Saturday, November 17, 2007

Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project

The Open Handset Alliance (, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, is developing Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. So there's no G-phone :(..So what's new about that..Let me tell you..Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you & me, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support us in our efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform. For more about Android & to download The SDK check Android Developers blog, YouTube channel/User, where u can find many useful videos about Androids & the services already available by the OS & the SDK, & finally Android community,

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sun Microsystems Developer Day

Finally, Sun Microsystems will make one of the developers days in Egypt-Cairo. Sun Microsystems is supporting the community world wide and support EGJUG in Egypt. Register NOW! Agenda:

1. Sun and Open Source Discover how is Sun contributing to open source and find out about Sun's key open source initiatives such as NetBeans, OpenSolaris, Glassfish and OpenOffice. 2. NetBeans 6 - New & Cool This session provides an overview of new tools available in the upcoming release of NetBeans 6.0. You will see demos of new Java editor in NetBeans 6, we will demonstrate various new features of NetBeans GUI builder in action and NetBeans Profiler which helps analyze performance of Java applications. 3. Technologies for Creating Rich Internet Applications *Creating highly interactive web applications is a must today. During this session you can find out how to use different technologies to create Ajax-enabled applications to provide better user experience for end users. 4. Introduction to Swing Application Framework and Beans Binding *Swing application framework and Beans binding are new frameworks which greatly simplify desktop application development. Together with NetBeans' Matisse GUI builder you can develop desktop applications much easier than before. All features will be again demonstrated in action inside of the IDE. 5. NetBeans Mobility Pack Java is very popular by mobile applications developers. Discover what's new in NetBeans Mobility Pack, the ultimate tool for creating mobile applications. It's visual designer is not only easy to use but also very flexible and supports latest standards such as CDC and SVG.

Venue: Dar Al Defa' Al Gawy, Nozha St. Nasr City Date: November 21st, 2007 Time: 10 am.

This event is open to developers free of charge. Places are limited, so please register early. All attendees are invited to stay for lunch. All pre registered attendees will receive a free NetBeans developer pack and T-shirts.

Saturday, November 10, 2007 Preparation Meeting

DotNetWork user group is a group of people who are willing to participate and aid the developers community building & enhancing their technical skills.

We want to help both undergraduates & postgraduates knowing the latest technologies, new concepts, have an eye out for the world & communicating with the rest of it. We are willing to achieve that by planning multiple events for the community & help to spread the word about .Net. The user group is preparing for its first official meeting.

We're meeting to start founding the user group. Anyone who wants to join or start participating, please attend the meeting. We will get together at the preparation meeting to discuss how we can achieve the user group goals & see who's willing to participate as a member of the administrating team (which will cost them little bit of their time & will require their commitment), we need to plan this thing to be very independent, self-sustainable & self-grown, so we need to plan it right. That's where we can help each other with :) Also bring your ideas and what do you think we can do to grow big (not fast)...

Let's invite as many people as we can, we need tons of ideas, thoughts & spirits to get this thing running! Spread the word

Meeting whereabouts:

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: DashSoft,

Street: 243 Ramses St. 3rd Floor, Apt.6 (After Bank of Alex)

City/Town: Cairo, Egypt

You may join the Event page on facebook @

Group page on facebook is

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