ACM 2000 Java Grande Conference


The tutorials for Java Grande 2000 will be held on June 5th 2000. There are going to be two tracks around systems and applications for the tutorials and 5 half-day tutorials. We will refer to the system track as Java Infrastructure and the application track as Java Application Programming.
System Track: Java Infrastructure Application Track: Java Application Programming
Java Technologies on Intel IA-64 Architecture (Morning) 
Michal Cierniak, Rick Hudson, Ken Lueh, Weldon Washburn. 
Intel Microprocessor Research Laboratory
Developing Quality enterprise Java Applications (Morning) 
Y.V. Srinivas, Metamata, Inc 
Java VM Infrastructure for Server-side Java (Afternoon) 
Hans Boehm - HP Labs 
Todd Smith - SGI
Java for Numerically Intensive Computing (Afternoon) 
Manish Gupta, Sam Midkiff, Jose Moreira 
IBM Research
Developing Server-side applications with Java2EE (Afternoon) 
Lennart Jorelid, Govind Seshadri

Tutorial 1: Java Technologies on Intel IA-64 Architecture

Monday, June 5, 2000, 8:30am-12:30pm (half-day, morning)

Michal Cierniak, Rick Hudson, Ken Lueh, Weldon Washburn.  Intel Architecture Labs

The IA-64 is Intel's new 64-bit instruction set architecture. This tutorial discusses how to build a Java Virtual Machine, JIT compiler and Garbage Collector that exploits the novel architectural features for IA-64. In the tutorial, we will describe specific optimizations in Java JVM,JIT,GC design that take advantage of IA-64 features.

IA-64 Architecture Basics:

Static Compiler Technology Introduction

Java JVM design on IA-64

Java JIT compiler design on IA-64

Garbage Collection technology on IA-64


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Tutorial 2: JVM Infrastructure for server-side Java

Monday, June 5, 2000, 1:30pm-5:30pm (half-day, afternoon)

 Hans Boehm, and Todd Smith.  HP Labs and SGI
This tutorial will discuss the underlying infrastructure inside Java Virtual Machines such as Garbage Collection mechanisms, performance issues for multithreaded applications, and developing multi-language Java applications. It will focus on these mechanisms from the point of view of developing and deploying Java on the server-side.

Part 1: Garbage Collection issues

Part 2: Multilanguage Java Programming

Part 3: Multithreading in Java


Hans Boehm

Todd Smith

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Tutorial 3: Developing Quality Enterprise Java Applications

Monday, June 5, 2000, 8:30am-12:30pm (half-day, morning)

Yellamraju V.Srinivas.  Metamata Inc

This tutorial will be a rapid introduction to Java technologies that surround the core libraries. A thorough understanding of these technologies is essential for developing enterprise applications: distributed and client-server programs that interact with web servers and databases. Techniques and tools for ensuring quality (e.g.,robustness, extensibility, etc.) will be considered.

The web heritage of Java and its portability promise have enabled Java to expand into the enterprise application realm, where a distributed and heterogeneous computing infrastructure is the norm. Today, the core Java platform has been augmented by many libraries that address the needs of enterprise applications. In addition to simplifying network programming, these extensions enable the development of platform-independent business logic. In this tutorial, we will provide an overview of a few of these enterprise technologies, using the running example of a sales database that is being developed internally at Metamata. The example contains the primary components that are present in most enterprise applications: a web server connected to a database, servicing clients that issue queries.

Part I: Foundations

Pasrt II: Enterprise Technologies The presentation will be interwoven with demonstrations.


Yellamraju V. Srinivas

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Java practitioners intending to expand their repertoire to enterprise technologies will benefit from this tutorial. The tutorial will also be of interest to programmers and theoreticians who wish to understand the unique issues that arise because of the distributed and heterogeneous nature of enterprise applications.

Tutorial 4: Java For Numerically Intensive Computing

Monday, June 5, 2000, 1:30pm-5:30pm (half-day, afternoon)

Manish Gupta, Sam Midkiff, Jose Moreira Boehm.  IBM Research

Target audience: Java application programmers, researchers interested in high-performance computing, compiler developers.
Assumed background: Working knowledge of Java programming.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Class libraries for numerical computing with JavaAccess to native libraries.

Part 3: Java in numerically intensive kernels

Part 4: Compiler techniques for optimizing numerically intensive Java code

Part 5: Language issues


Manish Gupta, Sam Midkiff, Jose Moreira

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Tutorial 5: Developing Server-side applications with Java2EE

Monday, June 5, 2000, 1:30pm-5:30pm (half-day, afternoon)

Lennart Jorelid and Govind Seshadri

Few things change so quickly in the landscape of creating high-performance enterprise applications as the potential and possibilities of the Java developer. With every major release of the standard Java API, the number of classes have more than tripled. This tutorial will update developers on the status and potential of the Java technologies used to create application-class, server-side applications, with emphasis on the recently announced Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform.

The seminar will cover the latest versions of the following technologies within the context of J2EE:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Each of the 3 parts will last approximately an hour. The seminar will also include the demonstration of a sample J2EE application, as well as time for an extensive Q&A session.


Lennart Jorelid is the E-Commerce and Database Guru for Being a server-side Java consultant with a broad range of experiences from various projects, he is currently writing a book on Server side Java Patterns.

Govind Seshadri is the Enterprise Java Guru for He is also the "Distributed Computing" columnist for Java Report and the author of "Enterprise Java Computing" (Cambridge University Press, 1999).