Java EE 6 workshop delivered at Umeå JUG


What's common between Austin (Texas), Reykjavik (Iceland), Stockholm (Sweden), and Umeå (Sweden) ?
  • They all had a Java EE 6 workshop in the past 2.5 weeks
  • All of them had fairly higher attendance than normal/expected
  • Every where the attendees stayed much longer than originally planned
  • The simplicity and power of awesome threesome of Java EE 6, NetBeans, and GlassFish was very well appreciated by the attendees

The recently concluded workshop at Umeå JUG proved yet again how Java EE 6 can easily attract audience. And now that WebLogic and GlassFish are Java EE 6 compatible, there is a wide variety of containers available to deploy your applications.

This JUG, part of Javaforum Sweden, is the second most northern JUG (Reykjavik is the northern most by about 150 km) in a small university town of about 115,000. The constant sub-zero temperature and tons of snow during my stay made the cross-country an interesting first time experience. Running outside in the cold was harder than I originally thought as the cheeks were getting cold and making it difficult to talk. Thank you Jonas for teaching me the basic skills and sharing your spiked running shoes. Quite an enjoyable experience over all!

The interactive attendees learned all about:

  • Improvements in Java Persistence API 2
  • "web.xml"-free and annotation-driven Servlets
  • Simplified packaging of EJBs in a WAR file, no-interface and single file definition of EJB
  • Session preservation across redeploys
  • Facelets (XHTML/CSS) as templating language for JavaServer Faes to achieve true MVC
  • Integration of Bean Validation with JPA and JSF
  • Typesafe dependency injection and Producer/Observer of events using CDI
  • RESTful resources using JAX-RS

The hands-on lab document is available here and the complete application here.

Here is a picture with Jonas and Mattias - the JUG leaders. Their mission is to learn and spread knowledge about Java in Umeå by bringing in speakers from all around the world. A local tech publication (InfoTech Umeå) also talked about the workshop. Here is a picture from the article:


Jonas, Arun,
Mattias at Umeå JUG
(Image Credits: InfoTech Umeå)

And some more pictures from the visit ...





The complete photo album is available at (pictures are from trip to JUGICE and Jfokus)  ...



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