I'll be out in Mountain View again next week. Last month's tech meetup was a lot of fun - we had about 30 people show up and almost everyone enjoyed free cocktails for 2-3 hours. Alper suggested the Tied House, which looks perfect. Waddya think - 6:00 next Wednesday night?
What is a tech meetup? It's a user group meeting w/o the meeting part. You go straight to the bar, grab some drinks, maybe some dinner, and talk tech.
On the Struts mailing list, Ted Husted writes:
us in 1998, then JSP, ASP, JSF, PHP, and all the rest of it, would not
exist. We did all these things to make up for the shortcomings of the
client-side environment, and, since then, the key shortcomings have
I believe Ted has a good point. However, today's Ajax development toolkits don't help those applications that require Section 508 compliance. Of course, if your toolkit embraces 508 compliance, I'd love to hear about it.