Welcome to the Dublin Java User Group!


The Dublin Java User Group (aka DubJUG) is a community of software developers who use languages for the JVM in their professional lives.

We strive to fill the void of Java learning in Ireland. Our monthly events enable our members to hear how new technology is being built and applied in companies across the world, and to learn best practice from the international Java experts (the ones that your boss won’t pay for you to meet at European and Worldwide conferences!).

DubJUG also enables our members to meet and develop their local network of Java developers.


Next Event

Image SpeakerApache Kafka: A Streaming Data Platform
2017-10-12
We are incredibly privileged to welcome back Tim Berglund, Director of Developer Experience at Confluent, the company that brings you the distributed messaging system and streaming data platform, Apache Kafka. ##Tim is Presenting.... #**Apache Kafka: A Streaming Data Platform** ##and # **Heraclitus, the Metaphysics of Change, and Streaming Data** ##Doors Open 18:15 / Doors Close and Presentation Begins 19:00 Tim can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He is also the co-host of the http://devrelrad.io podcast, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child; the other two having mostly grown up. You can follow him on twitter at [**@tlberglund**](https://twitter.com/tlberglund). . ##**Apache Kafka: A Streaming Data Platform** When it comes time to choose a distributed messaging system, everyone knows the answer: Apache Kafka. But how about when you’re on the hook to choose a world-class, horizontally scalable stream data processing system? When you need not just publish and subscribe messaging, but also long-term storage, a flexible integration framework, and a means of deploying real-time stream processing applications at scale without having to integrate a number of different pieces of infrastructure yourself? The answer is still Apache Kafka. In this talk, we’ll make a rapid-fire review of the breadth of Kafka as a streaming data platform. We’ll look at its internal architecture, including how it partitions messaging workloads in a fault-tolerant way. We’ll learn how it provides message durability. We’ll look at its approach to pub/sub messaging. We’ll even take a peek at how Kafka Connect provides code-free, scalable, fault-tolerant integration, and how the Streams API provides a complete framework for computation over all the streaming data in your cluster . . **STOP PRESS.....** [**Check out the new Dublin Java User Group Website**](http://dubjug.org) . ##**Heraclitus, the Metaphysics of Change, and Streaming Data** Hailing from the Persian city of Ephesus in around 500 BC, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famous for his trenchant analysis of stream processing systems, saying “You never step into the same river twice.” Central to his philosophy was the idea that all things change constantly. His close readers also know him as the Weeping Philosopher—perhaps because dealing with constantly changing data at low latency is actually pretty hard. It doesn’t need to be that way. Almost as famous as Heraclitus is Apache Kafka, the de facto standard open-source distributed stream processing system. Many of us know Kafka’s architectural and pub/sub API particulars as well as we know the philosophy of Heraclitus, but that doesn’t mean we’re equipped to build the kind of real-time streaming data systems that the next generation of business requirements are doing to demand. Like Heraclitus was telling us 2,500 years ago: we need to get on board with streams. This talk is a thorough introduction to the Streams API, an important recent addition to Kafka that lets us build sophisticated stream processing systems that are as scalable and fault-tolerant as Kafka itself, and also happen to align quite well with the microservices sensibilities that are so common in contemporary architectural thinking. We’ll talk about how to deploy Streams applications and look at actual working code that will bring your thinking about streaming data systems from the ancient history of pub/sub paradigms into the current era. . # **The Dublin Java User Group - Sponsor Messages** **Stackand.Co** enrich the professional lives of Java / Scala software professionals - with over 20 years experience in the Irish ICT market, they have helped many great people elevate their careers. Perhaps they can do the same for you working with companies [**like this one?