A reminder that the Denver Java Users Group meeting is Wednesday. We have two big-hitters in the Java world flying in to tell us what's coming in the new J2SE 5.0 (also know as Java 1.5), now in beta and scheduled for release this fall.
Our speakers will be Joshua Block and Neal Gafter. Joshua Bloch is author of the award-winning "Effective Java," the lead designer and implementer of numerous Java platform features, including the new features in J2SE 5.0, the Java Collections Framework, and the assertion features from JDK 1.4.
He formerly was a distinguished engineer at Sun, now a principal engineer at Google.
Google co-worker Neal Gafter, also a former Sun engineer, will join Josh on stage for the 6 p.m. Basic Concepts session. They will present a multiple-choice Java quiz -- questions meant to be understandable by beginners but could stump even the Java pros.
Tell your co-workers. This is an event not to be missed. Stay to the end when we'll be giving away a record number of door prizes.
If you'd like to go home Wednesday with a guaranteed book in hand, the best way is to review one for our web site. Book reviewers get the book for free. Here are the review books available. Email me if you would like to pick up a review book at Wednesday's meeting.
Denver JUG member Mike Clark's latest book, just off the presses last month: Pragmatic Project Automation: How to Build, Deploy and Monitor Java Applications. (Mike will be speaking about project automation at our October meeting.)
Network Distributed Computing by Max Goff, Prentice Hall / Sun Microsystems, 2004
Core Java Data Objects, Sameer Tyagi et al., Sun Microsystems, 2004
Networking Concepts and Technology, Deepak Kakadia and Francesco DiMambro, Sun Microsystems, 2004