This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The BEJUG (Belgian Java Users Group) has announced the schedule and venue for Javapolis 2005. It is again at Metroplis in Antwerp, Belgium December 12-16.
I attended Javapolis 2004 and found it to be a high-quality conference with excellent classes. People compared it to Java One, but at a conference fee of 200 Euros ($260) it was a bargain. Anyone living in Europe should check it out and I would encourage people in the US to price airfares to Paris or Amsterdam that time of year.
Needless to say I am returning myself. It was a great time!