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Our Basic Concept's speaker for the next Denver Java User Group will be Chris Huston talking about JDOM.
We'll be giving away some of David Gallardo's Eclipse in Action books (he's our featured speaker) along with some other Java books from SoftPro and Batky-Howell as door prizes.
Meetings and food are free. Networking and food start at 5:30 PM at the Qwest Auditorium in Denver CO.
Details for the JDOM meeting follow the main meeting details below:
Main Meeting:
Topic: Using Eclipse
Speaker: David Gallardo, Independent software consultant and co-author of Eclipse In Action
7:15-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Location: Qwest Auditorium
Cost: Free
Main Meeting Description:
Eclipse is a new open-source, Java-based, extensible
development platform designed for "nothing in particular"
but everything in general. Because of its roots, it is currently
most popular as a Java integrated development environment (IDE).
Eclipse ships with plugins for writing and debugging Java code.
Additional plugins for more advanced Java development,
such as JSP/servlets, are available from third parties.
Basic Concepts Meeting:
Topic: JDOM
Speaker: Chris Huston
6-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Location: Qwest Auditorium
Cost: Free
The good news is XML is vendor-neutral, platform-neutral,
and programming language-indedepenent. The bad news is
Xerces reflects these attributes and doesn't present a very
Java-like interface. This isn't a criticism -- it's by design –
but JDOM offers the best of both worlds. This open source
API, written by Jason Hunter and Brett McLaughlin,
makes parsing XML a far more Java-friendly experience.
5:30-6 p.m. Food and Networking
6 p.m. Basic Concepts
7-7:15 p.m. Break and Announcements
7:15-8:15 p.m. Main speaker
8:15-8:30 p.m. Questions and Answers
Qwest Auditorium is located downtown Denver at
1005 17th St, Denver, CO 80202. The building entrance
you want is located on 17th and Arapahoe.
For maps and suggestions on parking:

Door prizes sponsored by:
- Softpro Books (
- Noodles & Co. ( is providing food for the speaker.
- Denver Computer and Technology Showcase (
- Think Big Solutions (
- Prentice Hall PTR / Sun Microsystems Press
- Batky-Howell (Core Java 2 – Advanced Features books)
Thanks to our regular DenverJUG sponsors for supporting the Java community:
- EvolutionHosting (
- Microstaff (
- ITT Tech ( )
- Qwest (
- Novell (
See all sponsors:
If you have questions about DenverJUG,
please visit the website or contact Scott Davis,
If you are interested in speaking at a DenverJUG meeting,
please contact Tom McQueeney at:
If your company is interested in sponsoring DenverJUG events,
please contact Greg Ostravich at:
Thanks and hope to see you there!
- Greg Ostravich
Vice President Marketing
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