Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 Year End Review

The Tampa Java User is closing out a strong year once again with the help and support of its local members and sponsors.  This year, like previous years, we were able to bring you great topics, speakers, and content including

  • JavaFX

  • Apache Hadoop

  • RESTful Development with RestEasy

  • JSF 2.0

  • EhCache / Hibernate

  • Introduction to Sonar

  • Maven

  • Android Development

This year was a tumultuous year for the Java and its community with the transfer of ownership of the technology from Sun Microsystems (RIP) to now Oracle.  Many questioned the future of Java with Oracle.  All indications seem to show that Java is heading in a slow and steady beneficial directions for all of its users.

2011 Year

Looking ahead, we are going to continue to work hard to bring you great topics that are relevant to current and upcoming technologies.  Look for topics such as cloud/distributed computing, JVM languages such as Scala and Groovy, mobile development, HTML5/CSS, JEE, etc. I am excited to see what 2011 will bring.

Special Thanks

I want to thanks all of our sponsors who have continued to support the group throughout the year.  I want to specially recognize the following individuals for their indispensable support:

Amy Kessler - GCA Technologies

Jim Quasius - GCA Technologies

RJ Salicco - Co-organizer

Thank you and have a great Christmas and enjoy your holidays.
Vladimir Vivien

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