Framework (Functional/Unit)Appserver/Deployment MechanismIf you’re a .Net developer thinking about Java, or a Java developer thinking about .Net, you’ll find something interesting in this meeting.

Invite your .NET friends along for our November presentation!

Speakers: Dan Mullins @dmullins and Nate Buwalda @scotchnate from Des Moines

Location:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:

5:30 Networking

6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems

6:30 Presentation

8:00 Drinks and more at DJ’s Dugout (Aksarben)

Please RSVP here http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/216026402/

Also, in the FREE STUFF  department, JetBrains has signed up to be an additional sponsor, and is giving us 1-2 free IntelliJ IDEA licenses to raffle away EVERY MONTH (2 if we have over 50 attendees)!   So stick around for the drawing at the end of the meeting before we head to DJ’s!

Tuesday October 21, 2014 – Buzzworthy Java with Spring Boot and JHipster

Learn about Spring Boot, a new opinionated convention-over-configuration RESTful framework that makes your life easier.

  • Get up and running in minutes

  • Writing web apps without or with a WAR?!?!

  • Deploy without or with an app server?!?!

Yes is the answer!

“Spring Boot makes it easy to create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. It takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform so that new and existing users can quickly get to the bits they need.

You can use Spring Boot to create stand-alone Java applications that can be started using java -jar or more traditional WAR deployments.” — https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-boot

Then take it to the next level with JHipster, a buzz-worthy opinionated full stack generator that pulls together AngularJS + Spring Boot with many tools:

  • build (Gradle + Grunt)

  • front end (Twitter Bootstrap, Thymeleaf, WebSockets)

  • back end (Spring-Loaded hot reload, monitoring metrics, Hazelcast, HikariCP)

“JHipster is a Yeoman generator, used to create a Maven + Spring + AngularJS project, with full hot reload of Java and JavaScript code.” — http://jhipster.github.io/

Speaker: Jeff Sheets is a Principal Consultant with Object Partners working on Grails and Java projects.

Location:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:

5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/210199952/

Also, in the FREE STUFF  department, JetBrains has signed up to be an additional sponsor, and is giving us 1-2 free IntelliJ IDEA licenses to raffle away EVERY MONTH (2 if we have over 50 attendees)!

So stick around for the drawing at the end of the meeting before we head to DJ’s!

 

Tuesday August 19th, 2014 — Katas will make us better

Jessica Codr and John Davis will lead a discussion of katas and lead us through (at least) two katas.

Katas are hands on exercises that serve as a great way to get more familiar with programming languages, IDEs, and processes like TDD.  They are all about refining our skills as developers through deliberate practice.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and follow along with the kata exercise.  If you don’t have a laptop, we will do our best to provide one for you or pair you up with someone else who has a laptop.  We will be doing 2-3 katas, including the “prime factors kata” to demonstrate the great power of TDD and a kata using Mockito.

Jessica and John will be leading the katas in Eclipse, so participants should have Eclipse already installed on their laptops.

Location:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:

5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/199119632/

Also, in the FREE STUFF breaking news department, JetBrains has signed up to be an additional sponsor, and is giving us 1-2 free IntelliJ IDEA licenses to raffle away EVERY MONTH (2 if we have over 50 attendees)!

So stick around for the drawing at the end of the meeting before we head to DJ’s!

Tuesday, July 15th — Groovy after all these years

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/185848242/

In 2005, a team at Mutual of Omaha selected Groovy for building a mission critical group insurance pricing engine. At the time, this was one of the largest commercial uses of Groovy. Jim McGill, an architect at Mutual of Omaha, will discuss with Scott Hickey, the technical lead on the project, why Groovy was selected, what the concerns were at the time and how Groovy has been instrumental in the continued success of this project.

In this Q&A style session, we’ll dive into areas such as maintenance, language stability, tooling, testing, staffing and expanding Groovy’s reach at Mutual of Omaha beyond this project.

Location:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/185848242/

 

Tuesday, June 17th – Ryan Hochstetler presents

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/185847972/

 

Ryan Hochstetler presents Byteman or JTA.   Either way, it will be a great talk.

Please vote for your topic at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/polls/

Location:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/omahajava/events/185847972/

Tuesday, May 20th – Angular JS for Java Developers

This month Joen Moreno from Bass and Associates will be talking to us about being a Java developer doing Angular JS development. It will include an introduction to Angular and a discussion about approaching Angular from the perspective of a Java developer.

Should be a great talk. See you there.

Location:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

Door prize(s) provided by Bass & Associates.

Our meetup group is http://www.meetup.com/omahajava

 

 

UPDATED LOCATION: Tuesday, April 15th – Glide @ Godmans HQ in Aksarben

This month Scott Hickey from OPI will be talking to us about Glide. Glide makes it incredibly easy to develop apps that harness the power of Google App Engine for Java using expressiveness of Groovy and sweetness ofGaelyk’s syntactic sugar.

See you there.

Location:
Gordmans Headquarters – 1926 South 67th St., Omaha NE 68106

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout

Tuesday, March 18th – Angular JS for Java Developers

This month Joen Moreno from Bass and Associates will be talking to us about being a Java developer doing Angular JS development. It will include an introduction to Angular and a discussion about approaching Angular from the perspective of a Java developer.

Should be a great talk. See you there.

Location:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout

Tuesday, February 18th – Java 8 and Scala ( In Aksarben )

Sorry for the late announcement, we are still working out some kinks with booking location.

This month we have Stephen Haberman who will be talking about Java 8 and comparing it to Scala.

Stephen is always very thoughtful and informative and you should be there.

Location:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180

Agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout