Wednesday, June 28, 2006

EBJ3 Presentation Materials

The May 2006 presentation materials are now available. Presenter Dave Zaffery has donated both the presentation file and the source code he presented. The presentation is a PDF and the source code is provided as an Eclipse project. If you don't use Eclipse, just create a new EJB3 project in your favorite IDE and copy the source directory (src) to your new project. The code was tested using JBoss 4 but should work with any other EJB3 implementation.

Dowload Files:
Presentation PDF
EBJ3 Source Code

If you have any questions, let us know.

Vladimir Vivien

June 2006 Meeting Minutes

We had another great turn out for the Tampa Java User Group's June meeting with 14 people in attendance to hear about XFire. The presentation offered an introductory look into web service development with XFire.

RJ Salicco, our presenter, provided valuable information about the new technology with demonstrated code samples running inside JBoss. While XFire is new, it's being adopted rapidly by organizations and other open source project for its simplicity and performance.

Material for the presentation will be made available soon.

We look forward to see everyone at the next meeting in July. Bring a Java friend next time.

Special Thanks:
RJ Salicco - Presentater
Jim Quasius - Meeting Facilities

vladimir vivien

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

2006 June Meeting - XFire: The Tool for Easy Web Service Development

Creating web service in Java can be a lengthy/complex process that (depending on framework used) may require the creation of several artifacts just to get a simple service running.

XFire ( is the next generation of open source web service framework that makes it simpler and easier to create Java web services. XFire is becoming a favorite because of its low memory footprint and its speed (uses StAx). The framework also uses a plug-in architecture that let you plug your favorite API such as XmlBeans, JAXB, Castor, etc. It integrates well with lightweight containsers such as Spring Framework and ESB/JBI containers such as ServiceMix (

In the June 2006 Tampa JUG meeting, we will explore XFire and how to use it to develop Java web services. Speaker RJ Salicco will provide insight into how to create effectively use XFire to develop services using platforms such as Spring, JBoss, and XmlBeans. Join us (and bring a friend) to take a look a this new tool. There will be plenty of code sample to get you started in your next project.

Meeting Detail
Speaker: Vladimir Vivien
Date: 06/27/06
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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RSVP: send email to vvivien at yahoo dot com