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Posted by daniel on August 4, 2003 at 6:55 AM PDT

Today we debut the new java.net Event Calendar. Check the listings for upcoming interesting conferences, meetings, seminars, and social gatherings. Submit your Java events allowing us time to process and post them.

The java.net button points to events where java.net will be exhibiting or presenting. Join us this week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Wednesday night stop by the Argent Hotel between 7 and 9 for the LinuxWorld java.net Community Meeting.

Two of today's featured Weblogs talk about gaming. Chris Melissinos' entry Masters of Doom and Deja-vu asserts that the wireless market "is almost demanding that someone shows how revolutionary mobile gaming will be." Mike Loukides is growing impatient. In Give us the stuff! he asks for more games on the Java Games site to include binaries that are ready to download and play. Mike reports that his seven year old daughter thinks that bouldercat is lots of fun.

The discussion of usability continues in the java.net weblogs. Chris Adamson explains that Widgets follow form follows function. He recalls a new and improved application that was introduced at CNN Headline News while he was working there as a Writer/Associate Producer. No matter how cool or full of functionality the GUI is, Chris emphasizes that "good-and-bad in a GUI doesn't necessarily derive from the merits or deficiencies of the GUI API."

In the Also Today section, we begin with Michael Ivey's link and capsule review of SQLite ... quick and dirty SQL server in his weblog. JavaServer Faces seem to be gaining traction. Articles on using the new technology are springing up on many sites. Here's a link to the OCI article by Prithpal S. Bhoghill An introduction to JavaServer Faces that shows you the JSF architecture, page lifecycle, and some code examples.

From the Java Today News Page, news editor Steve Mallett, has gathered the following News Headlines .

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