OTN Developer Day Boston concluded last week with about 70 developers/architects/consultant attending 20 sessions in 4 tracks (Server, Desktop, Java SE Platform, Mobile & Embedded). I delivered 2 technical sessions + 2 hands-on labs.
The first session explained the value proposition of Java EE 6 and the key themes of ease-of-use, simplicity, and extensiblity. With several Java EE 7 JSRs recently released (more on this in a subsequent blog) I added several slides on each one of them. Jump to slide #34 in the following slide deck to see the highlights on upcoming feature set in Java EE 7.
This session was followed by a hands-on lab showcasing how EJB 3.1 + JAX-RS 1.1 can be used to build a simple web application. The second technical session of the day explained the recently released GlassFish 3.1 Clustering, High Availability, and a myriad of features to boost your Java EE 6 deployment. A comprehensive list of blogs will walk you through each and every feature in detail.
The GlassFish 3.1 slides are available below:
The last session of the day (for me) was another hands-on lab explaining how JSF 2 + CDI can be used effectively to create a compelling web application in a matter of few minutes. The last session in Server track was "Developer Experience, WebLogic Server, and Java EE 6" by Will Lyons. A replay of this and many other related talks from OTN Virtual Developer Day are available in a replay here.
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I still need to locate my camera after the trip and so the pictures will have to wait this time :-)