This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Our featured speaker for the next Denver Java User Group will be David Gallardo, author of Eclipse in Action published by Manning. We'll be giving away some of his books along with some other books and certificates from SoftPro and Batky-Howell as door prizes. Meetings and food are free. Networking and food start at 5:30 PM at the Qwest Auditorium in Denver CO. Details are below: Main Meeting: Topic: Using Eclipse Speaker: David Gallardo, Independent software consultant and co-author of Eclipse In Action 7:15-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Location: Qwest Auditorium Cost: Free Main Meeting Description: Eclipse is a new open-source, Java-based, extensible development platform designed for "nothing in particular" but everything in general. Because of its roots, it is currently most popular as a Java integrated development environment (IDE). Eclipse ships with plugins for writing and debugging Java code. Additional plugins for more advanced Java development, such as JSP/servlets, are available from third parties. Basic Concepts Meeting: Topic: JDOM Speaker: Chris Huston 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Location: Qwest Auditorium Cost: Free The good news is XML is vendor-neutral, platform-neutral, and programming language-indedepenent. The bad news is Xerces reflects these attributes and doesn't present a very Java-like interface. This isn't a criticism -- it's by design – but JDOM offers the best of both worlds. This open source API, written by Jason Hunter and Brett McLaughlin, makes parsing XML a far more Java-friendly experience. AGENDA: 5:30-6 p.m. Food and Networking 6 p.m. Basic Concepts 7-7:15 p.m. Break and Announcements 7:15-8:15 p.m. Main speaker 8:15-8:30 p.m. Questions and Answers DIRECTIONS: Qwest Auditorium is located downtown Denver at 1005 17th St, Denver, CO 80202. The building entrance you want is located on 17th and Arapahoe. For maps and suggestions on parking: http://www.denverjug.org/events/location.html