Chennai Java Summit 2012 Trip Report

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I attended my first href="http://jugchennai.in/chennaijavasummit/">Chennai Java Summit
last weekend.

The one-day conference had two parallel tracks. The conference was
organized as part of AIOUG (All
India Oracle User Group) and so there was a parallel track covering
Oracle technologies as well. href="http://twitter.com/#%21/NPaduvare">Nagaraj Paduvare from
Oracle talked about what User Groups. The title of the presentation
"User Groups - Are you a member yet ?" clearly conveyed the urge for
the community to join the local User Groups - be it Java . Oracle's
vision is to promote a world-class user group community where
community and customers realize outstanding value from participation
and experience constant and healthy dialogue with one another and
Oracle at all levels. There are 870+ independent Oracle user groups
related by interests and location. You can find all the information
about them at iouc.org.

I gave two presentations and the slides are available.

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title="Java Summit Chennai: Java EE 7" target="_blank">Java
Summit Chennai: Java EE 7 src="http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/12640102"
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There were about 40+ attendees in this talk. Some of the audience
were not even aware of Java EE 6 so I started the talk with a
NetBeans-driven introduction to the platform. A more comprehensive
video of Java EE 6 tooling with NetBeans is available at screencast
#36. The screencast #37 covers the same with Eclipse. And then I
explained how Java EE 7 platform is embracing cloud by providing
support for  dynamic service provisioning, metrics-driven
elasticity, and multi-tenancy. Its important to remember that Java
EE 7 will offer lot more than cloud as several specifications such
as Java Message Service 2.0, Java API for RESTful Web Service 2.0,
and Expression Language 3.0. Several other specifications are
getting a minor update as well. You can get all the latest updates
at javaee-spec.java.net.

The demonstration of taking a Java EE 6 application and deploying it
to GlassFish 4 showing service provisioning hit the point home. The
complete instructions to download and build the sample are available
at glassfish.org/javaone2011.

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title="Java Summit Chennai: JAX-RS 2.0" target="_blank">Java
Summit Chennai: JAX-RS 2.0 src="http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/12640162"
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This talk gave a brief overview of REST Architecture, how JAX-RS
provides support for RESTful Web services, and a complete overview
of the new features coming in JAX-RS 2.0. I also demonstrated how
NetBeans wizards make life simple for generating RESTful Web
services from JPA Entity classes. The working JAX-RS 2.0 sample
codes convey the point that an early implementation is already
available. You can get all the latest updates at href="http://jax-rs-spec.java.net">jax-rs-spec.java.net.

It was certainly good to spend some time with Venkat Subramaniam and
Scott Davis.

On a personal side, I enjoyed href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baati">Dal-Baati-Churma at
a Rajasthani restaurant in the hotel. For me, enjoying the local
cuisine is definitely one of the joys of staying in India. However
the humidity was very high and so that prevented me from running in
the morning. In times like this, the href="http://my.menshealth.com/workout/The-Spartacus-Workout-2.0">Spartacus
Workout from Men's Health
has been really helping me recently. If you have not
tried this workout, you must!

Here are some pictures captured from the event:





And the complete video album:

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Thank you Raj Mahendra for holding the Java flag strong and leading
the community in Chennai. Only Bangalore, Nagpur, Chennai, and Pune
has an active JUG. The JUG community in India is in its infancy and
I hope more cities start planning activities like this.

Next stop JavaOne India ...

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Comments ( 4 )
  • guest Tuesday, April 24, 2012


    Thank you so much for great sessions. Hope you enjoyed the event.

    Love to invite you next time as well. Hope to see you in Sangam12 or event earlier :)

  • S Dhinesh Karthick Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Thank you Arun for coming to Chennai,

    It was a pleasure to hear your talk, we enjoyed your session.

    We want you to visit Chennai again and talk in our JUG.


  • guest Saturday, February 16, 2013

    This is definitely one of the best articles I have read in this website! Thanks Mate.

  • guest Tuesday, July 9, 2013


    Can I know any summit you planned in 2013 please?



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