Open Source Java Development Tools

Scott Wheeler

Tuesday January 14th 2003 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, SRC 1450b


Open Source software has become a significant part of all software development, but it is still difficult to find a comprehensive source for all your options. The Open Source Developer's Kit (OSDK) has been created to provide a cohesive collection of the best Open Source software available for every aspect of software development. In addition, the OSDK includes installation tips, documentation and sample code. Some of the software contained in the OSDK that we will be reviewing in detail will be:

  • Eclipse - IDE that is the basis for IBM's Websphere studio
  • NetBeans - IDE that is the basis for Sun's Forte
  • Apache Web Server
  • Tomcat Servlet Engine
  • Threadworks - Java Threading libraries
  • Other software based on time and interest

    Speaker Bio

    Scott is an independent consultant who has been in the industry for 14 years and has worked with varied technologies such as Java/J2EE, CORBA, Oracle, Unix/Linux, LDAP and other technologies popular during the client-server and mainframe heydays. He has worked primarily with Web based applications for the past 6 years and has recently devoted a significant amount of time to facilitating developers' usage of Open Source software.

    Getting to the meeting

    The next Java SIG meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

            January 14th, 2003
    	7:00pm to 9:00pm
            College of DuPage
            Building SRC, Rm 1450b
            22nd and Lambert
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
    Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
    Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to Circle Drive.
    Turn right and look for Lot 8 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (just north of Lot 8).
    Walk to the SRC building, and enter through the south entryway.
    Room 1450 is on the first floor, accessable through the cafeteria by walking through it to the far north end.

    All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of charge.

    Contact Scott Nemec at (630) 990-6265 for additional information.

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