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JAVA IN ACTION
In recent months, Michael Hüttermann and
others in the Java.net Java user groups (JUGs)
community have devoted considerable time
to updating and enhancing the platform and
services Java.net offers to JUG members.
New and updated features include the JUG
events calendar and JUG Member Spotlights.
Hüttermann focused special attention on
JUG resources, a set of tools that allow you to
browse the Java.net JUG community, submit
your own JUG for membership, join mailing
lists, and more. In addition, the resources
include links to information on how to start/
improve your JUG, blog postings, the JUG wiki,
and the Adopt-a-JSR program.
One of the most popular updated features
on the Java.net JUGs site is the Jug Profile
Map, a Google Map that shows the location of
JUGs across the world. More than 175 JUGs are
already on the map. If you’d like to get your
JUG onto the Java.net Jug Profile Map, just follow the instructions.
Three new Java user groups
(JUGs) have recently joined
the growing Java.net JUG
community. In Croatia,
Branko Mihaljević, Stjepan
Matijašević, Hrvoje Đurđević,
Marin Orlić, and Slavko
Žnidarić founded HUJAK,
the Croatian Java User
Association; the group also
hosts a Croatian language
home site, hujak.hr. In May,
HUJAK will be collaborating
with the Croatian Association
of Oracle Users to hold
Croatia’s first ever “Java Day”
event. In Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vaidas Pilkauskas, Kasparas
Rudokas, and Aleksej Šipulia
founded the Vilnius Java User
Group; the Vilnius JUG has
also created a Google Group,
and they are using Eventbrite
to organize meetings, the first
of which took place in March.
Finally, Mahmut Bulut has
worked with other Java professionals and enthusiasts
in the Eskişehir Province
region of Turkey to form the
Eskişehir Java User Group.
Congratulations and good luck
to all of these new JUGs.
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