Open Source Networking Project

March 12, 2009

A team of international student and Sun Campus ambassador Alper Celik, developed an open source networking solution at KTH – Stockholm, which converts a regular PC into a router !!!

OpenCASE is an Open Source project. This project’s outcome is a whole network solution completely based on open source software. Using OpenCASE solution, regular PCs can be turned into routers. But not only that, they can also run networking services like Network Administration, Traffic Monitoring, DNS, Web Server and so on.

Open source networking solution, which is 70% cheaper than proprietary alternatives in the market, developed to help capacity building in African Research and Education Networks. Open Case’s software, which is completely free, customizable and open for further improvements, has been developed to be used in regular PCs. The software provides complete network systems that include not only the routing but also the management and security means. Comparison tests against well known network companies’ products gave great results and proved what our technology can truly deliver on the promises of internet today.

If you are interested please have a look at to project web site. You can find our final report from here: http://www.tslab.ssvl.kth.se/csd/projects/0821116/sites/default/files/FinalReport.pdf


Java™SE 7 Workshop Slides

January 30, 2009

We would like thank Thorbiorn for sharing the slides with us !


Java™SE 7 Workshop Completed

January 24, 2009

java7_workshop2We had a great workshop by the co-operation of Senior Java Architect, Thorbiörn Fritzon from Sun Microsystems. There were about 40-45 participants and they were all very interested in the new features of Java. In the workshop we tried to find answers to the following questions:
– What is new in Java™SE 7?

- What is happening in the Java World ?

- What is next on the map of Java SE Releases ?

java7_workshop3As comparing the other workshops and presentations, the level of interest and knowledge was the top in this session. Many students asked lots of interesting questions and they were eager to learn new things. Another interesting output was that; students were much communicative and open to make new contacts. This was a great opportunity for Java programmers to meet each other and make new connections. Since community is very important, we also encourage KTH students to contribute on open souce projects and share their experiences.

java7_workshop1We will continue our Java workshops at KTH by the third one. If you want a specific topic, please send us an e-mial and we will mind it when we decide the presentation scope. Please stay tuned, we will back by another workshop of Java seminar series.


Free Workshop: Java™SE 7

January 15, 2009

Experienced Senior Java Architect Thorbiörn Fritzon from Sun Microsystems will give a workshop for students on 23 January, 5-7 pm at Teknikringen 72 (V3). He will answer the following questions :

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- What is new in Java™SE 7?

- What is happening in the Java World ?

- What is next on the map of Java SE Releases ?

- What should we do to keep updated with the new featureS?

About the speaker:

thorbiornThorbiörn Fritzon started programming Java back in 1995 and hasn’t stopped yet. Since 1999 he’s a Java Architect at Sun Microsystems in Sweden and spokesperson in Java and software development issues. Thorbiörn writes books and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events. His hobby is programming languages of which he has a huge collection.

Date : 23 January 2009

Location : Teknikringen 72 (V3)

Time : 5 -7 pm

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Future of Java Workshop Videos

December 15, 2008

We had the last event of 2008 on 9th of December at Kista campus. Our next event will be in KTH main campus. Please vote through our poll on the right side menu bar to decide the topic of the next presentation. You can find the presentation videos below.

As Sun Campus Ambassadors, we wish you “Merry Christmas” and hope to see you again at our upcoming events in 2009.

Future of Java Workshop Introduction by Gökhan :

Future of Java Workshop Part 1

Future of Java Workshop Part 2


JavaFX Coffee Cup

December 13, 2008

So the JavaFX™ SDK 1.0 has shipped. I thought that now would be a fun time to try out some of its graphics capabilities. I know that its graphics are really slick… but how easy are they to program? Do you need to be a graphics expert to figure it all out, or can anyone just pick it up and learn?

As for my background, I’m a technical writer and general-purpose computer programmer. I am not a software engineer, graphic designer, or GUI expert. Because of that I’m probably the ideal person to test drive the usability of GUI coding with the SDK. The challenge to myself was to take a single afternoon and code up something “impressive”; it didn’t matter what, I just wanted it to have a 3D feel with modern visual/lighting effects like what I see in the SDK demos.

So the first thing I did was to read the GUI tutorial, which quickly brought me up to speed on the basics. (Those completely new to the JavaFX Script programming language will want to first read the core tutorial as well.) I then went to the web, looking for information on drawing 3D shapes in general. more


Top Java Developers Offer Advice to Students

December 10, 2008

Eleven leading Java developers — from Joshua Bloch to Tor Norbye to Chet Haase — offer advice to students about how to become better developers.

