Java User Group Presentations Overview - Spring 2001

John M. Thompson


Over the past 18 months, the Application Service Provider website goAskem.com has been under development.  This site supports web-based assessments (tests and surveys) - their creation, delivery, scoring, reporting and management.  I will use this work as a springboard for a practical discussion of the process of harnessing the Java Spec, moving target that it is, in building a real-world application start to finish.

During the Newbies Session, I will overview the Java Platform and goAskem.com, and use it to demonstrate some of the technologies within, and applications for the Java Platform.

During the Main session later that same evening, I will talk in more depth about Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and Java Servlets (Apache's Jakarta-Tomcat), and show how they are deployed to meet the application requirements of goAskem.com.

I will finish with some discussion of interesting problems that this work presented, and their solutions, along with the implications of some design decisions - including an alternative to Java Applets and JavaServer Pages.

This site is running at http://www.goaskem.com.

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Boulder, Colorado USA
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