Java SIG: An Overview of Message Driven Beans



  • ...and Jython for Object Scripting


    Tech Talk: Jython for Object Scripting

    Frank Cohen, CEO - PushToTest Software


    Main Talk: An overview of Message Driven Beans

    Pravin Tulachan -


    Presentation Overview

    Jython for Object Scripting

    The January 8th Java SIG TechTalk will be on Jython, an implementation of the popular Python scripting language entirely in Java. Frank Cohen will cover Jython basics and how Jython may be used while working with Java. Frank will also show how Jython may be embedded into a Java application to provide scripting capabilities.


    An overview of Message Driven Beans

    EJB 2.0 is a significant extension to the EJB specification. Existing components and functionality were significantly extended. And a new type of bean, the message-driven bean, was added. This talk will briefly cover the EJB architecture and then focus on message-driven beans. By the end, you will know why they're important, when to use them, and how to use them.

    A related talk on Container-Managed Persistent Entity Beans will be presented at the March meeting.


    About the Presenters

    Frank Cohen

    Frank Cohen is a software entrepreneur who has contributed to the worldwide success of personal computers since 1975. He began by writing operating systems for microcomputers, helped to establish video games as an industry, helped establish the Norton Utilities franchise, led Apple's efforts into middleware and Internet technologies, and most recently was principal architect for the Sun Community Server, and Frank maintains Load and operates PushToTest, a scalability and performance testing solutions company. More information is available at


    Pravin Tulachan

    Pravin Tulachan is a J2EE Architect and Instructor and one of the founders of, a J2EE consulting and training company. He teaches a variety of courses related to J2EE and his upcoming book, J2EE Boot Camp: Developing Enterprise JavaBeans (2.0), will be published by Sun Press/Prentice Hall in 2002.

    He will also be speaking at at our March meeting, and at JavaOne, on writing container-managed entity beans in EJB 2.0


    Event Logistics


    SDForum Center
    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113



    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza

    7:00-8:00pm tech talk

    8:00-8:10pm Q & A

    8:15-9:25pm main talk



    $15 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    No registration required

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