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Topics to Consider

The following is a list of topics to consider for presentation at a monthly Honolulu Eclipse User's Group meeting. These are in no particular order. Feel free to add your own topic and abstract.

Eclipse for Beginners

Learn about Eclipse, the exciting open source development tool created by IBM, for building applications for the enterprise (Web, SOA, Desktop, etc.) using Java technology. This session will largely be a demonstration of the Eclipse platform where a desktop and web based application will be built and debugged.

Eclipse: Building Web Sites

Eclipse is a multipurpose tool, which among other things can be used to build multi-page, graphical, and interactive web sites. This session will focus on using Eclipse to build web sites and will demonstrate the various web site editors (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) that are available in Eclipse.

Eclipse: Web Applications

Providing the right tools for building web applications is one of the things Eclipse does best. Using Java and Servlet Technology, we will build a dynamic web site in this session. You will also learn HTTP and HTML basics.

Eclipse: How do I access my Data?

Data drives dynamic websites! Eclipse has many tools, which can be used to help you connect to, transform, and use data from just about any data source. This session will demonstrate how to connect to a DB2 database use the Eclipse tools to work with the data. Additionally, a small web application will be built which uses the data.

Eclipse: Using XML

It would be hard to find many applications written in the past five years that didn’t utilize XML in some fashion. XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, and the many surrounding technologies are cornerstones in any web-based application. Eclipse has many tools for working with XML, which we will cover in this session.

Eclipse: Web Services Overview

Web services are not new but are only recently gaining wide adoption. Web services provide a very clean way to separate logic across organizations and promote reuse while utilizing the protocols of the web. We will define web services and create a web service and a web service client in this session.

Eclipse: Using RAP – Rich Ajax Platform

Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a group of interrelated web development techniques used to create highly interactive web sites. We will give an overview of RAP and build an AJAX front end on an existing web application.

Eclipse: BIRT – Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools

BIRT is a reporting system for web applications which can allow you to quickly produce high quality reports based on existing or new data sources. In this session, we will provide an overview of BIRT and create reports using the various tools.

Eclipse: Modeling

Eclipse provides frameworks and tools to allow you to utilize modeling languages such as UML to build your application in Java. UML, Unified Modeling Language, allows the designer to graphically depict a complex model with relationships. Using Eclipse, you can build this UML model and then generate the necessary Java classes to accomplish the relationships in the model. In this session, we will build a model, generate the Java code, then build a simple interface to exercise the code.

Eclipse: SOA Tools Platform Overview

SOA, Service Oriented Architecture, is the buzzword for 2007 and 2008. Eclipse provides tools and frameworks such as BPEL, BPMN and a Policy Editor for enabling the construction of applications using the principles of SOA. This session will review the tools and demonstrate the construction of SOA components.

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