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October 2005 Meeting Information

October 11, 2005
J2SE 5.0: Using Annotations

Yakov Fain will be making a presentation on using the new annotation feature in Java 5.0. In some cases, in addition to Java classes, you need to provide companion interfaces, for example an EJB class and its home and remote interfaces. Often, additional supporting information is provided in the form of deployment descriptors. Java 5.0 introduces an alternative way of annotating a Java class with required attributes right in the program itself. Even in earlier versions of Java you could have seen a syntax like @deprecation which would indicate that a method is deprecated, but now you can define your own annotations using the Annotation Processing Tool. Yakov will show you how to use the pre-defined annotations and how to create your own as well.

Yakov Fain has been running Smart Data Processing, Inc. since 1996. He has also written several books on Java including "The Java Tutorial for the Real World" and "Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 (J2EE 1.4) Bible." Yakov recently formed a weekend seminar series called Weekend with Experts that features two days of seminars presented by published authors and leading world experts in Java, enterprise architecture, and data-related fields.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad second floor meeting hall starting promptly at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to join ACGNJ.

SIG Leader Mike Redlich
Phone: (908) 246-0410