Meeting Information

July 2014 Ujug Meeting


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Please RSVP to save your slice


5:30 - 6:00
PIZZA from "The Pie"
6:00 - 8:00

Jim Weaver - Oracle

What's new in Java 8

After the Presentations -
Parallel HR continues their Hiring/Career workshops. This week, if you have a resume put together, bring it for an individual review and strategy/tips session


What's new in Java 8

With Java 8 released in March 2014, Oracle Java Technology Ambassador James Weaver will discuss many of its new features such as lambda expressions, the stream API, and client-side capabilities with the JavaFX library.

James L. (Jim) Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).  Books that Jim has authored include Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, and Pro JavaFX 2.  As an Oracle Java Technology Ambassador, Jim speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java, JavaFX, and the IoT.  Jim tweets as @JavaFXpert and blogs at

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 09:09 Written by Site Admin Thursday, 12 July 2012 20:55

2014 Meeting Schedule



Month Presentation Speaker
January 16 Restful services with Jersey Brian Hansen
The Science and Art of Backward Compatibility Ian Robertson
February 19 (DAY CHANGE!) IntelliJ John Lindquist

Java EE 7

Arun Gupta
March 20 Functional Browser Testing Sauce Labs
JavaScript Unit Testing Sauce Labs
April 17 Enterprise Mobile Strategy Kamal Thota - IHC
Effective SOA Derrick Isaacson - Lucidchart

May 15

Lambda Expressions Venkat Subramaniam
June 19 Codenvy Tyler Jewell
Building Web App UI with Vaadin Joonas Lehtinen
July 17
Java 8

James Weaver - Oracle
August 21 GitHub Matthew McCullough
Architecture for Continuous Delivery John Esser
September 18 Testing Roundup - Selenium Best Practices and much more.

Various Presenters 

October 16

November 20
JVM Latency Matt Schuetze - Azul



Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:27 Written by Jason Porter Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:37

June 2014 Ujug Meeting


Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Please RSVP so we have enough food. 

5:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00


Write Java Apps Faster Using SaaS Developer Environments
7:00 - 8:00
Joonas Lehtinen

Building Web App UI with Vaadin

After the Presentations -
Parallel continues their hiring workshop with “Resume Writing Psychology”


Write Java Apps Faster Using SaaS Developer Environments by Codenvy

The Java community is filled with terrific solutions for enabling development of apps.  Every Java developer has their choice of tools and the openness of the platform makes it accessible to anyone and extensible by everyone.

But why then, is 99% of all development still done locally?  While sales, marketing, customer service, support, finance, and infrastructure has steadily moved to the cloud over the past decade, Java development remains rooted on the desktop.  Will it always be this way?

In this session, we will discuss the evolution of remote development of Java applications and the emergence of SaaS Developer Environments.  Often times called a cloud IDE, a SaaS environment can eliminate configuration, increase collaboration, and alleviate management concerns around consistency, compliance, and velocity.   In essence, SaaS developer environments can make agile, more agile. 

The presenter will be from Codenvy, a SaaS developer environment that is built with Java.

Building Web App UI with Vaadin by Dr. Joonas Lehtinen

Vaadin is a popular web framework that combines web and Java platforms in an unique way. Writing an application that lazily loads large amounts of data from the server, includes drag-and-drop, keyboard navigation and compelling visualizations should not require writing any HTML, JavaScript or designing a REST API. All you need to do is write a component based UI in Java or any other JVM based language.

The framework is based on a server centric development model that provides the best productivity, but it also supports client-side development with the built-in GWT Java to JavaScript compiler. It also allows you to go through the abstractions and write JavaScript directly. The looks of the application are customized with CSS and SCSS as the end results is just plain HTML5.

The presentation gives an overview to Vaadin and explains how it works. We'll also discuss on what are the latest new features of Vaadin and how the roadmap looks. The session should give you everything you need to get started building your own apps with the free Apache-licensed Vaadin.  your system highly available.

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is the founder of Vaadin project, a Java-based framework for building awesome web UI easily in Java. He is the founder and CEO of the company behind the Vaadin framework and leads a team of 80 engineers who are mostly working in European timezones. While not at a hangout to 10 timezones away from Vaadin's Silicon Valley offices, Joonas keeps failing in finding a way to get rid of his Finnish accent.


Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:50 Written by Site Admin Thursday, 12 July 2012 20:55

May 2014 Ujug Meeting


Here are the survey results from the meeting

What factors are important in a workplace, assign 10 points across these factors

Total Compensation
70% Mentioned It / Received 23% of total weight

Work/Life Balance
73% Mentioned It / Received 23% of total weight

Technical Health (Existing Technical Debt/Test Coverage) 
33% Mentioned It / Received 7% of total weight

Benefit to Career
54% Mentioned It / Received 14% of total weight

Dev team size / How many Dev centers
3% Mentioned It / Received 1% of total weight

Culture Match (Fun vs Professional / Dress code / Religious Match / Age match)
47% Mentioned It / Received 12% of total weight

Office Location / Commute
47% Mentioned It / Received 7% of total weight

Company Health / Stability
38% Mentioned It / Received 7% of total weight

33% Mentioned It / Received 6% of total weight



Thursday, May 15th 2014

RSVP on or Meetup (Important so we have enough food)

We're excited to welcome back Venkat, if you haven't seen him present before, you're in for a treat. He's one of the best tech speakers in the world. 

5:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 8:00

Venkat Subramaniam

Lambda Expressions

Programming with Lambda Expressions in Java

Now that Java is supporting lambda expressions, it's time to hone our skills to make use of them. Lambda expressions can help create concise code, however, it takes more than learning the syntax to put them to good use. In this presentation we will learn the idiomatic use of lambda expressions, explore the ways in which we can use them to solve common tasks, and look into libraries and APIs that make use of them in Java.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on twitter at @venkat_

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:07 Written by Site Admin Thursday, 12 July 2012 20:55

April 2014 Ujug Meeting


LOCATION - Back at IMC Education Center for the rest of the year

Thursday, Aptil 17th, 2014

Please RSVP so we can order the right amount of food.

5:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00

Kamal Thota

Enterprise Mobile Strategy [Slides]
7:00 - 8:00
Derrick Isaacson

Effective SOA: Lessons from Amazon, Google, and Lucidchart [Slides]

After the Presentations -
Parallel continues their hiring workshop


Enterprise Mobile Strategy by Kamal Thota

The mobile industry is evolving rapidly. More people are accessing services from a mobile device than ever before. For an enterprise, this can mean that a growing number of customers, business partners, and even employees now expect to access services on a mobile channel. Organizations must start developing more mobile applications targeting this segment of markets and audiences. This opens new opportunities for the business but also presents new challenges, both in terms of business processes, marketing, and especially information technology (IT) infrastructure.

In this session, we will share the details on the mobile strategy and application platform development architecture at Intermountain Healthcare. This will help other organizations to understand our approach of developing a mobile portal/container using HTML5, hybrid, and native applications. We will briefly look at some of the development frameworks, libraries (plugins), and tools like Cordova, Sencha, etc. needed for complete mobile application development, deployment, and management within a business.

Effective SOA: Lessons from Amazon, Google, and Lucidchart by Derrick Isaacson

It has been observed that "A distributed system is at best a necessary evil, evil because of the extra complexity." Multiple nodes computing on inconsistent state with regular communication failures present entirely different challenges than those computer science students face in the classroom writing DFS algorithms. The past 30 years have seen some interesting theories and architectures to deal with these complexities in what we now call "cloud computing". Some researchers worked on "distributed memory" and others built "remote procedure calls". More commercially successful architectures of late have popularized ideas like the CAP theorem, distributed caches, and REST.

Using examples from companies like Amazon and Google this presentation walks through some practical tips to evolve your service-oriented architecture. Google's Chubby service demonstrates how you can take advantage of CAP's "best effort availability" options and Amazon's "best effort consistency" services show the other end of the spectrum. Practical lessons learned from Lucidchart's forays into SOA share insight through quantitative analyses on how to make your system highly available.

Derrick Isaacson is the Director of Engineering for Lucid Software Inc ( He has a BS in EE from BYU and an MS in CS from Stanford. He's developed big services at Amazon, web platforms for Microsoft, and graphical apps at Lucidchart. Derrick has two patent applications at Microsoft and Domo. For fun he cycles, backpacks, and takes his son out in their truck.


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