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November Meeting – Spring Source – Nov 12 6:30 pm

Everything’s ready for our November meeting. This one will be one of our best! We will have food and drinks and prizes!  We will be giving away a pass to Spring One Americas, as well as gift certificates.

Spring offers several interesting modules for building and running rich web applications: Spring MVC, Spring Web Flow, Spring JavaScript, and Spring Faces.  This session will provide an overview of these modules and show how they relate to one another.  Attendees will see how Spring simplifies the development and deployment of rich web applications on containers like Tomcat, as well as on Spring’s new application server.  Attendees will also gain insight into the Spring 3.0 roadmap, including exciting new REST, JSON, and Flex support.
Additional background:
Spring Web MVC is a popular web framework, and the foundational platform for powering Spring-based web applications.  Version 2.5 introduces major new features that simplify the core MVC programming model, including support for annotated @Controllers and convention-over-configuration.  This session shows how to apply these new features to gain development productivity and implementation consistency.
Building on the Spring MVC platform are a number of interesting modules.  Spring Web Flow 2 adds significant power for implementing flows within a Spring MVC-based app.  Spring Faces, a new module, provides support for JavaServerFaces in a familiar Spring MVC environment.  And last but not last least, Spring Javascript, a new module, integrates leading UI toolkits such as Dojo into a Spring MVC environment for applying progressive enhancement techniques with Ajax.  This session provides an update on these technologies, shows how to put these technologies into practice, and addresses what’s coming in Spring Web 3.0.

Speakers: Keith Donald, Scott Andrews

Sponsored by: Spring Source, Signature Consulting

See you there!


DeVry Miramar Campus
2300 SW 145th Ave
Miramar, FL 33027
RM 253

6:30pm-7pm – Food and networking
7pm-9:30pm – Presentations: Spring Web

June MJUG Meeting – JBoss Seam – June 24th 7pm

We will be having our next meeting on June 24th, 7pm.  JBoss will be giving a technical presentation on Seam and JBoss ESB.  We will have food, drinks, prizes, a giveaways.  Its been a while since we have all gotten together, and we want a good turnout!


Royal Carribean Miramar Office

3rd floor
14700 Caribbean Way
Miramar, FL 33027,+fl+33027&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.424342,82.265625&ie=UTF8&ll=25.988466,-80.337449&spn=0.00705,0.010042&t=h&z=17&iwloc=addr

Meeting 13 – February 19, 2008

Meeting 13 – February 19, 2008

Topics & Speakers:

  • Secrets of a Hiring Manager by Darren Spurgeon (
  • Jython by Roy Matthew (BayView Financial)

Presentations abstract:

Secrets of a Hiring Manager:

In the IT industry, the interview is everything. Employers are looking for people who’ve done everything, can communicate with all levels of business, and demonstrate they can get the job done quickly. Candidates: this will prepare you for the hot seat. Managers: learn how to conduct a thoughtful and fair technical interview. Recruiters: we’ll show you how to separate the haves from the have nots.


Jython is an implementation of the high-level, dynamic, object-oriented language Python seamlessly integrated with the Java platform.

Speakers Bio:

Darren Spurgeon
Darren Spurgeon is Director of Technology at Boca Java, South Florida’s premier gourmet coffee company. Darren has interviewed hundreds of candidates over the years for many technology positions and knows how hard it is to build a great team. His interests include Java, Java, and Java, though not necessarily in that order.

Roy Matthew
Roy Mathew is a Development Manager for the Flagship project at Bayview Financial – a Commercial Mortgage Lending and Services Company in South Florida. Roy has worked on several different technologies, and had developed on the Java platform for several years. He has now shifted his focus to dynamically typed languages and agile methodologies. He likes languages that have a high degree of expressiveness (eg: Jython), and frameworks technologies (like Zope) that provide higher level abstractions that help solve the domain problem.

Venue: Carnival Cruise Lines, 3655 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178

Sponsors: Sherlock Technology


South Florida WebSphere User Group Meeting

The South Florida WebSphere User Group cordially invites you to join them on Tuesday evening for the WebSphere Users Group meeting. Come learn how to tune your WebSphere applications for performance and profiling. This Meeting will be held on

January 15, 2008 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Performance Management
PMI – The internal API for Performance Monitoring
JMX – The JMX hooks available in the virtual machine for VM specific reads
MBeans and instrumenting the WAS console

Application Profiling
How to configure the profiling
What types of information can you get from profiling
What types of problems can be diagnosed (memory leak, performance bottleneck…)
Demo of the interface inside RAD

We are looking for a customer sponsor to manage topic selection, administrative duties and liaison activities.

