I am a co-founder of the java users group here in Albuquerque, and got this email from Bruce Eckel. Looks pretty interesting and a neat way to show off Seam.
Bruce Eckel is hosting the "Web Frameworks Jam," July 18-21, 2006 in Crested Butte, CO.
There are lots of web frameworks out there vying for our attention, and it's very hard
to know how they compare and contrast. So during this four-day period we'll immerse
ourselves in the web frameworks of our choice, build systems, and compare our experiences.
We'll divide up into groups according to the framework that each group is interested in.
Ideally, we'll build the same system for all the experiments, to make it easier to compare
and contrast. A group might even be able to work on more than one framework if they finish
the first one quickly.
An example project might be a DVD-sharing club, which needs to keep track of lots of users
and lots of DVDs. However, the project should also push the edges so that (for example)
a framework like Rails is stretched outside of its normal boundaries.
The frameworks could include any that you are interested in, regardless of language.
It doesn't even have to be a formal framework; for example, PHP has frameworks, but you
could argue that PHP by itself is a kind of web framework. Possibilities include
(but are not limited to):
* Latest & greatest JEE: EJB3+JSF, Hibernate+Spring, Seam, Tapestry, etc.
* Ruby on Rails
* Python's Twisted Matrix
* Zope 3
* PHP Drupal
The four-day event costs $500 and will also include hikes and potluck barbeques.
You can find more information and register for the event here:
(The URL is because this was evolved from the previous "Thinking in Java" conference.)