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My Experience at the 2007 Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium

For those of you that haven't heard of the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposium tour, my first question is, "Where have you been?!" This tour has been around since 2001, and has been gaining popularity. This is the third year that the tour has made its way through New Jersey, and I recently attended the Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium that was held in Princeton, New Jersey on August 10-12, 2007.

This was my second consecutive year attending NFJS and I have to tell you that, just like last year, I left the symposium having learned a tremendous amount. When Jay Zimmerman, the founder and director of NFJS, says he strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology, he means it! For example, at the New York Software Symposium that I attended last year in Newark, New Jersey, I primarily gained a much better understanding of Spring, Hibernate, and Aspect-Oriented Programming. This year, I gained a much better understanding of Groovy, Grails, the Google Web Toolkit, a…