We Switched to Meetup

September 18, 2012

In case you are wondering why the novajug web site is currently unmaintained, we have started using meetup instead. We will being posting meetings there from now on.

To see our meetup page, Click Here!


Dec 2: DevIgnition Conference

November 2, 2011

For more information and to register, Click Here!

Tickets are now on sale for the DevIgnition conference, a full day, single-tracked, seminar presented for and by the DC Java community. DevIgnition features approximately seven presentations from noted professional developers. The presentations trend toward emerging technologies. This year DevIgnition features presentations on Scala, Play, Hadoop, Project Orion, JBossAS, CoffeeScript, and Facebook. Food and drinks will be provided.

When: Friday Dec 2, 2011: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Due to the excellent support the Nova/DC JUG (and DevIgnition) receives from its generous sponsors, especially Booz Allen & Hamilton who have provided a first-class facility and speakers for the event, DevIgnition will be extremely inexpensive to attend (just the cost of the t-shirt).

Booz Allen Hamilton/Newman Auditorium
8283 Greensboro Drive
Mclean, VA 22102

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in front of the building.

Sept 22: Talking BIRT-Y with Actuate by Aamir Khwaja and Sahil Kedar

September 20, 2010

Title: Talking BIRT-Y with Actuate by Aamir Khwaja and Sahil Kedar

Register: Click here to register.

When: Weds Sept 22, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 205
Reston, VA 20191

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

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

Description: Actuate BIRT has been noted as the only leader in Open Source Business Intelligence by Forrester – it does count for something, right?! Well, this session is a basic primer on what BIRT is all about, including a comprehensive live demo of running BIRT reports and BIRT-based dashboards. From a brief history of BIRT to the latest version, learn how BIRT is making strides in the areas of Rich Information Applications, Mobile BI, Cloud-based deployment, etc. This session will also make it clear with a simple checklist as to what parts of BIRT are 100% Free/Open Source, and what are the additional commercial value-add aspects from Actuate.

Speaker: Aamir Khwaja is a Manager in Actuate’s Professional Services division. Aamir has over 10 years experience with Actuate/BIRT products, collaborating with multi-national clients in sectors such as Financial, Publishing, Hospitality, Telecommunications and Government.

Sahil Kedar is a Technical Account Manager at Actuate. Sahil specializes in presenting live demos of BIRT to prospects and customers, as well as helping customers evaluate the various components in the Actuate/BIRT product suite.

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

July 14: Mule ESB by Glenn Pruitt

July 12, 2009

Title: Mule ESB by Glenn Pruitt

Register: Click Here to Register.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Description: Mule® is the world’s most widely used open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Designed to support high-performance, multi-protocol transactions between heterogeneous systems and services, Mule provides the basis for service oriented architecture (SOA). Yep, that previous paragraph comes directly from the MuleSource website – you could tell couldn’t you? Sales-speak aside, I hope to answer questions like; “What is an ESB?”, “Why would I want one?” and “What capabilities does Mule provide?” I will also show off some of Mule’s features by building a web service that will demonstrate routing, transformation, and protocol adaptation.

Speaker: Glenn has been designing and developing software systems for the past 18 years. While working primarily in the Defense industry, he has also had brief involvement with intelligent transportation systems, and commercial logistics. He began working with Java in 1997 when version 1.0 was released.

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 06:30 PM – 9 PM (talk at 7)

FGM, Inc.
12021 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190

Ph.: 703.727.1307 and I (Gray) will let you in

May 19: Conversations and page flows on the JavaServer Faces platform by Dan Allen

May 6, 2009

Title: Conversations and page flows on the JavaServer Faces platform

Register: Get a ticket!

Description: The talk consists of four parts: the purpose of a page flow and how it works, how page flows are implemented in Seam, how they are implemented in Spring Web Flow, and finally a comparison between the two frameworks. I use the example of a pre-flight checkin to demonstrate how to develop a page flow with each frameworks, highlighting unique features such as Seam’s workspaces and Spring Web Flow’s partial page updates. Throughout the talk, there is an underlying theme of an extended persistence context and its role in a database-oriented page flow. The talk briefly visits Seam’s ad-hoc conversations and how they differ from a page flow.

The target audience is anyone developing an application that involves a sequence of steps or who struggles with maintaining state in a Web application.

Bio: Dan Allen is a member of the Seam project team at JBoss/Red Hat, author of Seam in Action and frequent speaker at major industry conferences such as Jazoon, Devoxx, and JSFOne. Dan is known for his passionate work, with over eight years of development experience using technologies that include Java frameworks (Seam, JSF, EJB3, Hibernate, Spring, Struts), testing frameworks (JUnit, TestNG), JavaScript and DOM scripting, CSS and page layouts, Maven 2, Ant, Groovy, and many others.

Quickly after graduating from college, Dan became captivated by the world of free and open source software, which is how he got his start in software development. He soon discovered the combination of Linux and the Java EE platform to be the ideal blend on which to build his professional career. In his search for a robust Web framework, Dan happened upon JBoss Seam, which was quickly granted this most coveted spot in his development toolbox. Dan is also a dedicated open source and Linux advocate and blogs about his experiences regularly. You can keep up with his discoveries by subscribing to his blog.

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 06:30 PM – 9 PM

FGM, Inc.
12021 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190

Ph.: 703.727.1307 and I (Gray) will let you in

Feb 18: Learning jQuery UI by Richard D. Worth

February 12, 2009

Please register:Register for Learning jQuery

Built on top of jQuery, jQuery UI is a complete set of behaviors and components for building Rich Internet Applications. Drag-and-drop, resizing, sorting, selecting, dialogs, sliders, tabs, trees, grids, toolbars, menus, etc. Each component adheres to a consistent standard across API, design, behavior and theming, minimizing surprise and making learning all of them as easy as learning one. jQuery UI has full cross-browser support, is designed for easy customizing and extensibility, and is fully themable with a widget-ready CSS Framework.

Richard D. Worth is one of the lead developers of jQuery UI, a component framework built on top of jQuery, designed to make Rich Internet Applications as refreshingly simple as jQuery has made Ajax. Richard works at Fulcrum IT on Web services contracts, primarily for the government, and blogs at rdworth.org.

When: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 06:30 PM – 9:00 PM

FGM, Inc.
12021 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
Ph.: 703.727.1307 and I (Gray) will let you in.

Directions here