Announcing a new Meetup for The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group!
What: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software December Meetup
When: December 17, 2009 6:00 PM
East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts
7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT Developing a Real Application with OSGi
OSGi has become a popular modularization framework for building server applications in Java. We'll start with a quick overview of OSGi. Then we'll review tools, frameworks and best practices used to develop applications and components for OSGi. Lets tie it all together by building a simple OSGi based application and unit tests using some of these tools. Time permitting, we'll take a look at upcoming directions for the OSGi spec.MAIN SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Chris Custine
Chris is a Software Architect at Progress Software Corporation working on the FUSE open source product line and is also a committer on Apache ServiceMix, Felix, and Directory Server.BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT Whither Micro Java?
The cell-phone version of the Java Virtual Machine is estimated by Microsoft to be available on two billion phones presently in use. It may therefore be surprising that this mature technology is widely considered to be the "least cool" application delivery platform of the Iphone Age.
What Sun created ten years ago was a specification without a corresponding implementation of the sort that made Java free and popular on desktop platforms, and the result has been a programmer's nightmare of incompatible and buggy JVMs on an incredible variety of phones.
Now phone makers and service providers are desperate for new features, distribution strategies, and buzz to compete with Apple, and even open-source is part of the push to revive this technology.BASIC CONCEPTS SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Jeff Fox
Jeffrey R. Fox was educated at Reed College (B. A.), Cornell University (M. S., Ph. D., chemistry), and studied fluid and mixture properties at Stanford University and the National Bureau of Standards (now N. I. S. T.) in Boulder. He was a co-founder of the materials-properties software startup Cryodata, and later an embedded distributed controller specialist at MCI. He is presently a software design consultant, the "tech" guy at Virginia K. Fox Translations, and a sometime educator (secondary science and mathematics). His open-source offerings include Forth language interpreter/compilers for very low resource systems, cache resident systems (FoxForth), and application embedding (123Forth and @Forth for spreadsheet control and function library programming), kinetic and statistical physics (simulated annealing), and support and maintenance for on-board Forth, Java and GCC programming tool chains for smart phone and PDA environments. His first "public domain" software offering was a four player hockey game based on molecular dynamics published in 1984.OUR SPONSORS Website Sponsor: Homeland Security CareersFood Sponsor: TBDDoor Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains
Software license (Several products to choose from)JavaRebel
Software license Atlassian
Technical booksOReilly Publishing
Technical booksSun Microsystems
Additional door prizes
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/csopensource/calendar/11916668/