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The London Java Community’s next free event is – A Tourist’s Guide to Clojure for Java Programmers on Wednesday 3rd July at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/124102132/

This is the first event in a series of events we are running in collaboration with the London Clojurians on Clojure for Java Programmers.

Are you a Java programmer interested in learning about functional languages? Do you want to broaden your programming horizons by being able to grok a LISP? Do you want to work with pain-free concurrency?

Well Clojure is the exciting LISP on the JVM that allows you do all three. This talk aims to give you enough knowledge to get you through the initial learning curve and like a tourist phrasebook give you enough knowledge to allow to explore Clojure on your own.

We’ll talk about the basic structures of the language, how you use it, what you can use from your existing Java knowledge and what the benefits of becoming a Clojurian might be.

Topics

* What is Clojure and why is it interesting?

* Clojure’s syntax and basics

* How can I work with immutable data?

* Clojure and concurrency

* Using Java in Clojure

* Setting up a basic project in Clojure

* Your questions answered via live-coding

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/124102132/

 

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Hey guys,

I hope that everyone had a relaxing weekend. It is time again for another partner email and there are some great events coming up in the next few weeks, don’t forget to join us for the Developer session tomorrow night. 

Here’s what’s going on:

 

Monday 17th June – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup

This month we have Marco Vermeulen of gvm fame talking about Groovy and Cucumber, the natural language behaviour-driven development tool from the Ruby community.

RSVP for this London Groovy and Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/118596172/ **EVENT NOW HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Monday 17th June – Not Just Arduino Bi-Monthly Event

7pm – at London Hackspace – User group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers (free, drop-in event, beginners welcome!)

RSVP for thisNot Just Arduino event: http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino **EVENT NOW HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Tuesday 18th June – The London Developer Sessions

 You absolutely have to get to this event – it’s the best place to come, drink beer and just socialise with other developers. Talk about projects you’re working on, problems your facing, advise a grad or two or just come to discuss anything you like. It’s a great chance to meet first time LJC members as well as seasoned professionals. Ged will be there with a few LJC Book club members. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities as well as a few Adopt a JSR advocates to help explain how you can get involved. Really what reason do you have not to come along?

RSVP for this London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/120885702/ **EVENT NOW HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Tuesday 18th June – Webinar: Distributed Execution with Oracle Coherence

In this webinar we will demonstrate how to use parallel computation on the grid to deliver highly efficient searches without the need to pull data across the network.

Register here: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/oracle_coherence_webinars **EVENT NOW HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Thursday 20th June – Scala Coding Dojo

A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month.  The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of TIM Group.

RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/99095962/

 

Monday 24th June – 7 languages in 7 weeks: Io ‘Day 3’

This evening we’ll be splitting into two groups:

* An advanced group for those that have completed day 1 and 2 Io material and want to complete the chapter’s activities with day 3

* A ‘catch-up’ group for those people that missed either or both of day 1 or day 2 and would like to have a chance to play with Io..

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/119127602/

 

Tuesday 25th June – Code & Coffee West London

Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.  http://www.electriccoffee.co.uk/, Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/120264422/

 

Tuesday 25th June – Code & Coffee Central London

Morning session (7am – 9am) on Tuesdays every fortnight on Starbucks in Oxford Street.

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/106663212/

 

Tuesday 25th June – Dive into the Google Maps Mobile APIs for Android and iOS

Developing for Android or iOS and use Google Maps API for mobile? Stop by at Skills Matter and dive into these APIs with Google Developer Advocates from Google Maps team. 18:30 in Skills Matter. The Android side of the talk will be based in Java.

RSVP for this GDG London event: http://google-maps-mobile-apis-gplus.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

Wednesday 26th June – Webinar: GlassFish 4: Getting Started

GlassFish 4 has just been released. Now you can test and deploy your JEE7 applications. This webinar will demonstrate taking the latest GlassFish release and installing and running it on a production server.

Register here: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/glassfish_4_webinar_series

 

That’s everything for now – I will be back in two weeks to bring you some more partner events, lets hope that summer has made an appearance by then. Looking forward to catching up with you all on Tuesday night!

Sam

@SHRecWorks


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The London Java Community’s next free event is – The London Developer Sessions on Tuesday 18th June at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/120885702/

This is our monthly social gathering, which incorporates members of The London Java Community and Graduate Developer Communities. This is an informal social evening most of the evening will be spent having ad-hoc informal discussions in small groups.

We are back to The Slug and Lettuce this month: 19/20 Hanover Street, London http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/hanover_street/. We have had some fantastic feedback from those who have attended the event at this venue before and will be holding this month’s event in the same great location. The venue has a nicely sized function room with its own private bar, there are some great offers on beer, there is free wi-fi and it’s easy to move around and chat to lots of people. Most importantly it is a friendly and relaxed environment where developers can get together to chat and network.

The event will kick off at 6:30 PM and usually goes on until around 11:30 with members coming and going at all times throughout the evening. We usually attract 50 – 70 members so it is a lively event in which members, both junior and senior, can connect in a relaxed atmosphere and set the development world to rights.

