A big thanks to all those who attended our NJUG meeting at the Monte Carlo, with an extra-big thank you to Quest (Dell) for providing an open bar!
Jeff Friesen revisits the Gang of Four Strategy and
Visitor patterns from a Java developer’s perspective, first demonstrating the three components of a successful Strategy, then unpacking Visitor’s confounding (for many) double dispatch mechanism. He also offers tips for learning the GoF patterns and discusses some of the reasons why design patterns shouldn’t be applied to every programming problem.
Some of the most interesting, and amusing, tech-related quotes this year were uttered in courtrooms.
The jury is still out on whether everyone should dabble in programming, though resources are in place for many to learn.
Oracle, SAP, HP, and VMware all began to reinvent themselves in the past year to better face the new tech landscape.
The big news of this week was the 2012 Groovy & Grails Exchange in London. Lots of great content this year, and attendance was up 40% from last year. It’s always a great conference thanks to the fine folks at Skills Matter who run the conference and many other events throughout the year. They’re great about getting videos of the talks online quickly and you can check them out at the conference schedule – click through each talk to the full description.
JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the public availability of IntelliJ IDEA 12, a regular yearly update of their award-winning Java IDE for web, enterprise and mobile development.
The latest release features a brand new, much faster compiler for enhanced user experience. “We have rebuilt the compiler from the ground up and moved it to a separate process,” said Maxim Mossienko, IntelliJ IDEA project lead. “Now your project can be compiled automatically in the background on every change you make, so you can run it almost instantly any time.”
As usual, IntelliJ IDEA stays on top of cutting-edge technologies to provide developers with timely support. It embraces the latest versions of Java, including its previews and new features that every developer is eager to try. With IntelliJ IDEA 12, JDK 8 can already be enjoyed with code assistance for new syntax such as lambda expressions, method references, and default methods.
Learn how to take advantage of cloud-based Amazon Web Services to create scalable hardware, virtual services, and region-based deployment.
This introductory presentation will cover all aspects of creating an account, selecting system image, and deploying that image to a region. Additionally, you’ll learn how to connect storage services, virtual database systems and replication tools.
NJUG presenters offer personalized training to companies and developers, please contact the NJUG Admin for additional information.