Chennai Java Summit 2012 Trip Report




I attended my first 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. 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.


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.


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 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 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 Spartacus Workout from Men's Health Magazine 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:



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 ...
Comments:

Arun,
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 :)

Posted by guest on April 24, 2012 at 02:32 AM PDT #

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.

SDK

Posted by S Dhinesh Karthick on May 01, 2012 at 08:11 AM PDT #

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

Posted by guest on February 15, 2013 at 07:57 PM PST #

Hello,

Can I know any summit you planned in 2013 please?

Regards

Sankar

Posted by guest on July 08, 2013 at 10:37 PM PDT #

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Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, a passionate runner, author, and a community guy who works for Oracle Corp.


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