Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Meeting this month 12/18/2008

Hello everyone,
We have a great meeting this month. We will be continuing our discussion on JPA in a Netbeans RCP

We will meet at the same place:
Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

Please rsvp to so I can get a head count

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meeting this Week Canceled

The meeting for this month is canceled.

We have a meeting this week.
We will continue our discussion of JPA on the Netbeans platform.

If you plan to attend please rsvp to

We will meet at :

Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

The presentation will start at 7:00 in room 208.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Review: Beginning Groovy and Grails

This book is an excellent way to get started with grails development. This book provides a solid foundation and excellent coverage of the grails framework.
The book starts out with a 3 chapter overview of the groovy language. After that starts the Grails Sections, Which are very fluid working though one application (Collab-todo) from start to finish. Showing you how to use features such as plugins, ajax frameworks, security and web services. This book will really get you going with grails fast.

Rating : 5 out of 5


JUG Meeting 10-16-2006

Hey everyone we have a User Group meeting this week.

The topic will be JPA and Netbeans RCP.

If you plan to attend please rsvp to

We will meet at :

Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

The presentation will start at 7:00 in room 208.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Meeting 9-18-2008

The presentation will be Groovy and Grails with Netbeans 6.5.
We will meet at :

Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

The meeting will start at 7:00 in room 208.
If you plan to attend please rsvp to

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cajun JUG Meeting 7/17

Greeting Everyone,

We will have a great JUG meeting this month. Mike Evans of Skyway software will be in.
We will me at :

Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

The meeting will start at 7:00 in room 208.
If you plan to attend please rsvp to

Mike Evans – Bio

Mr. Evans leads Skyway Software’s global teams of enablement and support professionals and is responsible for ensuring customers and partners gain maximum value from using Skyway Visual Perspectives. His teams also focus on educating customers and partners about collaborative software delivery and model-driven application development and deployment. Prior to joining Skyway Software, he spent 10 years at Accenture as one of their top technical architects and worked with a large variety of technical and application architectures to lead implementation teams during the full software delivery lifecycle at numerous client engagements. Evans earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of South Florida.

Presentation Abstract

Title: An Architect’s View of Domain Specific Language (DSL) for Enterprise Applications & Services

Talk description: An architecture walkthrough of an extensible, model based DSL built on top of Eclipse projects – EMF, GMF, WST, and JDT.

Topics include:

· Eclipse is infrastructure which makes the model DSL possible through OSGI and specialized tooling

· DSL Core is the DSL for RIA and WS along with the core persistence and indexing engines

· DSL Services is responsible for management and extensibility of all DSL artifacts

· DSL Editing is responsible for the display and editing management of all model artifacts

· DSL Adaptation is the core of how external models and artifacts are interacted with by the DSL

· DSL 2 Implementation is responsible for the defining of DSL to code mappings and the generation of code artifacts

· Demo of Skyway Software’s DSL to illustrate the implementation of the above architecture

Skyway Cup Developer Contest

Skyway Software needs your help. Rich applications that benefit and delight end users in today’s enterprises, built by developers like you, will be a critical component of the Skyway Software vision. So that you can help Skyway Software realize its vision as quickly as possible, they have created the Skyway Cup, which will provide almost $50,000 in awards -- no strings attached -- for great solutions built using Skyway Builder Community Edition. By creating the Skyway Cup, they want to showcase how members of their Skyway Community are using Skyway Builder to build Rich Internet Applications, as well as demonstrate how their members are using Skyway Builder to serve their specific needs. Read more details here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Topic Decided for 06-19-2008

We have a topic for this month's meeting.

Jython 101 with nbPython

Topics covered will by
  • What is python
  • What is Jython
  • Overview of Jython features
  • Creating the first program with Jython
  • Creating a class
  • Defining methods
  • Creating a small game with pyhton
The Speaker will be our own Allan Davis.
Allan is the lead developer of nbPython

Monday, June 16, 2008

Meeting this week 6-19

We have a JUG meeting this week. If you plan to attend please rsvp to

Topic: TBD

Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

When: 6/19/2008 at 7:00 p

See you there

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Meeting on the May 15

We have our first meeting this month. Robert Cooper will be Presenting GWT.
If you plan to attend
please RSVP to so we know how much food to order. Yes you heard me correctly, a light dinner will be provided.

Hope to see you there,
Alley Davis and Mike Levin
Co-Chairmen, CajunJUG


When: May 15, 2008 7:00 pm
Where: Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

Speaker Bio
Robert Cooper is the Head of Engineering for Teledini in Atlanta, GA. He has been doing production work with GWT for the last two years and is the author of GWT in Practice, and a contributor to the forthcoming Unlocking Android. He is also a contributor to several open source projects including ROME, GWT-Maven and Gwittir.

Presentation GWT
This talk will be somewhat freeform depending on the comfort level of the attendees. We will look at what GWT is and what tools come with it, how to build GWT applications and what to expect working with it. Using GWT with the tools you already have and (maybe) like. Finally we will look at some of the GWT libraries that are available and how you can use them to speed development.
  1. DHTML Sucks
    • How small things become cobbleware nightmares.
    • Cross browser is a nightmare.
    • The Myth of Component-based Web Development.
  2. GWT Sucks Less
    • Working in Java is easier.
    • Keep your Java toolchain.
    • Deferred binding makes browsers easy(ier).
  3. What is GWT
    • A Java to JavaScript cross compiler.
    • The Hosted Mode browser.
    • Testing infrastructure.
    • A packaging system that makes modular web work.
  4. Working with GWT
    • Creating your module.
    • Putting stuff on the screen.
    • Talking to services.
    • Hello World.
  5. Process Story
    • Who you need on the team.
    • What you need to know.
    • Where the abstractions leak
  6. Issues with Tooling
    • Building GWT apps.
    • Deploying GWT apps.
    • Dealing with CI issues.
  7. Third party GWT libraries
    • MyGWT/GWT-Ext/Ext-GWT
    • Rocket
    • Gwittir

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to Join

To Join the group, just join the announcement mailing list.

Join here


Monday, April 14, 2008

First Meeting

We're scheduling our first meeting to be on Thursday, May 15th. Location to be determined. Stay tuned!

We hope to see you there,

Alley Davis and Michael Levin
Co-Chairmen, CajunJUG

Sunday, April 13, 2008


We are starting a new Java users group in New Orleans.

First meeting will be posted shortly.
Two Mail list have been created
Happy coding