2019 Sept - Java Champion Matt Raible

Our first September event was very special! Matt Raible has long been recognised as an open-source advocate. He is a Java Champion, Author and regular guest speaker at conferences the world over. We were delighted he joined us at the West Midlands Java User Group to share his knowledge

This developer-only event took place on the evening of Wednesday 4th September in Alpha Works, Birmingham city centre.


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Session Abstracts

18:55 - Mobile Development with Ionic, React Native and JHipster

. Mobile development offers a lot of options. To develop native apps, you can use Java or Kotlin on Android. On iOS, you can use Objective C or Swift. There are other options, too. You can build hybrid mobile apps and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Hybrid mobile apps are those created with web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS) that look like native apps. PWAs have the ability to work offline and act like mobile apps.

In this talk, we'll explore a few different mobile technologies: Ionic 4 (with Angular), React Native, and PWAs. You'll walk away with knowledge of how to build mobile + Spring Boot apps in minutes with JHipster.

20:15 - Front End Development for Back End Java Developers

Are you a backend Java developer that's being pushed into front-end development? Are you frustrated with all the JavaScript frameworks and build tools you have to learn to be a good UI developer? If so, this session is for you! We'll explore the landscape of UI development, including web standards, frameworks, and what’s on the horizon (e.g., micro frontends).

About Matt

Matt Raible is a web developer, Java Champion, and Developer Advocate at Okta, and is a well-known figure in the Java community.

He has been building web applications for most of his adult life, and for over 20 years he has helped developers learn and adopt open source frameworks and use them effectively.

Matt is a frequent contributor to open source and a big fan of Java, IntelliJ, TypeScript, Angular, and Spring Boot. He’s a member of the bad-ass JHipster development team and loves classic VWs

Find him on Twitter @mraible or online at https://raibledesigns.com

Refreshments courtesy of the WM-JUG Partners.

About the West Midlands Java User Group

West Midlands Java user group for Birmingham Area Java professionals, graduates, students and enthusiastic amateurs.

This is a group for Java developers to share knowledge and develop skills. We meet once a month for presentations, lectures and discussions.

Aside from our website WM-JUG.org, we can also be found on your favourite social networks. LinkedIn / Facebook / Twitter

WM-JUG Partners


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