**](https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=7NZDPrAwelZRR7pgbV1JQlg7fAI9NqhUofQ6ctM2P.8-&embedsource=Embed) Website: [**Stackand.Co**](http://stackand.co) / Twitter: [**@StackanddotCo**](https://twitter.com/stackanddotco) . **Equifax Technology Ireland** is the Research and Development arm of global credit scoring organisation Equifax - it has recently opened a technology centre in the Bloodstone Building, Dublin 2. Now looking for developers! Website: [**Equifax.com**](https://equifax.com) / Twitter: [**@Equifax**](https://twitter.com/equifax) . **GuruTeam's** 'crème de la crème' instructors deliver an enthusing and valuable learning experience, equipping attendees with the vital skills applicable to their careers, and bringing true business value to organisations they work with. Upcoming courses include CI with Jenkins, Apache Hadoop, Data Science & Big Data Analytics, Spring, GIT, Linux Foundation™, Angular 2, and OpenStack™ Website: [**GuruTeamIrl.com**](http://guruteamirl.com) / Twitter: [**@GuruTeamIreland**](https://twitter.com/guruteamireland) . **Version 1** is a trusted technology partner to major domestic and international customers across all industry sectors in the UK and Ireland. Their Java practice has grown to over 120 people over the last few years, and continues to grow. Many of their Java customers use a significant amount of open-source tools and technologies, and therefore Version 1 work with the community to hear other Java success stories, learn more about people’s experiences, and bring in Java experts and champions to get the latest on what’s going on in that space.” Website: [**Version1.com**](https://version1.com) / Twitter: [**@Version1Tweets**](https://twitter.com/Version1Tweets) . **Teckro** are rethinking every element of clinical research - the people, the processes, the technologies used. By making it possible for all relevant information to be instantly accessible to every active member of a clinical trial and for the entire study teams to be connected effortlessly, they are broadening the possibilities of what can be achieved. This means drugs and treatments for the world’s most complex diseases are being developed quicker, and Teckro's long-term goal of continuously improving healthcare for everyone is realised. Teckro's partnership with DubJUG means that they can interact and exchange ideas with some of Dublin’s best developers. Website: [**Teckro.com**](http://Teckro.com) / Twitter: [**@TeckroOfficial**](https://twitter.com/teckroofficial?lang=en) . **Sonorplex** add the edge to event attendance with their innovative 'Mark and Review' video platform. Download the Sonorplex app on your smartphone, attend DubJUG, and click points of interest in realtime. Your own personal 'marked' copy will be available for reviewing within hours, allowing you to relive the presentations again and again! Website: [**Sonorplex.com**](https://sonorplex.com) / Twitter: [**@Sonorplex**](https://twitter.com/sonorplex) . **tcube** provides city-centre co-working / hotdesks and fully serviced office space for ICT professionals and companies specifically. Their community knits so well together remote workers, contractors, city visitors and entrepreneurs / startups immediately become a part of a network of like-minded people who are able and willing to help one another. Offices in Fleet Street, Trinity Street and Grafton Street provide great locations with a huge benefit when it comes to hiring and retaining millennials. Website: [**tcubedublin.com**](https://tcubedublin.com) / Twitter: [**@tcubeDublin**]( https://twitter.com/tcubedublin) . ##**BOOKING NOTES** The Dublin Java User Group meetups are designed for the benefit of developers and technology professionals to enhance knowledge. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the booking if the attendee is not aligned to the intended audience. Due to the overwhelming demand to attend our events they are always full. Tickets are mostly free, although, on occasion, a refundable attendance fee is required. The attendance fee you pay today will be refunded, in whole, providing you attend the event at the allocated time. If you do not attend the event for whatever reason or are ineligible to attend, the fee you have paid will be allocated to the running of future Dublin Java User Group events. Tickets are non-transferable. ##**MORE JAVA EVENTS** **Java developers who are interested in this meetup are also attending other Dublin Java User Group meetups - check them at** [**DubJUG.org**](http://dubjug.org)

