What we're about

The Antwerp Java User Group (AntwerpJUG) is a community of Java enthusiasts, who want to grow and share knowledge. There’s just so much to learn! Our goal is to bring together people, be they experts or beginners. Anyone with a love of Java, or even just a small interest in it, is more than welcome.

While our main focus will be on presentations given by community members and other guests, we will also be hosting workshops, Q&A's, roundtable debates and much more.

You can find more information, news and our code of conduct on our website (https://www.antwerpjug.be/).

Upcoming events (2)

AntwerpJUG goes Hybrid - Online

Online event

!!This is the online version of the meetup!! If you want to join us in real life in Antwerp, please reserve a seat at: https://www.meetup.com/Antwerp-Java-User-Group/events/281252428/

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Agenda (All times are GMT+2 & are estimates)

19:00 Short introduction
19:05 Billy Korando: How to be a Java Automated Testing Superstar.
19:45 Break
19:50 Frank Delporte: Having fun with Java and electronics on the Raspberry Pi
20:25 End

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About the talks

How to be a Java Automated Testing Superstar by Billy Korando

Automated testing in a crucial step in modern software development. A quality automated test suite enables rapid development and deployment practices like CI/CD by providing a stable quality check before an application is delivered to the world.

But how do you write a quality automated test suite in Java? In this presentation we will look at the practices and principles for writing reliable, accurate, and portable tests, and how they can be implemented using modern automated testing frameworks and libraries including; JUnit 5, Mockito, Test Containers, and others. With this knowledge you can become an automated testing superstar and help your team get to production faster!

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Having fun with Java and electronics on the Raspberry Pi by Frank Delporte

Raspberry Pi OS comes with Java 11 pre-installed, making it the ideal inexpensive computer to run Java programs.

But did you know that the Raspberry Pi is also a perfect match for running the latest JavaFX user interface applications or FXGL games? Combined with the Pi4J library, you can even do things that aren’t possible with your expensive developer computer: blink a LED, read sensor values, and control all types of electronic components.

In this session, you will be introduced to all of these topics with references and examples to get you started and learn more. We will be using the recently released V2 of Pi4J to run some electronics examples on a CrowPi.

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About the speakers

Billy Korando

Billy is a Java Developer Advocate with the Java Platform Group at Oracle. With over a decade of experience in Java, Billy brings a passion for helping developers find ways to reduce tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, through automation and adopting the latest features and tools in the Java ecosystem.

Outside of work Billy enjoys traveling, playing kickball, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Billy also co-organizes the Kansas City Java users group.

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Frank Delporte

Frank Delporte is a software developer (working at http://toadi.com) who started programming at age 11 with a Commodore 64 to control Lego trains with a relays board. After his studies, he started as a video editor but quickly returned to programming for multimedia productions, websites, and businesses applications.

As a CoderDojo coach (computer club for kids organized by volunteers), he rediscovered the world of electronics thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino and writes about it on his own blog https://webtechie.be and https://foojay.io. In 2020 he published the book “Getting Started with Java on the Raspberry Pi” which is available both as ebook (on Leanpub https://leanpub.com/gettingstartedwithjavaontheraspberrypi/) and paper book (by Elektor https://elektor.com/getting-started-with-java-on-the-raspberry-pi).

AntwerpJUG goes Hybrid - In Person (hosted by Axxes)

!!This is the In Person version of the meetup!! Only a limited amount of seats are available so please, only reserve one if you are able to make it to Antwerp the 25th.

We'd like to thank Axxes for hosting this meetup!

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Agenda (All times are GMT+2 & are estimates)

18:30 Doors Open!
19:00 Short introduction
19:05 Billy Korando: How to be a Java Automated Testing Superstar.
19:45 Break
19:50 Frank Delporte: Having fun with Java and electronics on the Raspberry Pi
20:25 End

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About the talks

How to be a Java Automated Testing Superstar by Billy Korando

Automated testing in a crucial step in modern software development. A quality automated test suite enables rapid development and deployment practices like CI/CD by providing a stable quality check before an application is delivered to the world.

But how do you write a quality automated test suite in Java? In this presentation we will look at the practices and principles for writing reliable, accurate, and portable tests, and how they can be implemented using modern automated testing frameworks and libraries including; JUnit 5, Mockito, Test Containers, and others. With this knowledge you can become an automated testing superstar and help your team get to production faster!

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Having fun with Java and electronics on the Raspberry Pi by Frank Delporte

Raspberry Pi OS comes with Java 11 pre-installed, making it the ideal inexpensive computer to run Java programs.

But did you know that the Raspberry Pi is also a perfect match for running the latest JavaFX user interface applications or FXGL games? Combined with the Pi4J library, you can even do things that aren’t possible with your expensive developer computer: blink a LED, read sensor values, and control all types of electronic components.

In this session, you will be introduced to all of these topics with references and examples to get you started and learn more. We will be using the recently released V2 of Pi4J to run some electronics examples on a CrowPi.

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About the speakers

Billy Korando

Billy is a Java Developer Advocate with the Java Platform Group at Oracle. With over a decade of experience in Java, Billy brings a passion for helping developers find ways to reduce tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, through automation and adopting the latest features and tools in the Java ecosystem.

Outside of work Billy enjoys traveling, playing kickball, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Billy also co-organizes the Kansas City Java users group.

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Frank Delporte

Frank Delporte is a software developer (working at http://toadi.com) who started programming at age 11 with a Commodore 64 to control Lego trains with a relays board. After his studies, he started as a video editor but quickly returned to programming for multimedia productions, websites, and businesses applications.

As a CoderDojo coach (computer club for kids organized by volunteers), he rediscovered the world of electronics thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino and writes about it on his own blog https://webtechie.be and https://foojay.io. In 2020 he published the book “Getting Started with Java on the Raspberry Pi” which is available both as ebook (on Leanpub https://leanpub.com/gettingstartedwithjavaontheraspberrypi/) and paper book (by Elektor https://elektor.com/getting-started-with-java-on-the-raspberry-pi).

Past events (1)

The very first AntwerpJUG!

Online event

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