Mar 3: Android Development: The 20,000 Foot View by Mark Murphy (sold out)

January 22, 2011

What: NovaJUG/GTUG Meeting featuring a presentation on “Android Development: The 20,000 Foot View” by Mark Murphy author of “Beginning Android 2”.

Registration: Click HERE!

When: Thurs Mar 3, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, presentation starts at 7 PM

Location:
Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 203 (the training center)
Reston, VA 20191

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the garage behind or out in front of the building.

Food: Pizza and Liquid Refreshments will be provided by Near Infinity Corporation.

Description: You have seen Android climb from a class Google ‘beta’ product to one of the leading mobile operating systems in use today worldwide. With Google TV, Android is also making the leap into the living room. With those plus other future opportunities, maybe you are considering getting into Android application development.

This presentation will review what Android is and the primary options for building Android applications. We will also discuss common concerns with Android application development, support resources, and how you can make money with Android.

Speaker: Mark Murphy, author of numerous books on the Android platform. Mark will be in town teaching an Android development class at Near Infinity, and has agreed to include a presentation to the NovaJUG during his trip.

Call 703 727-1307 (Gray’s cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.


Feb 28: Mylyn 3.5, Agile and the new face of the Java IDE by Mik Kersten

January 10, 2011

What: Mylyn 3.5, Agile and the new face of the Java IDE by Mik Kersten

Registration: Click here to register

When: Monday Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, presentation starts at 7 PM

Location:
Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 203 (the training center)
Reston, VA 20191

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the garage behind or out in front of the building.

Food: Pizza and Liquid Refreshments will be provided by Near Infinity Corporation.

Description: A decade ago, heavyweight ALM tools did more to impede developers than to support collaboration. With the move to Agile methodologies, the time has come to embrace lightweight collaboration and social coding tools to increase our velocity. For many Java developers, Mylyn has become the tool of choice for connecting team communication with coding. In 2010, Mylyn became a top-level Eclipse project and grew to support the entire Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) stack. This talk will overview of how Mylyn can double your Java coding output by bringing the entire workday into the place where you are most productive—your IDE. Demos will showcase how Mylyn’s task-focused interface integrates all leading task and Agile tools, SCM tools such as SVN and Git, and build/CI tools including Hudson. We will then review productivity best practices learned from deploying Mylyn at scale both in open source projects and large organizations. The talk will conclude with a vision of how realigning collaboration around a unified notion of tasks can yield a measurable productivity and knowledge capture benefit across the entire organization.

Speaker: Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Mik’s thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular keynote speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik has also been recognized as one of the top ten IBM developerWorks Java technology writers of the decade. He enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done.

Call 703 727-1307 (Gray’s cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.