Barry or another RecWorks team member will be onsite so if anyone is looking for free recruitment advice it’s a great chance to come along for a chat.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/120885702/

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Date 05/06/13

Attendeed: Martijn Verburg, Somay Nakhal, David Illsley, Simon Maple, Ben Evans
Apologies: Richard Warburton, Jim Gough

Thanks to Jim Gough for setting up the meeting

  • Simon took/is taking minutes for the meeting
  • Martijn to set up the next meeting doodle poll
  • JCP to put up a public calendar – Chasing java.net to do their site refresh
  • ACTION Ben to put our vote through for 358
  • Red Hat wants to start the expert group for Java EE 8 with others including as many developers as possible, as early as possible, including participation from the LJC. We’re looking into helping with this.
  • Graham has stepped down – Action to write a thanks post
  • Still need a 3rd for Ben for the F2Fs
  • Martijn will likely step down as a 2nd to Ben so will need a 2nd and 3rd at some point
  • Wanting to increase the number of volunteers in the LJC JCP committee. The committee will reach out to individuals after a lack of success on the main mailing lists
  • The ‘What should the JCP do next?’ survey has been rubber stamped by the EC committee – so we’ll send this out soon to developers so we can pass this back.
  • Write a blog post about our position for JSR 358 – very little action on this – Discussed during the meeting and will write up in a doc/blog post as the LJC JCP’s statement.

LJC  JCP- Committee Meeting

Date : 23rd April 2013

Time: 18:30

Attendees:

  • Ben Evans

  • Martijn Verburg

  • Simon Maple

  • Richard Warburton

  • David Illsley

  • Somay Nakhal

Thanks for Jim for scheduling the meetings and JClarity for hosting

  • Take minutes – Somay

  • Send updates to OTN and Java magazine – Martijn.

  • JSR states on trello board – Updated by Martijn.

  • Previous month meeting minutes – posted by Simon.

  • Voting records on wiki – was updated by Ben.

  • Scheduling next Meeting – Jim volunteered.

  • Reach out to Spring about CDI – Martijn to follow up.

  • Landing page for Adopt a JSR – Martijn to talk to Sonya at java.net to arrange it.

  • Blog about signing the OCA/JSPA – Jim to write blog.

  • How to run Adopt a JSR presentation – Richard to make available on java.net

  • Blog post 358 position statement – All to update document.

  • “What should the JCP be doing?” Survey – Ben to take to Zurich meeting for the EC opinion.

Hi Guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed all the events while I was away. I am back with some more great partner events for the next two weeks starting with a code Dojo tonight. Looking forward to catching up with everyone at an event soon.

Here’s what’s going on – enjoy….

Monday 3rd June – London Code Dojo 23 – Meteor hack

This evening we’ll explore what it takes to produce a simple web app using the Meteor.js framework. Please make sure that you have the framework installed before you arrive on the evening. PLEASE NOTE: I’m not aware of getting Meteor up and running on Windows machines other than in a Linux or OSX VM e.g. VirtualBox.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/117792142/ (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Monday 3rd June – Not Just Arduino

7pm – at London Hackspace – User group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers (beginners welcome)

RSVP for this Not Just Arduino event: http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Monday 3rd June – In The Brain of Jon Pither: Functional Programming in the enterprise

This is a general yet opinionated introductory talk as to why functional programming is a good fit for all institutions, including the heavyweights. It’s based on a couple of case studies of introducing Clojure to an investment bank and an large newspaper group, and this talk may feature some live coding.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/functional-programming-in-the-enterprise-4235 (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Thursday 6th June – Java Development Testing

A technical and interactive presentation on how ‘Development Testing’ is addressing the ever changing landscape of software delivery: high quality, secure applications, limited resources and an ever increasing pressure to launch faster across multiple channels!

Suited to a technical audience from developers, architects, testers to managers, this talk will be presented by Coverity, the global leaders in Development Testing.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/119372312/

Saturday 8th June – Hack the Tower – June 2013 (last one for a few months)

A hack day for the technical communities in London. Its a great chance to build apps with other developers and discover how to get the most out of new technology and practices.  Bring your own projects to work on, or join in with others on their ideas.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/100797252/

Tuesday 11th June – EUCE IS (NOT YET) EMACS UNDER CLOJURE

In this talk Hakan Raberg delivers a talk on Deuce. Deuce is a re-implementation of Emacs in Clojure. It’s a port of the C core and re-compiles existing Emacs Lisp to Clojure.

For more information check out Hakan’s Github

RSVP for this London Clojure Community event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/deuce-is-not-yet-emacs-under-clojure

Monday 10th June – 7 languages in 7 weeks: Io ‘Day 2’

A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/119127472/

Tuesday 11th June – Code & Coffee West London

Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.  http://www.electriccoffee.co.uk/, Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/120264412/

Tuesday 11th June – Code & Coffee Central London

Morning session (7am – 9am) on Tuesdays every fortnight on Starbucks in Oxford Street.

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/106663202/

Wednesday 12th June – Java Native Interface with Eclipse and Android

Presented by Jeff Lawson.

The Java Native Interface (JNI) enables Java developers to make use of C libraries for high-performance functions such as telephony, sound and graphics. JNI enables developers to re-use their existing C/C++-based software and opens up the opportunity to use the C/C++ libraries developed by the company or organisation they work for.

This event provides broad and detailed coverage of JNI across all platforms and specifically for the Android NDK. This is a how-to presentation with fully working code samples and turn-key instructions for implementing all aspects of JNI listed..

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup

.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/119738442/

That’s everything for now – Don’t forget to get in touch if you know of any other events or would like us to promote your groups too.

Have a great sunny Monday

Sam

@shRecWorks


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The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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