Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 2008 Meeting Minutes

The 2008 March meeting was a great success. We had 34 people in attendance and the room was filled to capacity. Speaker Ed Lance (from nTier Training) provided an engaging presentation on Hibernate. Ed made sure the class participated by giving all participant a chance to be a millionaire. Anyone who asked or answered a question or just for making a comment received a FL Lottery ticket! We never had these sorts of incentives to participate, but it worked!

The presentation was based on 3-day course taught at nTier. While its hard to cover everything, Ed provided a good introductory coverage of Hibernate and the basic idea behind ORM including mapping, relationship, querying using criteria and HQL. As usual, there were food, T-shirt, and book giveaways.

Special Thanks to all Sponsors
GCA Technologies - http://www.gca.net/
nTier Training - http://www.ntiertraining.com/
Rita Technologies - http://ritatech.com/
Axiomatic IT, Inc - http://axiomaticit.com/
Sun Microsystems - http://java.sun.com/community/usergroups/

See you next month!

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 2008 Meeting - Hibernate in An Hour

Greeting Tampa Java Enthusiasts!
For the March 2008 meeting, the Tampa Java User Group will host another great presentation. For this month, we will have Ed Lance of nTier Training to present Hibernate in An Hour! Ed will provide a practical introductory presentation on Hibernate based on nTier Training's two-day class materials.

NOTE: as always, if you plan to attend the meeting, bring a colleague and send email to vvivien @ yahoo (dot) com to RSVP. There will be giveaways, food, and opportunities to network with other Bay area technologists.

Hibernate in An Hour
The objective of this presentation is to provide a compressed introductory course on Hibernate. You will be exposed a wide range of topics including:

  • Hibernate configuration

  • Persistence topics such as session, and transactions mgmt

  • Basic O/R Mapping

  • Querying using the Criteria API

  • Introduction to the Hibernate Query Language (HQL)

Meeting Details:
Speaker: Ed Lance, nTier Training
6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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GCA Technologies
nTier Training
Rita Technologies
Axiomatic IT, Inc
Sun Microsystems