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March 1999 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

Cndnsd Vrsn: 4:00 Tuesday March 9 **at Sun** Jini


Spontaneous Networking with Jini

The March meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday March 9 in Building 1 of Sun's Broomfield Campus (directions below). Jini is Sun's exciting new technology that provides for the spontaneous networking of devices and services. Sun Microsystems' Stu Stern and Jeff Johnson will give an overview of this new component of the Java platform, along with insights into why it will revolutionize all aspects of distributed computing -- in your car, in your home, and in the enterprise.

Stu Stern is Director of Sun's North American Java Centers, and is responsible for all of Sun's Java consulting services in the US and Canada. Prior to joining Sun, Stu spent ten years working as a Wall Street systems professional, most recently as VP of Equity Trading Systems at PaineWebber.

Jeff Johnson is the manager of the Rocky Mountain Java Center, located in Sun's new Broomfield Campus. Before joining Sun's Java Center, Jeff worked for ten years as a systems software engineer on various portions of the Hubble Space Telescope ground system and was a keynote speaker at the 1997 JavaOne Developer's Conference.

Meeting Location

This meeting will be held in Building 1 at Sun's Broomfield Campus. Take U.S. 36 to the Interlocken Loop / StorageTek Drive exit and head south-west on Interlocken Loop. The construction barricades near the exit ramp make it seem like you can't head south on Interlocken Loop, but yes, you can. Continue on Interlocken Loop through the construction zone until you just about dead-end into Eldorado Boulevard. Turn left on Eldorado and then right into your first driveway, which is Sun's Building 1 at 500 Eldorado Boulevard. Beware using the map-generation engines to generate your own map; at least put's Sun's new building in the wrong place.

You will need to fill out a visitor badge when you arrive, so be sure to allow yourself some extra time before the meeting.

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We've Moved!

Those of you visiting the FRUUG Web site recently will notice that we've moved to the cozy new location of simply Please update your links to point to our new simplified URL. The FRUUG Web site is now being hosted by Steve Gaede and Lone Eagle Systems Inc.

Our Last Meeting

At our January meeting, Marc Rochkind from inFact Technologies discussed the state of the art of software development for hand-held computing devices including the Palm Pilot and Windows CE devices. Have a visit to our previous meetings page to get the meeting summary and a pointer to Marc's viewgraphs.

FRUUG Library Notes

We have several additions to the FRUUG library this month, including:

  • Open Sources, Voices from the Open Source Revolution, edited by Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman, and Mark Stone, courtesy of O'Reilly & Associates
  • The Java Developers Almanac by Patrick Chan, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
  • The Java Tutorial, Continued by Campione et. al., courtesy of Addison-Wesley
  • The Practice of Programming by Kernighan and Pike, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
  • The Twelfth Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98) Proceedings courtesy of the USENIX Association.
  • The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual by Rumbaugh, Jacobson, and Booch, courtesy of Addison-Wesley

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. If you don't return your library books by the next meeting, you might find yourself on our overdue book list. We count on you returning books on time so that other members may have the chance to use them as well.

Remember that your FRUUG membership entitles you to 20% off books from O'Reilly & Associates when ordered through their toll-free number, (800) 998-9938. Mention discount code DSUG.

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