Thursday, July 19, 2007

July 2007 Meeting Minutes

The July 2007 was the nicest turn out ever since the group started in 2005. There were 30 people in attendance at the Tampa JUG meeting present to hear about NetBeans.

Gregg Sporar, our speaker from Sun Microsystems did an excellent job in presenting the different facets of Netbeans. The majority of the presentation was live demo of the tools in NetBeans including:
  • Java Development
  • Web Services
  • Diverse enterprise wizards
  • Desktop Swing development
  • etc
We talked about the next version of NetBeans (version 6) which promised to be a significant release for the NetBeans project. Gregg took questions from the audience regarding best practices and future directions of NetBeans.

The meeting closed with prize giveaways. Aubrey Griffin walked away with the grand prize which is a free pass to 2007 Orlando NFJS Software Symposium . Congratulations!

Presentation Materials

Gregg's Blog Page
Presentation Slides

Special Thanks

GCA.Net (venue) - Amy for taking care of the group and staying late
Sun Microsystems - Support for the JUG community with a great speaker!
Gregg Sporar - Flying from Texas to do this presentation
Steve Turner (T2 Software Inc) - For excellent food (Panera)

Next Meeting

Our August meeting will be about Groovy and Java Swing!
Hope to see you guys again.

Vladimir Vivien