  • “Write lots of code. Have fun with it!” Joshua Bloch
  • “Learn to use your tools. And I don’t mean just enough to get by. I mean really learn how to use your tools.” Tor Norbye
  • “Don’t use line numbers. Don’t put your entire application in one method.” Chet Haase
  • “There will always be opportunities for great engineers, but as I said earlier, I think the number of these opportunities will shrink as other, less technical personnel play larger roles in the software-development process, using more productive, higher-level tools and frameworks than we have used in the past.” Ben Galbraith
  • “Millions of people have been employed because someone at Sun Microsystems invented Java.” Masood Mortazavi
  • “Don’t be overwhelmed by the language or the platform.” Raghavan Srinivas
  • “When students first see the API with thousands of classes, they despair.” Cay Horstmann
  • “I really recommend that new users try out different IDEs and pick one of their choice.” Arun Gupta
  • “Good technology is only 10% of success.” Rick Cattell
  • “Choose an area of your immediate need.” Chuk-Munn Lee
  • “We’re a great group!” Tom Ball

To see the details please visit : http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Interviews/studentdevs/index.html


Free Workshop: The Future of Java

November 21, 2008

Experienced Java Architect Thorbiörn Fritzon from Sun Microsystems will give a workshop for students and try to answer the following questions :javapresentation-medium

- Where will Java be in ten years?

- Will it survive or will it be replaced by .NET or Ruby on Rails and similar super productive frameworks?

- Will Java be the next COBOL, an embarrassing legacy language with huge maintenance costs and no future?

- Will all money and time we’ve invested in learning Java only go to waste?

About the speaker:

thorbiornThorbiörn Fritzon started programming Java back in 1995 and hasn’t stopped yet. Since 1999 he’s a Java Architect at Sun Microsystems in Sweden and spokesperson in Java and software development issues. Thorbiörn writes books and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events. His hobby is programming languages of which he has a huge collection.

Date : 9th of December

Location : Kista Campus (Forum Building) SAL-D

Time : 5pm – 7pm

Click here to see the Facebook Event

Click here for the map of the Kista Campus


Java Tutorials Community Portal

November 11, 2008

Hi KTH people,

We are sure most of you are familiar with the Java Tutorials:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

But some of you may not be aware of some changes Sun made earlier this year.  Prior to JavaOne, Sun expanded the tutorial license.  It is now possible to modify or extend the tutorial’s content without special permission from Sun, so long as it is for non-commercial use.  We hope this will encourage educators to use and adapt the Java Tutorials in their curriculum.

As part of that effort, Sun also launched the Java Tutorials Community Portal on java.net:
https://javatutorials.dev.java.net/

Sun encourage you to use this site to discuss the tutorials and related issues.  It includes a forum:
http://forums.java.net/jive/category.jspa?categoryID=65

And a wiki where you can post examples (either examples that extend tutorial examples or brand new ones):
http://forums.java.net/jive/category.jspa?categoryID=65

We also hope that we can collect information on tutorial translations, projects that involve tutorial usage, and so on. We hope this will serve your needs!


OSUM (Pronounced Awesome) Group

October 8, 2008

We created an OSUM group for those of you who want to connect with hundreds of student clubs (OSUMs) from around the world. You can register yourself at http://osum.sun.com/group/kthOSUM

Benefits for OSUM Members:

OSUM members will gain benefits that can help them prepare for an IT career by getting access to the latest open-source technologies including free media kits and student-developer resources. Training:

  • Hands-on training through student projects and games
  • Online training through the Sun Academic Initiative program
  • Preparation for and discounts on Sun certification3
  • OSUM activities that encourage team building

In addition, OSUM members can reap the following social benefits:

  • Global social interaction and camaraderie with other student developers
  • Opportunities to collaborate with each other on projects and activities in a fun and engaging way
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • A better attitude about learning
  • A sense of accomplishment, with a growing sense of competency and self-esteem
  • Opportunities to get challenged, get motivated, and get excited

OSUM Elements:

The OSUM has two elements that create the organization: Physical and Virtual.

Physical: The OSUM energizes students to participate on campus in Sun’s communities through tech demos, projects, and activities based on open-source technologies and communities that Sun supports.

  • Monthly meetings
  • Typical activities
  • Student projects
  • Games
  • Guest speakers
  • Installfests
  • Open-source events
  • Face-to-face interaction with campus OSUM members

Virtual: OSUMs enables student developers to connect to each other and to Sun through a virtual social network. New OSUMs and existing student-developer groups that affiliate with the Sun OSUM program will receive free access to the OSUM web site. Benefits of this web site include the following:

  • A feature-rich social networking site that can host the web site for each individual OSUM and connect it to OSUMs and their members around the world
  • Everyday interaction with a global community of student developers

Students will be able to do the following:

  • Write blogs
  • Post comments
  • Use an instant-messaging application
  • Upload photos and videos
  • Post profiles of themselves
  • Communicate in forums

The OSUM web site allows students to participate and create the online communities. Students can create their own subgroups by technology, language, and other special interests.


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