IndicThreads Conference On Java – Version 3.0 – Pune, India

The 3rd edition of the Conference On Java Technology will be held at the Hotel Sun n Sand in Pune, India from 25-27 Nov 2008. The conference is I believe the best place in India for Java learning and discussion. However as I am a speaker at the conference and my firm is the host of the conference, don’t take my word for it. 

Check out – and have a look at the sessions and the speakers who would be presenting at the event. Conference sessions deal with topics like Domain Driven Design, SOA, HTML5 WebSocket, Agile, Lean, Ajax, Web 2, Scripting, Java Persistence and Desktop Java amongst others. The theme for the event this year is “Architect The Future

If you think the event is worth it, use the discounted rate currently on offer to grab a seat.  I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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Grails Web Application Development Using Oracle JDeveloper IDE

Check out my new article on OTN about building a Grails web application using the Oracle JDeveloper IDE.

Following the Ruby on Rails (RoR) wave, most software developers have considered, if not tried out, either ROR or some other framework that promises to deliver ROR features. The Grails framework also rode the Rails wave to popularity but is now shaping into a powerful framework in its own right. Grails uses the Groovy
programming language; Groovy syntax is similar to Java’s, but it also adopts some concepts from other languages. Like Java, Groovy generates bytecodes and runs on the Java platform, so it has the power of Java but also adds a few niceties and simplifications.

In this article you will get an introduction to developing Grails applications using Oracle JDeveloper as your IDE. You will also get an overview of Groovy concepts as you go about developing your Grails application.

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Related –
* Groovy bridges the scripting and the enterprise Java worlds (Interview with Groovy Lead)
* Grails is a breath of fresh air for Java developers (Interview with Grails Lead)

Call For Speakers For The Conference On Java Technology Closes Tomorrow invites submissions for the Conference On Java Technology 2007 to be held on 26th and 27th October 2007 at the Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Hinjewadi IT Park, Pune, India. The conference is the premier independent conference on Java technology in Asia and is the place to be, to learn the latest in the Java world while meeting with like-minded individuals from across the industry. You can find details of last year’s conference at

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Write Java Code – Win Music Players, Books and an iPod is currently running a Java code contest in association with Devsquare. As part of the contest a new question is presented every week. The Java code solution you provide is evaluated on various factors like code correctness, compliance with standards, coding efficiency, and coding productivity – and rated. The best entries win a book every week, music players every month and an iPod for the series. The questions deal with core java / servlets / jsp.

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Presenting On Groovy, Grails and Struts at JAX India

Sessions on Groovy, Grails and Struts at JAX India ConferenceThe JAX India conference has got some great names and many interesting sessions listed. Do check it out. is a media partner of the event and you will get all the updates from the conference at

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Hope to see you at JAX.

I also would be around at JavaOne and Oracle Develop (Bangalore). So a lot of conferencing lined up.