Wednesday, November 29, 2006

November 2006 Meeting Minutes

I would like to thank all who attended the Tampa Java User Group November meeting. The meeting was well attended with 17 people who wanted to hear about secure computing.

Speaker John Collins did a great job providing valuable information regarding general security and secure computing practices. The discussion revolved around the types of vulnerabilities and tools that are available to identify or exploit these vulnerabilities. Did you know that a badly written file-serving servlet can divulge the content of your web.xml? We also look at different type of attacks and the phases of attack and tools used in each phase.

Presentation Materials:
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Special Thanks
John Collins - Presenter
Hudson ( - Pizza/Drink
GCA.Net Technology Center ( - Meeting Venue / Refreshments
RJ Salicco - Site hosting

The group has a great momentum and want to thank everyone for their continued support. See you next year!

Vladimir Vivien

Saturday, November 18, 2006

November 2006 Meeting - Computing Security Overview

Let's admit it: the majority of application development projects address security last or when something has gone wrong. Current software development practices and methodologies pay little attention to security or does not mention it at all in the development cycle. However, secure computing is becoming critical with the almost ubiquitous rise of connected devices from laptops, cellphones to game consoles.

At the next Tampa Java User Group meeting, speaker John Collins will provide a comprehensive overview of computing security. Topics will include:

  • An overview of industry and security trends

  • A definition of terms to be used

  • Demonstrations of specific software exploits and countermeasures

  • Reflection on organizational paradigms that fuel unsecured software development

  • Recommended changes to the software development process that can lead to more secure code releases and less corporate liability

Meeting Detail
John Collins
6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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If you plan to attend, please send RSVP to vvivien @ yahoo dot com.

Friday, November 3, 2006

October 2006 Meeting Minutes

I would like to thank all who attended the Tampa Java User Group October meeting. It was the best attended meeting yet with about 21 people in attendance. The presentation was about the use of JMX, Spring and Spring AOP to create highly manageable enterprise applications.

The discussion involved an introduction to the Java Management eXtension (JMX), the Spring Framework, and AOP. We the Spring’s MBeanExporter component which has the ability to transform any POJO into a JMX exposed managed bean. The presentation also discussed how AOP can be easily integrated with Spring to collect application states and exposed them as JMX managed bean attributes.

Presentations Materials

Materials for this presentation can be downloaded from this location.

Special Thanks
Vladimir Vivien - Presenter
Hudson ( - Food/Drink
GCA.Net Technology Center ( - Meeting Venue / Refreshments

See you in November!

Vladimir Vivien