[Chicago] September meeting: presentation? Venues?

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Wed Aug 22 00:17:00 CEST 2007

I think it sounds pretty cool but I'm biased.

On 8/21/07, Steven Githens <sgithens at caret.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> This might not be terribly interesting (since it runs on a jvm), but I
> could give a presentation of the side stuff I'm doing with Jython on my
> current project.
> The stuff I work on is open source course management software written in
> Spring/Java.  As you can imagine, this tends to be pretty cumbersome
> stuff, so I wrote an ajax terminal shell for the system, and I use
> Jython to write most of the administration and utility commands.  We
> also weren't happy with any of the existing crappy Java web presentation
> frameworks, so we** rolled a new one from scratch that uses pure XHTML
> templating and lots and lots of Spring to abolish the large amounts of
> session state and other things that usually hog down java frameworks.
> I'm working on putting in Jython support for it so you can just add
> templates and *.py files and ignore the configuration that is required
> when writing new pages/widgets in raw java. ( Ideally, I'd like to
> eventually have support for this in Kawa, Scala, and JRuby too, but
> Jython is definately the first priority )
> -Steve
> ** My coworkers actually wrote most of it. :)
> Ian Bicking wrote:
> > The time is coming to plan next month's meeting.
> >
> > Does anyone have a presentation they'd like to give?
> >
> > Does anyone have a venue they'd like to offer or suggest?
> >
> > Thanks...
> >
> >
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