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Atlanta Event – Hear Ted Neward speak on .NET and J2EE Interop

Register now to hear Ted Neward speak about .NET and J2EE Interop at the Microsoft Atlanta office.

5/21/2004 8:30 AM – 5/21/2004 12:00 PM
Language: English-American


Two Concourse Parkway, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
United States 

General Event Information
Products: .NET.

Recommended Audience: IT Professional.

According to most industry literature, making a .NET WinForms application talk to a J2EE back-end is as simple as X-M-L. Just host the J2EE component as a web service, point the .NET tools at the resulting WSDL file, and write your code the same way you’ve always done. The reality, though, is often different. Are web services always the best approach? What are the alternatives? Are there better ways to make this interaction work?

Please join Microsoft and Ted Neward to learn the ins and outs of making J2EE and .NET applications interop, and which approach makes the most sense for different scenarios.

Ted’s Bio:
Ted Neward is an independent software development architect and mentor in the Sacramento, California area. He is the author of a number of books, including”Server-Based Java Programming” (Manning), and the forthcoming “Effective Enterprise Java” (Addison-Wesley) and co-author of “SSCLI Essentials” (OReilly) with David Stutz and Geoff Shilling, as well as “C# In a Nutshell” (OReilly) with Peter Drayton and Ben Albahari.

Ted has a number of technical white papers available for free download at, and his weblog lives at, where he pontificates on technical issues as the mood strikes. He serves on JSR 175, the Java Community Process specification for custom metadata in J2SE 1.5, and is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the C# team. He is also an instructor with DevelopMentor (, where he teaches and authors in both the Java and .NET curriculum, and currently he works as the Editor-in-Chief of TheServerSide.NET (, a community portal dedicated to enterprise .NET architecture and issues.