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July 1996 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

Old Hand Summary: 4pm Thursday July 25 ACS Rm 123 - Java Management API's


This Month's Meeting: Java Management API's

At the July 25th meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group Tom LaStrange will talk about Java Management API's. The meeting will be at 4:00.

This talk will focus on next generation administration tools and frameworks written in Java. These API's are a collection of Java classes that extend the Java Development Kit to allow rapid development of integrated management solutions. Management covers heterogeneous systems, networks and services that comprise the enterprise computing environment.

The API's not only provide the back-end management support but also a rich set of user interface components that allow rapid development of Browser User Interfaces (BUI's).

Tom LaStrange received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1981. He wrote the "twm" X window manager and also the Solbourne Window Manager (swm) which was the first to implement a virtual desktop. He was a technical lead and Engineering Manager for the Object Interface (OI) toolkit group. He spent several years working as a consultant developing GUIs for software engineering tools and Wall St. applications and is now a Senior Staff Engineer with Sun Microsystems working on Java-based network administration tools.

Meeting Location

The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.


Our Last Meeting

At our April meeting, we had two speakers talk about web site setup. Pete Siemsen talked about his experience with WebMaker, a program that converts FrameMaker documents into HTML, and Bryan Buus described his experiences getting together a successful web server running Netscape's Secure Sockets Layer.

Upcoming Meetings

We are working on getting Rob Pike to do a talk on Inferno. Tentative date is August 12.

We are looking for speakers on the following topics for future meetings:

  • We are looking for someone to do a presentation on the Be-Box.

  • Do you have experience with setting up Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, or any of the other UNIX systems available for the IBM PC architecture? If so, we'd like to hear from you. There's been a lot of interest in hearing what the choices are for UNIX on cheap platforms (i.e., PCs), and we'd like to put together a panel session with short (15-minute) talks on each of the possibilities available today.
Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at fruug at if you are interested in participating.

FRUUG Library Notes

Addison Wesley made several contributions to the FRUUG library this month, with the following titles:
  • The Java Programming Language
  • The Java Application Programming Interface, Volume 1 (Core Packages), and Volume 2 (Window Toolkit and Applets)
  • How to Set Up and Maintain a Web Site, one copy of which we gave away at the last meeting.
  • The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System

O'Reilly & Associates also made three donations this month:

  • Java in a Nutshell, A Desktop Quick Reference Guide for Java Programmers
  • Managing Internet Information Services, covering the World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP, and more. Bryan Buus, one of the speakers at our April meeting, is a co-author of this book.
  • CGI Programming on the World Wide Web

O'Reilly has donated an extra copy of Managing Internet Information Services, which we'll give away at this month's meeting. We also have a T-shirt by the same name (graced with-- you guessed it-- gophers). To compliment the fashion collection, we also have a 4.4 BSD Operating System T-shirt from Addison Wesley to give away.

The USENIX association has donated us a copy of the proceedings of the Second Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems (COOTS); this conference took place in Toronto in June.

You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out.

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