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM: Registration & Welcome

6:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Brief WebSphere Overview and 2008 Update

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Performance Management

8:00 PM – 8:15 PM: Break

8:15 PM – 9:15 PM: Application Profiling

9:15 PM – 9:30 PM: WUG Topic Sponsor



14700 Caribbean Way

Miramar, FL 33027

[I-75 to Miramar Pkwy East, turn Left on SW 145th St (Wal-Greens), turn Left on Caribbean Way ]

Food and refreshments sponsored by Sherstaff.

We look forward to your attendance!


Lorraine Johnson, WebSphere Technical Manager, Southeast Business Unit, IBM Americas

JBoss World – 2008 – Orlando, FL

Modernize your IT. Transform your business.

JBoss World Orlando is the hot place to be and be seen this winter, when much of the rest of the country will be in deep freeze. It is the world’s largest gathering for users of JBoss, Red Hat, and other related open source solutions. The event’s comprehensive agenda will focus on the technologies, best practices, and industry insights to help IT executives, architects, and developers make better decisions about open source and be successful in driving business transformation in their organizations.


This year’s agenda will concentrate on five tracks aligned to the technology and business areas that will help you modernize your IT infrastructure.

* Core Platform Technologies – Covers the essential technologies underpinning your application infrastructure.
* Next- Generation Web Technologies – Learn about emerging technologies, frameworks, and designs enabling the Web as a computing platform.
* Services and Integration – Covers the technologies, standards, and best practices to guide your shift to a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
* Optimize, Secure, Manage – Covers the technologies and solutions that extend the lifecycle of your applications.
* Executive Insights – Covers the business trends and industry developments that shape the way we think about IT and computing.

In addition, you are invited to participate in an array of “Birds-of-a-Feather” discussions throughout the conference.


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Receive a 10% discount with this promo code JBWO10CD

The Spring Experience 2007

The Spring Experience 2007

Join Us for The Spring Experience 2007 returning to Hollywood, FL on December 12-15th (JUG Discount Available…)

Join us in beautiful Hollywood, Florida for The Spring Experience 2007 coming December 12-15th. TSE 2007 ( is the conference for the global Spring community. This one-of-a-kind event is for application developers, solution architects, and project managers who develop business applications with Spring and the technologies Spring integrates with. This year’s agenda features five concurrent tracks and over 60 technical sessions delivering new and exclusive Spring content.

Five Tracks for 2007 featured at The Spring Experience 2007
1. Essential Spring covers the latest version of the Spring Framework, its central concepts, and the unique Spring application development approach and toolset
2. Enterprise Integration presents solutions to integration challenges facing teams developing large enterprise applications
3. Rich Web focuses on web application development patterns and best practices, with a practical focus on developing beautiful user interfaces
4. Application Architecture and Design presents design approaches and architectural guidance for solving common problems faced when developing business applications on the Spring stack
5. Emerging Tech showcases bold, cutting-edge topics that offer a new perspective

Go to for additional information and registration details!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – The Spring Experience is good thru Monday, November 5th at a rate of $1,395 per person.

Registration fee includes:

1). Full access to The Spring Experience 2007 sessions, keynotes and BOFs

2). All meals and snacks

3). Custom binder and backpack

4). Audio/Video(slides) exclusively for TSE 2007 attendees

5). TSE 2007 Party

NOTE: A special $100 discount is available to all JUG members for The Spring Experience 2007. Use the promo code, tse2007jug100 when registering.

Early Bird Discount ends Monday, November 5th…

Special $199/night rate available at the Westin Diplomat for all 2007 Spring Experience attendees!

Questions?? Contact Jay Zimmerman ( –

PayPal Developer Day in Miami

I’m please to announce we will have a PayPal Developer Day in Miami on November 6th 2007.
There will be leading e-commerce training for the attendees and discussions of new opportunities PayPal is offering to developers. You will also have a chance to pass the PayPal Certified Developer exam, this is a $150 value being offered for free.

It’s free to register, but space is limited !!!

March 2020



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