The Denver Java User Group is pleased to announce we will be featuring Java Ranch's very own Kathy Sierra on December 10th. Kathy Sierra, Founder of JavaRanch.com and Author of "Head First Java" will be speaking on the new EJB 2.0 specification. Tom McQueeney will be presenting the Basic Concepts talk on XSLT. Our meetings are free and open to the public.
Greg Ostravich ======================================= DENVER JAVA USERS GROUP http://www.denverjug.org AGENDA 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Food, and Networking. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Basic Concepts –Tom McQueeney on XSLT This talk will introduce XSLT -- a specification to convert an XML document into something else. XML is a great way to represent structured information. It allows you to define the data, how the elements relate to one another in a tree-like structure, and, generally, what the data mean. But what if the XML you read from a file or receive from an external system isn't in the format you want? What if you need to turn the XML into another type of XML document, one defined by a different DTD or Schema? What if you want to convert the XML data to HTML? Or a CSV file? XSLT can do all that. XSLT is part of the Sun JAXP API (the Java API for XML Processing), and is the most widely known half of the W3C's XSL 1.0 specification. We'll cover the lesser-known half of XSL, called XSL-FO, next month. 7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Kathy Sierra, founder of JavaRanch.com and author of "Head First Java" on EJB 2.x Cert. EJB 1.1 was a big improvement over the first EJB spec. Entity Beans are no longer an option, for example. But the 1.1 spec left a lot to be desired when it came to Container-managed persistence for Entity Beans, and developers complained. The new 2.0 spec screams, "We heard you!" and addresses most of the Big Issues of Entity Beans. We'll look at how to take advantage of the new features, especially focusing on the new portable abstract schema for object-relational mapping of Entity Beans. Learn how to make your life easier as a bean developer. Kathy Sierra is a Sun Certification Consultant. She founded javaranch.com, the largest Java programmer certification preparation site (and a very friendly place for Java beginners), and has been a software developer for more than a decade. She was the lead programmer on several commercial games including Virgin's "Terratopia," and MGM's "All Dogs Go To Heaven," and has written technical articles for industry publications including Java Report and Flashline.com 8:30 p.m. Door prizes • E-book from Manning Publications (http://www.manning.com) • $20 gift certificate and books from Softpro Books (http://www.softpro.com) • O'Reilly & Associates: Providing 2 copies each of Kathy Sierra's "Head First EJB" and "Head First Java" 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, see: http://www.denverjug.org/events/location.html
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Sorry, we don't currently record our events on video tape either. We do have all of the notes from our speakers in our Archive of events though. So if you want to see her presentation , go here: DenverJUG Archives a couple of weeks later, around the 26th. We've had some really great speakers so you may want to look through to see their presentations as well. We've had James Duncan Davidson, Sue Speilman, Steve Stelting, Erik Hatcher, Mike Clark, and Grady Booch just to name a few and their talks were all really terrific. If you decide to fly in at least our meetings are free.
Actually, although it's cold a lot of the snow melted. I wanted to report that Kathy was terrific. Unforunately, we won't have any notes from her presentation. She covered some stuff about the latest Certifications and but for most of the meeting she did a great presention on EJBs where audience members participated to 'act out' the different components of the J2EE model. I can't say enough how fun it was. She talks about how your brain remembers things better if you can either study it over and over or if you can get a chemical reaction going while you learn. The chemical reaction can be caused by emotions - like if you're afraid or if something is funny. So we did the fun one. We implemented both a Stateless Session Bean and a Stateful Session Bean and one of the Stateful implementations had an Entity Bean to persist data to a data store. Matt Raible has a great entry on our last meeting on his blog.