Tuesday, September 18, 2007

September 2007 Meeting - Building that Killer Desktop App with Groovy

For our September meeting, we will have James Williams, will do an exploratory presentation to show the ease with which one can create compelling, responsive, and engaging Swing-based desktop application using the scripting language Groovy and its SwingXBuilder technology.

As always, if you plan to attend, bring a colleague and send email to vvivien at yahoo dot com to RSVP. There will be food, plenty of giveaways, and network with other Bay area technologists. So, come and check out our next presentation on desktop development in Java and see how you can use scripting language to create great looking desktop app.

Don't forget, next month, for our October meeting, we'll have Google in Tampa!

Curious about Groovy and SwingX, here are some links:
Jame's Blog - http://www.jameswilliams.be/blog/
Beginner's Tutorial to Groovy - http://groovy.codehaus.org/Beginners+Tutorial
Groovy and Swing Article - http://www.oreillynet.com/onjava/blog/2004/10/gdgroovy_basic_swingbuilder.html
Learn about SwingX form SwingLabs - http://swinglabs.org/ (check out the demo's)
Groovy and SwingXBuilder - http://groovy.codehaus.org/SwingXBuilder

Building that Killer Desktop App with Groovy and SwingX
Just as the SwingBuilder brought a more hierarchical and readable format to Swing, the SwingXBuilde does the same for the SwingLabs Swing extensions. Because of the builder concept, Groovy has become a good solution for rapid prototyping of user interfaces. Sponsored by Google in the 2007 Summer of Code, SwingXBuilder is officially in the wild and being used by
the Groovy community in several tech demos and in a tleast one production application.

In the September Tampa JUG meeting, we will examine the SwingXBuilder and how to use it along with other Java technologies to create that "killer app," code it faster, and with far less lines of code.*

* Results atypical, your results may vary.

Speaker Bio:
James is a software engineer at Fintech, Inc and open source enthusiast. His first programming language was BASIC on the Adam II computer which unfortunately became defunct just years after he was born.

Meeting Details:
Speaker: James Williams, Fintech Inc.
6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTE: If you plan to attend, send RSVP to vvivien at yahoo dot com.
Arrive early, the building's main door locks automatically at 7:00 pm.

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