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Please note our meeting location.
We're meeting on the Auraria Campus at the Tivoli
this month in room 320 A.
This is the same area we met at for last month's talk.

Details are below.

K*FORCE has purchased some door prizes in addition to
sponsoring the room.

Wednesday July 11th DENVER JAVA USERS GROUP Meeting

The location is on the Auraria Campus in the Tivoli Building
Here's a link to the on-campus Map:

*** Free Pizza @ 5:30 ***

Main Session Speaker: Scott Davis
"Real World Grails"
7:15pm -8:30pm

BC Session Speaker: Christophe Coenraets
"Sexy Web Apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex"
6pm - 7pm

Location: Tivoli 320 A (900 Auraria Parkway - Auraria Campus)
Directions below


"Real World Grails" - Scott Davis


"Scott Davis is the Editor in Chief of aboutGroovy.com. The website,
in addition to being, umm, about Groovy, is implemented in Grails.
This talk shows you how to get started with Grails, but also talks
about the experience of using it in a live, production web site.

Grails is a web framework that maximizes the strengths of familiar
Java libraries � Spring, Hibernate, and Sitemesh, to name a few �
while minimizing the XML jockeying it usually takes to get them all
to play nicely with one another. It brings "Convention over
Configuration" to Java. It uses Groovy as the language to glue the
pieces together, which means that experienced JEE developers can
learn Groovy in the context of libraries that they are already
familiar with.

Grails includes a web server, a database, and all of the libraries
necessary for a full-fledged web application. It will even generate a
directory structure and scaffold common classes (Controllers, Views,
etc.). It is no exaggeration to say that you will have your first
application up and running in minutes. But Grails is more than about a
quick start. In this talk, we'll look at ways to move beyond the
default configurations. We'll deploy a Grails app to an external
Tomcat instance instead of the included Jetty server. We'll move from
the default HSQLDB database to MySQL. We'll include external JARs to
bring new functionality to the mix."


Scott Davis is an author and independent consultant. He is
passionate about open source solutions and agile development.
He has worked on a variety of Java platforms, from J2EE to J2SE to
J2ME (sometimes all on the same project).

He is the co-author of JBoss At Work, quite possibly the world's
first agile J2EE book. He is also responsible for several mapping
books, including Google Maps API and GIS for Web Developers:
Adding Where to Your Web Applications. Most recently, Scott
became the Editor in Chief of aboutGroovy.com, a news and
information website that tracks the latest developments in
Groovy and Grails.

Scott is a frequent presenter at national conferences (such as
No Fluff, Just Stuff) and local user groups. He was the president
of the Denver Java Users Group in 2003 when it was voted one of the
top-ten JUGs in North America. After a quick move north, he is
currently active in the leadership of the Boulder Java Users Group.
Keep up with him at http://www.davisworld.org.


"Sexy Web Apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex" - Christophe


In this session Christophe Coenraets will do live demonstrations and
write code to show how easy it is to build sexy web apps with Java,
Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex. The session will cover the programming
model, Java Remoting, Pub/Sub messaging & JMS integration, Data
Synchronization, Hibernate integration, charting, cinematic
experiences, and media integration.


Christophe Coenraets (coenraets.org) is a Senior Technical Evangelist
at Adobe. He focuses on rich Internet applications and enterprise
integration. Before joining Macromedia and Adobe, Christophe
was the head of Java and J2EE Technical Evangelism at Sybase, where he
started working on Java Enterprise projects in 1996. Before joining
Sybase in the US, Christophe held different positions at Powersoft in
Belgium, including Principal Consultant for PowerBuilder, and Manager
of the Professional Services organization. Before joining Powersoft,
Christophe worked as a developer and architect on several retail and
BPM projects.
Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide
for the last 10 years.

*** AGENDA ***

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Food, and Networking.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Basic Concepts
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Main Presentation
8:30 p.m. Door prizes

We will be meeting at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)
located at 900 Auraria Parkway in room 320 A of the Tivoli Center.
The campus is adjacent to the Pepsi Center on the North side and
Colfax on the South Side.

Here's a link to the Campus Map followed by the link to the PDF:

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We are closest to the Pepsi Center for this month's meeting,
so if you are taking the Light Rail you may want to get off at
the Pepsi Center/Six Flaggs stop from the "E" or "C" lines
and then head South and go across Auraria Parkway to the Tivoli.

If you get off at the Colfax and Auraria stop,
walk North to the Tivoli Center along Main Street.
Please be aware that there was construction last month
so you may have to walk around to get to the Tivoli building
from the South.

There is also ample parking in this area (cost is $5.00 or cheaper in
some lots) if you're driving.
If you are driving, take Auraria Parkway to across from the Pepsi
Center and head South.
There is a parking lot on one side and a parking structure on the other.
If the attendant attempts to charge you more than $5.00, explain
you are there for an on-campus event and you are to pay the student

Here is an on-campus map that shows the Tivoli Center in the
North end of Campus near 9th & Auraria marked with a red star:

We'd like to thank the Auraria Macintosh User Group who is our
on-campus sponsor along with


*** SPONSORS ***

Thanks to our regular Denver JUG sponsors for supporting the Java

- Adobe for providing food for this month's meeting

- EvolutionHosting for providing web hosting

- K*FORCE for sponsoring our
room costs for the location at the Auraria Campus
and for sponsoring some extra books we'll give away.

Doorprize sponsors:
- SoftPro for a Gift certificate towards the purchase of a book

- SourceBeat (2 "live" books)

- JetBrains (1 IntelliJ IDE)

- Adobe (Flex related giveaways)

- Open Source Live! (Free seminar ticket to 7/27-7/29 seminar
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