Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 2010 Meeting - Java Server Faces 2.0

For March's meeting, the topic will be about JSF version 2.0. If you are curious about JSF or have not used it in a long time, this is your chance to see the modern additions to the framework as part of the Java EE 6 standards.  Presenter Xuekun Kou will share with us how to effortlessly build web-based applications using the new JSF 2.0. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar 30 and
promised to be packed with interesting information to get you started with JSF.

Don't forget, the NFJS Greater Florida Software Symposium is in Tampa next month (April 16 - 18).  Make sure to register at http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/tampa/2010/04/home.

-= Presentation =-

JavaServer (TM) Faces (JSF) 2.0 adopted numerous great features the industry has developed in different JSF implementations, and standardized them into a standard web application framework of Java EE. Among these features are Facelets as the preferred presentation technology, simplified congifuration, refined lifecycle and event model, built-in support for AJAX, page templating, and easy component composition. JSF 2.0 is finally ready to deliver its original promise: a component-based web application framework that is rich in feature, and simple to use.

This presention provides an introduction to JSF 2.0. It highlights the main elements of JSF, and presents a straightforward flow of using JSF to build web applications. It also discusses how JSF 2.0 can be used in different web containers.

-= Meeting Info =-
Speaker: Xuekun Kou
Organization: WellCare
Date: Tuesday, 03/30/2010
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you plan to attend, arrive early as main door locks at 7.00 pm.  An RSVP email will be sent later from tampa.jug at gmail.com [check spam filter]. Be  sure to respond so we can plan accordingly.  There will befood and plenty of prizes and giveaways.

-= Location =-
GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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Event Calendar - http://www.tampajug.org/wordpress/?page_id=87

Monday, March 1, 2010

Feb 2010 Meeting Minutes

Last Tuesday (the 23rd of Feb) the Tampa Java User Group had a large turn out for the presentation on Hadoop.  Speaker Matthew McCullough did an outstanding job of effectively capturing the essence of a complicated subject in less than two hours.  The power of the technology was demonstrated when Matthew demonstrated Hadoop working on his laptop on problems that can easily scale to thousands of nodes.  We close the night with a drawing to the up coming Central Florida Software Symposium in April.  Congratulation to our winner.

-= Presentation Materials=-

Presentation Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/matthewmccullough/hadoop-v031

-= Tools/Technologies Mentioned =-

Apache Hadoop - http://hadoop.apache.org/
Great Hadoop Tutorials - http://developer.yahoo.com/hadoop/tutorial/
Companies/Project Using Hadoop - http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/PoweredBy
Amazon Aws MapReduce - http://aws.amazon.com/elasticmapreduce/

-= Special Thanks =-
Matthew McCullough, Ambient Ideas, LLC (http://ambientideas.com/)
Jay Zimmerman, NFJS Software Symposium (http://nofluffjuststuff.com/)
Mark Nickols, TekSystems (http://teksystems.com)
The folks at GCA Technologies (http://gca.net)
RJ Salicco, Axiomatic IT (http://axiomaticit.com/)

-= Upcoming Events=-

  • Our presentation for March 200 is being prepared now.  Once we get confirmation from the speaker, we Feffwill send out an event note.  Stay tuned for the announcement.

  • Central Florida Software Symposium - we are privileged to host the Central Florida Software Symposium this year.  It will be held on April 16 -18.  Don't miss this opportunity to get recharged on the latest technologies and practices sweeping the industry.  The best part is it is local and you don't have to travel far.  If you are interested, see http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/tampa/2010/04/home for details.