Java Hellenic User Group (JHUG) successfully organized the first recorded JHUG Meetup of 2016, with the support of PlayVenture.

The event took place on the 2nd of April, with new and old members of the Group, discussing about Gradle and Junit Vs. Spock. The first presentation by Kostas Saidis, a Software and Data Architect, was an introduction on Gradle, an open source build automation system that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the XML form used by Apache Maven of declaring the project configuration*. Kostas made an entry level presentation for all Java developers, explaining how and why someone should use Gradle.

The second presentation was made by Kostis Kapelonis, a Software Engineer and a Technical Writer, who presented Spock, a testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications**. An expert on the subject, Kostis, introduced Spock, its advantages and how developers can use it.

PlayVenture supported JHUG’s Meetup 2016 as a sponsor, and attended the event. As a genuine innovative company, PlayVenture is always there to stand by developers, and promote innovative events and moves by the Greek community.

Find out more about the JHUG Meetup here and look out for the next one coming up soon.


*Source: Wikipedia

**Source: Google Code