Bill Dudney's talk this Wednesday, July 14th will take you through the basics of building a JavaServer Faces application. You will understand how to build a basic JSF application. We will build an application manually and then build it again with Java Studio Creator. If time permits, we'll compare the two implementations to identify when and how to use JSCreator effectively. Bill is the co-author of three books; J2EE AntiPatterns (Wiley), Jakarta Pitfalls (Wiley), and Mastering JavaServer Faces (Wiley), and author of Eclipse Live (SourceBeat). Bill is also on the J2EE 1.5 Specification Expert Group
Our Basic Concept's talk by Mark Maslyn will be on The Java Expert System Shell (JESS). JESS is a rule engine and scripting environment written entirely in Java. You write declarative rules, if/then, and the system generates code that does artificial reasoning to find solutions to your constraints. Using Jess, you can build Java software that has the capacity to "reason" using knowledge you supply in the form of declarative rules. Jess is small, light, and one of the fastest rule engines available. Come learn the foundational concepts of rule programming and describing in the Jess language.
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