Tuesday July 26th, 2005 Meeting - Austin Java Users Group



Project Matisse an innovative approach to developing a Swing GUI by Gregg Sporar

Available now as a preview (alpha) version in the development builds of the NetBeans integrated development environment, Matisse dramatically streamlines the process of laying out GUI controls on a form. This presentation is a short demo of the capabilities of Matisse.

Has Java jumped the shark? Or has Sun finally gotten it right? by Norman Richards

Java is littered with examples of half-baked features, ill-thought- out APIs and premature standardization. With Java 5 and Java 5 EE, we have a whole new set of technologies from generics and annotations to EJB3 and JSF. Does any of this matter, or can we assert() that these are more changes that nobody will ever use? I'll present a complete application written using these new technologies and talk about the good and bad of Java 5 from a practical perspective.

News and Views of Java One by Eitan Suez and Michael Yuan

Michael and Eitan will share with us some of their experiences at Java One. They will highlight some of the things they found interesting at this years conference.

About Our Speakers

Gregg Sporar

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. He has been using Java since 1998 and his interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He works for Sun Microsystems as a Technology Evangelist on the NetBeans project.

Norman Richards

Norman Richards is a JBoss developer working here in Austin. He is the author of several Java books, including JBoss: A Developer's Notebook and XDoclet in Action.

Eitan Suez

Eitan Suez is a Java programmer and an active member of the Austin Java Users Group. This year, Eitan is one of many speakers on the No Fluff Just Stuff series of software symposia.

Michael Yuan

Michael haa a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published numerous papers on peer-reviewed academic journals and is actively involved in several on-going projects with the University of Texas and Texas State University. He is the author of numerous books including Nokia Smartphone Hack, Developing Scalable Series 40 Applications and Enterprise J2ME: Developing Mobile Java Applications


The MCC Auditorium, MCC Building
(Click here for Driving Directions)

Time: 7 - 9 PM
(Networking follows)


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