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Happy 25th Birthday, Java!

This Saturday, May 23, 2020, the Java programming language will be 25 years old!

Sun Microsystems introduced Java at the SunWorld Conference in San Fransisco on Tuesday, May 23, 1995.

This week, Oracle kicked off the birthday festivities with a special one-hour session for Java Champions and Java User Group Leaders on Tuesday followed by a Happy Birthday, Java! session on Wednesday.  The latter featured an all-star cast of Java luminaries providing a retrospective of their Java-related memories and experiences:

Chad ArimuraSharat ChanderTrisha GeeBrian GoetzAimee LucidoMark ReinholdGeorage SaabVenkat Subramaniam
Oracle will be providing resources for Java Users Groups to help celebrate this milestone birthday.  For more information, make sure you visit the Our World. Moved by Java and Inside the Java Platform Group web sites.

The Java community has been encouraged to share their own memories and experiences on Twitter using the hashtag, #MovedbyJava.  While I have already done this in …

Preview - February 2020 ACGNJ Java Users Group Meeting

This month's Java Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13 at Drew University starting at 6:30pm.

Mark Heckler, Spring Developer & Advocate at Pivotal, will present "Game of Streams: How to Tame and Get the Most from Your Messaging Platforms."


Most mission-critical systems have distributed elements or are entirely distributed, resulting in a number of challenges: performance, scalability, reliability, resilience. The eight fallacies of distributed computing are alive and well!

Messaging platforms are often used to solve these problems and increase the "ilities", but they don't come without a few complexities of their own. Mark will not only teach you how to use open source solutions like Spring Cloud Stream, RabbitMQ, and Apache Kafka to maximize your distributed systems' capabilities while minimizing complexity, but also how to really use them! There be dragons when dealing with messaging platforms; Mark will show you sever…