Ahmed Hashim to resign from JUG Leader position

Dear Egyptian JUG members,

It has been 6 years since we founded
the Egyptian JUG and it was full of activities and achievements. I wish
that you have got something valuable out of it.

For personal
reasons, I have to leave my position as EGJUG Leader and soon isA we
will have a new JUG leader. I will support the EGJUG team as much as I

Best Regards,
Ahmed Hashim
EGJUG Founder

Felipe Gaucho, We will miss you

Felipe Gaucho, our colleague, JUG leader, Java evangelist and long time collaborator passed away yesterday.

Book Review: Android Wireless Application Development

Android Wireless Application Development by Shane Conder and Lauren Darcey is one of first books that address android development. It covers many topics about the platform and gives general tips for development not only for android devices but also for mobile platforms in general.

First chapter of the book is very interesting. It talks about mobile devices history and revolution of mobile devices in last years. Also it talks about how mobile devices usage has really changed by time from only making and receiving calls to using them to access internet, send and receive emails and also may be for complex usages like creating rich text documents and spreadsheets.

Next chapters cover multiple topics on the platform in brief. It covers a wide range of platform capabilities like data storage, 3D graphics, telephony apis, and others.

Free pass for JDC 2010 for JDC 2008 volunteers

Thanks for all people supported us in JDC 2008 it was a great success and major achievement of the Egyptian Java User Group.

As a small recognition we award JDC 2008 volunteers with JDC 2010 pass.

-Ahmed Abouraya
-Ahmed El Banna
-Ahmed Aswani
-Amr Ali
-Mahmoud Hashim
-Mohamed Fathalla
-Mohamed El Shafey
-Mostafa Abdel Malek
-Noha Mahmoud
-Rania Helal
-Shimaa Gameel
-Shady Atef

Not to forget the continues supported
- Mina Shokry
- Ahmed Rabih

Article by Hazem Saleh: Creating mashup applications using IBM JWL and GMaps4JSF

I would like to share with you latest article by Hazem Saleh published in IBM Developer Works portal about RIA development using IBM JWL and GMaps4JSF. GMaps4JSF is a software component developed by Hazem Saleh to integrate between JSF application and Google Maps. I encourage to read this article Creating mashup applications using IBM JWL and GMaps4JSF in a WebSphere 7.0 environment

Hazem Saleh is presenting at JSFDays 2009 @ Vienna

Yet another brilliance from Hazem Saleh whom we are proud of, Hazem is co-author "The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets" book and a blogger about the J2EE and JSF. After his contribution in MyFaces and book released, he started another project for Google Maps integration with JSF.

Interview with Amr El Adawy @ Javalobby

Last week Geertjan Wielenga has interviewed Amr El Adawy, a developer of JSPX framework. Amr is first,main and active contributor in this interesting framework, check the interview. Well done Amr and keep up the good work.

JSF book ... by Hazem Saleh

Dear EGJUG members,

I am very happy to announce that our friend Hazem Saleh has published his first book about JavaServer Faces with co-operation with other authors. Hazem is FCI-CU 2004 Graduate "the dream team of CS department :D "  he is an expert in J2EE/JSF; and Apache MyFaces contributor. Beside the Java; Hazem is a real programmer 'Geek', smart in problem solving, mathematics and algorithms.

Hazem is working for IBM and old member in the Egyptian Java User Group.

Book Review: High performance web sites

High Performance Web Sites by Steve Souders is one of the most important books front end engineers should read to be able to develop a proper web sites. In 14 chapter, you will know 14 of the best tips to enhance the performance of your website. The good thing in this book, it is quick read and specific, the author gives example by numbers and statistics about the top 10 websites on the internet. In each tip Steve tells the effect of applying this tip on the top 10 websites.

Google Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project 

Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by
developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To
support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer
Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards -- no strings attached -- for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.

How It Works

The award money will be distributed equally between two Android Developer Challenges:

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