Past Event

Image SpeakerTwelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less with Venkat Subramaniam
2017-09-10
On the 10th September 2017, we were incredibly privileged to welcome Dr Venkat Subramaniam to DubJUG. It was the first time in our ten year history that we hosted our meetup on a Sunday. Venkat is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of [agilelearner.com](http://agilelearner.com), 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 soon to b Ireland!), and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at [**agiledeveloper.com**](http://agiledeveloper.com) You can follow him on twitter at [**@venkat_s**](https://twitter.com/@venkat_s). . ##**Twelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less** We all have seen our share of bad code and some really good code as well. What are some of the common anti patterns that seem to be recurring over and over in code that sucks? By learning about these code smells and avoiding them, we can greatly help make our code better. Come to this talk to learn about some common code smell and how to improve the quality of code. . ##**Designing Functional Programs** Functional Programming promotes immutability and the use of higher order functions. For those of us who have designed and architected applications using an imperative style of programming and the object-oriented paradigm, this largely appears like a strange idea. We often ask, how is it practical to apply these ideas, realistically to build practical applications. It turns out it's highly practical but we have to change how we design and how we model our systems. Come to this presentation to think about functional style and how to start viewing design to make better use of this way of programming. . ##**REGISTRATION NOTES** The Dublin Java User Group meetups are designed to enhance the technical knowledge of attendees, and due to the overwhelming demand to attend our events they are always full. The organizers and the speaker are giving their time for this event to share knowledge with you at the Dublin Java User Group community, freely. The booking fee you pay today will be refunded, in whole, providing you attend the event at the allocated time. If you do not attend the event for whatever reason, the fee you have paid will instead be allocated to the running of Dublin Java User Group events. The Dublin Java User Group events are for developers only. Tickets are non-transferable." # **The Dublin Java User Group - Sponsor Messages** **Stackand.Co** enrich the professional lives of Java / Scala software professionals - with over 20 years experience in the Irish ICT market, they have helped many great people elevate their careers. Perhaps they can do the same for you working with companies [**like this one?**](https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=7NZDPrAwelZRR7pgbV1JQlg7fAI9NqhUofQ6ctM2P.8-&embedsource=Embed) Website: [**Stackand.Co**](http://stackand.co) / Twitter: [**StackanddotCo**](https://twitter.com/stackanddotco) . **Equifax Technology Ireland** is the Research and Development arm of global credit scoring organisation Equifax - it has recently opened a technology centre in the Bloodstone Building, Dublin 2. Now looking for developers! Website: [**Equifax.com**](https://equifax.com) / Twitter: [**Equifax**](https://twitter.com/equifax) . **GuruTeam's** 'crème de la crème' instructors deliver an enthusing and valuable learning experience, equipping attendees with the vital skills applicable to their careers, and bringing true business value to organisations they work with. Upcoming courses include CI with Jenkins, Apache Hadoop, Data Science & Big Data Analytics, Spring, GIT, Linux Foundation™, Angular 2, and OpenStack™ Website: [**GuruTeamIrl.com**](http://guruteamirl.com) / Twitter: [**GuruTeamIreland**](https://twitter.com/guruteamireland) . **Version 1** is a trusted technology partner to major domestic and international customers across all industry sectors in the UK and Ireland. Their Java practice has grown to over 120 people over the last few years, and continues to grow. Many of their Java customers use a significant amount of open-source tools and technologies, and therefore Version 1 work with the community to hear other Java success stories, learn more about people’s experiences, and bring in Java experts and champions to get the latest on what’s going on in that space.” Website: [**Version1.com**](https://version1.com) / Twitter: [**Version1Tweets**](https://twitter.com/Version1Tweets) . **Teckro** are rethinking every element of clinical research - the people, the processes, the technologies used. By making it possible for all relevant information to be instantly accessible to every active member of a clinical trial and for the entire study teams to be connected effortlessly, they are broadening the possibilities of what can be achieved. This means drugs and treatments for the world’s most complex diseases are being developed quicker, and Teckro's long-term goal of continuously improving healthcare for everyone is realised. Teckro's partnership with DubJUG means that they can interact and exchange ideas with some of Dublin’s best developers. Website: [**Teckro.com**](http://Teckro.com) / Twitter: [**TeckroOfficial**](https://twitter.com/teckroofficial?lang=en) . **Sonorplex** add the edge to event attendance with their innovative 'Mark and Review' video platform. Download the Sonorplex app on your smartphone, attend DubJUG, and click points of interest in realtime. Your own personal 'marked' copy will be available for reviewing within hours, allowing you to relive the presentations again and again! Website: [**Sonorplex.com**](https://sonorplex.com) / Twitter: [**Sonorplex**](https://twitter.com/sonorplex) . **tcube** provides city-centre co-working / hotdesks and fully serviced office space for ICT professionals and companies specifically. Their community knits so well together remote workers, contractors, city visitors and entrepreneurs / startups immediately become a part of a network of like-minded people who are able and willing to help one another. Offices in Fleet Street, Trinity Street and Grafton Street provide great locations with a huge benefit when it comes to hiring and retaining millennials.



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