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Posted by daniel on December 11, 2003 at 11:14 AM PST

Check out the events listing at the end of this daily blog. The host countries listed are France, the United States, Brazil, England, and Russia.

The links also take you to pages written in the native language of the host country. It's a start. With millions of Java programmers world wide, I'm certain there are more events we could be listing. Whether you're hosting a local Java User Group event, a conference, an evening talk, or other event of interest to Java developers, please consider submitting an announcement to us here at Every day the following appears with the event listings: Registered users can submit event listings for the href=""> Events Page using our href=""> events submission
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N. Alex Rupp offers the first in his two part series called Beyond MVC: A New Look at the Servlet Infrastructure. He's not afraid of stirring up some controversy and writes that "Ultimately, my goal with these two articles is to convince the servlet middleware community once and for all to put the dark days of MVC behind us and to lay the groundwork for completely new, nonderivative servlet middleware architectures that better address our common needs. Please bear with me; I wouldn't write a piece about MVC in the servlet tier unless I believed it was a funeral dirge."

As if that isn't enough, he also ways in with an entry in today's Weblogs . In Open Source UI framework comparable to Lazlo Rupp writes that
there is a "very strong prejudice that I've noticed in my dealings with Open Source developers. It's the old familiar sentiment that if it isn't built in Java, it ain't worth using." Do you think that's true? I ask because at OSCon and at ApacheCon I certainly didn't get that feeling. In fact at OSCon it seemed as if the Java based projects weren't drawing as many people as the Perl/Python/PHP/Ruby talks.

Rupp wants to "build a manageable, rules-based J2EE development framework that enables the liquid UI capabilities of Flash on the presentation side. I want this thing to stream dyanically generated XML content to the client-side application and to completely automate the persistance layer. On the client side, I want to build an abstract UI engine in which users can plug in Swiff graphics libraries. Ideally, the UI engine would be able to digest swiff files and use them to skin the entire application."

Michael Nascimento Santos blogs about Writing enums before Tiger. He looks ahead at what is coming in Enums for J2SE 1.5 as defined in JSR 201. He also points to his own open-source project reusable components and his Enum class that allows you to take advantage of many of the features coming in Tiger. You can also join his project reusable-components.

Philip Brittan points to the increasing number of fronts on which Microsoft is engaging in battles in Fighting with Everyone. He comments that "7 fronts is a lot of fronts. Microsoft is very powerful, and undoubtedly feeling very powerful, these days. But even a superpower that seems to have the strength to take on all other contenders at once can run into difficulty in unexpected places. The payoff side of Microsoft's game is clear. The risk side is that by spreading itself too thin, or by turning against key allies, it becomes vulnerable in a core market."

In Projects and Communities, we congratulate community manager John Bobowicz on becoming a father and offer him no advice. In Java Patterns they point to a Server Side post on a Single Home Interface for All Session Bean. The code proposes to reduce the number of files "by adopting single Home interface and a strategy where all Remote extends the parent interface."

In Also in Java Today the Linux Gazette takes A Look at Jython. Author Rob Tougher writes that Jython is able to support the latest versions of Java but lags behind the Python releases. "The latest stable version of jython, released in December of 2001, implements features of Python 2.1. Python, however, has already reached version 2.3." He provides some good introductory examples for getting started with Jython.

The JDJ is running an article titled J2EE Questions No One Else Dared to Ask. Sounds like something you'd find in a supermarket displayed next to "Lose 50 pounds by the end of the week". Once you get past the headline and the front page you'll find interesting answers from BEA, Sun, JBoss, Oracle, Pramati, and IronFlare to questions such as "What are Java's/J2EE strong and weak points?", "How do you advise someone to evaluate their choices in J2EE server applications?", and "What value do you see the new open-source server putting in to the J2EE community?"

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